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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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NAS Jacksonville Discussions (8)

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Poseidon Squadron

Would this be the correct group for me if my son is entering the Poseidon Squadron?

Started by dogloverinct

0 Apr 9, 2018

Need advice on nice places to rent in jacksonville , near base ...

My husband and I are wondering what are some nice places in Jax ? or is it better for us to stay in base to get use to the area ? any advic…

Started by Alecat navy wifey

2 Jan 22, 2015
Reply by Tee-1sailor's mom

Marriage and Moving

Hello everyone, I am the fiance of sailor who is currently in A school at NAS Pensacola. He will be graduating in the next couple of weeks…

Started by adhouskat

4 Sep 6, 2013
Reply by navymom3

BAH for unmarried sailors?

Hey everyone, hoping that someone might be able to answer this once and for all. My boyfriend is at Jax and I'm trying to figure out a way…

Started by rmb

0 Sep 7, 2012

Things to Do When You Visit or for your Sailor!

I've added posts with food recomendations and sites to see in the past but they get burried and new comers join and ask the same questions…

Started by Kalynn

0 May 28, 2012

C School.

Hi! My husband graduates from A school tomorrow and is supposed to be going to C school in Jax sometime soon and I was just wondering if an…

Started by EmilyDanielle(12/074)

0 Apr 25, 2012

Base housing VS Off base housing

My husband and I will be moving to the Area soon... I was wondering if its better to live in base housing or off base... Any Advice would b…

Started by Jennifer

5 Aug 21, 2011
Reply by navymom3

Location & Housing

From what I am told the wait list for base housing is 3-6 months.So for those in Jax Id love to here of the alternatives! Nice apts and com…

Started by Brittany proud Navy Wife :)

3 Aug 12, 2011
Reply by 528harrison


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