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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Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)


Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)

This is for the wifes/gf/spouses of sailors studying or have completed Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)

Members: 214
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2022

Discussion Forum

Confused about schooling, new to N4M would love advice!

Started by Navy_Girlfriend_08-24-09. Last reply by Connie(Memphis Belle) Feb 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) to add comments!

Comment by Northwoodsmom on June 12, 2022 at 9:58am

Hello, my son is in Lemoore going to school for AT. Most I think go to Pensacola but I am not sure why he is where he is at. I do know he will be heading to Virginia and will be on the Truman eventually. He doesn't communicate too much so I end up doing alot of research on my own. I do know he has a squadron now but not sure if I can share that. 

Comment by K⚓️ on February 18, 2022 at 9:59pm

I will tell him that, I appreciate the advice, thank you! 

Comment by MaggieMay on February 18, 2022 at 8:40am

K⚓️, tell your son to do his best in A school. The sailor with the highest grade picks first for orders and the lowest grade picks last so doing good will pay off. At least that’s the way they did it back with my son. Things may have changed - my son's been in 10 years

Have a beautiful day!!!

Comment by K⚓️ on February 18, 2022 at 8:24am

Thank you MaggieMay, I appreciate the info. 

Comment by MaggieMay on February 17, 2022 at 9:51pm

Not all AT’s go to C school. My son didn’t know until he got his orders at the end of A school. He got orders to go to C school for calibrations then to a ship in Japan. Some will go straight to the fleet after A school and possibly go to C school later on. Best of luck to your son in A school!

Comment by K⚓️ on February 17, 2022 at 9:32pm

My sailor signed his contract for AT and is awaiting A school. My understanding is afterwards he'll go to C school for a specialty? 

Comment by MaggieMay on February 16, 2022 at 8:43am

Well hello there K⚓️!!!

Comment by K⚓️ on February 15, 2022 at 9:42pm

Hello there! Anyone out there? 

Comment by MaggieMay on March 11, 2021 at 8:49am

Hellooooo is there anyone out there?  Unfortunately this group has gone by the wayside. It would be great to get it active again so if anyone is out there speak up!!

Go Navy!

Comment by Viola on April 10, 2019 at 11:48am

Good Morning!

I have a question about leave.  I would like my son to come home for 4th of July.  We live 6 hours away.  He can now leave base overnight but he cannot leave base without a leave buddy.  Can his leave buddy take him to the airport so he can fly home and then pick him up at the airport?  Logistically, it would be very difficult for us to drive to the six hours to Pensacola to sign him out before the family event on the 4th.  

Any guidance would be appreciated.



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