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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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Donna B


San Antonio MA's

Going through A School at San Antonio?

Members: 706
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2022

Discussion Forum

Break down week by week

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 25, 2018. 196 Replies

Flights from Bootcamp to San Antonio for MA School

Started by julie. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 19, 2017. 7 Replies

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Comment by HkyNvyMom on April 17, 2021 at 12:03am

Wonderful...thank you!!!

Comment by VintageGal on April 16, 2021 at 11:18pm

It’s the MAA Moms board to be exact. That one has a lot more back-and-forth of info on it that we discussed when our kids were in San Antonio. 

Comment by VintageGal on April 16, 2021 at 11:16pm

Hello HkyNvyMom! Yes we will be here to answer any of your questions the best that we can and walk this MA A - School journey with you. We were all much more active on the MA moms page so you might want to check out that one as well. (I’ll double check that that was the name of the board) My son graduated in February so I’m not sure if much has changed in terms of loosening Covid restrictions. I can tell you one thing right now it’s that their Facebook page is not as active as the BC page. Not sure why but my son’s graduation pictures weren’t posted. Thankfully, everyone had their phones so they took group pictures of each other and they were good enough for me! What’s neat is that if you go back even a few pages you’ll see a lot of information that we discussed as well. I really hope your son moves on to his school quickly and doesn’t have to sit in holding for too long. I can tell you that all of our kids have done a lot of hurry up and waiting but you can’t beat having your communication back! Best wishes to your son!! 

Comment by HkyNvyMom on April 16, 2021 at 11:00pm

Hello all,

It looks like it has been awhile since anyone has posted here.  My kiddo is heading to San Antonio for MA  A school any day (I  Is this still an active page?

Comment by VintageGal on December 2, 2020 at 1:55pm

Hi NewMilmom! So great to see another MA mom! So your son is in San Antonio. That's great that he was able to fly out so quickly! My son waited in Great Lakes for weeks. It's so nice to see progression. I see you're on the MA MOMs as well. :)

Comment by NewMilmom on December 2, 2020 at 12:47pm

Hello,  recognize a name here already - Hi VintageGal!!!

for all others a bit about me:  my new Sailor is sitting in holding pattern in San Antonio waiting to start A school.  We are praying that after the winter break he can start his actual classes & keep moving forward...but only time will tell.

We have planned for him to fly home for part of the base shut down & pray that is still a go when the  time comes.  As in RTC Momma keeps reminding herself & others, 

"No News is Good News"....

Comment by kim's husband Troy on November 12, 2020 at 6:39am

I'm sure you are ready and hopefully you get confirmation today!

Comment by VintageGal on November 11, 2020 at 10:50pm
Hello! Hopefully my son will be arriving in San Antonio by this weekend!
Comment by kim's husband Troy on November 11, 2020 at 1:34pm

Hello all, I just joined the group as my sailor arrived in San Antonio last week. I do see a familiar name, hello Vintage! LOL

Comment by VintageGal on October 4, 2020 at 6:25pm

Hi :) has anyone heard word from their Sailors of what it might look like in terms of holidays and leave out of San Antonio? My son graduates BC in a few weeks - he had to go back to ROM because someone else tested positive that was put in their division. I was just thinking about Christmas and whether or not we could go there or he would come home or if they’re keeping them in a bubble... any news would be appreciated:) 


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