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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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Yeoman Moms

Anyone with a sailor that is classified as a Yeoman or who will be classed up to be a Yeoman.

Members: 87
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2020

Discussion Forum

Yeoman in PIR March 17

Started by Proud mom Jan 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Worried Mom!! Please help

Started by Blisshay. Last reply by Blisshay Feb 9, 2016. 3 Replies

A School

Started by Blisshay. Last reply by Blisshay Feb 7, 2016. 4 Replies

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Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on January 5, 2012 at 11:38pm

 thanks for the explanations to the K and "cranking" maybe that is the type of stuff they will put my son to do on the ship .You would think each YN's on the  ship have duties as assigned already and know what to do. I guess he will find out, let me know if you get anything out of your son BHappy(Sharon) lol if not I totally get that. My family and friends are always asking how and what is he doing and sometimes I really don't have a answer excepthe is fine  and Idk what he is doing this weekend or at his job or ?? But his room is clean Haha I miss that boy.

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on January 5, 2012 at 1:48am

Navymom3, my son has been in for 6 months and i am not really up on the lingo What is the K? What is "cranking". My son is 19 ans works I the administration He works with 4 other YN's. Don't know to much more. He is learning to be alone so he isn't always too detailed on things he is doing. He explains better wen we video chat. Which I intend to do before he leaves. To try and get at much information as he is able to tell me. I don't know which ship he is going on or about what he  will be doing. I will tell him about your son D. Handley. Maybe he will know what the K is lol.

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on January 4, 2012 at 11:11pm

well ladies nice to hear a bit about what is going on with you. It was crazy to read how you all felt about the holidays I feel the same about them being over. My reason is a bit different  though. I wanted my son to get busy as he seem to have too much alone time on his hands. He is pretty new and well the others he works with have been great. He is a bit younger than them and in a different place in his life. So I wanted him to be busy. Then on the day he goes back they tell him that he will go out to sea on Jan 11,2012 for a month. He is not assigned to a ship but a assigned to a Admiral  so some say he could have a hard time not being one that is assigned to the ship. Any thoughts? don't want to ask him right now as I am sure alot is going on getting ready to go out and all.

Comment by NavyMomJeg on January 4, 2012 at 4:35pm

Misawa, northern Japan. Looks like the opposite end from your son. The weather looks pretty cold and snowy there according to the internet. That's nice that the ship has a facebook page, my sailor wouldn't give much information even if he wasn't in the Navy lol! Hopefully we will hear from him some. I'm sure we will hear through his wife so that's good.

Comment by NavyMomJeg on January 3, 2012 at 5:33pm

@ BHappy, funny as I was sitting at my desk today, the first day back to work after the holidays I had the same thought - I'm just glad the holidays are behind us. We got to spend a couple of days with our sailor, his wife and our grandson before Christmas but Christmas itself was quiet and a bit lonely without my kids around! Our sailor gets deployed next week to Japan, but not on a ship so I hope that means he'll have more communication, but we shall see. He says he'll be working and studying while deployed to help with the testing in March. Thinking of all of you and glad we made it through.

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on December 23, 2011 at 1:14pm

Wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. For me it is my first year with out my son being here I am grateful  for skype but it is isn't the same I fine myself so emotional and full of memories. I know that it is harder on him then he admits but we will get through it. Had a experience with getting his package to him.Haha  Almost cost me more to send it then what was the items were worth in the box. Live and learn next time I won't wait so long to send it.

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on October 29, 2011 at 7:34pm
just a update for my son he stationed in Norfolk Va has been there almost  three weeks. He is getting adjusted to his life there. I spoke with him for like a hour on video chat last week. He seemed relaxed and content with where he is. He is the youngster of the group. He works with 4 other Yeoman they all have at least 10 years on him. He has a very good position for a Yeoman and says he will learn alot. He has more time off then he thought. He is being well cared for and is learning his way around. they help each other out quite a bit Even tried his hand at cooking. It is hard him being so far (2000 miles) but as a Mom you do what you need to do. I miss him terribly sometimes. I can't imagine how Mothers handled this 30 yrs ago. with  no cell phones, computers.  for that I am grateful. Wishing well  to all of you who loved ones are in  A school.
Comment by NavyMomJeg on October 26, 2011 at 7:22pm
Welcome. My son has been there a few weeks.
Comment by Video R's Mom on October 26, 2011 at 7:18pm
My son arrived at A-school in Mississippi on the 22nd.  I am so happy for him.  I look forward to hearing his new stories and how they differ from boot camp.  Yes, he is a yeoman!  YAY!
Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on October 4, 2011 at 8:04pm
Thanks Candy-oh I will let him know what you said.

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