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

Comment by NavyMom21 on February 5, 2018 at 3:34pm

I've seen many comments of ATI's being stationed at Pt. Mugu

Comment by candirad on February 4, 2018 at 7:59pm

Andrewsmom:  My son is at Pt. Mugu and went on a 8-week training in Virginia.  He will be staying there awhile.  I think our boys have been in the same amount of time.

Comment by Andrewsmom on February 4, 2018 at 7:22pm

Hi All!  My son is also ATI (4 1/2 years) with a slightly different path than the last few comments.  He was at P'Cola for approx. 6 months total time, once he "classed up".  His first assignment was directly to an amphibious assault ship and a six month deployment to Asian Pacific.  He went to C school after he returned.  He was then sent to Pt. Mugu Naval Air Base.  While there he has been on a 4 month deployment around South America and is currently with a group on the Teddy Roosevelt aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf (6 month deployment).  He's been able to see many interesting ports and countries! 

Comment by MaggieMay on February 4, 2018 at 4:39pm

Best of Luck to your son Navymom21. Please keep in touch and ask as many questions as you want!  

Comment by NavyMom21 on February 4, 2018 at 4:04pm

hahah thank you. He was told there aren't many for ATI right now so he might be able to pick anyway, but he will still try for top of his class anyway to try and rank up faster. He ranked up in BC to an E2

Comment by MaggieMay on February 4, 2018 at 3:55pm

I agree Candirad!  It would be awesome to get this group active again. Miss you dear friend!

Navymom21 - yep a lot of math!  I don't know how things work in A school these days but back when my son was in P'cola the sailors who scored the highest got to pick orders first so that's quite an incentive to work hard. Totally up to the Navy though how they give out orders - sometimes sailors get to pick sometimes they don't.  Get use to "meeting the needs of the Navy". 

Comment by candirad on February 4, 2018 at 3:40pm

Glad to see this chatter!! I know as a new Navy mom I was always glad to get everyone's comments!!

Comment by NavyMom21 on February 4, 2018 at 3:34pm

My son just got there and they told him his rate as an ATI involves a lot of math. He scored really high on math on the the ASVAB. My son shares a bathroom with an ATI that has been there about 3 months. 

Comment by MaggieMay on February 4, 2018 at 3:02pm

Hello ladies!  So great to see activity on here. My son is ATI (been in Navy 6 yrs). Your sailors will find out what C school they will be going to when they get their orders towards the end of A school. C school is where they will get specialized training and it can be anywhere. My son did C school for calibrations in Biloxi, MS. He went back a second time for advanced cal tech too.  Most ATI's work in a shop/lab either on a ship or on shore. My son has been on an aircraft carrier for the past 5 years but is going to his first shore duty in Florida this spring.  He really likes his job in the Navy

Congrats on BC graduation and best of luck in school.  Tell them to study hard!

Comment by TrueBlue on February 4, 2018 at 2:39pm


my my son is ATI as well. I spoke to him the other day and he said that lots of new guys were arriving at Pensacola for ATI. 

My son graduated BC on 10/6/17 and I believ A school started at the end of October. 

He is scheduled to graduate A school April 4th. He has guaranteed C school, but we do not know where as of yet, just that it will not be in Pensacola. 


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