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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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Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends


Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends

For families and friends of Sailors who are stationed at Norfolk; for either Sea Duty or Shore Duty Sailors. Just make sure to keep OPSEC issues in mind and not disclose ship movements in advance.

Members: 1314
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2022


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Housing suggestions

Started by TxMomEPT. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Oct 4, 2019. 1 Reply

"Navy Lodge Norfolk" - Information, rates and photos

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Chipmunk Sep 30, 2019. 16 Replies

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Comment by Chipmunk on December 19, 2022 at 11:43am

Good Morning Everyone!!

Happy Hanukkah - Merry Christmas - Season's Greetings!! 

I am hopeful that some of you will get to have visits with your sailors!

Comment by Chipmunk on December 6, 2022 at 11:05pm

Good Evening!!

I just wanted to remind you to let your sailors know that there are several activities in the area that they can receive military discounts at. The main one is Busch Gardens where each year they can receive a 1 time free ticket, and then at other times, I think they receive military discounts. 

Comment by Chipmunk on November 24, 2022 at 10:09pm

WaterLily - I am so sorry!! I had not heard about the 3 sailors. 

Comment by WaterLily on November 24, 2022 at 9:44pm

Chipmunk, I thought you were referencing the 3 sailors who recently passed away.  I hadn’t heard of the Walmart shooting.  Very sad.

Comment by Chipmunk on November 24, 2022 at 9:23pm

WaterLily - That is love!!

Dawn, there was a shooting in Cheasapeake, at a Wal-Mart. I don't have a link to the details at the moment, but I was hopeful that none of our sailors were involved. 

Comment by WaterLily on November 24, 2022 at 9:14pm

Hi Chipmunk.  Thanks for checking in.  My sailor is doing well and we are actually here with him now to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  We rented a house in Hampton and packed up the car, bringing the feast to him from Michigan.  It’s the third year we’ve done this and it’s a lot of work but so very worth it. 

The recent news of three more deaths is devastating.  Prayers go out to the families impacted.

Comment by Dawn on November 24, 2022 at 12:36pm

i have not heard of anything ?

Comment by Chipmunk on November 24, 2022 at 12:23pm

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am just checking in on everyone and their sailors. I know there was some national news from the area around and I wanted to just reach out if anyone needed anything. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 22, 2022 at 5:26pm

Comment by Chipmunk on November 12, 2022 at 1:05pm

Good Morning!! I am just checking in on our Norfolk families. I heard from my DIL that there was a bad rain storm, she got caught in the middle of while driving home. 

I hope those who are able to have their sailors home for one of the holidays, have a wonderful visit and safe travels for the sailors. For those who will be traveling to Norfolk, may you also have safe travels. 


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