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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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quartermasters ...A school and beyond

Website: http://http://www.navyformoms
Members: 69
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2019

Discussion Forum

New QM Mom

Started by Britt's Mom. Last reply by yelomoon Sep 10, 2017. 17 Replies

QM A School

Started by notamom1984. Last reply by NewBeginnings2014 Feb 24, 2014. 3 Replies

12 month extension

Started by rug5c. Last reply by Oceanby Oct 11, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Rhonda on September 23, 2019 at 6:19pm

Any new QM mom's out there? My son just graduated BC and is waiting for A School to start.

Comment by summer_girl on January 1, 2019 at 10:56pm

Hi BuoyLou - my son says Japan is beautiful and the people are very nice and helpful.  It was a bit of an adjustment being so far from home, but he seems to be doing well now, which is good b/c unless something changes, he will be there for 3 years.  There is a 14 hour time difference, so that makes for some early morning calls!

Hi 3ofusbda - yes, my son was on hold for about 3 weeks b/w boot camp and A school and then was on hold again about 6 weeks after A school graduation in Great Lakes. He came home for 20 days of leave and then off to Japan.  We were lucky; he got two weeks of leave this Christmas, so I just got to see him.  That was really special as he was in boot camp last Christmas and I didn't get to even talk to him until a couple days afterwards.

There will be lot of changes and ups and downs this first year for both your you and your sailors, so just take it one day at a time and reach out if you have a question or just want to chat with someone who understands what you are going thru.  We are all here to support each other.  Hoping you and your families have a happy and safe 2019!

Comment by summer_girl on December 31, 2018 at 7:07pm

Hi 3ofusbda and BuoyLou - my son completed A school in April and has been in Japan since June.

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on June 13, 2018 at 2:35pm

Hi my son started his QM classes Monday 6/11/18... finally he is excited. Now the ball is rolling ..count down to his graduation & then to come home for a visit!! 

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on April 30, 2018 at 8:51pm

Might start 

Comment by Alison❤️⚓️ on April 30, 2018 at 8:51pm

Hi my son is at QM school also but he said he is on hold also. , I'm guessing they don't have enough to start a class yet? His PIR was 4/20... Any idea when it math start ?? 

Comment by CCfromWP on April 11, 2018 at 3:37pm

My son just started boot camp and should have PIR about 6/1.  He will be headed to QM school at GL after that.  Any other QM's finishing BC around that time?

Comment by summer_girl on February 3, 2018 at 8:54am

Hi - my son has been at A school since 1/20 for his rank of Quartermaster.  He is currently on hold; how long do they usually have to wait to start classes, or does if vary quite a bit?

Comment by tpadul on September 12, 2017 at 1:14pm

yelomoon  all QM's go to A school at GL and some of them if they become part of the Riverine Unit and are on special ships get combat training in another location, but the majority of the QM's are done with training after A school is over at GL.  My daughter had several of her classmates that were selected for the Riverine Unit and they have special combat training that is different.

Comment by yelomoon on September 10, 2017 at 8:17pm

Thank you trk    I hope it all works out for my family member. 


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