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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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MAA Moms Discussions (17)

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My son will finish MA school and then goes on to Cuba. I am wondering if we will be able to visit him. If you know anything about this base…

Started by Julie

7 Dec 8, 2018
Reply by IdahoMom


Hi!!   My daughter is at Lackland AFB in TX.  Graduated from Great Lakes this last sept. 22nd.  4 yrs of college under her belt when she we…

Started by Karen

0 Oct 20, 2017

Graduation Dates

Can anyone tell me if there is anywhere that you can find a list of dates for MA "A" school graduation?  My son will be getting pinned soon…

Started by MA mom of KY

2 May 30, 2017
Reply by MainemomJulie

Liberty for married Seaman

My husband arrived at MA school yesterday. Does anyone have insight on if they get special privelages for liberty if married with kids? We…

Started by kerbear2709

0 Jan 31, 2016

Security call

My daughter is at bootcamp and will be going to MA school next I heard that she may make a phone call to get some info for security clearan…

Started by paytonsmom

3 Aug 16, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

New MA Journey

Hi all! My daughter has PIR 9/19!!!! She heads to SA, TX on 9/20 for MA A School! I am learning about all the phases, terms and what a mom…

Started by styliniroc

3 Oct 2, 2014
Reply by Holly MA Mom

Sailor support

My son just started his training at his permanent station. He had to experience a very difficult event. I know I cannot go into detail but…

Started by Lovefuzzfaces

5 Dec 22, 2013
Reply by Lovefuzzfaces

What does the 40 or 50 calendar look like for now?

I am wondering. Are the MA A schools having any delays at all? Or backed up? My fiance is going it A school after his graduation on July 19…

Started by Krose018

23 Jun 6, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

new to a school

 A School San Antonio what is the address?  

Started by johnr

3 May 7, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

Deployed to Afganistan

Anyone have an MA deployed to afganistan?

Started by DsMoma

1 Feb 4, 2013
Reply by janieflorida


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