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

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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 WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on September 4, 2019 at 12:14pm

Hi Kimberly, it's been awhile for Meridian so I can't recall everything but basics for my son is you could have your vehicle, phone and receive mail/packages, if needed (He ordered laptop). He was not immediately able to start school right away because of classes being filled (maybe took a week or so). I also recall him finishing sooner than anticipated and he came home for a week before heading out to Norfolk, VA for his orders.

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on July 24, 2019 at 5:44pm

Most of your answers can be answered by looking through past posts on this thread. It's pretty much a similar experience in Meridian. 

Comment by ATLUTDFan15 on January 1, 2018 at 6:22pm

My daughter will leave for BC on 1/9/18 and then (God Willing) on to Meridian for A School. Anyone with a sailor on this path?  Also interested on info on A School info.  Thank you.

Comment by Mystiq on December 30, 2017 at 8:58am
Can someone please provide some insight on the Yeomen A school?
Comment by Travelgirl67 on December 9, 2017 at 11:26am

ThNk you both for replying. My son was in school in Dam Neck and when he got there it was three to a room so was just wondering. Are there lots of things to keep them occupied during their down time or shuttles to town etc?

Comment by Mindy on November 29, 2017 at 2:03am
My son didn't have a car during A school he got one at his first duty. good luck to your daughter!
Comment by NavyMomJeg on November 29, 2017 at 1:48am

My son didn't have a car when he was there. It's been 6 years though, I think they had two to a room and just navy. Good luck to your daughter!

Comment by Travelgirl67 on November 29, 2017 at 12:40am

My daughter will be heading off to BC in Jan then on to YN school.  Sorry for all the questions to follow, cause I know it is a short school but do most folks try to get their car while there or do they wait til they get to their first duty station?  What is dorm life like there, meaning is it 3 to a room or do they have new styled dorms?  Is it a mixed service base or solely a Navy base?  Thank you for any info you can provide.

Comment by CryptoDad on June 29, 2017 at 12:37pm


My daughter loved being a YN. There can be so much more to it than just office work. If the Navy had allowed her to remain a YN and not cross rated her to CTR she'd would have been a lifer.

Comment by Stephanie on June 29, 2017 at 12:17pm


I got my call yesterday afternoon... I requested street clothes and his cell phone which I had.

Mailing everything everything today.   

thanks for the info.


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