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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."

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

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

Members: 625
Latest Activity: Oct 15

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


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Graduation Dates

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

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Comment by C'sMom on October 1, 2020 at 4:38pm

VintageGal:  My SR's PIR is 10-29, so they could be in the same TG.  It's TG 51.  So the ROM once they get to GL is more solitary than the initial ROM?  That's so hard on them!  

Comment by VintageGal on September 30, 2020 at 12:37pm
Kim - right? They’ve got to make it tolerable, I swear! They need to keep up their morale in someway. Whether it be a counselor or a chaplain coming around. (Sigh)
Comment by kim on September 30, 2020 at 12:24pm

VintageGal - Oh I hope so too. They shouldn't have to be alone because it would probably make them stir crazy. I haven't heard how they handle it at GL?

Comment by VintageGal on September 30, 2020 at 12:20pm
Kim - Ok, I hope to find out right after ROM. Ugh my boy back in ROM!! I hope he’s able to talk to friends to lift each other up.
Comment by kim on September 30, 2020 at 10:00am

VintageGal - He is 419

Comment by VintageGal on September 29, 2020 at 7:56pm
Kim- I believe it’s all changed someone was telling me he’ll be in a 400 DIV. Kristel2400 said that she got a call from her SR after he got out of ROM so hopefully we’ll be able to communicate with him about that after he gets out. Ugh
what DIV is your SR?
Comment by kim on September 29, 2020 at 4:26pm

vintageGal - did your SR's extra ROM cause him to have to switch TG's, ship, and division? Have been curious how that works?

Comment by VintageGal on September 28, 2020 at 5:34pm
C’smom2020 - Hi, it looks like my son has the same schedule as yours. He had to go back into quarantine which pushed him back a couple weeks so I believe he’ll be graduating the week of October 22 or the following week but nevertheless I’m sure they will meet :)
Comment by C'sMom on September 28, 2020 at 5:15pm

I just joined this group, and I see some familiar names.  Our SR's PIR date is 10/29.  Then he's going to San Antonio.  Kim, our SRs may get to know each other well since it looks like they are the same PIR and A school.

Comment by kim on September 11, 2020 at 7:59am

our sons bc graduation date should be toward the end of October. His ROM hopefully ends 9/15


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