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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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: 115
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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Comment by navywife07 on August 18, 2013 at 3:44pm

My Husband just got there on July 28. He hasn't started school yet as he is waiting to class up. He said that they have "Jobs" such as cleaning, watches or front desk work until they class up (start classes)

Comment by Cassie's-momShip4Div380 on August 15, 2013 at 11:33pm

What do they do while they are waiting to start A school?

Comment by 01navymom12 on June 24, 2013 at 12:37pm

My son has been in Pensacola since November, just graduated A school today and is an official AT.  He didn't start school for 3 months after he got there and is so happy to be done and able to get on his way.  Waiting for orders to Virginia Beach.

Comment by norcalgal on June 24, 2013 at 12:03pm

Navywife2012 My son is in Pensacola and has been there since April 15. He told our friend about a month ago that his AV school will not start for about three months.

Comment by Navywife2012 on June 23, 2013 at 7:37pm
So is it true my husband may not start school for a while? He just got there yesterday
Comment by Cathy on May 28, 2013 at 4:24pm

My daughter pir is 5/31    she will then go to Pensacola to A school

Comment by SpecialK on May 21, 2013 at 12:49pm

Son finally started school on Thursday!   He has been there since February.

Comment by norcalgal on April 30, 2013 at 11:14am

That's great that he loves P'Cola. I think your son will have more time to scuba, boat and snorkel....My son told a family friend in the area that he was told the A School is not going to start for three months.

Comment by SpecialK on April 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
LOVES Pensacola. He is on mids (on duty midnight on) and says its the best. Pretty much ends up having a 3 day weekend for scuba, boating and snorkeling. But that will all change once A school starts. Enjoying while he can....
Comment by norcalgal on April 25, 2013 at 6:29pm

Wonder what they do with the free time? My son's BDUs just got shipped to our friend's house near P'Cola so he doesn't even have his regular uniform. Does your son like P'cola?


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