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Pensacola A School

"Pensacola A School"

Naval Air Station Pensacola or 
NAS Pensacola: is the seat of Naval Aviation and the initial primary training base for all Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Aviators.
 Pensacola is also the home base for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the World Famous, Precision-Flying Team, "Blue Angels".

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Latest Activity: Sep 20

Welcome Pensacola A School Sailors, Families & Friends

Aviation Rescue Swimmer School

 (ARSS) - a highly conditioned group, dedicated to being the top emergency response unit in the world.

Naval Aviation Schools Command - Aviation Pre-Flight Indoctrination Packet

National Naval Aviation Museum - A must see for all visitors to NAS Pensacola

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Comment by sean on April 11, 2016 at 9:06pm
My son has been trying to get to the beach it cost him 30 - 50 dollars for just one way .and the same amount back any suggestions
Comment by Brad on November 6, 2015 at 8:05pm

Hi guys, I just saw this group.  Son Garrett is an instructor for all who initially come in from Great Lakes.  Their first class is his!  He just got back after going out to San Diego as we all went out to welcome his sister (1st Lt. in the Marines) back from her most recent deployment from the south Pacific.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on October 21, 2015 at 7:25pm

you have to remember something: boot camp is 8 weeks, PR A-school is 12-weeks.  If PIR was at the beginning of a training cycle a sailor may have wait for the cycle to complete before they start another class.  Also, they may have to wait for class rosters to fill can take awhile

Comment by Celso P. Malang on October 21, 2015 at 6:40pm

my son got there over 2 wks ago and haven't started training yet, i wonder when he gonna finish the training.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on March 1, 2015 at 10:59pm
James, I sent my son's Sony PlayStation and flat screen along with the controllers and his games when he was in ABH A School as he requested. And yes your son will know his schedules once he starts school. My son was delayed as well it's fairly common.
Comment by James on March 1, 2015 at 4:34pm
CMy son just got there. AO A school. Says there backed up and wont start training for weeks. He wants me to send his xbox. Is this ok and if its delayed will he know when he gets out?
Comment by BillG on February 28, 2015 at 1:51pm

RSS, I think is Rescue Swimmer and is very tough physically. It all depends on what his ASVAB scores were and what he can qualify for along with what is available. Lots of DOR's so this is not new to them. If his scores are high enough I would suggest trying for CT, especially CTN...tough school but they are supposedly adding 600 new CTN's this year and the school is in Pensacola at Corry Field...just a thought. Good Luck to you and your Son...the Navy really tries to keep as many as they can once they get thru Boot.

Comment by Pat Misterbee on February 27, 2015 at 3:37pm

Officially, he did DOR from RSS and he was told that when you DOR from RSS, you are also dropped from Aircrew as well. So, according to the counselor, he is now an undesignated airman and he is ineligible to strike for a new rate until August 2015, at which time he should reach E-3.   It looks like he'll be heading out into the fleet for some new experiences.  He hopes he'll know his new destination in the next 2 weeks.

Comment by Phil Shannon on February 18, 2015 at 7:40pm

Wish I had some info for you Pat, I have no idea what those acronyms stand for. But I will try to send some positive vibes your way, and I hope everything works out just fine and he ends up getting a chance to do something he will enjoy. 

Comment by Pat Misterbee on February 18, 2015 at 1:06pm

Our sailor was dropped from RSS yesterday for failing swimming qualification.  He's very disappointed but he didn't DOR, so will he have a choice of a new rate or will he just be assigned a new one? He's trying to keep positive but concerned he'll be placed in a job he'll hate for the next 51/2 years.


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