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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


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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 VintageGal on October 15, 2020 at 7:47pm

Never mind that was just their services 

Comment by VintageGal on October 15, 2020 at 7:46pm

Hey ladies I don’t know where I got this link (their website or maybe from this website- I have the memory of a gnat) but it’s an update on Lackland Air Force Base and MA training :)

Comment by VintageGal on October 15, 2020 at 7:43pm

Kim - hi Kim I sent you a friend request :) 

I hear you on that! I’ve been trying to check out a lot of videos. I feel like the more I know the better I feel! 

Comment by kim on October 15, 2020 at 4:03pm

Vintage - Thanks for the link! I'll have to check it out. I may have already seen it because I search youtube for MA info often LOL.

C'smom - You are in the same category as everyone else here. You are the mother of a wonderful young man that is serving, period!!

Comment by VintageGal on October 15, 2020 at 3:25pm
C’smom- hey lady we’re all in this together! :) it’s really good- she gives to the point info on MA school from when they arrive to end.
Comment by C'sMom on October 15, 2020 at 12:27pm

VintageGal, thanks!  My SR is a reservist, and I often feel like we are in a different category than  everyone else.  I'll be sure to watching later!  

Comment by VintageGal on October 14, 2020 at 7:40pm

Hi ladies, I was just on YouTube looking up videos to see how things are at MA school from a sailor’s point of view. This sweet girl has an informative video on her experience. You can skip through the intro. :) it says Navy reservist but it pertains to them whether they’re a reservist or enlisted that I’ve noticed so far. 

Comment by VintageGal on October 12, 2020 at 6:09pm

My Sr called too! I see that he called around the same time as yours :) he said mom will you call W (his fiancé) - but unfortunately she was at work. Then said call the boys! So we called his friends and they were excited and shocked to talk him :) He’s happy in his new division and a couple of friends from his last division are with him and has made some new friends. Last week they did marlinspike and this week they’re dealing with guns which he’s excited about because he’s experienced. On Sunday their RDC showed them some new songs that had “dropped” I LOVE THIS BOY!! He said he really wish he was home for the holidays. He said he’s going to miss Halloween and all of the festivities and parties that we have at the house. It was a great talk! I told him that there’s some MAs that are in his division and I’ve talk to their moms. He said oh wow I’ll have to ask around. 
so glad for phone calls! 

Comment by C'sMom on October 12, 2020 at 4:24pm

Our SR just called.  I haven't gotten on here and asked any questions yet, because he doesn't graduate boot camp until 10/29.  But based on what the recruiter said, we thought he'd be at MA A school until probably the end of January.  He said he just found out MA school is now only 7 weeks long.  Can anyone enlighten me?  How long is it usually?  And is it shortened due to Covid?  That's what he thought.  

Comment by VintageGal on October 4, 2020 at 6:32pm

C’smom2020 - I’m sorry I am just now seeing this. I believe my son’s PIR. will be Oct 22. In his letter from ROM he did say that he got to talk to other guys so I’m super thankful for that!


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