This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Ladies of VA

I am living in VA with my sailor and would love to meet some friends in the area! I am a proud Navy wife. My hubby is stationed in Norfolk and we call Chesapeake home! Don't be afraid to introduce yourself!

Location: Norfolk VA
Members: 145
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2017

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Statehood: June 25, 1788, the 10th state

Capital: Richmond

Total Area: 35th among states, 109,624 sq km (42,326 sq mi)

Water Area: 7,068 sq km (2,729 sq mi)

Highest Point: Mount Roger, 1,746 m (5,729 ft)

Total Population: 12th among states
2000 census - 7,196,750
2005 estimate - 7,567,465

Population Density in 2000: 66 people per sq km (170 per sq mi)

Distribution in 1990: 69% Urban, 31% Rural

Gross State Product
- $197.8 billion (1996)
Personal income per Capita - $26,172 (1997)

Largest cities in 2000:
Virginia Beach: 425,257
Norfolk: 234,403
Richmond: 199,184

Discussion Forum

Driver's license, car titles, etc

Started by LisaMB. Last reply by meagan5220 Aug 7, 2013. 7 Replies

How to make friends in a new place

Started by Cjohnsonusc. Last reply by rachz413 Jul 20, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by LivNLrn on March 4, 2017 at 1:08pm

Hi y'all! Just want to let you all know we now have an all organic juice bar in Chesapeake Va! Please come by when passing through! :) our facebook page is

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 2, 2016 at 4:46am

Update!! is being updated and upgraded, and part of this effort is making room for new members.  To do so, members who have not been active since 12/1/15 will be removed but will be able to re-join.  If you haven't posted since that date, please do so right away.  This is all part of an effort to make the best it can be for everyone, seasoned moms and new members alike.  Thanks and watch for good things to happen!

Comment by Dutchess on April 21, 2016 at 1:48pm

Hello Ladies. I was wondering if there are any mom's that live in Southwest Va. I would love to connect with some Navy Moms. 

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 20, 2015 at 2:12am

Welcome nancyp!  In response to the message you sent to this group's members - no, there isn't a separate group for Little Creek.  The group that covers the area is this one and it's quite active - "Norfolk Sailors - Family and Friends.  

Comment by MrsSwo on October 9, 2014 at 7:11am


I am the new Treasurer for the Jason Dunham FRG. We are finally up and running. We have two great fundraisers happening right now (Dunham bracelets and a Chirstmas ornament). We also have a new Facebook page. Please send your contact info to to be added to our list.  

Thank you


Comment by Rachie on September 9, 2014 at 9:13pm
Hello Ladies...
My hubby will be stationed in VA come January and looking forward to the move and a fresh start with my family! =)
Comment by Larina on June 1, 2014 at 9:00pm
Beauty for ashes, i lived in colony point and the apartments were beautiful and spacious but i lived in the ones by little creek idk if thats considered ghent, but they are a little expensive for an apartment u can rent a whole house for that price, idk what ur looking for exactly but im looking to rent a house in va as well, also as far as norfolk goes id stay away from downtown norfolk, or south norfolk.. Those are the bigger crime areas, also JEBLC is partly in va beach, u could also look for some apartments out there!
Comment by beautyforashes on August 23, 2013 at 1:09pm


My husband recently got orders to Norfolk/Little Creek in November.I know nothing about Norfolk.I wanted to get ahead in looking for apartments in the area.I heard Ghent is great.Does anyone have any advice on apartments which ones.These are a few apartments I was looking at:

Bondale apartments

201 twenty-one

Belmont at Freemason


Spring Water

River House

Colony Point

If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate it.Also I would love to make some new friends!

Comment by JNJNavyGF on January 25, 2013 at 11:54am

Hello All,


I am planning to relocate to the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Chesapeake area this coming summer.  I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row. I will greatly GREATLY appreicate any insight on neighborhoods, schools, traffic, and activities for a 9 year old boy.  We will be relocating to be with my sailor who is stationed in Norfolk.


I am also going to be seeking employment.  I currently work in HR as a Specialist I have 5 years experience and a Masters in Public Administration.  I know that it's WHO you know these days and will GREALTY appreciate being sent in the right direction in the area as well.

Comment by SailorsPrincess on January 11, 2013 at 9:24pm

Hi Ladies :) I'm Robin, My sailor is aboard the USS Harry S. Truman! We currently live in Norfolk! We just moved here in September, so we're just getting to know the area! We have 2 little boys ages 2 years old and 9 months!


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