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 Leslie1200 on September 24, 2013 at 10:58pm

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So my son has a GREAT job in Washington DC. Is your son looking to move for some reason? DC is an exciting place to be, and the position has a fair amount of prestige (working for the third in command of the top guy in the Navy I think)  but my son has been there too long and he would love a change of scenery. He has great working hours (out by 3 most days), very light work, and NO night or weekend duties. To do a switch, he is looking for a fellow YN E3, to E-5 who has a minimum of one year in on his shore duty to be eligible to switch. If your Sailor is feeling his oats, or is bored at his command, let me know and I will send him my son's  contact info!

Comment by Donna on August 28, 2013 at 2:04pm

Lady Hamilton,

Thank you for your last email.  I didn't realize it.  Who long does it usually take a sailor to go from undesignated to YN?  

Comment by Donna on August 24, 2013 at 10:43pm

Hello Navy Moms,  I'm new to this group.  My son recently became a yeoman.  He had joined the Navy 16 months ago as undesignated.  He's stationed in San Diego.  I'm looking forward to hearing from you all.

Comment by teresa81 on July 10, 2013 at 3:29pm

My son is at BC now and is to gradate in Aug. then to school in Meridan, MS. Any advice for us?

Comment by navyboy2012 on April 9, 2013 at 1:13pm

I have already through this process! They tell you not to but some do any way. My son told me not to but he learned after graduate that several sailor's family took them their stuff and was okay for them to have it. We waited and did it at the airport but he could of retuned back to the base with. just say....


Comment by Hemetmom on April 9, 2013 at 12:58pm

Laurie1029 My sr also is going to Meridian and  we can not bring his to boot but we can take it to him at the airport I was told this by a mom who has gone thru this before!!!

Comment by Laurie1029 on April 9, 2013 at 12:10pm

I have a quick question, my sone will be going to A school in Meridian (YN position).  Would it benefit him to bring his own laptop or IPAD?


Comment by navyboy2012 on March 22, 2013 at 8:27pm
Comment by NavyMomJeg on March 15, 2013 at 12:06pm

We have Verizon also. Our son went through PIR in Oct 2011 and was home the night before Thanksgiving. He's stationed at NAS Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Comment by navyboy2012 on March 14, 2013 at 7:57pm

WestCoastMom, It is pretty much like how  NavyMomJeg said. Meridian did seem to be self paced and very laid back. I'm not sure why you had the impression that school was 7 months long! ?   My son PIR on 9/7/2012 and graduated A school on 10/31/2012. And my son had to wait to get into Meridian because of Hurricane Isaac. Graduation is small at Meridian, you can go to NTTC Meridian on facebook and follow them there. They post the pictures from graduatuon and other events that they do. And yes you can go visit them there! Once your son is in the rite phase he will be able to leave base for the weekend.  I have Verizon and for the most part reception was okay. I think my son told me there was something about the barracks that cuz them to have bad reception.



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