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

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Comment by Crudup77 on December 9, 2013 at 6:22pm

I am so very proud of my Yeoman Son!  This at the present time is the best and mature plan he has ever done.  I hope Everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  SHaRon Lacy Crudup

Comment by Donna on November 13, 2013 at 8:11am


When ever the big even happens it will be amazing no matter how big or small!

Your very wise to continue your education.  What a great way to have the time pass.

So, is he in Japan now?

Comment by pygmy on November 12, 2013 at 10:11pm

Then big day is to be determined with him being in the navy and all things change constantly. So it could very well not be "so big". He got orders for Japan for 3 years but its seeming like they're going to change them as he's allergic to seafood and iodine. (They're just a bit grumpy about having to do more paperwork, but he's not going to sign a waiver on that) Hopefully he won't get another over seas tour, since he's E-1 and it would be an unaccompanied tour (if we were married or not because of the E-1). A couple days ago it was idealized for once he finished his first deployment so he could get back to the states and I would be finished with my last year of college by then. So who knows, I'm just trying to be as flexible as possible. Maybe we'll get an actual wedding if he's stationed in the states. That'd be nice.

Comment by Donna on November 12, 2013 at 8:54am


Sorry,  thanks for letting me know that.  Yes, you snagged a good one but seems like he did too!  Wishing you both many many years of happiness.  Whens the big day?

Comment by Sharong6 on November 12, 2013 at 8:09am


Congratulations!  (I feel so old- my son is married, but only a year ago- he is still young to me!).  Sounds like you did "snag yourself a god one!".  I know you are proud- and thank him again for his thoughtfulness!

Comment by pygmy on November 11, 2013 at 9:53pm


He's actually my fiance but its good to hear I've snagged a good one from someone else :]

Comment by Donna on November 11, 2013 at 6:03pm


I just read the last couple of postings and wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear that your son was given a hard time.  We think as parents the big worry is bullying in Middle School and High School and think that if we just get through school we're safe.  I do hope all continues to work out for your son.  

To Pygmy,  what a kind, responsible and compassionate son you've raised. It warmed my heart to read your response.  


Comment by Sharong6 on November 11, 2013 at 4:42pm


Thank you for this.  Since  I posted last week there seems to have been some resolution to the situation (I hope!) but I am not quite sure what was the end result.  My son managed to text me Friday afternoon and tell me that he thought he would be o.k., and that he loved me and "everything should be fine".  Later Friday evening he posted that he was "proud to be a United States Sailor"  and he posted some cheerful , generic information on face book. His wife also mentioned that she talked to him and he seemed to be doing well.  During the conversation I had with him during the "crisis" last Thursday he indicated that these marines were supposed to leave this week.  Therefore- I do not know whether he went to the Commander or if there was some other peaceful, acceptable resolution.  I will, however, keep the quarterdeck number on hand in case he ever calls me again about a similar issue.  I would hope that he has the knowledge all ready but  I appreciate having the information handy.  Thank you so much for your support- and taking the time to give me this information!

Comment by pygmy on November 11, 2013 at 1:23am


I asked my YN about this situation and he typed this up for you

"If he's feeling threatened, I would suggest he contact the Command Duty Officer or "A" School Duty Officer, no matter if he's on the Navy side or Marine side of the barracks. If he's roomed up with Marines he's presumably an AZ, Aviation Maintainence Administrationman, its like a Yeoman that is specific to aviation operations. There is no tolerance for this behavior aboard this command. The number for the quarterdeck is 601-679-2414, though I'd recommend he go there in person though if he's truly feeling threatened, I will gladly step in and go with him at any hour of the day if he wants.
Sincerely, a recent YN graduate."

Hope that helps

Comment by Sharong6 on November 7, 2013 at 11:37pm

sorry for some of the typos. I am using my touch screen and i beleive this technology is for younger fingers!  My son is supposed to start his yromsn cladd next week.  His PIR was 10-18 and he has been at Meridean for past couple of weeks.


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