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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola


Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola

Let's chat about our "A" School sailors.

Members: 612
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2021

Discussion Forum

Things at A school

Started by 1 Proud Mom. Last reply by Leah Oct 5, 2018. 6 Replies

Can we go on base to visit our sailor?

Started by Sherri Mom 73. Last reply by Leah Oct 5, 2018. 1 Reply

Transportation While at A School

Started by MomL. Last reply by MomL Mar 21, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by pnjegen on June 29, 2010 at 9:46am
I did it, and I posted it on facebook, I wish that there were more than a couple of days. Oh well, there is always August!
Comment by usnavybrat/ Brenda on June 15, 2010 at 4:35pm
My son just had PIR 6/11/10 and he just landed in Fla today. He said he can't get to base until The President leaves ( there for the oil spill). I hope to hear from him soon so I can get the address to send him his life lines! Glad I found this group. Brenda
Comment by Theblackdot on June 14, 2010 at 10:28pm
I think so, he is supposedly then heading towards the Gulf of Mexico re: oil spills, but I'm not sure if these are both on the one trip!
Comment by pnjegen on June 13, 2010 at 2:57pm
Oh, I didn't hear that. Very cool. Will he be on base, actually visiting the sailors?
Comment by Theblackdot on June 12, 2010 at 8:27pm
Didn't know this group existed until just recently. My son graduated PIR December 30th 2009, and has since been in Pensacola. He graduates Aschool early July 7th and my husband and I hope to see him shortly after then, his leave may be two weeks or even longer. He just heard today, you lot probably heard too, the president is paying them a visit June 15th. I am not sure if this is a usual occurence, but, sounds cool!
Comment by pnjegen on April 23, 2010 at 9:41pm
Having his computer and phone was a lifesaver for my son.
Comment by pnjegen on April 18, 2010 at 12:06pm
Wow, that is quite a day... He should get a 2 week leave when he is done with A school before he goes on his first assignment. My sailor's A school is 17 weeks, so I won't be able to see him until August. Being a Navy mom isn't easy.
Comment by pnjegen on April 14, 2010 at 1:04am
My son arrived in Pensacola Feb 6th, and just started A school yesterday! He also was a Grad & Go. I am just happy that he finally started.
Comment by pnjegen on March 11, 2010 at 10:45am
Patti- Have you gone yet? What is it like?

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