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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: 414
Latest Activity: May 8, 2021

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 BigMosMom on August 18, 2017 at 6:10pm

So do they fly out the next day after PIR?  Anyone know for sure?  I am trying to get my vacation time approved at work and to make flight arrangements.

Comment by Beccadj68 on August 9, 2017 at 10:14am

HeatherS: Thanks for the info.  I wondered if they were going to have enough room for some civilian clothes when the time comes.  Sounds like it should be fine.

Comment by HeatherS on August 9, 2017 at 7:23am
The way my son has explained and shown us on video-chat, they are in dorm style rooms shared by 3 people. He has a bed, desk, and closet. Not sure what other personal items for display they are allowed other than pictures though. We have just sent what he asks for.
Comment by Beccadj68 on August 9, 2017 at 6:56am

I'm wondering about how much personal space sailors will have in  A School.  I know space was pretty limited in boot camp, will they have more room for personal items at A School?

Comment by Christina on August 4, 2017 at 2:16pm

My son is supposed to be in Mississippi still in GL 10 weeks and counting !

Comment by acb2 on July 31, 2017 at 7:19pm

Can anyone tell me what it is like in Meridian?  Any recommendations to stay, eat... if and when I can visit him?  He's in boot camp now PIR scheduled 9/8.  I know they have phase 1 liberty-no car, no regular clothes...

Comment by acb2 on July 31, 2017 at 7:17pm

Thank you ladies, I wonder if my recruit will have the same experience as yours.  So thankful for this group and all of you!!

Comment by cmm1974tx on July 30, 2017 at 9:35pm
My son flew out of O'Hare into Jackson, MS then a bus ride to Meridian and that was last May 2016. We also got to spend all day with him at O'Hare as he had a 7:30pm flight. I know things can change based on flight schedules etc! We were very grateful for the extra 15 hours waiting in the airport :-)
Comment by garden gal on July 30, 2017 at 9:27pm

My son flew out of O'Hare to Jackson, MS then they took a bus to Meridian. That was late Oct 2015. I think there is a direct flight to Meridian now - that one is out of O'Hare also. We were so lucky - he got to O'hare & we met up with him at about 3 am on Saturday & his flight didn't leave until 7:30 pm Sat night - so we spent a long but enjoyable day with him at the airport. But he was so tired and they are technically not supposed to sleep in public in uniform. We searched out some secluded seats kind of behind some pillars so he could nap a little. :)

Comment by acb2 on July 30, 2017 at 8:03pm
Could anyone tell me which airport your recruit flew out of after PIR to go to meridian? LS school. O'Hare or Midway? Thank you

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