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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)

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

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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has anyone from ship 09 div 070 gotten a letter yet?

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 5:49pm 3 Comments

my son's recruiter said i should recieve one by today. but the mailman has came and gone just a little sad..

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At 11:44pm on January 19, 2011, Kaye S. said…

Hi "Theresa," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.

If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner on the west side of town, in Avon. You can find any month's dinner details by clicking on the 3rd Monday of the Event calendar (right-hand column). We'd love you to join us - and you're welcome to bring family or friends! From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear for listening or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 2:11pm on December 29, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Good luck to you on the surgery.  I had that done a few years ago and it was ... a piece of cake.  Out patient surgery and a few days of rest, I was back to work by the end of the week.


Fingers crossed that you will come home to your first letter!

At 8:49am on December 29, 2010, Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio said…
Hi Theresa - thanks for the friend request; how did you find me?  I think we both have SECF son's.  My son graduated RTC on 12/17 and is just nicely settled in his room and preparing to begin BESS Monday, 1/3.  He loves Groton thus far; his room overlooks the river and can see the subs in the water.  I look forward to hearing from you.
At 10:20pm on December 28, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…


Try this group:


That is the SECF group but if you go to the search window at the top of the page and enter SECF, you will find that group as well as groups for Groton, CT and various sub groups.  Lots of information awaits you!


I think this MIGHT be your lucky week.  Keep an eye on your mail the next few days, generally that first letter will arrive in the 3rd week.  Usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays depending on where you live from GL.  Also mail might be a tad bogged down because of the holidays but you should be seeing that first letter any day now.  You will treasure it and read it over and over and over again and then next week a new letter will arrive and things will get a little easier for you.   I hesitate to say when you will get that phone call, lots of parents receive them in the 3rd week but many don't for awhile.  It varies from each division.  Hang in there, he is doing good and will be okay!  If you have any questions let me know and I will try to help you.  Best wishes!

At 7:33am on December 28, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Hi Theresa, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group.  Are you holding up okay with your son in boot camp?  It gets easier once his letters start arriving.  Our son has been in almost three years now and time actually goes by fast once they are done with boot camp!


So is your son going into the AECF program?  I see that you joined a few groups like Seabees, Subs, etc.   Sometimes it is confusing, AECF is Advanced Electronics Computer Field and is for ET (Electronic Techs) and FCs (Firecontrol) that will be working on surface ships.  Subs have ETs and FTs but their group is SECF and instead of school in GL, they go to school in Groton, CT.   Let me know if you have questions, I'm an old Navy wife and now a Navy mom so I've been around the Navy for lots of years now!

At 9:10pm on December 20, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website!
At 5:52pm on December 20, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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