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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends


Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends

Members: 126
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2019

Discussion Forum

Can I stay near my husband during A-school ?

Started by navy4khays Apr 6, 2017. 0 Replies

My husband hasn't finished boot camp yet, but I miss him terribly.LS A-school is approximately 9 weeks long.Can I stay near my husband during his time in A-school ?Please help ?Continue

Tags: stay, weeks, 9, A-school

LS A School

Started by usmcaf88. Last reply by encourager Mar 23, 2015. 3 Replies

Any info on LS A School in Meridian?  Typical day (I read it was self paced?)easy vs hard,Sailors happy with their rate?  Where are first duty stations?What rank do you leave A school?…Continue

Tags: Specialist, Logistics

My son heading to Meridian MS A School after PIR 5/4/12

Started by Chantal. Last reply by Just inMom ship14div333 Aug 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Any Yoeman moms out there? My son's currently an SR with Ship 09 Div 136 Received my first letter on 3/31 his birthday Almost half way there and the days are flying by (according to is…Continue

A School for Yoeman

Started by melanie Jun 24, 2010. 0 Replies

My son is due to arrive today 6-23 in Meridian. Anyone else out there with a son or daughter arriving in Meridian.Continue

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Comment by ProudMom on May 4, 2018 at 10:03am

He went in as LS, and he tested to be an AZ? Thank God for google :-)   I've had to use it quite a lot with Navy acronyms and terminology!!  

Comment by encourager on May 4, 2018 at 8:38am

Hi ProudMom, my son studied and passed to become an AZ. 

Comment by ProudMom on May 3, 2018 at 4:50pm

Any LS moms out there??  Mid June is graduation, and my Sailor is pretty excited!!

Comment by ProudMom on May 1, 2018 at 2:37pm

My son is adjusting well, and he likes his rate.  He did say that he believes they  just dropped  the base in the country, and there they are,   I pray all is going well with your Sailors! 

Comment by ProudMom on April 4, 2018 at 12:07pm

Graduation is getting very close, and I am getting so excited! Funny, I am the mom that kept saying, "NO!"  I want him to live his dreams and soar, so I am being very supportive.  I  know he is concerned about getting to spend  quality time with us, but I told him I will be there at the airport, and if he and his Navy brothers need to sleep, I'll watch over them.... HOOYAH!! 

Comment by Bugsmom on March 12, 2018 at 5:42pm

Hi! With my son the Navy dropped him off at Ohare airport around 6:00 am, However his flight didn’t leave until 10:30 so  I was able to eat breakfast and wait with him.. Bring your ID so you can get a pass to sit with him. Military perks 

Comment by ProudMom on March 12, 2018 at 4:43pm

My son will graduate boot camp 4/13 and head to MS.  Does anyone know what time they will leave that morning from the airport? I want to go and see him off. I do hope I have some time with him.  Thank you!

Comment by VangieAH on November 28, 2017 at 12:26pm

Hello everyone. 

Can anyone tell me if I should write my sailor's name in any specific way when I write to her? (I already have the address)

Comment by garden gal on September 4, 2017 at 2:41pm

Yes, but you will need to get the address from him. And keep in mind that it may be a few days after it arrives before he has time to go to the mail room to pick it up. They are often in class during the hours the mail room is open.

Comment by Bugsmom on September 4, 2017 at 11:41am
My son is at his A-school, Can I send him a package?

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