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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Avionics Technicians (AV) Moms


Avionics Technicians (AV) Moms

This group is for moms of AV sailors to share thoughts and experiences

Members: 114
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2021

Discussion Forum

"A" school training

Started by jaf. Last reply by Dom14081 Dec 19, 2017. 5 Replies

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You need to be a member of Avionics Technicians (AV) Moms to add comments!

Comment by Dana on January 27, 2021 at 1:57pm
MAMAC it is a ride. My son left 2 hours ago from the pier. At least I saw it on the web cam.
Comment by MAMAC on January 27, 2021 at 1:51pm

Hello everyone my son is just stating his journey, he arrives at RTC tonight!! He will head to Pensacola for A school after BC!

Comment by MJDogs on December 12, 2018 at 12:29pm

Hello everyone!  My son arrived at Pensacola 11/17/18 and started classes 12/6/18 for ATO.  

Comment by KiddGreen1978 on November 13, 2018 at 4:01am
Hi Monkey's Mom,

I've noticed that this group is not very active. Both of my sons have gone through BC and are currently stationed at NAS. One is AV while the other is GSE. I would say while he's there write a lot of letters to keep him going and feeling connected to home. He'll probably call you like the 2nd to 3rd week if all goes well with his training group. Graduation is the best feeling ever! Find your PIR Group and they will keep you updated about the meet and greet and any items that you may need. That group is where you will get the most beneficial information. My AV was stationed in Pensacola for A school and then some go off to C school right after. Just reinforce the good study habits they had while prepping for an exam and he should be good. Try to find cheap refundable tickets or no/low cost change tickets for PIR (Graduation) once he send you the letter that says his anticipated graduation date. Please know that you may not be able to bring more that 3 people, possibly 4 (including you) to PIR. So be Selective when you choose that person because if the other person backs out I'm sure that could've been space for someone who really wanted to go. I had a similar incident happen to me for my last son's PIR. Not sure where you live, but him being stationed at Pensacola was perfect for us because it wasn't a long drive. My other son however was stationed at Great Lakes and I didn't see him from September thru December when they have shut down and he was able to come home. I think they call it Mass Exodus. I hope this has helped! I'm not on here very often I just happened to see your posts and know that no one every seems to respond to this group.
Comment by Monkey's mom on November 13, 2018 at 12:17am

Hello out there, I'm new to all of this. My son will be headed to "A" school in early January.  Any hints of what I should do now that he is still in BC?

Comment by HypnoticPupper on September 6, 2018 at 12:38pm

Does anyone know if there are actually multiple training sites for AV A school? I keep hearing Pensacola, but I had also heard a few other locations as well.

Comment by NavyMom21 on August 19, 2018 at 4:17pm

Hi Auxi! I haven't seen too much activity

Comment by Auxi on June 8, 2018 at 2:19pm
Hello! Is this group still active?
Comment by mama4ever on December 15, 2016 at 5:00pm
KiddGreen1978, I was wondering the same thing.
Comment by KiddGreen1978 on December 13, 2016 at 9:11am

Good Morning. I have noticed that there has not been a post in this group since June 19th, 2015. Is this still an active group?


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