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 AnotherProudNavyMom on April 19, 2016 at 6:33am
Hi! This is our exciting week. My son's PIR is this Friday, 4/22/16. From there he will be heading to San Antonio which means I get to know folks here in this group. Cool! I have my first question. In his last letter he asked if I would bring his vitamins and over the counter medication (tylenol)to the airport. I'm wondering now if he should get settled first and then have me mail them out if it's alright to have these items or is it known that these are fine for new sailors to bring with them to A school?
Comment by Sis16sis on April 14, 2016 at 6:51pm
Can the school weeks go out of order due to fleet returnees
Comment by Miproudnavymom on April 10, 2016 at 6:57pm

Just curious...did anyone's Sailor who has already completed "A" school for MA's head directly to "C" school?  What has there experience been like?  

Comment by Sherry Sublett on March 22, 2016 at 10:01pm

My son arrived in San Anton for A school May 5th. Don't laugh but I'm sitting here tonight wondering if it's okay to send some tasty Easter goodies to him or will he want to kill his mom?  

Comment by AnotherProudNavyMom on March 22, 2016 at 4:19am
Hi my son is still in basic now however we are still hearing A School for MAs are 7 weeks.
Comment by alab610 on March 21, 2016 at 8:18pm

Hello! When my husband enlisted we were told A school for an MA would be 9 wks, but he's now being told in basic it's only 7 wks. Anyone know how long MA A school is? Thanks in advance!

Comment by Punkysmomma on November 28, 2015 at 12:19am
New to son just arrived in San Antonio for MA program
Comment by NavyMom4Life on November 8, 2015 at 5:37pm

My son is in A school in San Antonio.  Do anyone know what to expect while in A school.  As we are approaching the holidays, what items should I send my son to support him during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Comment by Mindyjrn on September 18, 2015 at 6:52am
My daughter goes to A school for MA next month. besides her phone is she allowed to take any clothes or personal items from home? she really wants a blanket and some of her own clothes. If so can she take a backpack with her do can I mail them to her?
Comment by MA2009Mom on August 29, 2015 at 9:34pm
Good Evening Ladies! My sons PIR is October 16th then off to San Antonio for the MA "A" school. I'm so proud.

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