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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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 navyboy2012 on February 9, 2013 at 6:49pm

Hello everyone!  Lady Hamilton, yes the Navy still has YNS, that is what my son is! Why do you ask?

Comment by lola1989 (Ship13/Div236) PIR 8/3 on July 14, 2012 at 1:01pm
Thanks Sharon!
Comment by lola1989 (Ship13/Div236) PIR 8/3 on July 3, 2012 at 11:46am

hi! I'm not sure if this is the right son said he was the yeoman for his division at BC. His job will be logistics specialists so again not sure this is the correct place. I just wanted more info on his current role.

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on March 30, 2012 at 10:27pm

M Welcome to the Navy family!! My son has been in the Navy for 9 months.He is a Yeoman and it is a good postion. My son is in a very good job. He works for a Adimiral in the Admin office in Norfolk Va. He was told that he received that position because of how well he dd in A-School . Yoeman work on computers and learns how the Navy runs. Then they proceed to keep it running. they do correspondence and keep all the paperwork  in order.I have heard them called the black and white of the Navy. referring to the paperwork. What ever goes on some Yeoman has been involved. Ther is lots of information on the bootcamp website and the Meridian website(A school.)  My son has seen other positions and he is grateful for his job.. The ladies on the website are great. Ask lots of questions. I was on this website constantly when my son was in boot camp and A-school.  At timesI knew more than my son . but if your Sailor is anything like mine who didn't answer questions. this was the best website for answers.

Comment by Austin and Aaron's mom on March 28, 2012 at 7:51pm

My son was sworn in today and will be leaving in October for Great Lakes for PIR then off to Meridian and then will be a Yeoman.  Just trying to learn what I can about the position.  The recruiter said it is one of the best jobs to have for potential promotions and awards.  I am one proud mom, just like the rest of you:)

Austin's Mom-  Michelle

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on January 17, 2012 at 9:59pm

So this feels so crazy my son is stationed on the other side of the country but while he is on this underway he feels so much father away. He has e-mail and FB so it isn't like I haven't been in contact with him yet I can't shake the feeling. I say it hear as I think this is the only place where someone might understand or at least listen. thanks

 He seems to be doing well just watching what goes on, trying to stay busy. He hasn't really complained about anything really just taking it all in to access later I assume

Comment by diannep on January 17, 2012 at 10:26am

Oh, and my son said nothing about special treatment or "harsh" treatment since he was not connected to the ship he sailed on.  So I guess all was ok???

Comment by diannep on January 17, 2012 at 10:25am

I agree, theraysmom.  My son enjoys the yeoman position too.  He has only been on short "underway"so far--- on a ship other than his own (his is in dry dock) for testing of the flight deck functions after repair.  He too said he was glad to be a yeoman on the ship...some perks with, working with the officers, etc.  He never mentioned an issue with the racks since he happens to be short so may fit better!  :-)  He used to sleep on the floor of his bedroom for years when he was younger...I would find him on the floor, our Lab on his bed.  He said he just found it more comfortable on the floor...maybe training for sleeping in Navy racks?  Not sure! 

Comment by theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) on January 12, 2012 at 11:16pm

So my son when out to sea on Wednesday but I did some investigating.( He didn't tell me) He is on a underway. He has e-mail and Facebook with the NAVY rules of course. He is taking it one day at a time as he says it is kinda boring at  times. He does not have certain duties he has to just be ready if they need him for the staff he came with. I am grateful that he is a Yeoman.  He seems to like what he is doing. I have other friends that are not happy with the choices they made. I know that when he comes back to the base where he is stationed. He will be very grateful for the place they put him to serve his 4 years, at the very least his bed haha

Comment by NavyMomJeg on January 10, 2012 at 1:22pm

BHappy, thanks for the facebook and website. His wife is staying in Oak Harbor. This is his first deployment so we will see how it goes. They have had time to settle in though and for that I'm grateful.


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