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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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Navy Speak

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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 Valtameri on January 29, 2015 at 1:06am

I think someone here is looking for the ombudsman for CVN 77 (USS George HW Bush):

Comment by rysmom on January 8, 2015 at 9:59pm
Ry will be home soon! She will report on 31st.
Comment by mombabyboy95 on December 28, 2014 at 7:26pm
My son is a AD at Oceana and he always flys into Norfolk and only uses Southwest
Comment by monkeymind on December 28, 2014 at 7:23pm
I sent you a friend request my son wants to give her his number and he can help her or give her advice.
Comment by rysmom on December 28, 2014 at 7:10pm
So taxi? And approx. cost?
Comment by monkeymind on December 28, 2014 at 7:03pm
My son said he wasn't aware of any.
Comment by rysmom on December 28, 2014 at 6:36pm

So rookie question, does Norfolk offer shuttle to Oceana base?

Comment by monkeymind on December 28, 2014 at 3:07pm
Norfolk is the only one we use. My son likes Southwest Airlines because with the Navy everything is tentative. He can change days and times if necessary without a penalty. Leave plenty of travel time from VB to Norfolk during rush hour, the tunnel can back up.
Comment by rysmom on December 28, 2014 at 3:01pm

Can anyone tell me what is the best airport to fly into there? Trying to get flights for her. She gets 10 days to come home between school and duty. 

Comment by rysmom on December 26, 2014 at 8:01pm
My daughter is heading to this base in Jan. From schooling in Pensacola for air traffic controller. My i join this group?

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