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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

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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.


RTC Graduation

**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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Only one letter here as well. We haven't made hotel reservations yet. Will do that a little closer to PIR date. Flying out of California the morning of the 15th.

We booked the navy lodge yesterday
Booked the Springhills Marriott... When I called Navy lodge late yesterday they said they were out of rooms. Sarg suggested the Springhills... They also really had about the best price for your money and the best reviews on N4M! ;) and you know N4M is always the best place to get your info. Lol!! Can't wait to meet everyone!! Oh yeah we will be at the meet and greet!! Yeah!! Flying in earlier than planned!! Which one is everyone going to??

We booked Springhill Suites- Lincolnshire.. about 10-12 miles away.. should be an easy drive. :)  Can't wait.


Has anyone received a phone call yet?  Besides the I am here 30 second call?  Just wondering.... Hope all is well with you, it is a beautiful day in South East North Carolina!


Not here... Maybe this weekend? Should be the start of week 5
Just heard from our SR, he sounds great.. he is doing well in all his class work.. Passed his Swim Test.. Unfortunately he either has shin splints or stress fractures in his lower legs.. gets x-rays tomorrow.. I'm praying for shin splints.. He said everyone is sick with the CRUD.
He is an Weapons RPO, (Recruit Petty Officer). They are officially in Week two and 2 days of training.. I guess the 1st week you do not count.. right now he is on tract for scheduled PIR but that is dependent on his xrays tomorrow. Loves all the letters he is getting.. Say's hi to everyone..

you got a call! The boys are okay too! I hope it's just shin splints too. It probably is. The shoes the military issues are really crappy. I hope the xrays are okay. If you get to talk to him tomorrow tell him we're all pulling for him and hello to everyone there!

No letters today :( Stupid holiday!

I Told him that all  families on NFM were all chatting and wondering whats going on.. I told him to pass on to everyone we are all anxious to here from our SR's.   He did say everyone has the Ricky Crud..  A number of the boys / girls were ill on the first PFA test, so they will take it later..  He did pass his swim test so he was happy about that..   He  said he would try to call tomorrow after the xrays were done..  At least it sounds like they are treating him correctly ( Medical Dad here), so I am happy with that.  Will keep everyone posted on any new we hear.   GO NAVY!


Hope your Matt is okay! I have been worried about the CRUD! It's that time of year and those that are prone to allergies are in a new area with all new allergans to be exposed to! My Matt did not sound congested on his message today but he was talking low and fast so I can't tell for sure.


Got my 1st phone call from my SR tonight. So good to hear his voice. He said everyone in his division was making calls tonight! So hoping everyone hears from their sons and daughters.

We received a phone call today and two letters.  It's a GREAT DAY! 


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