This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Nancy Norton

A SCHOOL, BILOXI, MS

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A SCHOOL, BILOXI, MS

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Comment by Proud AG Mama on April 1, 2017 at 8:39pm

BZ Navy Beaner. My sailor is half way through AG C School. Let me know if you have any questions. You might take a peek at my earlier comments. They may answer some questions I am sure you have. Welcome to the AG Family!

Comment by Navy Beaner on April 1, 2017 at 7:22pm

My son made it through BC and has now shipped to A school to start his AG training. I'm so happy and excited for him!!

Comment by mykidsmom4 on February 25, 2017 at 9:31pm

Congratulations!  I agree, fantastic rate. We too were new to the Navy life and Proud AG Mama shared lots of advice. Our son went to A school last Feb so he is roughly a year ahead. Tell him to study hard...sailors make a dream list and they try to place the top of the class with their first choice. My son wanted Japan and has been there since July. He absolutely loves it there. Once he and some of his buddies had liberty they took a trip to Pensacola to visit some of their PIR buddies. They also went to New Orleans over a long weekend. My son was happy to have his phone/laptop again and we were glad to be able to communicate frequently with him. People around town were very friendly to them when they were out and even bought them dinner as a thank you for their service. My son was able to come home for two weeks before going to Japan. Are you going to PIR? It is absolutely fantastic!

Comment by Proud AG Mama on February 25, 2017 at 8:14pm

Good evening, Navy Beaner. Welcome to the group.

My sailor is in C School right now at Keesler. I am so glad to hear about another AG sailor. It is a very small rate, but a fantastic rate. There is just over 1,000 in the whole service.

Your sailor needs to mind his studies in A School. My sailor's A school class average was over 90%. They need to phase up when they get to A School. There are 3 phases with increasing privileges.To start out the sailors have to stay in uniform and on base.

The temps are very warm during the summer. I remember my sailor saying most days they put out a black flag - humidity so high you can't sweat.

The first half of A School is with AF. The second half is just Navy. Those are the thoughts that come to mind on the spur of the moment.

You may want to read comments below. I sent quite a bit of detail about school to other AG moms on this page previously.

Let me know if you have any questions. Welcome to the family and good luck to your sailor.

Comment by Navy Beaner on February 25, 2017 at 6:50pm

My son has PIR on 3/17 and then leaves to A school for AG. So excited for him! Our family is new to the Navy life so any tips/advice will definitely be appreciated!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on September 10, 2015 at 10:52am

Hi!  My son has been at Keesler since 9/5.  Any advise on what to send for care packages?  

Comment by Buckeyebill on August 31, 2015 at 3:00pm

My brother was the AG School House supernatant  when the school was at Chanute AFB in Illinois.  He volunteers two days a week at the Nation Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola October to April. So any Sailors requiring AG help contact him at the museum. Good luck.............

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on August 31, 2015 at 8:40am

so close--- omg!  it's christmas in September!  Hopefully if all goes well he will be there this weekend!

Comment by ssm on August 18, 2015 at 10:06pm

Thank you so much!  Also, my son signed up for Navy Reserves...  So after A school I am not sure what he will do.  He says he wants to try to go active but I don't know if he will have that opportunity or not.  Anyone else have this experience?

Comment by DenverNavyMom on August 18, 2015 at 9:52pm

@ssm - I can only tell you my experience.  Everyone is different.  My son was bused to Midway Airport about 4 am.  We met him there.  They flew out around 7 or 8 am into Gulfport airport with a change of aircraft somewhere, I don't remember.  The Navy pick him up at the airport in a Van and transported him to Keesler.

 

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