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

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Worried Mom!! Please help

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A School

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Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on March 14, 2013 at 5:27pm

@NavyMomJeg, thanks for that information. Could you tell me what cell phone carrier your son had. That could make a difference. Your son was lucky to get such a great schedule like that. Where is he stationed? 

Comment by NavyMomJeg on March 14, 2013 at 4:57pm

Welcome to the group WestCoastMom- I'm a west coaster also. My son has been a Yoeman for about a year now. He is attached to a plane squadron and it seems like his focus is on the HR type of paperwork for the squadron. He enjoys it, especially the fact that he has a regular schedule. He's pretty much 7-4 Mon - Fri. I don't know how true that is for other Yoemen, but that's his experience. He's going to be deploying for 6 mos here soon and when he's deployed he works more, but that's ok since he isn't home. I'm not sure about visiting during A-school in Mississippi, we didn't go back even for his graduation as it wasn't a big production like PIR, which we did attend. Also, there is more communication during A-school but the cell reception wasn't the best. I think our son had to get to a high spot to get decent reception so he was always outside when he called. hope that helps. Also A-school is a self paced program to a great extent so the faster they get through their "lessons" the faster they get out which is one reason why you may get conflicting information on length of time.

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on March 14, 2013 at 4:41pm

My son just went to BC on Tuesday and I am learning more on this site than he has ever communicated with me. He has also signed on to be a Yeoman and don't know exactly what they do, but in reading from you posts I get a little more understanding. He is 18 and does not tell me much. Now I was under the impression that school in Mississippi was 7 months long, but I saw a post that someone stated 7 weeks. I'm getting conflicted information. Anyhow, I hope to hear from others about their experiences and any other info. Also, are we allowed to visit them while they are at school?

Comment by dorisz on February 23, 2013 at 7:04pm

Hello Folks,  My son is on the USS Ike, just deployed this week. It is his first deployment so I am trying to figure all this out!

Comment by navyboy2012 on February 18, 2013 at 10:53pm

Laurie 1029, This is a group on here I joined when my son was in Meridian and it really helped. If you read the comments posted on here you will learn how things will work there. 

Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends

Comment by navyboy2012 on February 18, 2013 at 10:47pm

 Laurie1029, You still have quite a bit of wait time still! I thought they changed BC to 12 weeks, or at least that's what my sailor told me they did 2 months after he graduated BC. But any way, my son went to Meridian, Ms, they have way to much freedom there, is nothing like BC. Yeoman school will be at least 8 weeks once it start if there's enough student to start. And remember bad weather prolongs their stay time if they can't fly. Recruiters are hardly ever right with what they tell you will happen and time wise. My son is in BESS rite now at Groton, Ct and will graduate this friday. My son's home port is Hawaii, and he will be coming home before he has to be there.

Great Lakes, Meridian both have a graduation you get to attend, I would highly suggest you go to BC graduation it a great experience. 

Comment by Laurie1029 on February 18, 2013 at 9:37pm
Hi everyone. My son, Cory, leaves for bootcamp on 8/12/13 and he is going in as a Yeoman. Can anyone tell me where your Yeoman are now and what they are doing? I know we have a long way to go with 9 weeks of bootcamp & 7 weeks in Meridian. But I'm just curious about the different places he may go & the different things he could do.
Comment by candy-oh! on February 9, 2013 at 11:49pm

My son is a Yeoman on the USS New Mexico, stationed at Groton, CT. I used this site so  much when my son first joined; I felt like I didn't know anything. Once he and I both became a little more settled, I didn't feel the need for the support quite so much I guess.

Comment by navyboy2012 on February 9, 2013 at 10:36pm

Good point  Lady Hamilton! I don't visit this group that often because it seems no one get on it. I've had questions about YN but had to find answers else where.

My son and I are newbie's to the navy! I'm extremely proud of the man he's becoming. He has changed a lot in the last 8 month his been in.                           Rite now he is in Groton, Ct finishing up BESS, he graduate's in to weeks.        His home port is Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Texas sub. Rite now the USS Texas is in drydock for a year, so he will be a ghost rider on another for awhile. 

Comment by NavyMomJeg on February 9, 2013 at 10:28pm

Mine is up in Whidbey Island. He's attached to a squadron. He's been home almost a year so like Kim I haven't been hanging around N4Ms much. He's getting ready to deploy in a couple months to the middle east we think so then I will probably be back on more! He and his family seemed to be pretty settled now but we shall see once deployment starts.


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