This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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 NavyMomJeg on April 6, 2015 at 6:33pm

I'm certainly no expert, but I doubt if she will have to. If you haven't already you may want to ask your question on one of the main groups that is more actively monitored by admins. Especially since she's been in 1.5 years.

Comment by Shoeysmom on April 6, 2015 at 6:00pm
NavyMomJeg, I probably have the wrong terminology. When the sailors come out of BC they "work" on getting freedom and liberty at their "A" school. My Dtr has reclassed to Yeoman, but she already has the freedom and liberty since she had been in the Navy for 1-1/2 yrs....will she have to repeat at Meridian?
Comment by NavyMomJeg on April 6, 2015 at 2:25pm

My sailor's been in for nearly 4 years now. I don't know about the phasing up.

Comment by Shoeysmom on April 6, 2015 at 1:58pm
And my sailor arrives at meridian Saturday. Anyone else?
Comment by Shoeysmom on April 6, 2015 at 7:08am
Hi my sailor has been reclassed from CTI to Yeoman after in for over year and a half. Anyone have experience whether my sailor may be exempt from phasing up again when arrives at Meridian?
Comment by garden gal on February 23, 2015 at 11:49pm

Hi. My son will be going to A school in Meridian to be a YN later this year.  I know they sometimes have to wait to class up.  Does anyone know how long that has been taking lately.  I also have read here that it is a 7 week course, but it is self paced and some finish faster.  If he finishes faster does he get his orders & move on or does he have to wait for the rest of his class to finish?

Comment by Mindy on February 22, 2015 at 12:42am
Hi YN moms.. Does anyone have any knowledge of the nswdg? My son has applied for this program and past the first part.. I'm just curious if anyone has gone through the process?
Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on December 6, 2014 at 10:36pm
I agree, my son just turned 20 and I'm so proud of the young man he has become. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on November 24, 2014 at 10:42pm

I live in San Bernardino Ca. I am too excited that we see him more than 2 times a year. Last weekend I went to his apartment. It was the first time I got to visit him where he lives. A little odd and a bit of a reality check of how much he has really grown up since he left the house almost 4 years ago.  

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on November 23, 2014 at 11:24pm
@theraysmom Congrats on your great news! My son is currently in Norfolk and heading to San Diego in February. I couldn't be happier because we can see him more than twice a year. We too are two hours away. Where in socal are you?

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