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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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Lemoore NAS California Moms


Lemoore NAS California Moms

Many of our Sailors are stationed at Lemoore NAS in California.Here's a home just for us to discuss how our Sailors like it there, how long they've been stationed, and have any of you been their for a visit?

Location: This Mom lives too many states away!
Members: 157
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2020

Lowering of Flag Ceremony Every Evening At Dusk & history of the Base

It's well worth taking the time to see the Flag Lowering Ceremony!


In 1954, the Navy searched the Northern California-Nevada area for land to build a master jet air station - one with congestion free air space.

Lemoore was chosen because of its central location, good weather for flying, relatively inexpensive land and the nearby accommodations. Construction started in 1958. With base housing, administration facilities and the flight training areas in operation, the air station was commissioned on July 8, 1961.

Located in the San Joaquin Valley approximately 40 miles south of Fresno, CA, nearly 5,000 military and 1,000 civilian employees work onboard, with an average payroll of $120 million per year.

NAS Lemoore's primary mission is to support fleet carrier squadrons. The heart of this mission is the operations area. Designed to support more than twenty fleet squadrons, it serves as a master training center for carrier-based strike fighter squadrons of the United States Pacific Fleet.


Discussion Forum

Housing in Lemoore???

Started by Suzette <3. Last reply by Anna Mar 25, 2012. 62 Replies

Hey everyone! my husband has his orders to report to Lemoore on the 14th of August, Im trying to leave with him to get there together. we will be coming from San Diego and I wanted to know if we can…Continue

Please Help!

Started by Howardswife. Last reply by Anna Nov 10, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello all My husband just got orders to Lemoore. Im from Augusta Ga and pretty scared about the whole thing. How do you go about getting housing? And is the job market there as bad as everyone says…Continue

Updated information please....

Started by Strawberry shortcake. Last reply by ankenys_anchor Apr 24, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi there...My daughter just got stationed in Lemoore she will be arriving tomorrow and I was wondering what everyone can tell me about it. Things like how big the barracks are, are there shuttles to…Continue

Moving for our first duty station!

Started by Niña. Last reply by NavyWife31 Apr 19, 2011. 3 Replies

hi folks! good thing i found this group, i have such questions in my head right now. anyway, my husband got our orders and we will be stationed in Lemoore, CA for about 2 yrs.I am really excited, at…Continue

What are the chances of getting back on the East Coast from being on the West Coast

Started by Terviska. Last reply by Mike's Mom Lynn Oct 8, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi everyone - We arrived in Lemoore last August (2010). We are due to be here for three years but everyone keeps saying we will be stuck here for a long time. I would love to go back to the East…Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Mar 12, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above Link Continue

Sick Sailor....

Started by russellkaymc Oct 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Hey! I am not new to the military but new to this website. I've been a navy wife for 30 years but only a navy mom for almost 2 years. Our son is stationed at Lemoore. He called last night and is…Continue

Lemoore Ca.

Started by grandma Jul 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Grandson being sent to Lemoore Ca.Continue


Started by D~W~G Mar 31, 2011. 0 Replies

USS STENNIS FAMILIES PILLOW CASE PROJECT are making pillow cases for all of our Sailors,Marines,…Continue


Started by tmlh1977 Feb 8, 2011. 0 Replies

does anyone want to start a playdate for kid or just a mommys group?

Comment Wall


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Comment by B'sMomma on October 2, 2019 at 3:54pm
Hello. My son got orders to head here on his next assignment. He gets housing but I heard off base is pretty expensive. How can he find reasonable housing or house sharing? Any experience would be appreciated. Thank you.
Comment by Valtameri on October 10, 2018 at 10:54am

Hi Pam,

My son was at Lemoore a few years ago. I can ask him specific questions for you if you like, but I can tell you a couple of things off the top of my head. 

The good -- he lived off base for a while and appreciated the lack of traffic and ease of driving to base (set cruise control and go); he also enjoyed the natural areas within an easy drive (Sequoia and Yosemite for hiking and camping).

The bad -- um, how shall I put this? It stinks, literally, both the air and the water. The air quality can be quite bad in that region, and he said that he often felt that he got out of the shower smelling worse than when he went in. He only drank bottled water while he was there.

Comment by Pam(Tyler's mom) on October 10, 2018 at 9:28am

Hi everyone, my son just got his orders for Lemoore.  He reup'd for 3 more years coming from Tinker AFB in OKC, he'll be heading your way Jan/Feb time frame.  We are from the Houston area so this will be an exciting change for him.  I would love to e-meet you all and hear all about the base and area (good and bad).  Any tricks and tips to help his transition will be greatly appreciated!  Looking forward to connecting with everyone.  #proudmama

Comment by Teachermomto2 on February 4, 2018 at 9:45am

Hi All,

  I have a Sailor headed your way this week for C School..I'd love to connect with you all....

East Coast Momma who knows nothing about CA ;)

Comment by Valtameri on December 4, 2016 at 9:16pm

Hello jrp,

My son was stationed there. What would you like to know?

Comment by jrpnavymom on December 4, 2016 at 12:32pm

My son is ATI in Lemoore.  Any information about base life would be so helpful.  I would like to know more about this group.  Thanks so much

Comment by RissasMom on February 26, 2016 at 5:38pm

Thanks for the replies hopefully she will have a few months to get settled before it gets too hot. 

Comment by proudofmyson on February 25, 2016 at 11:03pm
My son worked quite a few miles from where he lived; the bus is reliable but it can get quite HOT in the summer time. A car is very helpful. He was very happy when he got his car
Comment by Lisa on February 25, 2016 at 9:45am
My son has been in Lemoore since August 2015, & his truck comes in very handy. He is always giving rides to people. He is now on deployment so he's letting his girlfriend drive it right now. I've never been on base but I hear it's a lengthy distance to certain areas.
Comment by RissasMom on February 24, 2016 at 8:33am
Hello everyone I'm new to this group. My daughter just arrived in Lemoore and we are wondering how soon she should get a car?

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