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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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 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).  


RTC Graduation

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

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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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laura h
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  • Newburyport, MA
  • United States

Laura h's Friends

  • maresy
  • Mel
  • whitemountain
  • Jasmine<3
  • Paloma
  • rob's mom
  • HM__Mom Ruth
  • NavyMom509
  • keke's mom (Ship12, Div 262)
  • Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna)

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laura h's Discussions

Question on TA

Started this discussion. Last reply by laura h Sep 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Conflicting information. My sailor has been stationed at his first duty station for less than 1 year. Last semester he got approval (TA voucher) to take a class at a local University near the base -…Continue

Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) --- questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by laura h Sep 6, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi everyone.. I have not been on N4M for quite some time. Wondered if anyone can give me some information on the NAM. My son said he was just written up to receive this medal. We are thrilled & I…Continue


Started Jul 11, 2011 0 Replies

GO 11/237   PIR:  7/29WE CANNOT WIN IF WE DON'T PLAY!Continue

Captains Cup

Started this discussion. Last reply by laura h Jul 6, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi Everyone: Does anybody know what the "Captains Cup" is? I have been seeing this on the RTC facebook page recently. Thanks.


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married. 2 children. . Son just left for bootcamp on 5/31/2011
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:34pm on September 10, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request.  I hope we can be around to support each other for some time.  If there is ever anything I can help with, just ask.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:55am on October 12, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Hi Laura!  I was thinking about the new moms to MA Navy Moms and that made me think of you. I'm curious about how you would like to be involved with this group?  It is kind of a quiet group (except for a few of us!).  We are getting ready for our Christmas adoption of a group of sailors deployed on a frigate (sp?).  I wondered if you would like ot be involved in some way?  Let me know your thoughts.  My page is marked "private" so I will send you a friend request, that way you can either PM me or leave me a message/ comment on my page.  I know it is weird to think of the holidays now, but we have to organize so that the packages will be there for 12/25!!

Take care and have a good day,

Donna  (aka NYPD)

At 11:55am on July 25, 2011, Mel said…
p.s. not sure why this web site and I don't get along. ;) I didn't type out my message like that :/
At 11:53am on July 25, 2011, Mel said…


Hi there Laura,

I'vebeen trying to respond to your message you sent me a while ago- IT wouldn't let
me "reply" ?? I have trouble understanding this site.

how are you?? If you remember, our son's are in the same Div. and going to the
same A School.

How is your SR doing? So close to gradation now! Only 4 days left! I do believe
they are doing Battlestations today. Also, today is my son's 19th birthday. I
miss him so terribly! First time in 19 years I couldn't hug him and say happy
birthday. At least we see them this week!! :)) (being optimistic)

is my email::

Its much easier to get messages from there. If you know or hear of anything, please
feel free to write back.  Grins, Mel


At 6:30pm on June 10, 2011, Dallas_ann(ship03/div235) said…
Im not sure...maybe it just takes longer to get mail where we are located ha. But my husband did call me lastnight because they lost my ss card and marriage certificate, so we got to talk for 10mins. He said everything is fine...and he has already sent the form letter. So im assuming the mailman just isn't working in our favor.
At 2:54pm on June 10, 2011, mom4life said…
Laura, I know you just had to say goodbye to your son. I'm so sorry it's so tough. I'm not looking forward to kissing my son goodbye on the 13th to leave on the 14th. It seems like we have them for such a short time before we have to let them go! Biggest problem is we are so use to caring for them and have the revolving door go non-stop with friends in and out that I'm positive I'm going to be right were you are. I'm sending out prayers to all our kids. Thinking of you I'll be there on tuesday the 14th!!!!
At 2:14pm on June 10, 2011, Dallas_ann(ship03/div235) said…
No form letter today :(( I am hoping I get it tomorrow.
At 6:57pm on June 1, 2011, HM__Mom Ruth said…
Got my call about 11 p.m. last night.  She sounded o.k.  She said there were about 80 people there.  I don't think any of them are getting much sleep.
At 10:52am on March 2, 2011, Jimmy's Mom said…

hi Laura

He just left for boot camp yesterday.  We are extremely proud and very sad.  He has wanted to do this since he was little and he is very excited.  Which makes it more than bearible for us.  I know he will love it.

How about your son.  Has he thought about it for a long time?

I just found this website the other day and it seems to have a lot of information. I think it will be very helpful.


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