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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Moms of the Aviation Maintenance Administrators AZ


Moms of the Aviation Maintenance Administrators AZ

Moms and loved ones of AZ sailors

Members: 75
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2019

What an Aviation Maintenance Administrators (AZ) does: The duties performed by AZs include, but aren't limited to: scheduling aircraft inspections; keeping charts that show trends in aircraft system reliability; organizing and operating libraries of technical publications, reports and related maintenance data; issuing aircraft inspection and work orders; performing a wide range of clerical and administrative duties related to aircraft maintenance, such as preparing reports and correspondence, filing and typing; performing data base and system analysis; maintaining aircraft and engine logbooks, and associated records.

Discussion Forum

First Duty Station

Started by ChristineLI,NY Aug 5, 2014. 0 Replies

Recommendations on duty sites??

Started by Strawberry shortcake. Last reply by Mrs. David's mom Feb 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Moms of the Aviation Maintenance Administrators AZ to add comments!

Comment by HeatherS on July 13, 2017 at 11:55pm
He was told that he would be on a carrier for sea duty and is hoping for Norfolk as a base since we all live on the Rast Coast. His recruiter told him he would have to choose between Norfolk and San Diego (I think). I apologize for my uncertainty. I'm still new at this. I know the other choice was a West Coast base.
Comment by cmm1974tx on July 13, 2017 at 1:33pm
It depends on the duty station and orders they receive whether or not they are on a ship or assigned to a squadron. Where is your son hoping to get orders to?
Comment by HeatherS on July 13, 2017 at 11:37am
I have found that one question leads to more questions. What is the difference between choosing a ship vs a squadron upon finishing A-school? Thanks again!
Comment by HeatherS on July 12, 2017 at 7:21pm
Thanks for the info! What a great incentive to do well in class!
Comment by cmm1974tx on July 12, 2017 at 11:15am

Heather- I did not plan to attend his A school graduation at his request, he said it was way smaller on the scale of PIR plus I would have messed up his plans to come home early and surprise me! I took him his car in A school so he had his own transportation and was able to pull the surprise off! 

Comment by cmm1974tx on July 12, 2017 at 11:08am

Hi Heather :) Yes if he was on hold for classes to start up then his graduation date will change. My son also had the same thing happen to him. My son was so happy to see Meridian in his rear view mirror! Good luck to your son! My son finished 2nd in his class and got 2nd pick on the wishlist for his orders. He is currently in San Diego with a squadron. :) 

Comment by HeatherS on July 12, 2017 at 7:23am
Does anyone know if their graduation date changes since they just classed up yesterday? I was told this was an 11 week training, but I am still adjusting to how the Navy counts time. My son had PIR on 6/23, so this will be his third week at Meridian, but first week of class. Thanks!
Comment by encourager on May 28, 2016 at 11:07am
So happy to learn that I have an AZ2 now. Good luck to all our sailors and Happy Memorial Day.
Comment by encourager on December 24, 2015 at 9:52pm
My Navy moms, let's light up the site with good wishes for Christmas. I start!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.. Thanks for all your support throughout my Sailor's Naval career.
Comment by Navy Mom 96 on August 12, 2015 at 11:27pm
Hello Everyone, I'm new to the group. My SR graduates on September 25 and she will be leaving to go to Mississippi for A school for AZ. I was recommended for this group.

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