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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)

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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 Division 814

Be very aware when posting about your SRs who are in this division. Make sure you read the OPSEC rules (everyone should).

sjtina, cor and a couple more ladies will be joining you to answer your questions about this "800" division. Although your SR is still in BC, what they are doing may be slightly different from what the other divisions in this training group are doing. It is also recommended that you go into your "settings" (clickable link on the right side) and change your privacy setting to "private" and change everything to friends only.

Please still use the main wall to post general questions, and concerns, such as meet and greet questions etc. Specific questions regarding the 800 division should be posted here.

We “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion groups as often as we would like to, and the ladies helping out with the 800 divisions don't always get to the main wall as often as they 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 ladies!!!

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Hi, My sailor is in boot camp and today's letter told us he is in Ship 04 and division 814.  How do I join your group and become "friends".  I have questions....

  Thanks,  Saltyocean

Hello!  This is NautiGator on N4M. My son is also in BC with a PIR of June 28, 2013.   I too would like to be a part of this group and friend the others.   I have changed my settings to Friends only on all categories as indictaed above.  I would welcome DIV814 friend requests.   Should I also change my ID name on N4M and exlcude the SHIP and DIV numbers?


Thank you


Hi Navigator, this is Salty ocean,  Can we be  " friends".  No, no letter yet, only the "Box."  Can you tell me anything about the phone cards.  I go to safeway and see a bunch, but they sound like they are for cell-phones ( was returned in the box) of for some phone plan.  Is there only one company that supplies them???  Any info will help.

   Thanks    (Oh, just how do we make friends on the blog?)  What do I hit??

Hi Salty Ocean, Phone cards and cell phone cards are different. Read the backs and they explain how they each work.  If it requires being"activated" be sure to activate before you mail it to your SR.  The first time it is used may eat up precious minutes he earned  for a phone call...if it takes two minutes to go through steps to activate, that's two less minutes he will have to talk to you.  The one my son was given as a gift requires him to first dial a 800 number, then dial the phone number he wants to talk to.

Be sure to bring your SR's phone with you back to grduation since he wil be able to have it during hs next trianing.

We have a neighbor graduating tomrrow!!! I'm so happy for her and the whole family....she's been coaching me along and brought me to this site.

My SR is in boot camp and he is ship 04 Div 814, I'm new but what type of questions?


Its nice to see others starting to join this group and makes me feel better knowing that there are other moms out there who's sons are in the same division with mine!

Has anyone started getting letters yet?  I was wondering when they will start having time to write and anxious to hear how my SR is doing. 

Super Cute Bunny Waving

My son is also Ship 04 / Division 814. No communication with him so far (he left May 6th for GL) but we're writing him every day and sending it out so it will be there for him whenever he can receive it. I'm hoping maybe next week we will get a phone call or letter - next week is the 3rd week, which is when I hear we may be able to start communicating. Hope you all are doing's really not getting any easier for me yet :-)

No, no letters yet, only the BOX!!!   Only hope he writes.


Hello, I am thrilled that this is up and running.  We received the form letter and he is in Ship 04 and Div 814.  I've sent mail but have not received any letters from him yet.  Great to have other moms feeling the same thing as me very much support.


My son is on Ship 04 Div 814.  I received the form letter about the PIR.  Haven't heard from my son other than that.  Does anyone know how long it might take?  Has anyone found any pictures of our kids yet?  Let me know where to look, please! 

Hi everyone! I received the form letter a few days ago. Ship 4/814. I made hotel reservations and I'm getting excited
I miss my son terribly, but also so proud and happy he is doing something he feels passionate about.


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