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MAA Moms

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

Members: 745
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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

Graduation Dates

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


Started by Marcus's Mom. Last reply by loveispatient Dec 8, 2014. 11 Replies

New MA Journey

Started by styliniroc. Last reply by Holly MA Mom Oct 2, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Elizabeth 6 hours ago
Hello, have any of you experienced your Sailor flying out to A school on a Sunday? (departing Great Lakes after PIR) I am wondering how common this is for Sailors shipping out to San Antonio... Thanks!
Comment by loveispatient on June 17, 2015 at 12:32pm

My Sailor will be going to training in about a month for mobile security on the east coast. He is hopping that I can come and visit him there, but hasn't been able to ask anyone yet. Does anyone know if that is possible? 

Comment by lemonelephant on May 18, 2015 at 7:26pm

dori, I left info for you on your My Page.

Comment by dori on May 18, 2015 at 6:59pm
Ok I'm kind of lost with my son's job description...maybe you can help. He just got his orders and will be heading to Bahrain (CRG-2)? And of course I'm on freak out mode :(
Comment by lemonelephant on April 14, 2015 at 11:21pm

Often if there is a question concerning security clearance, then the Sailor will be offered stateside orders.

Comment by Barbara on April 14, 2015 at 6:59pm
Hello all! Newbie here! My daughter got to A school last Saturday and I am happy to report she is doing amazing and loves it so far. I, on the other hand am still trying to keep my head from spinning and trying to get ahold of my emotions. How can we be so incredibly proud and terrified all at the same time?!?! Lol! We made it through RTC and we will make it through A school too! I understand that she is in holding for a week and then will class up and begin her journey to phase 1. My question lies in the area of obtaining clearance and orders for her first command. I understand that orders may come as soon as all the prerequisites are the oc spray, physical qualms etc. If they receive orders before they receive the clearance info and there is some sort of discrepancy there, what happens then? Thanks in advance for any light you may be able to shine on this for me!
Comment by lemonelephant on March 25, 2015 at 2:44pm

Everyone, take time to read You may have some changes to make to your N4M profile, so also read OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile).

Comment by KarenW56 on March 9, 2015 at 9:05am

My Son is graduating A school in a month and will have a couple weeks leave before he goes to his first duty station in Virginia .He wants to fly home 1st for his leave then fly from home to Virginia.He said he thinks he has to pay for his own tickets and then get re-imbursed ? does anyone know how this works ??

Comment by lemonelephant on March 9, 2015 at 1:21am

Sorry, JustCathy, I am not aware of any groups for Romania.

Comment by lemonelephant on March 9, 2015 at 1:19am

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