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 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 8/25/2022 - 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

Comment Wall


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

Comment by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor on August 9, 2009 at 9:53pm
Krystal, My granddaughter is AT and she went to GL for her basic electronics course. She wasn't Grad-N-Go.
Comment by terbeasch on August 9, 2009 at 6:38pm
hi, my sailor arrived in p'cola yesterday, is going for ATI, is there still a long wait for these classes? he seemed to think he would be here until next june?
Comment by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor on August 4, 2009 at 1:46pm
Hi, Carrie. Welcome to the group. My granddaughter is heading down to Pensacola tomorrow. Then she too will be on hold there. Does Michael have any idea on the length of time for his hold?
Comment by terbeasch on August 1, 2009 at 11:40pm
Dori, thanks for the info, Im sure as we go along i will figure out all this navy lingo, Im hoping the hold for A school isn't too long, idle hands can get in trouble, hopefully the navy will keep him busy while he is waiting.
Comment by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor on August 1, 2009 at 4:15pm
Terbeasch, Isn't that "I'm a Sailor call" great. I know when I talked to Victoria, she was so tired but also so happy with herself.

Victoria enlisted as AT, then when she transferred to GL A school, she said it was ATO. Then she said they switched it to ATI. So I am not sure exactly what rate she is at this point. As I understand it, the AT rate is not a guaranteed rate and the final decision is made after the basic electronics course.

Victoria is leaving GL for Pensacola on Wednesday. Then she will be on hold again. There appears to be quite a hold for the AT school.

Ksaul09, It's great to have someone who can answer questions. I don't have any right now but I am sure that as Victoria moves into A school, I will have some.

Sherrill, my brother was stationed in Japan when his two older children were starting school. His youngest son was born there. Matt completely fell in love with Japan, returned as an exchange student, married a Japanese girl and they have lived both in Japan and the US. He is currently an airline pilot and dreams one day of flying for JAL. He is bi-lingual as is his daughter. I understand it is a very interesting country.
Comment by terbeasch on August 1, 2009 at 12:17am
My son's PIR is next week and he called today (the I'm a Sailor call" and told me his rate was changed to ATI can anyone tell me what that is and am I in the right group?
Comment by Susan mom to Niko on March 12, 2009 at 1:11pm
Indeed it is all based on 'needs of the Navy'... my son was in GL at first then sent to Lemoore CA... Of course they had shut down Pcola during that time. Have faith they will move through school quickly and be on to their duty stations before you know it!
Comment by Mari on April 23, 2008 at 9:34pm
Can anyone in this group tell me what the difference between AT and AS is?
Comment by Mari on April 15, 2008 at 11:48pm
Hi ladies, I am really new to all of this. My son just signed up last week and will be going to BC end of summer and to AT training as well. Do any of you have any information on the AT training and how long is it for?

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