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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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 Becky on February 15, 2012 at 9:08am

Son just classed up for AWV. I hope it is the same as AV, but if not, someone let me know where I should be. I cannot find a very in depth discussion of AWV and my son isn't sharing (sound familiar?). He has been at Pensacola since October so we are all excited that A school has started. Does anyone know how long A school will last and where he will probably go to C school? Congradulations to all those who graduated from BC.   

Comment by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) on November 4, 2011 at 3:00pm

Hi TJsmama,

My daughter swore in yesterday as AV. She leaves 20120717. What day does TJ leave?

Comment by navymom12592 on October 10, 2011 at 7:44pm
My son just left for BC. His A School will also be Pensacola.
Comment by TJsMama on August 4, 2011 at 4:15pm
Hi, my son just picked his AV job this week but is not scheduled for BC til July 2012. I'm very proud of him. :)
Comment by andrewsmom (ATO Gaynors mom) on August 1, 2011 at 4:49pm

Just found out that my son, upon Graduating 8/5 from BC will be heading to Pensacola for AV.


Comment by Suzi-OH on April 11, 2011 at 3:39pm
I have the same question as AV the same as AWV?
Comment by ColoradoConnie on March 25, 2011 at 2:50pm
Are there any AV moms that have there SR's in BC right now would love to get the low down on what they are doing

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