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 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 Nina on June 4, 2019 at 10:24am

My son is in San Antonio for A School (MA). Any other moms whose son or daughter are there? 

Comment by NavyMomGayle on February 18, 2019 at 9:34pm

My son is in "A" school in Meridian, Mississippi.  He graduates this Monday in Logistics Specialist.  Does anyone know what time the graduation ceremony is?

Comment by John and Yvonne on December 4, 2018 at 10:48am


We're not sure what liberty schedule your son will have at husband and I, when we first moved here 18 years ago and invited sailors over to our home, they were able to come over on the weekends and for Christmas. If that is still the case, we would be happy to invite him to come over, especially on Christmas day. We have several sailors who will also be coming. We can pm you our cell # or with your son's permission, we could contact him.

Yvonne and John

Comment by Shaana on December 3, 2018 at 2:21pm

My son just arrived A school in Dam Neck. What kind of liberty might he have around Christmas which will be during his 4th week there?

Comment by John and Yvonne on November 29, 2017 at 11:01am


Glad your son will be going home for Christmas! How wonderful for you and your family! :)

Yvonne and John

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 29, 2017 at 10:49am

John and Yvonne my son will be flying home for Christmas and I cant wait to see him. I Thank You both for opening up your home and Friends also, it is a wonderful thing you do and I am sure it is a relief to some Families knowing that their Loved ones will be able to share in what you have to give. Amazing Thank You again.

Comment by John and Yvonne on November 28, 2017 at 4:43pm


Will your son have a place to go for Christmas dinner? We do have some friends down there. :)

Yvonne and John

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 28, 2017 at 10:52am

dijitt65 if you go and click on groups you will find A school in San Antonio and Master of Arms I would join their sites and you can find more info that way. hope this helps. Have a Great Day and Congrats to your Sailor!

Comment by dijit65 on November 28, 2017 at 1:37am

My sailor will be attending A school as a Master of Arms in San Antonio.  He'll be there over the Christmas holiday.  Does anyone know if they have time off for Christmas?

Comment by CountryMomOfASailor#47 on November 21, 2017 at 11:03am

Hi everyone. I have a question/comment. My daughter just arrived at her A school in Goose Creek, SC on Sat. She has yet to get a roommate and is trying to clean the dorm which she said was a mess when she got there. She needs so many things and we told her not to spend all her $$ that we would ship some things but she doesnt have an address yet and is still in INDOC. How soon til we can get an address? Thanks in advance:) Wishing she wasnt a 10 hr drive away:(


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