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MAA Moms

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

Members: 694
Latest Activity: on Friday

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

New MA Journey

Started by styliniroc. Last reply by Holly MA Mom on Thursday. 1 Reply


Started by Marcus's Mom. Last reply by lifeisanadventure Jan 9. 11 Replies

Sailor support

Started by Lovefuzzfaces. Last reply by Lovefuzzfaces Dec 22, 2013. 5 Replies

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Comment by styliniroc on September 15, 2014 at 5:46am
Hi moms! I started a new discussion called "New MA Journey". My daughter has PIR 9/19 and heads to TX 9/20 to start A School for MA. I want to invite anyone to join the discussion that would like to offer information and advice for new moms! Thanks for your support!
Comment by MommaBecky on July 7, 2014 at 12:20pm

I am looking for anyone who might have someone now or in the past stationed in Chinhae, South Korea.  My son is an MA and going there next.  Any information would be appreciated.  There is no group for this.

Comment by lemonelephant on May 6, 2014 at 3:45am

Skype worked well for us when my Sailor was in Suda Bay, Greece and also in Sasebo, Japan. He had an account through Skype so that he could call any phone. If anyone needed to call him, they left him a message and he called when he was able. He also had a cell plan in each of those countries for local calls.

Comment by Amotherslovex2 on May 4, 2014 at 11:51pm
Car seems like a it would be a hassle to send overseas. If he lives on base there may be other means of transportation. He could contact his command to check on options. I talk to my son through fb messaging everyday! :) he does have a phone with prepaid minutes and my son uses magic jack through his computer. Unsure of how all that works. Hope this helps! :)
Comment by kyky's mom on May 4, 2014 at 9:03pm

My son will be heading to many questions.  He is thinking about having his truck shipped over.  We are concerned of expensive gas and up-keep.  Also curious about how phones will work over there.  Was certainly hoping for the states....but it does look like a nice place.  Any info would be appreciated!

Comment by Mika on May 1, 2014 at 7:21pm

Hi My name is Mika and my son just graduated MAA last fri and will be headed to GA soon.  A little about myself, I am a former Navy wife (my husband served 85-91). I am a mother of 3 and Nonna of 1 LOL. My 2 sons are both Navy, the oldest is a Nuke (followed in his dad's footsteps) and my youngest is MAA.  I am looking forward to being part of this group

Comment by NavyMomX2NavyWife on April 4, 2014 at 10:18pm

He would love the horseback rising that's for sure!  He was a competition rider for years until he left for basic.  I love having all this electronic stuff to keep in touch!  Didn't have that in my 20 yrs as a Navy wife!  

Comment by CindyW on April 4, 2014 at 3:27pm
He has made some great friends while there. Their shifts are 12 hours but once he adjusted to that, he likes it. Since it's an island, they spend a lot of time at the beach, riding jet skis, horseback riding and of course at the mall. We are able to communicate by text and also FaceTime on the iPad but it's been 15 months since he has been home. Hoping he gets to take leave this summer.since you are a Navy wife and mom already, you probably have a better grasp on all of this than most. Hope you get to make it to SA.
Comment by NavyMomX2NavyWife on April 4, 2014 at 3:16pm

We are in AZ, hoping to make it there at some point.  I wasn't able to go to PIR so I'd really like to see him!  My husband is a retired MA, and my older son has been in for almost 6 yrs as an IT.  How does yours like Bahrain?

Comment by CindyW on April 4, 2014 at 2:40pm
This group actually gets very active at times. It runs in spurts. As with all things, sometimes life gets in the way and we don't post often. Congrats to your son and to you. A school is much easier for you to deal with because you will have more frequent contact. Where do you live? If it's possible for you to make it to his badge ceremony at the end of A school, make sure that you do. We are from the Ft Worth area so we were able to attend. Our son has been in for almost 2 years and is stationed in Bahrain now

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