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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).  


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New to and would like some information about A School and what to expect.  Anyone with some insight on this would be greatly appreciated.  My son graduates Friday, May 24th and will be leaving for A-School shortly after.  Thank you.

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I'm curious about this as well. My FS will be in IT

I'm in A school right now here in Pensacola. I love this place to be honest. Feel free to message me a list of questions

What is a day's schedule like? - is there liberty each day or how often? How often for phone calls? Can visitors come - and how does that work if I wanted to come down to visit my son? How much time would I actually be able to see him - or is that even possible? thanks.

Thank you so much. My son just got there June 22nd 2013. Can you please give me a typical day there at A school. Thank you Also what can they bring there.
AO at A school. Thank you

hello do not know what job my son will be doing he is still in boot camp and his pir is 9/19/14, he mention that he will be attending A school in pensicola. my question is does everyone go to a school and what kins of school is it if its in pensicola?

This might be a dumb question, but my son got AV as his job.  I know he said he will then change to AE or AT. But, where will his A school be?  Everything I have read says Pensacola. Is that right?

Does anyone know if there is a graduation ceremony from A school like they have for PIR?

Depends on the school. Nothing on the same scale of course. No flags. No band. No marching. No spectacle.

Most parents don't attend since their Sailors are getting leave and coming home anyway.

What typically is scheduled after his 5 week A school ABH training? More land training or assignment to carrier?

good morning. Not really finding as much information readily available as I did for PIR. My daughter graduates A school from Pensacola on March 22. Anyone know if there is 1) a limitation on tix; 2) will we be able to spend the day with her 3) what time the graduation usually is


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