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MAA Moms

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

Members: 715
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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


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

Sailor support

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

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Comment by Tylerbmom on Thursday
Thanks for the information. If there is no restriction other than color, then I will probably let him pick it out. It can be birthday and graduation.
Comment by Phil's_mom on Thursday
Tylerbmom, my son is a MAA and he can only wear silver or black watches with uniform no other color
Comment by Christina on Thursday
Tylerbmom, we took our son to the mall in Chicago and let him pick out the one he wanted.
Comment by Tylerbmom on Wednesday
Hi Veteran Moms, I would like to get my SR a watch for PIR and was wondering if there is a certain type/brand that is recommended for sailors training for MAA positions. any help that you can give would be appreciated. thanks, tylersmom
Comment by Nancystj on January 17, 2015 at 5:46pm

Thanks moms! Now I feel better if I can't go. You folks are the best!!

Comment by lemonelephant on January 17, 2015 at 2:09pm

Ann1820, there must have been a large class for your Sailor's ceremony if it was that long. It has often been around 30 minutes and you mentioned that there was a large group of family members so they would have been able to take their pictures, which increased the time. That is great.

Comment by Ann1820 on January 17, 2015 at 10:27am
Nancystj: we went to the graduation at Lackland. The main reason was we had a family member that wasn't able to go to basic graduation and this would be the only time they were able to see our new MA before he went to the new duty station. They ceremony is about an hour to an hour and half at most. We were told that this was the largest group of family and friends at a graduation they have had. There isn't a limit and no tickets. We had 5. Special awards are presented then each new MA is announced and presented with their Badge. When the ceremony is over they get to choose who pins on their badge. Many who did not have someone there had their cheif do it. So no one is left to pin their own badge on. The best part to us was after the ceremony and he was released we were able to leave with him and all his stuff. He even was able to get on the same plane as us coming home. It is expensive to go and only you know what you can afford. Just know that if you can't go you will not be the only one and they will understand. I think we had such a large group because several were from the area. Enjoy your time with your new MA.... It goes fast.
Comment by lemonelephant on January 16, 2015 at 11:49pm

Nancystj, most of the time only a handful of loved ones attend "A" School graduation ("C" School graduations, too). See the info in Break down week by week and Graduation Info for Lackland AFB - Navy MA graduation within San Antonio MA's.

Comment by Nancystj on January 16, 2015 at 11:40pm
Moms what are your thoughts or experiences with A. School graduation? Do most people go? It's a fairly expensive trip and he's coming home the next day but I'd go if that's what most people do. I am so proud of him and don't want to miss it but its hard to spend so much money again so soon after PIR and the holidays. Just wondering what others think. Thanks moms
Comment by lemonelephant on December 30, 2014 at 5:41pm

You are very welcome.


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