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

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Comment by Sharong6 on November 7, 2013 at 11:32pm

need some advice. I received a call from my son tonight. He is being harrassed by some Marine roomates.  This has been going kn for a few days.  My son iz marrid and was speaking to his wife when one of these marines threatenec him with a hot iron. My son left the dorm and called me. I know there has to be some sort of chain of command of MP or someone he can discuss this issue with. I also know that he is no longer in a Civilian world so perhaps the rules are different. However the only advice I could give my son was to calm down and pray. Think about what he learned from boot camp. There has to be some way he can avoid fighting with these Marines. He says they are trying to provoke him to fight. My son is a strong and tall guy. Ex football player. He wont provoke a fight but he wont walk away from one.  He has a wife and  son.  The days are long gone Where I can call the principle or the Football coach!  He ended the conversation by saying he would be all right and not to worry.  Sure son! Call your mother and tell her you are threatenec by 3 marines you have to sleep in the same room with, but have a good night and dont worry?   What would you ladies suggest? Any similar experiences?

Comment by Donna on October 30, 2013 at 10:44am

Just wondering if anyone knows this answer?

My son went into the Navy as undesignated.  After 16 months they moved him into the job (rate) Yeoman.

When I look at the posting here most sailors have gone off to Yeoman school.  Just wondering why my son hasn't.  The only classes his taken have been a few legal courses here and there?

Comment by navyboy2012 on October 28, 2013 at 11:47pm

 petrojax, It's 48 days from his first actual day of class. School In Meridian stops for the holidays. Just make sure you check with your son on his dates for leave, and tell him to put in early for his leave. IF he's already in Groton by then they work a little different there. And in case no one has told you Meridian has a fb page. It's called NTTC Meridian! They post graduation pics and pics from other things.

Comment by petrojax on October 28, 2013 at 10:22pm

Navyboy2012 My son classed up today. He got there on 10/19 and got his green dot on 10/25. He is loving the freedom, sleep and more relaxed atmosphere. So, to figure out his leave, do I count 48 days from today? I'm planning on having the whole family here for him for a Christmas dinner whenever he is here in December.

Donna, thank you! I think that my sailor will enjoy it too, he love being yeoman for his division in boot camp.

Sharon, Did your son class up today too? How does he like Meridian? My YNSA's initials are MVP. Maybe our sons have met.

Comment by Sharong6 on October 27, 2013 at 12:41pm

Hi! My son also had his PIR on 10/18. He is at Meridian now for training as a Yeoman.

Comment by navyboy2012 on October 25, 2013 at 4:12am

 navymom17, You ask how do they decided where they get stationed! Navy ask sailors to pick three places they would like to be stationed at, and if the sailors are real luck they will get one of their picks. Most times I understand sailors don't get there picks. My son was lucky enough to get one of his pick.

 petrojax, BC graduation is a great experience! Graduation for A school and BESS are very small compared to that one, and you can go to them to if you want. If your son classed up right away he will be done and out of Meridian in no time. Yeoman really does only take 48 days provided he does the work and stays out of trouble. They have a lot of freedom in Meridian. A school is nothing like BC!

Comment by Donna on October 24, 2013 at 4:29pm

Hi Petrolax,

Congrat's on your new sailor.  So exciting.

I wish I had advice to give but like you I'm at the learning stages of Yeoman life.  My son Andrew has been in the Navy since March of 2012 but only became a Yeoman in July of this year.  He has enjoyed this position.


Comment by petrojax on October 19, 2013 at 11:51pm

My son just left GL today for "A" school in Meridian on his journey towards yeoman. Any advice or wisdom from those who have traveled this path is appreciated. He is an E-2, and the ceremony at GL was beautiful.

Comment by navymom17 on September 28, 2013 at 7:10pm

my son just arrived in meridian,ms. He is going in to yeoman aschool. My question is, how do they decide where they get stationed ,do they pick,etc thank you

Comment by Donna on September 25, 2013 at 9:59pm

Hi Leslie,

Boy would I love it if my son could switch!!!!!  I've just read your message to my husband.  He doesn't think my son has enough experience yet, as he's only been a YN for less then 2 months.

I see you live in CA.  I live in CT.  Boy oh Boy how wonderful would that be for me to have him living closer to home again!

BTW, my son is a E3.  He's just taken his petty officer 3rd class test but won't have the results for  a while.

Do you live close to San Diego?


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