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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New MAA Moms

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

Members: 176
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2019

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Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 3:51am
Schfam -- is the pinning as an incredible experience as the bootcamp graduation was? I went to the bootcamp grad., but I'm not able to to to the MAA Pinning ceremony, much to my saddness, so I'd love to hear about it, if you don't mind?
Comment by Schafam Master at Arms Mom on October 9, 2011 at 8:38pm

Hi All

Just returned from San Antonio for our MA's pinning on Friday.  We stayed on base from Wednesday evening checking out on Saturday morning.  We did see the group that was going through the OC on Friday.  The OC takes place outside the building where the pinning occurs.    Please feel free to ask any questions if you are thinking about heading to San Antonio.  My MA is now in Gulfport Mississippi for more training.

Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 9, 2011 at 3:03am
Hi Judy! Thanks for asking... 
My son Michael is at MAA A-School in San Antonio, TX. He just went through the OC spray course on Friday, & he also had one of the two big tests. (he did great - only missed 1 question, & 1 multiple choice!) yes, I'm bragging... I can't help it, I'm just so proud of him!! 

So Chris is studying for Homeland Security? God bless him, we sure need good men/women for that! What state is he studying in?
Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 9, 2011 at 12:07am
No one has commented here since JULY?! Whoa! 
Comment by PeruvianMami (Ship11Div284) on July 23, 2011 at 6:15pm
ya i hope so.. but i know my hubby prefers to be out of state.... i think he wants to experience something new hence navy life is a start... im mentally adjusting and im in week 3 of his bc... so i hoping i get a phone call home soon
Comment by Amanduh on July 23, 2011 at 5:01pm
Hi PeruvianMami! I see you guys are from northern ca and your husband is an maa. We actually got stationed at Travis AFB, that would be cool if you guys got stationed here as well.
Comment by PeruvianMami (Ship11Div284) on July 15, 2011 at 8:42pm
after a school for ma in san antonio? where have ur love ones been based at?
Comment by Hunters_Mom_12/092_MAA on February 16, 2011 at 9:38pm
Thank you everyone! Wow, Just got my 1st real letter tonight since he left 1-10-11- Hoorah! He is doing well. I also heard from another mom whose son went to VA MA training pretty recently although the odds of going there seem slight I will pass it along to him. Have a terrific evening everyone- whew, he said he LOVES it and is happy!
Comment by Hunters_Mom_12/092_MAA on February 16, 2011 at 6:16pm
Hello - Can I get some help here. My son wrote from BC asking this.
Is San Antonio the only MA "A" School?
Thank you for any assistance!
Comment by Wade's Mom on March 30, 2010 at 1:12pm
I everyone, My son is at M A school now in texas. He's just starting and states He has alot more free time since bootcamp. I miss Him something terrible!

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