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.



Navy wives of Norfolk/Portsmouth VA


Navy wives of Norfolk/Portsmouth VA

This is for the wives, girlfriends or moms who lives near or in Norfolk or Portsmouth VA; welcome!

Members: 92
Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2019

Discussion Forum

Moving Soon

Started by Rachie. Last reply by brialyse Jan 7, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello all, My husband and I will be moving in January to the Norfolk/Portsmouth VA area and trying to start the process and look into good apartments in a safe area. Anyone have any good and safe…Continue

Tags: Wife, Navy, Safe, Moving

Portsmouth Stanley Court Housing??

Started by Brookieakorsie. Last reply by Pinkappless Mar 24, 2014. 3 Replies

Does anyone live in Stanley Court or know someone who lives in Stanley Court? My husband just picked his orders and we are moving to Virginia next month! I want to know if anyone likes or dislikes it…Continue

Moving to Norfolk soon!!

Started by Jessica__S514. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Feb 19, 2014. 6 Replies

My husband is graduating A-school in Pensacola this coming Tuesday. He received his verbals that we will be going to Norfolk. He has not yet received written orders. I know there could possibly be…Continue

Tags: station, PCS, duty, move, navy

Facebook page for Navy wives in Portsmouth/Norfolk?

Started by Nicole Soeng Jun 13, 2013. 0 Replies

My husband, son and I just pcs'd from WA to Portsmouth. I'm wondering what the best facebook page is for Navy wives in the area. Thanks!

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You need to be a member of Navy wives of Norfolk/Portsmouth VA to add comments!

Comment by QueenPxo on September 12, 2019 at 7:55pm

Does anybody know by chance about c school out in norvolk? Would like to know liberty options so I can plan to see my husband 

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on January 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

Welcome!  Just to be sure that all the members get your message, you can also go to the top of this page at right and click on "Send message to group" and paste your comment there.  That way everyone will get it as an email as well, in case they don't see it here  :) 

Comment by Erika Janae on January 5, 2017 at 12:15pm
I'm a mommy of 2 littles live on JFSC and looking for other mommies who want to play date or hangout :)
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 27, 2015 at 10:35pm

Good to know about -  "Moms Club of Portsmouth/Western Branch" on  Link:  Here's a event is August 1.

From the website:  "We are MOMS Club of Portsmouth/Western Branch and North Suffolk. We are a branch of the International MOMS Club®, a non-profit organization for at-home mothers including stay-at-home as well as working moms. The MOMS Club exists to give you the opportunity to share activities with other mothers and children. It’s a fantastic way to meet people for yourself and for your children! We get together for activities in our neighborhood, play dates in our homes, having picnics at local parks, book club, and much more. We also have events just for the ladies, like moms night-out, movies, dinner, and anything else that sounds fun. There is no obligation to come to any particular event, but the more involved you are the more you benefit from the group!

Our chapter has a Monthly General Meeting while enjoying good food, activities for the children, and a guest speaker on occasion. Other activities include:

Park and Beach DaysPlaydatesMoms Night Out/InHoliday PartiesCoffee BreakBook ClubSwap MeetMuseum, Zoo, Bounce House, and Farm OutingsVarious charity events throughout the year 

If you are interested in joining the group there is a $20 annual membership fee, and once you join you will gain access to our MOMS Club Private Facebook Page and information about members-only events."

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 Amanda&LC+2 on August 27, 2014 at 7:10am
Moving to VA in beginning of october. Having a hard time finding an apartment or townhome. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! It will be me, my husband, and our 3yr old. So a 2 bedroom and safe area.
Comment by bex1986 on August 26, 2014 at 10:03pm

Can anyone tell me anything about Norwich Manor in Norfolk Crossing?  We are moving to the area and don't know much about it.  Any info would be a big help!

Comment by MichelleA_ on July 31, 2014 at 12:41am
Does anyone know how long the check in process is for a hospital corpsman that has just arrived? Trying to see when my fiancé can take leave. I heard he can't ask for persmission until he finishes the check in process.
Comment by newnavywife2014 on June 27, 2014 at 9:56pm
I live in Hampton it is sort of removed from navy life but still close! I live in Trail Creek Townhomes it is a gated community with a gym pool business center and laundry facilities if you don't rent a washer dryer for your home. It is very close to just about everything you need! Plus right around the corner from Langley AFB as well
Comment by rikki_100113 on June 23, 2014 at 1:10pm

I looked it up in the search bar and it popped up. Thank you!


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