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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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.


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.

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 Division 950

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 my son's ship and division! 

HI from Kentucky!  My middle son is in DIV 952; received the letter on Friday.   Today is 2-1 day.  The fun begins... Only problem is his guest list for PIR (we practived this before he left).  He listed "MOM', "DAD", his sister's first name, but his girlfriend's full name.  Since our photo IDs don't read  "MOM" and "DAD", I have written &  asked him to correct them so we will be admitted.  Lots of details to remember.  Wonder if he'll write back?  I was a Navy wife 23 years ago, just didn't do this BC thing and it sounds like things have changed a lot.  Hang in there, it gets easier!

Hi caretersmom. Just wondering how you know that today was 2-1. I was thinking that today was 1-4
I am so very new to this. But I believe my sons Ship 02 Div 952 matches your SR info? My SR made the same mistake listing mom, dad, etc. so I will write him as well. So today is 2-1. Does that mean week 2 day 1? Why is that important to know? So next Monday would be week 3 day 1? Holy cow I feel out of the loop. Don't know what parents who haven't found this site do?
My son is also Ship 02, Div 952. My son listed us the same way in the form letter. From what I've heard, the SRs will finalize the full names to submit in a few weeks, so don't worry! I received an "official" call from my son today....his rating is intelligence and they needed additional information for his security clearance. He said they have not yet received any mail, but expect to at the end of the week. He said that Sunday (the 29th) they will have an opportunity to write letters. He said they are working hard. He will be carrying a flag at graduation, as well as the 2 graduations before. All the SRs in 952 will have some part in the two graduations prior to there's, so pics may be posted on fb so we may get to see our kids!!!

That's so exciting  I just want to hear from my son to hear how it's going!  A letter or phone call!  I'm not picky!! 

Hi ggcmom. They didn't have a chance to write letters this past Sunday? The family was really looking forward to a letter this week. No call and no letter that's disappointing
This is making more sense all the time. My son called today asking for help with his references. He is also going into intelligence, and needs a higher security rating. It's those ah ah moments that make his sight so useful!
Vikingmom: from what my son told me, because he is going into intelligence, they need the highest security clearance and I will probably hear from him more often than normal because as they go through the clearance process, questions will come up and they will need to call for answers. Keep your phone with you all the time -- I take mine to the bathroom with me!


Hi Gavinsmom. I posted in the main group that my boyfriend called me tonight on an unofficial call. He sounded well so I'm not worried about them at all I think they are doing okay there. I asked if he would be able to call tomorrow he said no. Im still going to keep my phone me just in case though
So will all of the SR's in this ship and division go to VA as well? I know it's early, but I would like to start learning about it now. Any idea's?


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