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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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Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi


Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi

We've passed Basic, now its attending A school in Meridian, Mississippi. Let's talk and get to know one another.

Members: 415
Latest Activity: Jun 18

Discussion Forum

Questions on A School in Meridian Miss

Started by Strawberry shortcake. Last reply by Blisshay Feb 6, 2016. 9 Replies

Graduation from A school

Started by lynda toney. Last reply by deb Jun 11, 2014. 6 Replies

visiting my husband

Started by wifeofasailor1( LS A school). Last reply by rockenrobin May 28, 2014. 4 Replies

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Comment by MarNavyMom on May 20, 2019 at 10:49am

You can fly into Meridian only on American Airlines. 

Comment by CandiceLaRae on May 20, 2019 at 10:35am
My son is scheduled for PIR on 6.14 , how long after graduation do they fly to Meridian, MS?
Comment by EmpressB on April 17, 2019 at 9:01pm
Hello ladies! @Hazelgrace9 Yes there is a graduation from A school, however it isn’t a big one like from RTC.
Comment by SolRunner on April 17, 2019 at 2:47pm

Can anyone provide information regarding graduation from A school?  My son is expected to graduate on the 2nd of May.  Thanks!

Comment by Hazelgrace9 on January 12, 2019 at 8:01pm
Is there a Graduation from A School?
Comment by NavyGfJackie on December 3, 2018 at 5:16pm

hello i had a question regarding christmas gifts. Am i able to send him presents? I want to send him clothes or shoes but i dont know if he will even be able to wear it or if he can receive gifts. If he is allowed christmas presents, i know nothing big can be sent but, what would be a good present to send him?

Comment by TLC72 on September 2, 2018 at 11:59am

This may have been asked before, but does anyone know if the sailors get leave after grad from A school, can they ride home with family? I was thinking of driving down for graduation and just bringing him home to save him the expense of a flight, but didn’t know if it was allowed. It’s been 5 years since my oldest was in A school, but I was thinking it was allowed. 

Comment by Elisabeth on July 1, 2018 at 10:49am

Weekend liberty depends what phase they are in. Phase one they can't leave the base, phase 2 they can leave for the day but must return for the evenings, and phase 3 they can be gone overnight. It will also depend if they have any duties or watch over the weekend. They usually get 1-2 weeks of liberty after A school completion before going to their orders

Comment by Snoop35 on June 30, 2018 at 3:33pm

I was wondering if the sailors have time on weekends for family to visit off base and do they usually get time to come home before their first duty station?

Comment by txnavymom0917 on June 17, 2018 at 4:08pm

howdy from a proud tx navy momma! my daughter is going to graduate in several days and is going to go to Meridian MS afterwards.   Can anyone DM and tell me what their graduation weekend looked like? any comments DMs are greatly appreciated:)


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