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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


NAS Jacksonville

For those with sailors stationed in Jacksonville.

Members: 127
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2021

Discussion Forum

Poseidon Squadron

Started by dogloverinct Apr 9, 2018. 0 Replies

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

Started by Alecat navy wifey. Last reply by Tee-1sailor's mom Jan 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Marriage and Moving

Started by adhouskat. Last reply by navymom3 Sep 6, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by Tee-1sailor's mom on October 13, 2015 at 11:44am

How was the graduation Navymom14?  October is great time to be in FL, it's starting to cool off.  What rate if your son?

Comment by Tee-1sailor's mom on October 13, 2015 at 11:42am

Happy Fall everyone (a little late) !  Good to see you check in Jim!  How's your son doing? 

Great to hear you enjoyed your JAX visit Pam.  If I'd have been here sooner I could have reported staying at the Navy Gateway at JAX, it was very nice.  I live in California, so local info is through my daughter-in-law who is livng in the St. John area with her mom while my son is deployed.  I feel  bad for them, they've only been married 2 years and they'll miss all the holidays and both of their birthdays together this year and he was gone for Christmas last year too.  Such is the military life!  This is his 3rd deployment, and so far it's the hardest for me.  I do have some good news, my daughter is expecting her third child!  (my #3 grandbaby) next spring.  So may I know are having babies this year!

Oh & in December the sailor finds out what his new duty station will be.  Most likely he'll stay in JAX.  He's been on the P-8 as an AWO.

Comment by Pam on October 12, 2015 at 12:45pm

We visited Jacksonville last weekend before our cruise.  We stayed at the beach, which I absolutely loved.  The bike riders were so wonderful to see everywhere!  You try to do that here in Atlanta and you will be run over!  But we found Mayport and the Jacksonville Naval Air station.  I'm pretty sure my son is going to love it there.  Almost as much as I am going to love having him in the same time zone for the first time in nearly 6 years!  We picked up an apartment rental book for them.  Does anyone have any recommendations on where to live there?  He'll be at the hospital.

Comment by Pam on September 8, 2015 at 2:02pm

Wonderful - thank you!  We're headed out on a cruise out of Jacksonville on Oct. 5.  I seen that Mayport was a little further out, closer to the ocean.

Comment by Navymom14 on September 8, 2015 at 1:39pm
We are also heading down the first weekend in October for our son's graduation! When our son was in Pensacola, it was very close to water, but it isn't in JAX. Maybe I will see you there!
Comment by Pam on September 8, 2015 at 11:23am

Good to know - thank you!  We're heading down the first weekend in October and may end up staying there.  Is it near water? 

Comment by Navymom14 on September 8, 2015 at 10:49am
Yes, I spent one night there. I liked it a lot, especially for the price. Keep in mind that if they don't have a room available, keep trying back. They often have cancellations and rooms open up. Hope you enjoy your stay!
Comment by Pam on September 8, 2015 at 9:55am

Has anyone ever stayed at the Navy Lodge at the JAX naval base? 

Comment by ReneeBC on September 4, 2015 at 5:08pm


It's easier when they're single to say, "Your mother needs a kid-fix, so I'm coming down (over, up, or out) next weekend."  It's a whole new ballgame with the addition of a daughter-in-law.  I hope your visit is sooner rather than later! :)


Comment by Tee-1sailor's mom on September 4, 2015 at 11:57am

I realized I hadn't checked in with this group in a while.  Thank you to those who do.  ReneeBC, yes I have already started planning to visit FL.  I can't go too long at a time w/o seeing my kid!!  When he gets back I'll be heading back there as soon as he's ready for a mom visit.


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