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 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Spouses of Sailors going to A-school in P-cola


Spouses of Sailors going to A-school in P-cola

This is a group mainly for spouses of sailors that are going to school in Pensacola. This will be a place where spouses can ask and answer questions that effect spouses of sailors while they are stationed at Pensacola.

Members: 133
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2019

Various links to military stuff.

FAQ page on the Per Diem, Travel, and Transportation Allowance Commitee website
Here is a link that you will need to check out. It is a FAQ about PCS moves and what $$'s are available.

Per Diem, Travel, and Transportation Allowance Commitee main page

My Base Guide

Space A Travel Eligibility
Ok, this is a very important link and I hope it stays valid if I forget to update it. Just so everybody knows, legal dependents are now allowed to travel Space A while their military sponsor is on deployment orders. If you don't know what this is it is very simple. You can fly at little cost almost anywhere in the world on a government aircraft. You sign up on a list and wait for your number to be called. So, if your sailor is deployed to say, Japan, you can jump on a Space A flight to Japan for say 30 dollars. I don't know the exact amount, but it is cheap. Take a look at this, Google Space A travel, you will get all the answers you need. If you have more questions, ask.

Discussion Forum

Son at A school in Pensacola

Started by Cricket32 Mar 14, 2017. 0 Replies

My son been there sense March 4 and is still on hold for school dosent anybody know why this would be ?

Husband leaving for Pensacola Finally! A few CTN questions too :)

Started by charlestontracy Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

I posted this on another group site but want to make sure i reach out to everyone! Thanks! Hello Everyone! I have a few questions about A school for CTN in Pensacola. But I will give you a little…Continue

Husband leaving for Pensacola Finally! A few CTN questions too :)

Started by charlestontracy Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

I posted this on another group site but want to make sure i reach out to everyone! Thanks! Hello Everyone! I have a few questions about A school for CTN in Pensacola. But I will give you a little…Continue

weekly rate recommendations

Started by ship9division394 Nov 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello. Does anybody know a place where I can stay in Pensacola that offers weekly rates? Happy Thanksgiving. :)Continue

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Comment by lovemysailor07 on July 31, 2017 at 9:10pm
Hubby will be in Pensacola FL in September. And I was wondering are they allowed to have phones or lsptops? Are they able to call us unlike bootcamp?
Comment by smlsailorwife14 on November 9, 2014 at 8:32pm

My husband has been done at a school in pensacola for 3 weeks now. He is ATO and has not classed up for firefighting or ATT. Several other guys who are ATO, AE or ATI from his division at boot camp have already classed up.. Does anyone have any idea when he might class up? I am stuck up here in Iowa with 3 kids under 5 and would really like hubby home soon.

Comment by smlsailorwife14 on September 1, 2014 at 12:55pm

Does anyone know what the current hold time is for ATO/ATI or AE?

Comment by DaniGirl (Mikes Wife) on February 9, 2014 at 12:44pm

graidar5  ok  got it yes i know peeps who were AE/ATO/ATI  yeah classing up then 4 months a school then off to norfolk for c school..... 

yeah if hubby is there a long time i will move us for the summer and then go from there.....  

Comment by graidar5 on February 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

Hi Dani, my wife is still in bootcamp, she will report to A school in late March.  Her school is 6 months, and I currently have a friend in the school right now and they are taking 2 months to class up at this point due to a lack of instructors.  Her actual school is 4-6 months depending on where they place her within the AV rating which breaks into AE/ATI/ATO.  Yes, she was told this in her briefing and we have a friend going through it right now who has been there about 6 months now and graduates in March.  

She's going to be there from April until at least October, we might as well go down there since we can afford the move ourselves.  Guess we'll see once it gets here.  I'm sure things will fall into place. 

Comment by DaniGirl (Mikes Wife) on February 9, 2014 at 12:06pm

Graidar5  is your 6 to 8 months the time frame with waiting to class up and class??? When did your wife arrive?? On her briefing was she told the 6 to 8 months????   To explain my post  yes his actual A school is 4 weeks with 2 weeks C school  but after briefing last night they were informed the wait to class up right now is growing due to the lack of instructors.... I do know that could change at anytime  lol but as of now thats what he was told.... so we and wait  until updated :0)   if this time line is in affect once school is out we may move there for the summer....

Comment by graidar5 on February 9, 2014 at 11:14am

Hi Dani,

We're going through the same thing, my wife is going AE and school will be at least 6 months, but most likely closer to 8.  We are going to work on moving down there between April and June depending on whether we can find a good school for our three girls.  

Comment by DaniGirl (Mikes Wife) on February 9, 2014 at 2:22am

Hubby is safe and sound at pensacola..... He was told he will be there 7 1/2 months for AD :0 ( Classing up is going to take awhile as not enough instructors and to many sailors.... so im told ... may have to figure out some living arrangments... thats to long for this family apart.....

Comment by graidar5 on February 8, 2014 at 4:21pm

Hello, my wife is going to be going to Pensacola at the end of March.  Does anyone have any recommendations for schools in the area for elementary age kids?  We are hoping to do a long stay hotel for the time she is there until we can get an apartment.  We don't mind paying out of pocket for the move, just looking for some recommendations if anyone else has had kids in the area.  Appreciate any responses. 

Comment by Jessica__S514 on January 9, 2014 at 4:37pm

Hello! I have a question for updating info... My husband returned to base last week and got the packet from his instructor to update his information (going from single to married etc). Is that all the paperwork we need to fill out in order to have everything updated or do we have to go to other sources as well for additional paperwork? I just want to make sure we have everything correct before he is given his first orders. Thanks for your help in advance! :)


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