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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)

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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 003 & 004.

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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Hi everybody!! Can't wait to meet all of you at PIR!! Unfirtunatly it looks like I am goin to have to miss the meet and greet the night before. I sooo want to go but with school for my youngest an sr's GF and work it is just no going to work out. :( so I hope to connect with many of you on here!! Lol!! Prayers for our sr's!!
So glad we have our own section now :)

We received the 1st letter today from our SR. Dated Sept 25.  He sounded really good, missing the new season of NCIS and of course Mom and Dad.. He sounded very up beat, said it really wasn't as bad as he expected at least thus far.. You just have to remember to Sound Off.. Oh, the Peanut Butter Shot...IT HURT.  LOL.  It was great to get the letter, he figured by the time we got his letter he would be at the end of his 3rd week, which is about right since he arrived there on the 18th. 

Hope everyone else starts getting their letters. 

Oh good! Hopefully 3 got to write too! I'm glad he's doing well. I had forgotten how much the peanut butter shot hurt. Our brother flight didn't take it so well either. Poor boys!

My son is in 3 and I got his letter Thursday. He wrote it at 0700 Sunday. He already sounds different as he says the punishments for their mistakes is "intensive" but they are "growing into being responsible". :) I reminded him of when his brother in law got caught smoking at Army boot camp and his entire squadron was punished. :)

Can you say jealous!?!?!?! But, I know his first letter out will most likely go to GF. Which is ok because she is sooo wonderful and I fully expect it. But, mom bring mom I really want to hear from him. My mail doesn't come until late so maybe when I get home there will be one. One can only hope. :) big smiles!! Looking forward to seeing him soon. T- 42 days and counting!! (I think I counted right)
Woohoo woohoo I got a letter I got a letter I got a letter!!! Singing this while I dance in circles doing the navy moms Happy Dance!!! Lol!! He sounded so good!! GF got a bunch in one envelope. Said the first ones were kinda sad but by the last couple he was rejoicing and happy!!! Said his division 003 and his brother division 004 now have a bible verse that they go by!! 1 Corinthians: 12:26!!! It's awesome!! And it so fits what they are learning in bootcamp!! Just joy and happiness busting out everywhere!!! Here's to hoping everyone gets letters today!! Ohh happy Day!! Oohhh happy daaay!!!

I got a letter too!! He sounded like he was in good spirits. Passed his swim test yay! He was super worried about it when he left. 

I do have a question though, his PIR had the address on Sailor Street and his letter has Ohio street. Can someone compare their letter to mine and let me know the right address? Div 3


thelostairman, My son is in Ship09 DIV 003 and his street address is

3415 Sailor Dr

I noticed he also wrote USS John F Kennedy on the same line as his ship and div but I don't think that has to be included in the address.


Hey Heather, what was the date you your SR's letter.. Ours was dated the 25th, apparently the day they moved to their ship.. Hoping we get something from this past weekend.. :) 

Mom&dadmattj ... Jt wrote two letters in my envelope. One was dated the 21st and the other did not have a date but sounded and looked mare recent. I say looked because the first letter was in his print and the second was "navy print" lol. The envelope was dated oct. 1. His GF told me she got 5 letters in hers two were so small and such bad handwriting she couldn't make out much but one was dated the 19th the day after he arrived and he was miserable. And she said most of hers were not dated. His dads letter wasn't dated either. From what I can gather though they get a little time each night or morning to write etc.
I think they do at night, James said he was writing by red light :)


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