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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

...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. 

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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."

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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).  


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 discussion group for divisions 009 & 010!

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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Good morning everyone! Relieved I finally received a phone call from Matt on Tues. He was at the NEX & was picking up supplies for several guys. He said he was bored & tired of all the studying they were having to do but was passing everything. Glad they had stepped up PT some but was disappointed they were only having weapons training for 2 days. He said he had the shiniest boots in the Div. (from boredom, ha!) I can't wait to see him in his uniform! Today (Fri.) starts wk 4-1 for them & they're counting the days just like us!

Hello, my SR is Sean, Div 009.  Heard from him a week ago but not since. He was doing well, just says he scuffs too much!

i was hoping for a letter this week if they wrote las sunday but none, i guess i should be happy i got three last week, well hopefully next week

Posted by vballmom on October 29, 2012 at 8:23pm

Hi. My son is Austin in ship12 div 010. They are halfway through! So looking forward to meeting other families in this division. We maybe getting in too late on Tues. For the meet n greet.

My niece is Ship12 Divison 010 ...... my sister finally got a call from her and we have got some letters. We send her a few letters each week to keep her spirits up and to make sure she knows that we think of her everday!!! So proud of her.... and all those she is training with. <3

Welcome! My SR is with your niece!

Nice to meet you!!! I got a letter from my niece last week and she sounded really good and said their division was doing really well!!!

Every wednesday i get a letter from sean. He sounds so postive and in good spirits, its nice to hear those things from hes letters compared to the first one. i can't wait to seehim on the 21st of nov. It's going to be a great day.

iUS Navy Recruit Training Command Challenge Coin ~ USS Triton ~ Ship 12i ordered this from ebay for my son, i think he will like it, it cost $18 +

I saw these to! They are too cool. :

Conratulations to everyone and their new Sailors!!!!! I was not at my nieces PIR and was so emotional all morning just thinking about her and being so proud of her.... opened the mail box and got my last letter from the previous SR .... now a Sailor on the same day as her graduation!!! Funny how life works out some days and I was so thankful for the timing of her letter!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 


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