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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

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 John and Yvonne on March 11, 2018 at 8:56am

He's actually stationed at Oceana. :)


Comment by John and Yvonne on March 11, 2018 at 8:55am


I'm not sure I can answer your questions, but one of the sailors who comes over to our house on the weekends may know. So, what are your questions and I will ask him. :) Yvonne and John

Comment by LisaPS123 on March 10, 2018 at 8:33pm

Hello!  Is anyone out there?  My sailor will be arriving in Oceana soon for C School and I have a few questions.

Comment by John and Yvonne on November 2, 2015 at 9:54am

Lorraine and any other moms grandmoms out there.

My husband and I wanted to let you know that we open our home on the weekends and invite any sailors(and sometimes soldiers and marines) to come over. We feed them home cooked meals and play board games, go minigolfing, watch football, and just hang out together and get to know each other. We also invite them to join us on the holidays if they can't go home. We would love to invite your sailor too!  My husband spent 20 years in the Navy-10 enlisted and 10 as a Navy Chaplain.

Let us know if you think he would be interested.

Have a great day!

Yvonne and John

Comment by Lorraine Navy grandson on September 12, 2015 at 3:55pm

my grandson is going to oceana on the 25th of Sept  He graduated A school for ATI at Pensacola  He is home on leave right now just wanted to join and share info on his new base  He will be going to C school

Comment by JB'sProudMom on April 20, 2015 at 10:41pm

Anyone have dealings with Tag Auto in Va?

Comment by Holly MA Mom on April 15, 2015 at 12:40pm

Rysmom, most families use the facebook site "Navy Families of Norfolk and Surrounding Areas".  I get some emails of comments from this site, but I don't get all of the comments.  My son was recently deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (along with many others from Oceana), but he was there for several months and was the dorm manager if there's anything I can help answer for you.  I can tell you that Oceana is in the nicest and safest area of any Navy base I've been to so far, if that helps you feel any better. 

Comment by Kimba on April 15, 2015 at 12:16pm
I'm not sure if there is a Facebook site for Oceana. Will check.
Comment by rysmom on April 14, 2015 at 11:51pm
Does anyone use this site? Is their a facebook sit moms are using?
Comment by rysmom on February 5, 2015 at 7:54pm
Ry is settling but moms not.

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