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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




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 November 23, 2014 at 9:21pm


I haven't been on in quite a while just wanted to say that my son has had so much success as a Yeoman. He is currently starting his reenlistment in San Diego. He was in Norfolk, Va. and worked with a Strike force. He saw minimal Sea duty but learned so much on how the NAVY worked as the group was less that 100 strong. He had the best mentor and excelled in his job. He is now on  go to a shore duty  and working with the systems that he had to be screened to a secret clearance. He says the he will spend the next four years leaning a great trade and go to school and get his degree. I am very proud for him. The best part about his new job for me is that he now lives less than 2 hours from me. I see the advantages of my son as a Yeoman. 

Comment by navyboy2012 on July 21, 2014 at 11:58pm

deb go on fb and look up NTTC Meridian you will find what your looking for there.

Comment by deb on July 21, 2014 at 7:23am

What is the site I need to see posts of" A" school graduation from Meridian,MS? My son graduates tomorrow. HELP!

Comment by deb on June 21, 2014 at 8:46am

Here is a dumb question....why does the SR have to pay for the difference in flight costs if he goes from leave to 1st orders? I don't understand that at all...doesn't the military just route them from point A to point B and pay for the charges?

Comment by deb on June 16, 2014 at 7:29pm

Thank you WestCoast Mom for the info. This entire journey has been a learning experience for both my son and me.

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on June 16, 2014 at 2:36pm

It all depends when he actually starts school (at the time when my son went in there was a week waiting time). I think it took about 5 weeks of his A School and then came home for a couple of weeks then got his orders to report to Norfolk, VA. Early on they asked where they'd like to be stationed and usually they get placed in one of the three choices they picked. My son's PIR was 5/10/13, he's been deployed since January to North Africa/European areas. He's coming home in July--can't wait to see him.

Comment by deb on June 16, 2014 at 6:47am

How far into school do they find out their 1st assignment or orders??? I am just wondering what his next adventure will be after BC and "A" school!!

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on June 11, 2014 at 6:06pm
Deb my sailor used YNSA
Comment by deb on June 11, 2014 at 5:21pm

My recenty new sailor is at Meridian. He says he is I use those initails in front of his last name when I send mail?

Comment by Donna on February 9, 2014 at 12:47am



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