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MAA Moms

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

Members: 712
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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. 11 Replies

New MA Journey

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

Sailor support

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

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Comment by NovaMom on October 11, 2014 at 9:13pm

Oh my gosh, my  sailor called today.  He failed an inspection today because he forgot to clean the microwave in his room and the fan blades.  He got really chewed out.  Is this really a huge deal?

Comment by Holly MA Mom on September 29, 2014 at 9:28pm

Hi NovaMom, - they only have to be sprayed at MA school once, as long as they pass. I heard that they have to have a wipedown (they just wipe their face with a rag of OC stuff) but that's not in A school.  Mine graduates tomorrow morning :-)

Comment by NovaMom on September 29, 2014 at 7:32pm

Does anyone know how often they have to OC sprayed?

Comment by styliniroc on September 28, 2014 at 9:22pm
NovaMom, definitely let me know how he makes out tomorrow!!! I will be anxious to hear from you!
Comment by NovaMom on September 28, 2014 at 9:14pm

styliniroc that would be great.  I'd love to have someone in the same group to talk to!  He set out with 7 ever sailors, so hopefully they have enough for a full class.

Comment by styliniroc on September 28, 2014 at 8:09pm
Imccartney79, to give you an idea, my daughter arrived 9/20 and her grad date is 11/18. Her classes started right away though. I know some are waiting to class up for a week up to a month, so that could add time on to their stay there. Also, as none of us even want to think about, because we all want to stay positive for our MAA's, if they have any trouble completing anything or passing anything, become sick or injured, they could be possibly set back a week or so, just like boot camp. But we aren't going to think negative thoughts, only positive mojo for our Sailors!
Comment by LisaMarie on September 28, 2014 at 7:30pm
I am looking for a bit of info about what happens my son heads off to A school. How long should he expect to to be in San Antonio?
Comment by styliniroc on September 28, 2014 at 7:10pm
NovaMom, I wonder if he will class up with the group my daughter is in? They did start classes last week, but they were orientation type classes, and actual classes start tomorrow. Congrats to your son!
Comment by NovaMom on September 28, 2014 at 6:47pm

styliniroc my son just has PIR this past weekend and headed to TX for MA school.  He was supposed to PIR the same day as your daughter. 

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!

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