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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA


Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA

This group is for families who are stationed in Oceana or family members of sailors stationed at NAS Oceana.

Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

Members: 130
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2023

Fight Night, Oceana, 1944


Discussion Forum


Started by rysmom. Last reply by rysmom Dec 31, 2014. 1 Reply

My question is, Well base housing have kitchens or will she be eating in mess hall? She was told the first year she had to live on base. Continue

moving to Virginia Beach help!!

Started by krystal. Last reply by whitneylg Feb 23, 2013. 7 Replies

himy husband is and e-4  were getting transferred to Ocena VB in march... we are going to be new to the area never been there before looking for a place from SD is a paini have heard alot of negative…Continue

moving to Oceana

Started by Tan. Last reply by Mrs LaLa Nov 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Looks like we will be stationed at Oceana real soon.  What are the best military housing to try and move in to there?  Thanks

in need of friend play groups something

Started by kittykatbarbie Mar 27, 2012. 0 Replies

hello,  I just moved here about a month ago no I'm all settle in I've made like 2 friends but one goes home every month and another one our schedules make it are to hang out but i need to find friend…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA to add comments!

Comment by Northwoodsmom on February 6, 2023 at 10:29pm

Hi, is anyone out there???? I know this site isn't to active but I am trying to get a little information about housing and how the squadrons work. Maybe we can get it more active again.

Comment by Valtameri on April 13, 2020 at 9:29pm

And I'm glad of it, John & Yvonne!

Comment by John and Yvonne on April 13, 2020 at 2:14pm

We are!

 John and Yvonne

Comment by Valtameri on April 12, 2020 at 3:30pm

Happy Easter, everyone!

Hello Kristy, sorry that I missed seeing your comment. I hope that your husband found a good place. 

How is everyone? Anyone still active in this group?

Comment by Kristy on March 31, 2020 at 2:56pm
Hello everyone!
First time joining and asking on this group.
My husband got his first order and moved here like a month ago. And Bc he is married that’s y he will have to live off base soon. Is anybody know where he can go look for a room to share? (I can’t move with him now, and we still have a mortgage bill to pay, it’s hard if he have to rent a whole apartment)
Thank you in advance
Comment by John and Yvonne on October 4, 2019 at 8:20am

To Rain,

Sorry I said you son...I saw this morning that you were talking about your nephew!  Oops! :)

I hope you will let your nephew know about us. :)

Yvonne and John

Comment by John and Yvonne on October 3, 2019 at 8:27pm

Hello Rain. Welcome to this group!

I would like to let you know that my husband and I invite the Sailors over to our home on the weekends, whatever base they are at. We would love to invite your son over when he gets here also. Please check out our page on this site to see the things we do together. 

John and Yvonne

Comment by Rain on October 2, 2019 at 9:13pm

My nephew is starting c school the end of November at Dam Neck for FC. Does anyone know the holiday stand down time they get there? Is it the same as GL?

Comment by Rain on October 2, 2019 at 4:04pm
My nephew is starting c school the end of November at Dam Neck for FC. Does anyone know the holiday stand down time they get there? Is it the same as GL?
Comment by misisu on September 7, 2018 at 6:40pm

Hi all. I was hoping someone would have information on a good place to get a birthday cake or cookies delivered to my sailor for his birthday. He is in Portsmouth right now. Thanks in advance


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