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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 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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Moms of "A" school Sailors Discussions (44)

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Great Lakes "A" School 2015-2016

My son is "on hold" until January for his classes to start. Will it be likely that he can come home for Christmas? How do they count days o…

Started by Classycalicat

0 Nov 17, 2015

Leave during A School

I have a question.  Can a sailor take "Leave" during A School?  I have read "No" and "Yes".  Just wanting some clarification on this.  A fe…

Started by azmom

1 Sep 8, 2015
Reply by Anti M

Pensacola for A School

Just got back from visiting my daughter in Pensacola. We really were hoping to stay on base at one of the hotels but that didn't work out.…

Started by azmom

3 Aug 9, 2015
Reply by Bernapet

Groton Ct sub school

My son just got to sub school 11/23! Today!

Started by Jeffsmom1380

23 Jan 11, 2015
Reply by ELO.Navy.Mom

Adopting sailors for Thanksgiving

My son is in Great Lakes and I hope he gets "adopted" by a family for Thanksgiving. I think it's great so wWe are now going to adopt Sailor…

Started by aarcd

4 Nov 7, 2014
Reply by SeanMom

CS in Virginia

Does anyone have their sailors in Virginia and going through the CS training

Started by Yasminie5

0 Sep 16, 2014

Fort Leanord Wood Missouri Base

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows anything about the Fort Leanorwood Army Base? This is where my son will be going for his A schooling. He…

Started by 1ProudCBmama

2 Sep 4, 2014
Reply by 1ProudCBmama

Laptop or Tablet for son at A school? Which is best for CM in Port Hueneme?

Is a laptop best for a school? I would think so but looking for opinions. want to give as gift.

Started by Seabeeseanmom

0 Sep 2, 2014

yeoman A-school

Hi ladies, can anyone provide information on Yeoman A-school? duration? How is the coursework? Do you have to be computer savvy etc?

Started by Brittny

0 Jun 28, 2014

Girlfriend from hell

I am desperate for some advice. My son met a girl 2 days before he left for bootcamp. He is now in his first week of A school in Pensacola.…

Started by KimV

4 Jun 15, 2014
Reply by KimV


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