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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"

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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

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

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PIR 5/24 anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ellen0502 on Tuesday. 22 Replies

I got the letter!!!! And we have a ship and division assigned.


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4Coop replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"I see May 31 and June 7 PIR, but I’m not finding May 24."
jes12joy replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Hi All, just received the son's form letter confirming the address and PIR 5/24 that the recruiter gave me today. Yay!! Only 5 1/2 weeks more to go. "
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"catsknit - your older son will be fine attending PIR.  It's not an issue at all for him.  Put him on the list."
jes12joy replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Yes you are absolutely correct, I meant May 24th not March... Wow need to get my eyes and fingers checked. I signed up to be part of the PIR 5/24 group so just waiting on acceptance. This place is such wonderful information even for people like me…"
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"jes12joy - I know you meant May not March!  Here's the link to the 5/24/19 PIR: PIR May 24 2019"
jes12joy replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Hello All, my son shipped out on 3/28 and we have not gotten the form letter yet however I just found out from the recruiter that my son is in Ship 13 Div 211 with a PIR date of 3/24. I thought he would be a PIR of 3/31 due to when he shipped out…"
sunflower replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"I think they can buy activated phone/calling cards at NEX. My son is in ship13 Div 212 and I haven't gotten a call yet either, but he will probably call his girlfriend before he calls home."
catsknit replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Oh, I had no idea! I don't know if my recruit took a phone minutes card or not, but I suspect any calls he's allowed will be going to his girlfriend ;)"
Apr 14
RNnavymom replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"They usually get one or two more. It’s why they have to bring the phone minute card."
Apr 14
bubbajrs12 left a comment for RNnavymom
"Is there a PIR for 5/31 ? "
Apr 13
catsknit replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"I didn't think they were allowed any phone calls other than that first night?  My older son was in the Marines and the only call we got other than first night was on Christmas day. Even when he was hospitalized with pneumonia we…"
Apr 13
catsknit replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Mine is also Ship 13, div 211. Says he's doing well. I have a question about the security list for PIR - it says not to request access for someone on probation.  My recruit's older brother is on probation for a driving offense, not…"
Apr 13
MaryColleen replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Hi My son is Ship 13 Div 211. Received our first packet today. Congrats. I hope my son is holding up okay, too."
Apr 13
MaryColleen left a comment for RNnavymom
"Hi. My son’s PIR is May 24"
Apr 13
RNnavymom replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"I just got the good non scripted phone call and he sounded great! He was so excited to let me know how things are going! I told him how very proud I was and he also said he should be able to call again soon!"
Apr 13
RNnavymom replied to RNnavymom's discussion 'PIR 5/24 anyone?'
"Ship 13, and div 209!  Received my hand written letter today! He is holding up and passed PRT and swim quals!"
Apr 12

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When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
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At 11:29pm on April 13, 2019, bubbajrs12 said…

Is there a PIR for 5/31 ? 

At 4:01pm on April 13, 2019, MaryColleen said…
Hi. My son’s PIR is May 24
At 12:43pm on March 17, 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!

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