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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


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 Storymom on June 23, 2009 at 9:49pm
ok, I'll bite...what is a 'dusty dog???' The name of a squadron, or the type of Naval unit that is assigned a certain kind of task or what????
Or both? I tried to google it, and nothing appears either....hmmmm?
Comment by Helomom on June 22, 2009 at 8:20pm
I see there is a "dusty dog" in your group. That would be my son's squadron.
Comment by Helomom on June 22, 2009 at 8:19pm
Thanks, Jim. My son just joined one of the sqaudrons at NAS JAX. We flew out to assist with move in. Whew! I can't believe they do that at least every two years. We spent 10 days helping with hauling boxes and entertaining the grandkids. Hadn't been to that area of Florida before just Orlando, Pensacola, and the Miami/Keys area. Very nice, a little warm...and buggy...but nice.
Comment by Storymom on May 26, 2009 at 11:52pm
Okay Grannysandy....when your son gets back from SERE, please share his stories! I'm very curious about his experience there and how did things go for him in Maine. I thought they all went to SERE in California? (confusing) We heard, while they are at SERE, they have to "move out" of the barracks, and store their that right?
What is the "new hanger?"in JAX
My son is in his second week of school in JAX, as an AW, non acoustic, same class as JIM GRAMZA's son. YOU on the other hand, seem to be way ahead of us and can answer questions! Yay!
Thanks so much...

Comment by Storymom on May 21, 2009 at 10:02pm

Hi Gramza son is in the same class as your son... My sailor says your sailor is cool!

Our son is 4th from the right, front row in that graduation picture of the fellas under the yellow plane. He's the one with the raised eyebrow! He's loving Jacksonville!

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