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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 089 and 090.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hi my daughter Kathleen is in division 089, it was so great to hear her voice. Although she says she has a cold but is fighting through it.  She is a fighter and always striving for the best she can do!  I have no doubt she'll pull through it!  I've already made reservations at the Navy Lodge in Feb, we have quite a crew coming to see her after graduation!

Aloha Danielle, Its great to hear. My daughter is in the same division as your daughter. Im new to the Navy life as well. I missed my daughters phone call yesterday and I am so sad. I thought she would be calling today. I live in Hawaii so its a really big change for my daughter to travel to Great Lakes. I still have to make reservations for February. Any sugestions?

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone Merry Christmas to all. That was the best present we could have received. Did anyone think to ask how many we're in the division?

so is division 89 an all female division??  mom of Megan

Melanie no they have men in div 89.
Aloha! Kenna! Glad to hear of another mom with a daughter in this division. I'll have to admit I was a little nervous when I found out she was in a mixed division. I was home when I got her call thank god! I as well expected a call on Christmas day, another hour later and we would have been gone also! Hawaii!! I bet this is a big change for her, we live in Michigan so Kathleen is used to the cold. She said their fatigues are warm and they have face masks to wear. I have made reservations at the navy lodge on base the prices are good and I figure we'll more time to visit with no travel time, I've heard the ramada is very nice too. What is your daughters name?

Hi Kenna

My daughter mentioned that she had a friend from Hawaii - and who know's it could be her!  Ironically Megan had a close friend in High school from hawaii and they had discussed joining the military together.    I will be staying at the Navy Lodge.  The nice part about the site is the sense of community and even if you are travelling by yourself - you won't be alone in Chicago!!!   Happy New Year!


Aloha Melanie,
I just received a letter from my daughter today and she mentioned she has a friend named Megan from Ohio. She gave me the last name but I don't want to post it. She also mentioned another neighbor shipmate that is also from Ohio. My daughter says they are doing well.
Poor things! Yup hopefully a day of rest helped a little! I've read they had a good meal! I'm glad they got some comforts of home!

Hello all,  my daughter is Brytannee' and she is in div 090.  I received her call on Christmas Eve and it was a most welcomed one.  Her call was the only Christmas present that mattered.   Aside from her showing emotion because she misses us she was in great spirit and excited about her journey.

I am so hoping that someone posts pictures from our kids divisions so we can see how they are coming along...  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all...

A "ship" at boot camp is truly just a building.  They call it a ship just to get the newbies to start using that word.  

- Each ship (building) has its own name.  For example, Ship 12, the USS Triton.  

- Each ship has 3 different floors.  

- On each floor they have 4 divisions. So you have 3 floors x 4 divisions = 12 divisions per ship.  

- Each division has ~80 sailors, so you have 80 sailors x 12 division = 960 sailors per ship.  So you can say, the USS Triton has 960 sailors on it.

- What people get messed up on is they think each ship graduates (PIR) on the same date.  It doesn't.  One a few divisions will graduate.  You can a couple divisions from USS Triton Ship-12, a couple from USS Arizona Ship 14, maybe 4 divisions the USS Kearsarge Ship 11, and maybe four divisions from the USS Chicago Ship 7.  So at PIR (gaduation) many ships are represented.

You can read all about the USS Triton ship-12 here:

Boot Camp for Dummies....

Here is what the ships look like. All ships are exactly the same since they were contacted at the same time.

This is the USS Triton Ship-12:

Omg thank you for posting that! My daughter is in ship 12 how awesome to actually see where she is"living"!


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