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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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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. 

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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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PIR 11/12/2010 - Alumni

This group is for everyone who has a recruit with a PIR date of 11/12/2010. Let's get to know each other, share stories and offer support! Can't wait to meet everyone!

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2013

Discussion Forum

Ship 2, Div 952

Started by Diana PIR 11/12/10. Last reply by Lady Hamilton Sep 19, 2013. 353 Replies

Hi all!  This is a discussion I've started for the families with recruits in Ship 2, Div 952.  Of course anyone can join, but this will help those of us in this specific group get to know each other. 


Started by rdilworth. Last reply by rdilworth Oct 4, 2011. 2 Replies

Our daughter left on September 13th and other than the initial welcome letter from the Recruit Training Command and her box of belongings we haven't heard from her yet. We have mailed several letters…Continue

PIR 11/12/2010 Ship 11 Div 366

Started by nolaj. Last reply by swagner Nov 13, 2010. 370 Replies

Just got our letter today so not sure how many out there have the same information.  7 days in and he says it sucks !!!  probably so !!  we'll start writing to him,  encourage him to keep going and…Continue

Ship 11 Div 370

Started by savannahgal-nukemom1110MT. Last reply by Toni (T's Mom) Nov 11, 2010. 58 Replies

Already know of one other family member w/a sailor in this division. Anyone know how they are grouped?  Does their rate/job have anything to do with it?  Looking forward to meeting families at…Continue

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Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on January 1, 2012 at 2:49am

Update: I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on the 19th of December. He is definitely the best Christmas gift I could ever ask for =)

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on October 24, 2011 at 11:52am

Hello to All!!!


Heather, Congrats on the wee boy coming!! How exciting for you!! Diego and Kels never had any issues while in base housing. Sorry to hear that, hoping the move goes well though!!

Diana, Congrats on the upcoming wedding in December!! How exciting!! Diego and Kels got married on the 22nd while he was home last year. We planned in a short seven weeks and that includes the wedding shower. lol


Diego and Kelsey are now stationed in Norfolk. They moved right before Labor Day. Diego was taken out of the Nuke program and totally screwed over, truly isn't doing what he would want to do, but gets a paycheck. We went down to SC in July for a week and had a great time with them and other friends. From what we know now they will be home for Christmas break which is good. Diego will be going out on deployment next spring, so it will be good to have him home to visit everyone. We really miss them, hard to let them go and grow up!! lol


Great to read how some are doing!! Keep up updated on the happenings with your Sailors!!!

Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on September 6, 2011 at 11:03pm

Update: Sailor is still in Nuke school and hanging in there. We are planning to move off base housing because i just don't feel safe there... too much suspicious activities that have me wake up to every noise. We found a nice little gated community and practicing with packing all over again =) I found out I am having a baby BOY this December! *yay for sailor jr* I can't wait! We have 6 more months here in SC before we find out if he is going to NY for prototype or staying here.  Hoping to stay here but wont complain if we move again. At least my practice in packing/moving will improve by then lol. Or i'll just let the Navy pack and move everything...


Comment by Diana PIR 11/12/10 on September 6, 2011 at 8:18pm

Hey ladies!  Anyone still check in out here?  Well, just in case....some new on my end.  Charlie is being stationed stateside for the next 3 years - much to his dismay.  The bright side (for him) is that he reconnected with this high school sweetheart and they plan to get married in December.  YIKES!!!  This is not the same girl that he was dating during boot and until just recently which makes me a bit happier, but YIKES!  December of this year????  AGGHH!!!! I'm hoping to meet her this Thanksgiving at least.  She is very nice and we get along on Facebook so I guess in their world that's all that matters. 


Any news out there with you all?  Diana

Comment by Mom from St Pete on July 25, 2011 at 6:48pm
Proudchobeesailormom Hang in there he will be at your door soon and it is the greatest feeling!!! I enjoyed him for 14 days...... I was terribly sad when he had to go back. Cried starting 2 days before he left. He is in Hawaii now which is so far away and very had to communicate durring the week. I call him on weekends and pray he is not busy. I know he is happy and is safe but still miss him much...
Comment by proudchobeesailormom on July 18, 2011 at 10:07pm
I am sooo envious of you son is STILL in GL with ET A school..he doesn't graduate til Aug. 30th..I haven't seen him since he left Dec. 28th. Then he will be on hold for C school til Jan. I hear from his friends here that he thinks he may be home the end of Sept. for a short visit then back to GL till Jan. For a Fla. boy he kept a cold most of winter with all the snow.  I keep him in my prayers he stays on task as I know he has the "itch" to go and see other places.  Glad to see all of our Sailors are doing well!!
Comment by Mom from St Pete on June 21, 2011 at 6:10pm
Hello everyone.... Glad to hear things are going so well for all.. My son has finished his school in Calif. Last night at 11:00 he surprised me and knocked on my door... That was so wonderful... I had not seen him since Nov in Chicago... He is home untill July 5th. Then he will ship off to Hawaii for 3 years..... He has changed so much it is amazing what the Navy has done to him.... I am so proud of him.... Happy 4th of July to all and good luck to all Sailors.......
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on May 3, 2011 at 9:11am

Heather, Wow!! Congratulations!!!!!! I hope all goes well!!

Diego is ready for some shorter hours that is for sure, as I am sure everyone is. Diego is into his truck and has learned so much about trucks and glad he was able to take a look at Ben's. His brakeline went out the other day, hoping he can get it taken care of this week. Not fun for him and Kelsey at all. That is one thing that is hard to have them so far away, we aren't there to help.

Take care and keep in touch!!

Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on May 2, 2011 at 8:33pm

Ben graduates on June 3rd and will class up for power school early August also. I know Ben and Diego were in the same class before the ETs and EMs split up a few weeks ago. He was even able to look at Ben's truck when it broke down one day.

I know the guys are excited about graduating soon and being on T-Track for a good while. They deserve a good break after all the hard work they've been putting in.


I received some great news last week that Ben and I will be having our first child in late December =)

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 27, 2011 at 4:39pm
Hey labella, glad to hear that things are going well with you and Ben. Kelsey and Diego are doing well, the best they can anyway with the long hours! We will be going down for a visit the first week in July! We are so excited and a couple of their friends are coming with us, so that will add to the fun! We miss them so much, some days are hard because I miss them so much. Kelsey and I did things together every day and now she is there and Diego is in class. When does Ben graduate, Diego will on 03 June and then has T-track until early August before classing up for Power School. He will graduate that in February and we will driving down again because we won't miss that one! They say this is the "big" one that they go all out for. Good to hear from you!

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