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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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

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

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Comment by Viola on February 14, 2019 at 12:20pm

Good Morning,

My son just switched ratings to Aviation Electronics Technician.  He was Submarine Electronics.  He is Groton.  I guess he is now awaiting orders to transfer.  Any information will be appreciated! So not expecting this, but I am excited because it looks like he will be closer to me in Florida.

Comment by NavyMom21 on August 19, 2018 at 4:16pm

Thank you so much. He actually is liking the school so far. He's on nights so he gets to sleep during the day. 

Comment by MaggieMay on July 30, 2018 at 12:16pm

NavyMom21 - Welcome to the Cal Tech world!  The cal techs are a small community in the Navy.  I haven't run across another cal tech mom in quite awhile!  There's a good possibility your son will run into the sailors he's in school with now (including the instructors) further down the road.   My son likes his job (I think it's a big part of why he's making a career with the Navy).  I hope your son will like it too.  Feel free to ask any questions.  Tell your son not to bum out too much.  Sometimes sailors hear a lot of rumors and think they won't like a certain place but if they have an open mind it could turn out to be a nice place to be.  One thing about the Navy you get to move around!

Comment by NavyMom21 on July 29, 2018 at 10:44pm

Maggie May, my son is there to learn calibrating as well. He is very happy to get San Diego, but their boat is going in to a dry dock for a year, NOT in San Diego. He is a little bummed about that though.

Comment by MaggieMay on July 27, 2018 at 1:57pm

Candirad - Josh recently got stationed in FL (JAX).  He had been on the carrier for 5 years which there was several thousand in that command and now there are less than 40 sailors at his new command - talk about a big change!!  He really likes it though.  He's being sent to the Bahamas soon to work for a short period of time - the Navy does have it's perks!!!  

Sounds like your boys are doing good.  How long has your sailor been in now?  Is he planning on staying in?  He's married now, right?

Comment by candirad on July 27, 2018 at 11:36am

Hey MaggieMay - Glad to see you or hear from you.  How are things with Josh?  Where is he now?

Comment by MaggieMay on July 26, 2018 at 6:44pm
NavyMom21 - Woohoo love hearing sailors moving on in their Navy path! My son also did C school in Biloxi. He liked it there and yes the AF food is much better!! What is your son going to C school for? Mine did calibrations.

Hi Candirad! It's me joshmom. I was bored one day and changed my name on here (hee hee) really don't know why guess I just wanted a change!
Comment by candirad on July 26, 2018 at 6:07pm

Congrats NavyMom21!  You never doubted he'd not pass did you?  Glad he is liking Biloxi!  San Diego will be so nice.  Of course I'm partial being in CA.  My Marine son stayed after he got out and was working as an Aviation Mechanic on Helicopters with a private contractor and just moved over to F18's and get's paid quite well.  My Navy son is working with drones now.  He enjoys it as well.  This is such a great education/experience for our boys!  Take care!

Comment by NavyMom21 on July 26, 2018 at 5:31pm

Well my son passed the A school in P'cola with flying colors. They sent him off to C school in Biloxi. He says the food on the airforce base is so good. He's going to get spoiled there. He was put on night classes so he likes that. Found out he will be headed to San Diego when he's out. 

Comment by candirad on February 5, 2018 at 6:01pm

They seem to like Pt. Mugu.  It's close to everything and there is a beach on base which makes it private just for Navy families.  Housing there is nice as well.


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