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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.

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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."

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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.


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PIR: May 20, 2011 TG 27 — 8 Divisions (173–178, 811 & 927)


PIR: May 20, 2011  TG 27 — 8 Divisions (173–178, 811 & 927)

This is a group for SR's who's PIR is 5/20/11.

Members: 76
Latest Activity: May 24, 2016

Discussion Forum

Ship 07---- Division 174

Started by Brandis_Mom. Last reply by tks4 Jun 24, 2011. 273 Replies

Since we will all be sitting in the same section of the bleachers at PIR, maybe it would be nice to have us all post something here in this section.  We could keep up with what the Division is doing…Continue

Meet and Greet (or Great!)

Started by Patti (7/174). Last reply by Ruth, Gun's Mom May 25, 2011. 25 Replies

Since I didn't see a post on the calendar for us, I started an event for us. If you can let me know on there if you will be attending, and how many, it would be appreciated. Once I get the total I…Continue

Ship 2 Div 927...Looking for other Moms with kids on this ship and division

Started by ColoradoConnie. Last reply by ColoradoConnie May 25, 2011. 180 Replies

Hi there,  I thought it would be fun to see if there are other Moms with kids in this same group. I have already joined the May 20, 2011 PIR group but thought it would be fun to meet others in this…Continue


Started by rob. Last reply by navyvet May 23, 2011. 4 Replies

daughter was held back didnot go to battle stations last night. Fail run test has to thursday to pass mile an half  run and than BS's thursday night.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR: May 20, 2011 TG 27 — 8 Divisions (173–178, 811 & 927) to add comments!

Comment by Brandis_Mom on August 14, 2011 at 1:10pm
Just got word that Brandi is now in Hong Kong and some shipmates and her are going to the Disney Park there and one day she will spend with a local Hong Kong family and see their traditions and then of course if time allows, some local sight seeing, then after that they will stop off in Hawaii, pick up some people that will be going on the tiger cruise with them and then they are headed back to San Diego....yayyy for being back in the States, miss my little girl something fierce...
Comment by ColoradoConnie on June 13, 2011 at 9:11am
tks4... Well in the Navy I would imagine they need to learn to shine both boots and boats! LOL!
Comment by tks4 on June 12, 2011 at 9:50pm
Brandis Mom  I meant boots not boats.
Comment by ColoradoConnie on June 12, 2011 at 7:37am
I think since our son is 30, we are better adjusted to him being gone, it doesn't mean we love him any less than the first time he was on his own, the seperations and lack of communication are easier now! I hope that things get easier for you all as well.
Comment by tks4 on June 11, 2011 at 9:57pm
Brandis Mom  I think my daughter learned to shine her boats from your daughter. My daughter says to tell her that she is really good at it now because that is all she can do at SIQ.
Comment by Brandis_Mom on June 11, 2011 at 10:59am
Connie, the ship she will be on is deployed, she was notified first part of this week that after her leave she will be flying to Bahrain to join the ship for the rest of it's deployment.  So now the worrying starts over again, but probably after boot camp, A school and now going out to sea thousands of miles away, it should make it easier on me next time, since I will be used to her being gone for such long periods.  Not to say it won't worry me when she does deploy another time, but maybe I won't worry quite as much.....maybe...kind of doubt it, but just maybe....
Comment by ColoradoConnie on June 11, 2011 at 7:49am

Then if it is up to our son, It probably won't be in our local paper! He hates drwing attention to himself! I did one when he graduated college with his degree. then he got after me for it! HA!

Does she have any idea when she will be going yet? Keep us posted!

Comment by Brandis_Mom on June 10, 2011 at 12:26pm
Yesterday when I was reading the local paper, I came across Brandi's graduation from Great Lakes in it, I was so totally taken by surprise, I didn't even realize it was going to be in there, and I usually don't read the paper, it was just by chance, that I was skimming through it, if that's not fate, then nothing else is....(by the way, found out it is the recruits that fill out a form and it is sent to the local newspaper from Great Lakes)
Comment by Brandis_Mom on June 10, 2011 at 12:21pm
Just heard from our daughter, that when she finishes her A school, she will be joining the USS Ronald Reagan at it's deployed location.  Just when I thought all the emotional turmoil of getting used to being away at boot camp, now I will go through the anxiety of her first deployment.
Comment by ColoradoConnie on June 10, 2011 at 8:29am

Hey Kelly! Our son said that when he arrived In P'cola he knew several of the "old gang"  from boot! It sure was great to see you at PIR! What a weekend, huh?

Brenda... Check in with one of the Veteran Mom's Like Diane back in the Boot Camp They all know the ropes!


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