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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 359 and 360

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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This is a great idea thanks. Wishing to hear from my son was kind of disappointed with no call yesterday hoping for a letter today.back to the no news is good news motto . Have a great Monday everyone.

I am with you on that Navymom! My SR is on Ship 11 Div. 359. When I hear that all these Mom's and Dad's are getting calls, I get so excited!! Hopefully, this week will be our week!! 

my son is also on ship 11 div 359 we did receive a letter and a call.

My daughter is also in ship 11 div 359.. yay
Hi... My SR is in 11/360... His bday is in 2 days. It's the first time and bday EVER away from him. I have not received and mail or calls. I'm so glad that I'm an
E to talk with moms and other family members in his same division. I know some of the othe SR names with him. I made sure in my letter to tell them hi and call there parents.

Hi, my daughter is Ship 11 Div 359. I miss her so much and would love to get at least a letter from her.

You haven't received any calls or letters??

Going on 3 weeks, wow! This has been the longest 3 weeks of my life!!! Please let this be the week!! I just need an " I'm OK" from her, as I'm sure the rest of you feel the same. Just keep chanting, "No News is Good News"...ugh

I hear you... longest 3 weeks of my life as well. Missing my boy

Hi I'm new here but I am very happy to have other moms to talk to that have SR's in the same div as my son he is the oldest of 3 children I try to stay strong for his younger siblings we all miss him so much his brother started football for the first time and I am trying to encourage him to write his brother and tell him about his game he says I wish he would call I really don't like writing I tell him it is like texting but on paper so he wrote him and their Sister is the same way about writing she is having a really hard time with him being Away right now I know for me it still comes in spurts of tears and the days seem so long I can only imagine what it is like for her not seeing or talking to her best friend I hope it is helping her with me counting the days down until pir

We got out first letter from our SR, he misses us but has made some friends and says that makes the homesickness better. They got their uniforms. He said the RDC's are nice unless you make them mad. He also said he can't wait to see us. So nice to get a letter.

My son is in Ship 11, division 359. I, too, have not received a letter or a call. Missing him dearly. No news is good news, right?!?! Hopefully this week is the week.


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