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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.

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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. 

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 Divisions 427 and 428

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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Thanks for posting this. My SR is in Ship 9 Div 427. 

My daughter is in the same Div. How are holding up? Have you got a letter yet from your SR?

We just received our letter and my SR is on ship 9 Div 428. We are looking forward to seeing him in November. Thanks for creating this group! We are looking forward to meeting a few of the families. 

I received my sons letter that he is on ship 9 Div 428 but he did not put down his graduation date. Is it safe to say that his graduation is going to be November 8? Did your letter from your SR have the grad date listed? 

My husband is the same ship same division and the date was Nov 8.

My said Nov 8th

same here

I can't wait till we get actual letters :( Like written from them - i am hoping possibly today since the other one came on a thursday but not getting my hopes up. 

My husband is the same ship and division :)

Have been so blessed with the information from this group! My son is Ship 09 Div 428. I sadly missed his phone calls yesterday but thanks to the other posts was able to discover it was a good call! I will have my phone glued to my hip from here on out! Looking forward to grad day as well!

Can't wait to hear from my son! Haven't had a phone call yet. Do you know what his PIR date is? The letter I received was blank on the "grad date" line. Any feedback?

Nov 8th should be the date.  We are hoping that RTC will post the divisions in this PIR group this week.  When they do, we will post in the title of this PIR group.

Do the dates for PIR change on this site? Or do you think it's a fixed thing. I haven't heard of an official date yet from my son. Well, I haven't heard from my son at all actually. *sad* But no news is good news right?? That's my motto lately where my son and the Navy is concerned!! *chuckle* Anyway, I want to buy plane tickets for the graduation but a little apprehensive since he hasn't officially told me his grad date....just what i've seen on this site. 


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