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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: Aug 28

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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

Discussion Forum

Naval Air Technical Training Center

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Navy Lodge

Started by Jerry Franco. Last reply by Scott Sabyan May 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Son just got there.

Started by Luis Maldonado. Last reply by Bob T Jan 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Air Traffic Controller (AC) Training

Started by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin. Last reply by Will Nov 22, 2013. 2 Replies

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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 NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim on February 27, 2015 at 8:39pm

Okay Pat. Fair enough. At least he's still in the Navy. He could end up any where at this point. Maybe he'll get lucky and find his niche on a ship in a job that will mean something to him.

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 NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim on February 18, 2015 at 9:34pm

Pat he's still Aircrew right? He should be able to get another Aircrew rate. They need qualified people for the new P-8.

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.

Comment by Pat Misterbee on December 16, 2014 at 11:36am

Our new sailor just got down there on Sunday and he was just granted leave for the Holiday Stand Down.  He can't wait to surprise his girlfriend, see his dog and sleep in his own bed!

Comment by BillG on December 7, 2014 at 9:56am

Great duty for a young (low paid) sailor. I went to A School at Corry and so did my son. We Noreasterners can swim almost year round (locals think we're crazy) avg water temp in Jan is 69, same as Ocean City, MD in Aug. Some cold weather, mostly in Jan but lots to do. So nice I moved here...


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