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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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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. 

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Amber Jul 29. 2 Replies

Is there anyone in the group with a PIR of Sept. 6, 2019?Thanks,Continue


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Amber replied to Kathy's discussion 'PIR'
"My son's PIR is also slated for Sept 6th. I'm awaiting approval to the group. He's in Div 326."
Jul 29
Kathy replied to AK907Tammy's discussion 'PIR August 30, 2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Quite possible!"
Jul 23
Kathy replied to ShellyMarie's discussion 'My son made it to boot camp last night... I’m curious about the holiday' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son is in the same PIR - Sept. 6.  Ship 14 Div 322.  My son had trouble getting to boot camp.  He left on the 3rd and ended up going to DC before flying into O'Hare.  His plane was diverted to Indianapolis because of bad…"
Jul 21
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Is there anyone in the group with a PIR of Sept. 6, 2019?Thanks,See More
Jul 21
Kathy replied to AK907Tammy's discussion 'PIR August 30, 2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Got the letter today!! September 6 graduation!"
Jul 20
Kathy replied to AK907Tammy's discussion 'PIR August 30, 2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks.  My son arrived on July 4 so I should here soon!"
Jul 20
Kathy replied to AK907Tammy's discussion 'PIR August 30, 2019' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I haven't gotten the form letter yet, but my son thought his PIR would be on August 30 before he left for BC.  When did your son start Boot Camp?  That may give me an idea on when I should expect the form letter.  Thanks,"
Jul 19
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Kathy
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Jul 18

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Anyone with a SR in Ship 14 Div 322 with the PIR of Sept.6, 2019?

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At 4:05pm on August 6, 2019, MoMo's GMA said…

Hi! Any one in SHIP 14 DIV #330? PIR Sept 6, 2019?


At 4:56pm on July 29, 2019, ShellyMarie said…

Yes!  I'm so excited, I'm counting the days!

At 7:22am on July 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome. 

Be sure to make at least change 3.

What is your recruit's rating (job) or field going to be?

At 10:12am on July 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 10:12am on July 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 321 and 322 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 10:09am on July 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:35am on July 18, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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