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 Phoenixmom on October 10, 2017 at 4:10pm

Hi Ladies, new to this site, My son is attending A School in Great Lakes, Il he will be a EM. He is Loving it! Ashley I think it depends on where your Husband is stationed. My son is in Great Lakes and he down time is starting Dec. 22nd cant leave earlier that 9am until Jan. 7th that is when he needs to be back. and from my understanding it also depends on how much time he has accumulated. I hear some may have to stay back due to Duty. but your Husband should of had a briefing on it already or maybe soon.

Comment by MegsMom on July 21, 2017 at 10:54am

My daughter arrived at A School last Sunday in San Antonio Texas. So far so good. She enjoys having her phone and it makes it so much easier to chat with her. I'm curious about the Graduation. Should I try to make a point to be there?

Comment by Ashley on May 20, 2017 at 11:29am
Does anyone know the rules for Christmas? I want to know if my husband can come home and see his family for Christmas but does the 350 mile radius still apply?
Comment by John and Yvonne on April 28, 2017 at 1:36pm

Just a quick reminder to you moms. 

If your sons or daughters come to Virginia Beach for A school we would love to invite them over to our home on the weekends, We provide rides if they don't have a vehicle . :

Yvonne and John

Comment by Moom on April 28, 2017 at 1:14am

I am trying...its a long story but I've missed so many little  I hate missing this. But being low man on the todem pole with a new job makes me last in line for time off.

Comment by mommabear on April 27, 2017 at 7:51pm
Don't feel bad. A school graduation is 15 minutes nd a handshake. My son told me not to bother since he will be coming home also...
Comment by Moom on April 27, 2017 at 5:37pm

Hello all My son just started A school in Texas. I am so proud of him but feel so far away. Just found out I wont be able to go to graduation. He has told me multiple times that it is ok because he will be home for a few days after. But still hurts.

Comment by NaVyBoNuSmOm on March 13, 2017 at 1:04pm

Hello - My daughter graduated on 3/10/17 & she'll be attending A school in Virginia (CS). I'm looking to see if anyone also has a Sailor heading that way & if anyone knows when that graduation will be? Thx. 

Comment by John and Yvonne on March 5, 2017 at 7:19pm

Ladies and moms,

When your son or daughter graduates from A school and if they get stationed in Norfolk/Virginia Beach please let them know about us. My husband and I open our home on the weekends and invite sailors over to have a place to hang out(a home away from home). On Saturday nights we eat together and play board games. On warmer evenings we go mini golfing and other outdoor activities. On Sunday we sit down to a home cooked meal with home made bread and desserts. You can check us out on our page on this site to find out more. 

Yvonne and John

Comment by LLN15 on February 18, 2017 at 10:44pm

Anyone have a loved one in NCBC - Gulfport, MS?


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