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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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**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.

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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 291 and 292

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 son is also going to Pensacola for training

Also miss my son like crazy. he is 18. ship 14 div. 292. I did get a second call today at 200 pm. or 1400 i guess. it was great but i heard they will not be able to call again until the second to last week? I heard that on here. I like to reply to people because sometimes i get 0 replies.

Is your husband the Master at Arms? My son said it was a guy that was 29 and was a "real cool guy".

My boyfriend is also 29 but he is in Div 291. So maybe they know each other a little. 

My son is also 18 and in 292.  He arrived on the 22nd. 

Hi all, My husband is in DIV 292. Can't wait for PIR! He will be heading to Port Hueneme, Ca for A school. Lucky for us we are about 2 hours away! I hope we get to see him while he's there!

Hi, my son also arrived on the 17th. I finally got a letter! He says he forgot my phone number. ugh. oh well, sending it to him now. Also he is 18.

Hi All,  My son is 23.  He said he feels like one of the old guys there.  It was so good to get a letter from him, even if it was short.  He said that he gets along great will all his ship-mates.  I can't wait to hear his voice again.

My son is in Div 291. He arrived in Great Lakes on July 17th, leaving home pretty much after graduation. He's 18. I was blessed to receive two calls from him. I'm so proud of him!

Just got off the phone with my son.  Stand by your phones..He said the penicillin shot was the worst part.  Will not be calling next week.  Has been standing watch the last 2 nights.  They didn't do so well with inspection for their division, but seems confident that they will do better.  Anyone with a son around 23 yrs of age of Oklahoma?  last name begins with "T"? 

blueeyes, I am so sorry that your son hasn't been feeling well.  My son said almost everyone there has a cold. I am sure they will send him to medical if he gets bad.  It is the worst thing to know your child is sick and they are not near you so you can't take care of them. Hang in there.  We are all in this together.

What is your sons name.  I will tell my son to say HI in the next letter I write.  My son is known as Doc and they are in the same Div.  Maybe your son can do some deep breathing and some visualization.  I know yoga really helps with stress but I  don't know if he wants anyone seeing him do yoga.  but if he takes some deep breathes and clears his mind for a moment it might help.  And prayer too!


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