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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. 

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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."

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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).  


RTC Graduation

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

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


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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 239 and 240

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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My SR is on Ship 13 division 240.. thanks so much FTLW....

hi my sr is also ship 13 div 240...Im new to this but i just felt so happy when  i read that some moms out there

  1. are feeling same pride and joy well it just makes me so proud .reading all your posts makes me happy that letters are coming soon maybe today...this makes me happy God Bless:)


Hi Rolands mommy!  We talked about 2 weeks ago....your son's name is my son's fathers name. Not a common name. I'll have to ask him if he knows him!! (same Ship/Div)!!

oh thats right. I havent been on in a while cause i been real busy with my other three kids. But im very happy to have gotten that call on saturday. He sounded happy and serious at the same time. its weird. im trying to get use to being a navymom..Im happy cause hes doing what he loves. i miss him


I know, it's hard isn't it.  Well, at least we can keep ourselves busy and make the time go by faster!!  When you send your son a letter ask him if he knows a Marc in his Division.  I'll send one to my 'baby' and ask him if he knows Roland!

yes i will ask him . Hey um does it look bad if i write 4 letters in a weeks time?. my husband says its too much. but i miss my first born a whole lot

They love letters, the more the better! I write my boyfriend every day. It's good for us to write them, too. At least for me, it helps me feel more connected with him.

Hi! My son is ship 13 div 240 also ... just got a call from him. Said he was on Ship's staff ... does anyone know what that is?

My son is also on Ship 13, DIV 240

My boyfriend is on Ship 13 Division 239.


I have been waiting for this group.  Is it private?  My son is on ship 13,  the reports are good, he sounds happy and confident. I love sending him letters, I have seen Navymom1972's comments a bit which heartens me my son is in with good people as she seems like a strong and loving person. So happy to be a part of this group. :)

When my son called on Saturday he sounded very, very happy and I think things are going well!


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