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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New MAA Moms

Any new MAA Moms who would like to chat and share experiences.

Members: 176
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2019

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Comment by Kevsmom (ship4 div179) on September 16, 2017 at 1:10pm
I couldnt go to my son's graduation luckly his older brother lives in texas so he attended. Just so you know the ceremony is very quick and casual. My son said that very few parents were there. I wanted to "pin" my son but he said it wasnt worth dor his dad me and my daughter to fly just for that. Cremony lasted less than an hour.
Comment by Prattlebrat on September 16, 2017 at 12:38pm
Kim, maybe ask your daughter what day she graduates. I was surprised to hear my son's date because it wasn't a Friday. I may not be able to go, but would like to. If I get anymore info I'll let you know. If your daughter doesn't have a phone, message me and we can exchange info and I'll have my son let her use his so she can call more. At least on weekends.
Comment by Kim on September 15, 2017 at 9:48am

Any moms here that help me out with graduation from A school? I would like to attend my daughters graduation and need a little advice on where to stay and for how long?  After graduation, how long will she stay in SA? Will she leave for her duty station right away?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Comment by Samray5 on June 27, 2017 at 12:27pm

What airport do the sailors usually fly from great lakes to San Antonio?  Trying to make sure we are leaving from same.

Comment by Kevsmom (ship4 div179) on June 10, 2017 at 11:14pm
Wfpk11 my son got there today.
Comment by WFPK11 on June 10, 2017 at 11:08am

My son arrived at SA late last night early morning for A school.  He is waiting to class up next week. Is anyone's son or daughter going to be attending A school for MA in SA?

Comment by Samray5 on May 2, 2017 at 9:11am

Super excited about my son becoming a MA.

Comment by Momof2 on June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm
Can anyone tell me if someone meets them at the airport from boot camp or if the base sends a shuttle or anything? Or are they responsible to get a cab to base from the airport and if so are they told where to go once they arrive?
Comment by Edwards19 ( Tricia ) on April 27, 2016 at 2:06pm

Does anyone know if  they get to go off base or have visitors while in school? 

Comment by Sis16sis on April 19, 2016 at 7:16pm
Are there Sunday graduations from Na school

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