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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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MAA Moms

A group for moms of "Master At Arms" sailors.

Members: 623
Latest Activity: on Friday

We look forward to hearing about your sailors journey. How he/she likes being an MAA (MA) and which kind of job they are doing and how you are doing knowing what your sailor does for a living.
NOTE: Please help keep our sailors safe. Don't give out exact locations.Example: If he/she is in Iraq you can say Iraq but I would not say the name of the camp or a town near the camp. If they are on a ship don't give the last known location. Although some of that is public we don't in anyway want to jeopardize them.


MA Schools
Lackland AFB, TX -- 40 calendar days
Hampton Roads, VA -- 50 calendar days
Kings Ba, GA -- 50 calendar days

Ship and shore physical security requirements, crime prevention, military and civil law, antiterrorism procedures, physical fitness training, interpersonal communications, first aid, firearms and physical restraint. Group instruction, classroom and physical training in use of restraining devices.

MA's Practicing There Skills - Bahrain

OC Spray

Below is a look at what the MA sailors go though in "A" school at Lackland Air Force Base. USS Russell April 12, 2008 The ship's boarding team practices their close-quarters combat skills while the ship's Master-at-Arms offers "encouragement".

Discussion Forum


Started by Julie. Last reply by IdahoMom Dec 8, 2018. 7 Replies


Started by Karen Oct 20, 2017. 0 Replies

Graduation Dates

Started by MA mom of KY. Last reply by MainemomJulie May 30, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Nina on June 4, 2019 at 10:26am

Thanks B'sNukeMom⚓️MMN! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 29, 2019 at 2:52pm

Hi Nina - you might also want to join the San Antonio group:

San Antonio MAs

Comment by Nina on May 29, 2019 at 1:38pm

Any moms out there whose son or daughter are new arrivals at Lackland? 

Comment by MichelleMamamiciru on November 15, 2018 at 4:25pm

my sailor is at A school in SA now and having a blast lol he is a strange duck.

Comment by lemonelephant on September 25, 2018 at 5:36pm

You are very welcome.

Comment by Casey's mom on September 25, 2018 at 10:52am

Thank you Lemonelephant. I will check it all out.

Comment by lemonelephant on September 21, 2018 at 8:15pm

Welcome, Casey's mom. I left info on your My Page that will help you on this new path.

Comment by Casey's mom on September 21, 2018 at 1:39pm

Hello everyone, I am new here my son was at A school for Air Traffic Control. He wasn't really getting it so they ended up dropping him from the program at the very end right before graduation. He is will be on his way to A school in Texas sometime in October. I am a little nerves for him because he came out of boot camp back in April so he hasn't been doing any PT. AC school is very laid back.

Comment by kuuipo on September 11, 2018 at 1:26pm

Hello everyone, my son finished A School and has been assigned, but due to weather in everywhere is has a connected flight, they all even here have a hurricane or typhoon going on, 

Comment by CarsMom on September 10, 2018 at 3:04pm

Our SR is now in SA. He says there is a lot to learn - I think he is a bit overwhelmed going from basic to there.  Just trying to get his bearings.


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