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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


Moms of "A" school Sailors

Our sailors are now in "A" school - let's share!!

Members: 960
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2022

Discussion Forum

Great Lakes "A" School 2015-2016

Started by Classycalicat Nov 17, 2015. 0 Replies

Leave during A School

Started by azmom. Last reply by Anti M Sep 8, 2015. 1 Reply

Pensacola for A School

Started by azmom. Last reply by Bernapet Aug 9, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by Kellyrene on July 17, 2020 at 7:47pm

Valtameri- thank you very much! I will  contact her soon. We will  have awhile before he gets stationed anywhere but it would be nice to chat with someone experienced. 

Catherine- I will  do my best to keep up with you  on the timeline my SR is following.  I am on the bootcamp moms page too and there is are so many differences in what is going on it's  hard to make sense  of it all. Have a great evening!

Comment by Valtameri on July 17, 2020 at 5:57pm

Catherine and Kellyrene, the link above is private, but you can send a message and say Valtameri sent you. She's a longtime Navy (sub) mom who said she would be happy to answer any questions you have. :)

Comment by Catherine on July 17, 2020 at 11:54am

Kellyrene, looks like my son is on the same path as yours, just a couple weeks behind since he just arrived at quarantine earlier this week!   We hope to get to Groton to visit as well. Have to wait u til he gets to Aschool and finds out when, if at all, he would have any leave or liberty time.  

Valtameri, thanks for the info.  I hope This Covid situation improves significantly in 2021 so that bases can resume some of  the programs they offer sailors during their free time.  Things seem pretty much locked down now, but it would be great for those stationed in Groton to be able to take a trip to Boston or NYC.

Comment by Kellyrene on July 17, 2020 at 8:13am

Hello! I am new to this whole navy thing. I am on the bootcamp group and they are tremendously supportive. Definitely made it easier to have people to talk to about what you are experiencing as SR move through quarantine and into bootcamp.  I am 18 days into this journey and my son will be headed to A school in groton for secf and basic sub school. Just thought I would check this page out too.

Catherine- I looked around the groton page too. Very quiet over there. It will be 8-9 more weeks before my SR gets there. But we to are hoping to visit him there. 

Comment by Valtameri on July 14, 2020 at 6:28pm

Hi Catherine,

I see you are also a member of sub moms and groton -- those are kind of quiet too, but may have info in the discussion forum.

Bases all have some sort of recreation and transportation options available. Here's Groton's MWR info page:

Comment by Catherine on July 14, 2020 at 5:57pm

Hmmmm, crickets for A school in Groton, CT   :-(

Comment by Catherine on May 17, 2020 at 3:37am

Barring Covid delays, my son will head to RTC in July and then to Groton, CT for sub & A- schools. Any tips or info onThat area and/or that base  I know sailors will be very busy the first month there with sub school and then several weeks of A-school.  When can they leave base for liberty?  Are there things to do in the area and How best for sailors  without a vehicle get around? Uber? Any groups or events on base for new guys to meet others?

Comment by LoriPNM on February 19, 2020 at 8:38am

My son arrived at A school in Pensacola on Monday - anyone else have a Sailor attending A school there?  

Comment by Vanilla on June 27, 2019 at 8:15pm

My daughter is in Great Lakes, IL. She graduated from BC on June 21, 2019. I missed her very much. 

Comment by Myckelsmom19 on June 4, 2019 at 10:28am

My son is in San Antonio as well


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