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 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 Electronic - AE


Aviation Electronic - AE

A group for families studying or working in the field of Aviation Electronics - AE.

Members: 145
Latest Activity: Feb 15

Discussion Forum

What exactly does an AE do in the Navy?

Started by Claudie-Ship11Div186. Last reply by Jason's Mom Apr 6, 2012. 8 Replies

Any flight engineers or P3 Orion crew?

Started by Pat B. Last reply by Debbie AE & CTTmom Oct 5, 2010. 10 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by NYNancy on December 4, 2008 at 6:34pm
Martha and Alan,
It is interesting to see J is going to be an AT. Actually that is exactly what my son wanted to do. Aviation, AT, AO, but they told him they need AE's more right now so that is what he probably will be. If your contract is for Aviation you are either AE or AT. His PIR was 11/21. Has J started the ATT course yet? I am wondering at what point they told him he would be an AT. I keep reading different stories about when they decide if they are AE or AT. Any information would be appreciated. I will be getting Anthony for 2 weeks also, I can't wait!!
Comment by NYNancy on November 29, 2008 at 12:03pm
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.
Hi Becky,
Great to hear that Nathan finished the ATT course, way to go. I bet he will be glad to be in the sunshine.
Hey Cari,
Glad to hear Eric made it to Pensacola, I wish him well with Aircrew.
My son Anthony's PIR was 11/21 and he is currently on hold at GL waiting for the ATT course. He is in the older building. He is loving being out of boot
camp, and being in a room with just 2 other sailors! He spent 4 hours on Thanksgiving working out with one of his division mates, he is in heaven. He told me he wouldn't start the ATT for a couple of weeks, then there is the holiday from 12/19 to 1/4, so he doesn't think much will happen then. After that he could be on hold for the ATT. So things won't be moving too fast.
Comment by NYNancy on November 9, 2008 at 7:15pm
From what I have been told (actually by Becky Mister - she has been very helpful, my son is an AV also, his PIR is 11/21) after boot camp AV's take an ATT course at Great Lakes. It takes approximately 2 months to complete (its a electronics computer course) and then he would go to Pensacola for A school. Either AT or AE. My son was told they need AE's more now, so there is a good chance he would be an AE. He also may be considered a "Grad & Go", but after PIR he will just move to a new location at the same base and may get the entire weekend off. Hope that helps.
Comment by NYNancy on October 31, 2008 at 4:39pm
Hi all,
Yes, there is AT and AT Aircrew and AE and AE Aircrew (I've been reading up). The last site I saw actually said 5 years for all of them. Anthony did not intend to go for AT Aircrew, but I won't know what is going on until I hear from him.
Comment by NYNancy on October 30, 2008 at 9:53pm
Hi Cari,
Thanks for the invite. Anthony signed for 5 years also and I read the website and it said 6 years. I told him that and he said, nope the contract I signed was for 5 years. ?? Was someone misleading him?? What's up??

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