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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)

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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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.

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PIR 9/24/2010

FOR moms, dads, siblings, wives, loved ones of recruits graduating from Naval Basic Training on Sept 24.

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Welcom Navy Loved ones! This site is so helpful for support and finding information and sharing information. Being a Navy Mom and Wife is such an honor. It isn't always easy to wait to hear from them, or to know that they have been, or will be in harms way, but we couldn't be more proud of our boys. The youngest boy said recently, "it feel pretty awsome to be part of something so big, and respected"... He is still in boot camp... My oldest has served three years and is a wonderful young man, who now believes serving their country is something all young men should do. We are so proud of all of our NAVY sons, husbands, daughters and wifes, boyfriends and girlfriends... Please share, ask questions, and enjoy the support provided by Navy for Moms.

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Ship 06 DIV 945

Started by PatriciaT. Last reply by Whaletalkers Sep 27, 2010. 177 Replies

        Aren't these just the longest days in your life?  I'm now a mailbox junkie, hangin' out by the box all the time just waiting for that letter!        Does anyone have a son or daughter Ship 6,…Continue


Started by Maureen62 Proudmomofasailor. Last reply by weimy Ship 06 Div 945 PIR 9/24 Sep 23, 2010. 41 Replies


Ship 03, Division 319

Started by semaggie. Last reply by semaggie Sep 22, 2010. 35 Replies

I have a daughter graduating, anyone have a son or daughter in this division???


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Sep 22, 2010. 26 Replies

Thursday, 9/16    Divisions 317nd 318              Congratulations to all of the NEW SAILORS!Monday, 9/20      Divisions 945and 820Tuesday, 9/21     Divisions 319, 320, 321, and 322  Sat. 9/18   …Continue

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Comment by DorothyM-seabeemom on May 8, 2011 at 12:53pm

Hi Everyone & Happy Mothers Day to you all!

Sorry it's been so long.  seems like i've missed a lot since i last posted.  Tax season of course is done and over with, but i do work year round for those that straggle in late or have been deployed and the likes.  so still staying busy, just not as busy.

My son is doing well, though i think he misses being out in California.  He'll be going back there in Aug for his 2 week training, and he's excited.  My hubby is doing well, just putting along.  I got him a magic jack, so it makes getting ahold of him when i need to a lot more easier.  My oldest daughter is almost done with this semester at college and i can't believe she'll have finished her first year.  where does the time go?  And my youngest is anxious to finish out 6th grade as well.

I'm having surgery on my foot tomorrow.  i have plantar fasciitis that i've been dealing with for a couple of years now.  it's gotten to the point where the cortizone shots no longer help, so going the surgery route.  so i'll have the next week off from work and i'm kinda looking forward to it.

This summer i'm heading home to Maine.  I'm in need of a good long vacation and i'm really looking forward to going.  My girls are coming with me.  Once oldest daughter finishes the semester on the June 16th, we are heading out on the 18th.  I'll have to fly her back around july 7, so she can get ready for school to start again on july 11th.  and the youngest and i will continue to stay up there for another couple of weeks.

Before i end this...Auxlady, i was really sad to read about Brian, but happy to hear the people in your community are pulling together in your time of need.  I will continue to pray for him and your family. 


Have a great day everyone! :)

Comment by AuxLady(Ship 13,Div 321) on April 14, 2011 at 5:47pm
Hi new mom go on Heads @ease(wonderful songs there too)pic of Bri & baby there or Christian chat for latest update .I've been tied up with PT & Md appt plus working on Brian's benefit dinner that his former EMS org is sponsoring.Bri worked there for almost 8 yrs as EMT,rescue diver ,recue truck driver,on local Fema strike team. The response has just been overwelming to me .I received call from widow whos son in law vol on local fire dept with Brian she's donating 15 cakes .The commnity is made up of small towns next to each other every one knows every one,so the word & posters got out today on local radio stations local merchants donating variety of things I didn't realise how many peoples lives he touched!! Keep prayers coming ,do go on Heads @ Ease for some soothing music really helped me last nite.
Comment by newmom60 on April 2, 2011 at 11:54pm
Connie: Thank you for the update. I will be including his name i in our prayer chain.
Comment by Connie(Memphis Belle) on April 2, 2011 at 10:43pm
newmom-i just got a message from another mom who is in a group that Sharon is a member (Christian Chat i think will have to go back to make sure).  she is very concerned that Sharon hasn't posted any thing recently.  i do have Sharon's cell phone number but hesitate to call because i know she needs to have the line open in case one of the family calls. just remembered that i do have an email address for a close friend of her's (not Navy connected) and will send an email to her friend.  will come back and post any news i get.
Comment by newmom60 on April 2, 2011 at 9:16pm

Does anyone know how Brian is doing?

Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on April 2, 2011 at 5:55pm
AuxLady, Haven't heard how are your PT's going? Stick to it and before you know...heading down to see Brian :-)...
Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on March 29, 2011 at 8:38pm
N4M's... Connect with those who serve...Music shout-outs using area radio their music and stay connected...many stations now have Skype numbers which make it easy to let them know you are there and thinking of them...I'm in Maine and use WHSN 89.3FM,Husson University in Bngor Maine where my son Jesse, has a shift at station on Tuesdays 9PM to call can make the difference... (207)941-7116...for those far away or home, music will connect every time...
Comment by NavyFam (Ship13, Div 321) on March 29, 2011 at 3:34pm

Hi Ladies!!!  I've been missing you all.  I thought when I got a blackberry I'd be able to post from my phone, but to alas, it's not working that way. 


I had to come back and post once I saw the email from Aux Lady asking for prayer.  I hope every one is well.  We are pressing our way through.  Been a tough few months but it will all work out in the end.

Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on March 28, 2011 at 7:58pm

Wel N4M's...It's Maine Update Time for those of you with roots here in New England...03/27 was a very mouth watering kind of Sunday...Maine Maple Sunday hit every farm and sugaring shack from Kittery up to Downeast and it was great.Hot maple syrup ,slowly poured over a cone filled with shaved ice, Pancakes and waffles galore dripping with syrup and smoked bacon frying in a big old black seasoned pan, long lines, lots of fresh coffee and getting to meet your neighbor, who you ain't seen since October...Sun came out but the wind was wicked cold, cold enought  to freeze...well you get the idea I'm sure.

Went to the car wash and got a surprise, I am driving a red van,,,and all this time I thought it was brown,grey, white and a shade of bronze..

The govenor of this state does some real weird things that he claims "distracts" from the jobs in the state house up there in Augusta...They had a beautiful mural, oil canvas 45 x 20 , that showed the developmental process of the workmans place in Maine...Govenor DumbAss had the mural removed and placed in a "secure facility"...The union leaders here i the state are not very happy Gov D.A for taking it down, because it showed how the unions were so positive to the labor market...I hope Gov DA doesn't want his picture to go up in empty space...Riot could be result...

The Bruins won the last game 2-1 and the Red Sox are gearing up to head to Texas for opener there...on Friday.

Local baseball team SeaDogs at Hadlock Field( with miniture Green Monster) will begin another season on April 10...Where I work in Portland has some upper elevationgreat views of the stadium and there is one corner that still has snow on it...

Spring will be a bit busy for the vets as the tick season is scedualed to begin sooner not later...

Lobster boats still in the water and hauling traps ...Glad I don't got to make a living doing that ...but I do love to partake in the edible feast that those creepers provide...Yup, lobster races this year!!

Well here on the home front husband did the vac and dust routine and the bathrooms...boys did these chores but since they are out and about we shall continue their efforts...

Sad news...lost a wheel cover from the van :(i have no idea why it took off, maybe it didn't like the car wash)...that part was plastic, I can get another but it's the vision that I am driving around with only 3 wheel covers...

So , that's it from this N4M to all you out there with ...and if you see a plastic wheel cover rolling down the highway, don't run over might be mine...remember...

Family = For Always Make It Like Yours.. 


FAMILY= For Always Make It Like Yours

Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on March 19, 2011 at 5:11pm

Hey N4M's... AuxLady sent me word that bank acct set up for her son and family...but her cell phone battery bit the another tweek to deal with...she has lots of local contacts stepping up to do the leg work for her but we need to make sure she sets up HER PT APPT'S for her goal to get motion and mobility then she will have more reason to head south to see Brian...Calling all Hands..Step it up to help her focus to Motion and Mobility...Use all our powers that be to get her moving , one day at a time,heading down to Georgia..

Special Shout-Out for N4M's Husbands to step up and help too.. need the men to help the men in Brians life...yah, we got the power; lets do this as a FAMILY...


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