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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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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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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jdmom65(ship13 div 245)
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Div# 245

Started this discussion. Last reply by willandscottsmom Jul 9, 2010. 12 Replies

Any Mom's out there with division # 245, This is my son, John's division and he left on May 20th.

shipped May 20th

Started this discussion. Last reply by jdmom65(ship13 div 245) May 24, 2010. 1 Reply

Hello my son left on May 20th.  I waited and waited for a phone call, finally Saturday May 22nd he called for one minute.  I was fine,  to see him off, I was fine not hearing from him, except I…Continue


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Finally Ship 13 DIV#245

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

Yippee! I can write my son. I contacted his recruiter, and received the information, sent 2 letters off today. Writing another tonight, and some jokes, to lighten the mood.

Being able to write,helps me feel better. Waiting for PIR date, received his box yesterday.

Anyone else child leave on or around May 20th?

Any Mecklenburg county VA mom's on this site?

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 5:39pm 0 Comments


I'm JD's mom, he left May 20th for bootcamp, just wondering if there are any other mom's from my area on here?

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At 7:43pm on July 20, 2010, Missy(BESS-Groton, CT) said…
just in case u couldnt get to it or something lol...i added this pic to my computer!!!

At 6:01pm on July 19, 2010, Missy(BESS-Groton, CT) said…
does that mean McDaniel was one of the names? lol..
At 4:17pm on July 15, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
hey jdmom! my boyfriend is also in div 245. have you heard much about how they're doing or when their battlestations test is? my boyfriend said he hasn't had much time to write
At 1:43pm on July 15, 2010, SHEILA/div245 ship13/brookes mo said…
JDMOM..JOHN says hello and my daughter says one of her friends has a crush on your son!! and she is jealous that i have "met" you before she funny is that!!
At 6:56am on June 8, 2010, SHEILA/div245 ship13/brookes mo said…
hi my daughter is also, ship 13 div 245..i was also on the other group site for 7/23..pls join..i was worried i didnt have anyone else on here in her division..i did receive form letter and just mailed cards and letters to her but nothing from her yet..i hope it will be soon!
At 9:57pm on May 23, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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