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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

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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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This is for SR in Ship 11, Div 261 and 262.  I am told that they are brother divisions.  

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My SR left on June 26th from St. Louis, MO.  

My son is ship 11 div 261 also. I'd like to join your group. I've got a lot of questions maybe someone has the answers.

Hi Candy. My son Sebastiaan, aka Bas, is also Ship 11 Div. 261. I can't wait for graduation!


I am new to this group.  My daughter is Ship 11, Div 261.  Can u tell me how I can post on here?


Terri:  I sent you a friend request.  This site is a little difficult for "chatting." Are you by chance on Facebook?

Candy:  We'll do everything we can to help you!!!  Ask away!


Thanks. How is everybody finding out what school their sons or daughters are going. I haven't a clue. My son's recruiter kind of left him in the air as to what he was going to do.

Candy:  If it were me, I'd call the recruiter again.  His enlistment papers should have on there what job rating he is going into.  Once you find that out you can figure out where he will be going to A school.  I'll help as much as I can and I'm sure others on here will too!


Thanks aespriggle for creating our facebook page!! 

My son is ship 11 div 262.  I would love to meet other parents with SR in the same group.


Hi!  my son is also ship-11 div-262.  I'm stressing bc he didnt take a calling card... the one thing i forgot to get.  i need to go buy one today but wondering how long it will take for him to receive the card???


Hi racheld 72. There is an organization called They will email you free calling cards, you just print them out and mail to your SR. I'm on my phone or out paste a link. As far as when they would get them, depends on where you are located. I'm in Missouri and it takes two days. Be sure to check out our Facebook page. Quick responses are easier there. Thx. Hope this helps.


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