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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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PIR 6/3/2011 TG 29 Div 185-192, 812 & 929


PIR 6/3/2011  TG 29 Div 185-192, 812 & 929

Welcome!!  This is a group for family and friends of recruits who are expected to graduate on June 3, 2011! 


Members: 105
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2014

Hello All!  My name is mmiles (aka Michelle) I am now the new ADMIN for the group since LisaB received her letter and her Recruit will be graduating a week earlier!  If you have any questions please let me know.  Also please remember do not type in the last name of your recruiit any where on thie website....big NO-NO for the Navy!


Remember we are all in the same boat, have many of the same concerns, have many of the same questions, expiriencing the same emotions! Basically we all need the same support! So please use this group to get any support you need!  I hope you will all be able to attend PIR so we can then finally meet in person as well!!    THANKS!!!


Be sure to go to the events page and RSVP for the Meet & Greet Thursday night before graduation! This is a free event even if your not staying at that hotel.


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Discussion Forum

Ship 04/Division 812

Started by cruisinkitkat(Ship 04/Div 812). Last reply by sh04div812adammom Apr 2, 2014. 70 Replies

Hi all moms and families of 04/812 Continue

Ship 2, Div 929

Started by jc-navymom. Last reply by Richelle(Nuke Wife)Ship2 Div929 Jun 14, 2011. 454 Replies

Does anyone else have an SR in this division?

Ship 09 Div 190

Started by HRgoddess. Last reply by slapout52 Jun 6, 2011. 56 Replies

I think I've seen at least two other moms on here with the same ship/div.So, here's a group just for us!Continue

Who has received a "I'm a Sailor" call: Please include division and time of call if possible and if you know if the whole division passed.

Started by LeeLee. Last reply by Hold Fast Mom Jun 2, 2011. 26 Replies

My Daughter called me at 3:34 pm central time on Wed. May 25th.  She is in division 187 and stated all passed in her division.  We talked for 20 mins.

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You need to be a member of PIR 6/3/2011 TG 29 Div 185-192, 812 & 929 to add comments!

Comment by reenis35 on September 2, 2011 at 7:52pm

@ Patty I can`t watch it with dry eyes, I had my 3yr old grandson for the summer  with me and everyday he had to watch the video which he called 1 - 5 by the time he left he was calling all the divisons before the announcer, and when it came for div 189 He would call out NANA here comes aunt JoJo.Needless to say he went hoe with his own copy LOL.

Comment by TXNavyMom on September 1, 2011 at 8:52pm
Hello Ladies, Just want to wish everyone a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend. My hubby is in GL with our Sailor for the weekend.  I'm a little jealous, but I think it'll be good for the two of them to have time together.  It's been a busy 3 weeks for Jayson.  He's had company for the last 3 weekends, 1st a good friend doing a cross country trip with his girlfriend, the his fiance was there last weekend, now dad.  Hope this will last until Christmas Stand Down.
Comment by TNNAVYPROUD2011 on September 1, 2011 at 7:44pm
My Sailor is station in VA for the next 2 years an has orders to onboard the USNS COMFORT for 6 months. He has enjoyed himself in SAN TX. but will graduate Sept 30th. an move forward!
Comment by pattyb on August 28, 2011 at 10:43am
wow I just watched the CD from Graduation. Had tears flowing.  What a special day.
Comment by pattyb on August 27, 2011 at 8:23am
My son will be going to Mayport. he received his orders and will work on helicopters. he is thrilled!!
Comment by reenis35 on August 12, 2011 at 8:42am
@ Patty thats great you got to see your son !!
Comment by reenis35 on August 12, 2011 at 8:41am

Txnavymom, Sorry to hear that  I hope Jayson gets good news, Joelle never even mentioned that she had seen or spoken to Jayson thats kids for ya!!  Did Jayson mention that their ship was chosen ship of the month, and they had a dinner for the shipmates? I think it was for inspections bravo zula !! again got my fingers crossed for Jayson. Have a great day !!


Comment by TXNavyMom on August 11, 2011 at 9:11am
Reenis35, hi! I guess the kids finally saw each other. Jayson said he saw Joell last week when he had duty and because he's on crutches she offered to go get him food. That was really sweet of her. He's still having issues with the ankle the swelling hasn't gone down so they puthim on 3 days SIQ to keep him completely off of it he's really upset. He goes back to the doc today so maybe he'll get good news. Hope a is well with everyone. Catch up later
Comment by pattyb on August 11, 2011 at 4:40am
Just to say hi! My son finished his ATT and now waiting to start AE school.  I was able to drive to Pensacola to see him 2 weeks ago.  Was great to see him and the base is pretty nice!  Hope all is well with all your sailors.  Take care
Comment by TXNavyMom on July 27, 2011 at 9:35pm
Parrothdgal, yes we were glad it didn't happen in
BC either. Haven't heard from him today so I'll
Take it as a good sign I know how you feel about
keeping the last one at home. He's going to the
community college here in town and working in
San Antonio so he'll be around for a while, with
Jayson in the Navy and our middle son still in
Vegas it's nice to have the baby at home for a
little longer.
@reenis35 if she doesn't want you to send them
All to her you can send them to me! Wait I'm training
for a 5K so I guess you'll have to enjoy them. lol
Well ladies have a great night. Hugs to all our Children
Those with us and away from us.

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