This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Any new MAA Moms who would like to chat and share experiences.

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Comment by simplyblessed on October 17, 2018 at 12:48pm

Thank you for the info pokey1042, I was wondering how it all works. Do they fly out on Saturday right away? 

Comment by pokey1042 on September 21, 2018 at 4:14pm

My finished A Sch this past Wed.  For those who wanted to know about the pinning ceremony its a very fast ceremony.  It took about 30 minutes.  During the ceremony you can take pictures and after.  The Sailors will walk to the person who they choose to pin their badge.  It can be up to three people.  Afterwards, they march back to their barracks to get their belongings if they have their flight tickets and paperwork.  They get their room inspected and they are free to go home with you.  

Comment by CA NavyMom on September 25, 2017 at 12:13pm

My daughter had her PIR on 9/22 and arrived for MA A-school on 9/23. She said her graduation date is 11/22. I'm looking forward to learning more about this part of her journey and couldn't be more proud of her!

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 21, 2017 at 5:07pm
Kim, I agree. He said there was only 1 class graduating in the 7th. I put in a friend request so we can exchange names and tell the kids.
Comment by Kim on September 21, 2017 at 10:07am

He must be in class with my daughter then.

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 20, 2017 at 7:27pm
He started some stuff last week, but he was in holding yesterday. So today was starting the big stuff.
Comment by Kim on September 20, 2017 at 11:45am

Prattlebrat, does your son start A-school today?  Our daughter was telling me that she will graduate November 7 too.  I'm just waiting on some kind of confirmation from her.

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 19, 2017 at 7:37pm
Kim, my son is there now. He's been there for about 2 weeks and should graduate the 7th of November. Unless he chooses to delay a week as they are asking some to volunteer to do.
I did the same with my son. We took his phone to him while at the airport. It was a sleepless night.
Comment by Kim on September 19, 2017 at 8:22am

Great information! Thank you.  My daughter did say she will graduate on a Tuesday, but I thought all graduations were on Fridays.  That's okay with me, I would like to be there if I can make it happen.  Not happy about flying all by myself.

Prattlebrat - Is your son currently in MAA A-school?  My daughter does have her phone.  We took it to her while she was at the airport after boot camp.

Comment by Kevsmom (ship4 div179) on September 16, 2017 at 1:13pm
Also he graduated thursday and flew home early on friday (but didnt tell us cuz he surprised us friday afternoon)
 

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