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

Comment by SpecialK on April 25, 2013 at 1:36pm

My son has not started yet but he said he was told the first part of May.

Comment by norcalgal on April 16, 2013 at 6:36pm

SpecialK (love the name by the way) have you heard if they have started a class yet for them in Pensacola. My son got some kind of instructions but I haven't heard what it is yet.

Comment by SpecialK on April 10, 2013 at 7:00pm
My son's PIR was 12/21/12 and he is still waiting to start classes. They are telling him maybe May.... No idea how it works. Lots of waiting........ But at lest it is Florida and not Illinois. No snow!
Comment by missG on April 6, 2013 at 12:26pm

HI,  my SR is in BC as well , PIR is 5/3/13. Headed to Pensacola for AV as well. I heard the school could be 15 weeks  or more than 20, not sure how that's determined.

Comment by cassidy26 on March 25, 2013 at 9:43pm

Good evening everyone. My SR is in BC right now and his PIR is April 26th from there he will go to P'cola for A school. I was wondering about how long A school normally is for this job :)

Comment by LadyShai85 on February 5, 2013 at 1:26am

My hub sworn in as an AT leaves for BC on 20120515 and he is going to Pensacola, FL for A school

Comment by newnavywife2012 Ship 09 Div 283 on September 5, 2012 at 11:36am

My husband graduates bootcamp on Friday! Can't wait!!

Comment by Becky on April 12, 2012 at 10:38am

Does anyone know where AWVs usually go for C school and for how long? My son is thinking JAX, but is there anywhere else?

Comment by 01navymom12 on March 27, 2012 at 7:34pm

My son just signed up for AV, doesn't leave till September, though he is in the DAR program.  Can someone give me a good idea of what exactly AV's do?


Comment by spring932 on February 16, 2012 at 3:51pm

Becky.... not sure, hopefully someone can answer that for you.

My daughter left for GL on Tuesday, and will be going to AV school probably in Pensacola.


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