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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."

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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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

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Comment by CATHARINE on August 3, 2014 at 10:08am


We just returned home from that amazing graduation ceremony. Dev sounded very excited when he arrived in MS yesterday.

Our daughter is a firefighter in Zortman, MONTANA.

Comment by Navymom21 on August 3, 2014 at 9:18am

Welcome Catharine......My son has been in over a year...he was also the same ship and div as your son. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer.

Comment by CATHARINE on June 25, 2014 at 9:25am

Whew! I am so glad to find you ladies!  My SR is Ship 13. Div 238.

Glad to know there is a site for that group.


Comment by mother always on May 11, 2014 at 7:08am

Good morning to All

Happy Mothers Day to All!! Glad to see your post Mimi...Blessings!!

Comment by omama on March 20, 2014 at 1:35am

My SIL graduates tomorrow AZ, school has been in Mississippi, heading west to his first duty station:)

So Thought Id join this group, also have a son who is AWO.

Comment by bleutalefly_S14USSArizonaDiv061 on January 20, 2014 at 3:39pm
Is anyone current/ up to date on AZ school status? My daughter just PIR on 1/17/14 and got there yesterday. Says her three incoming added to prior two makes five but not enough to class up. Other two have already been waiting there two months and were told could be as long as six months before they have enough for a class. Will they still get to work up to liberty privileges? She will probably be there during spring break and we could arrange to visit there but would want to know if she had evening/weekend liberty to make it worthwhile. Also, any ideas on phones for AZ? She currently doesn't have one. Not knowing where her next orders might take her, looking at pay as you go vs monthly options. Welcome to suggestions or others sharing their experiences while stationed here. Thanks in advance!!
Comment by AZ3 on January 6, 2014 at 9:41pm

I was in A school last year. It is very boring in Meridian. I had to wait a couple weeks to class up, spent 8 weeks in school and then another couple weeks after classes were over to go home. She can go to the Liberty center and play games and watch movies, she can walk to the bowling alley to bowl, play pool and watch movies in lounge chairs with free popcorn (better than liberty center). She can walk to the gym or the NEX. The NEX has food, clothes, electronics, etc. There is also a salon. I spent a lot of time on the weekends at the galley just eating and watching tv with my friends. Going to town is not that exciting. You have to take a cab and there is not much more than the mall which is small. I made friends that had cars with them so I did not take a cab much and got to go to a lot of different places around Meridian. They have a Mugshots Grill and Bar in Meridian which is the best place to eat but not near the mall. They also have some cool bars and shopping downtown. Well 2 cool bars and one store but it't better than nothing. There was theft when I was there but it was mostly with the people that would let people come in and out of their rooms and leave their stuff out. During school hours your stuff has to be locked up. The school part is easy. You just go through online courses and have an instructor up front explaining the information and then you take tests after each lesson. There is no studying out of class since it is all on the computers at the schoolhouse. She needs to focus during class. Close to the end of the 8 weeks the instructors will come into the class with a list of orders. Everyone gets to choose off the list but it goes in order of how well you do in the class. So if she has the highest grade then she gets to pick first. I would suggest choosing a squadron and not a ship. I hope some of this helped.

Comment by lovemydoodles on January 5, 2014 at 6:02pm

My daughter is an AZ in Mayport , FL. Her PIR Date was 7-26-13. She went to Meridian for her school and was on hold for several weeks before they started actual classes. They had to report, but they didn't do much. Cleaning, pulling weeds, reading books,standing watch. They didn't have an instructor because someone had retired. When they finally got started they got all the classes done in about 7-8 weeks. She did not think anything they learned was very hard, and she had a lot of free time. She came home after "A" school the second week of October. Yes, they do train with the Marines and the AZs have to follow the Marine rules which are a little more strict than the Navy. She will have plenty of time for working out. There is not anything close to the school. They would take cabs or shuttles in to go shopping at the mall.My daughter did not have any problem with things getting stolen as stated in earlier posts. But I guess its better to be alert to this. You can private message me if you have any other questions.

Comment by Strawberry shortcake on January 5, 2014 at 1:04pm
I meant lemon elephant sorry!! :)
Comment by Strawberry shortcake on January 5, 2014 at 1:03pm
Good afternoon my SR will be having her PIR on 1-24-14 and then going to AZ school in Meridian. Can anyone tell me some info about the AZ school and if she will be bored or is there'd a lot to learn?? I also heard it was taught by the Marines will she get a lot more time for physical work outs she loves to keep in shape. I was wondering how long her paperwork says 11 weeks but in a letter home she said she was told 8 weeks. Any info is appreciated and I thank you for having a link and thank you lemon mom for giving me this link!!

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