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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 175 - 176

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 al! MY SR is in Div 175 Ship 3.
He will be going to Pensacola for A school. Can't wait to meet and chat with other parents and family members. Any others out there?

Hi mrsdfree!  My SR is in Ship 3 Div 176, also headed to Pensacola!  Nice to meet you!  I heard from my boy yesterday, so, so good to hear from him!  He sounded great and said the food was delicious.  :)  But they hadn't started PT yet, he said yesterday was the first PT day and that he was definitely Not.  Ready.  Where are you from?

Yay Seaford Mom!!! I talked with my son for a few Minutes too! I was so happy. We are fro.Atlanta. how about you?

Hi Mrsdfree2014!! Yes, my SR is in Div. 176, and going to Pensacola for A school too!!!
Hey everybody!!! My SR is Ship 03 Div 175! We're FAMILY now!

HI Beth!!! Welcome to our new family

Welcome Beth!!! Mine is in Div. 176
Hi everyone! My SR is on Ship 3, Div 176, also going to A school at Pensacola, FL. Can't wait for PIR! Hopefully we can meet face to face. Blessings to all our kids out there and to all of our Mommies too!

My Daughter is in the same group.


Hi Brittanysmom!! Mine too, did you get to talk to her this weekend?

I'm SO HAPPY to know my daughter has made good friendship with your daughter!!! She tells me she is very sweet!
My son called today. I am so Happy. He said that the beds were hard and that they yell alot but he knows it will be over soon.
He also said he was very home sick. He started yo cry a little but I told him not to cry. That we were proud of him and to be strong. He says it's not because it is hard, just that he missed home. Lol..I miss him just as much.
Keep your phones on family... they are calling today!!HOOYAH


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