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MAA Moms

A group for moms of "Master At Arms" sailors.

Members: 787
Latest Activity: on Monday

We look forward to hearing about your sailors journey. How he/she likes being an MAA (MA) and which kind of job they are doing and how you are doing knowing what your sailor does for a living.
NOTE: Please help keep our sailors safe. Don't give out exact locations.Example: If he/she is in Iraq you can say Iraq but I would not say the name of the camp or a town near the camp. If they are on a ship don't give the last known location. Although some of that is public we don't in anyway want to jeopardize them.


MA Schools
Lackland AFB, TX -- 40 calendar days
Hampton Roads, VA -- 50 calendar days
Kings Ba, GA -- 50 calendar days

Ship and shore physical security requirements, crime prevention, military and civil law, antiterrorism procedures, physical fitness training, interpersonal communications, first aid, firearms and physical restraint. Group instruction, classroom and physical training in use of restraining devices.

MA's Practicing There Skills - Bahrain

OC Spray

Below is a look at what the MA sailors go though in "A" school at Lackland Air Force Base. USS Russell April 12, 2008 The ship's boarding team practices their close-quarters combat skills while the ship's Master-at-Arms offers "encouragement".

Discussion Forum

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Security call

Started by Ashleighmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 16, 2015. 3 Replies

Graduation Dates

Started by MA mom of KY. Last reply by Christina May 31, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Austins mom on June 8, 2016 at 7:50pm
YokeNavymom, I'm wondering if your son is on the same base as mine? My son is MA.
Comment by Micka on June 7, 2016 at 9:54pm
YokeNavyMom, my son does work at an SWF with Marines. He does not do gate, perimeter, or patrol duties outside of this area. He guards this area only and is on a RTT team with the Marines. They protect and are trained to retrieve our Nuke weapons if stolen. Your sailor can qualify to guard nukes my he team is different. Last my son told me there are only 3 Sailors on it, my son being one of them.
Comment by lemonelephant on June 7, 2016 at 9:23pm

YokeNavyMom, he will have whatever duties are needed--gate duty, perimeter patrol, patrol, guard duty,  and/or other duties as needed.

Comment by YokeNavyMom on June 7, 2016 at 6:48pm

Lemonelephant and others: I was able to find online that SWF stands for Strategic Weapons Facility. What types of roles might an MA have at one of these facilities? Would like to find out about this - looks like my Sailor may be assigned.  I haven't even heard this term before. Appreciate the insight!

Comment by lemonelephant on May 30, 2016 at 1:58am

Mom of NavyGal, Lackland is the only place for MA "A" School now and has been since the fall of 2008. Many of the "C" Schools for MA's are also at Lackland.

The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes for MA's can be found at on pages 71 to 73. You will note that there are very few NEC codes available for those with a rate E-1 to E-3, which is where the new Sailors fall. Dog Handler and NWSS (also known as PRP) are two areas that are open to E-1's. It is rare that one would be accepted into the Dog Handler program straight out of "A" School, but it has happened at times. There have also been a few who qualified for both Dog Handler and PRP.

Most MA's have various training opportunities at their assigned commands after "A" School, but will not go on to a "C" School.

Sailors with orders within the Coastal Riverine Force will complete a 4 week Riverine Combat Skills (RCS) course in Virginia before heading to their first duty station.

Sailors with orders to a combat zone will have 4 weeks of Expeditionary Combat School (ECS) in Gulfport, Mississippi before heading to their first duty station.

Join San Antonio MA's; the discussion, Break down week by week, will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio).

Comment by Mom of NavyGal on May 30, 2016 at 12:23am

Hi, Well, my daughter K is still at BC, just arrived almost 2 weeks ago, so she has a few more weeks before she arrives at her A school. We are told that she'll be heading to TX for her schooling, but I noticed there are three places she might go...or are the other two places for advanced training - Va and Ga. Just curious...trying to think ahead for A school graduation LOL...yea, I like to plan ahead..not really, I am switching jobs, and just want to be able to tell my new employer that I will need some time for the A school graduation. Also, where might I find information about what actual rates (jobs) are under the Master of Arms. Just trying to keep my mind busy until I know where she will be and what she will actually be doing...thanks for all the information you can give me, and thank you for welcoming me.

Comment by Edwards19 ( Tricia ) on May 5, 2016 at 1:28pm

Does anyone know about the food situation on base and how that works? Thanks 

Comment by Edwards19 ( Tricia ) on May 3, 2016 at 2:16pm

ok Thank you I will do some research 

Comment by Kylesmom on May 3, 2016 at 2:12pm
You could always check with where ever she will schedule her appointment. My Son went to our post office. The lady there was really helpful. They should have a 1-800 number for questions but I just checked the site and they don't seem to.
Comment by Edwards19 ( Tricia ) on May 3, 2016 at 1:58pm

She is not in school she leaves the 18th of May  so I am not sure.. She is not working now. but she does sub so I guess I can put that since she is active that way 


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