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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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 Discussions (106)

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My son just graduated Prototype in GC and is being sent to Norfolk to the USS Newport News sub.  He says all he knows is that he will be li…

Started by SJWit

9 14 hours ago
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

CAR FAQs for Norfolk Sailors! Repairs, long-term storage, Virginia registration, car buying, base access, and more

"DOES MY SAILOR NEED A CAR?"  The consensus in this group has been a definite YES. A sailor stationed at Norfolk or nearby definitely needs…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

19 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by KaraJTX

MWR Events, Activities, Rec Center, Sports and Volunteering for Sailors

Morale, Welfare and Recreation has events, activities, classes and trips for Norfolk-area Sailors.   This page lists current and upcoming e…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

0 Mar 23, 2017

Best Neighborhoods

Hi,   Just wondering what the best neighborhoods/areas to live in in Portsmouth, we want to be close to the Naval Hospital as that's where…

Started by MEleanor7

1 Jan 8, 2017
Reply by Erika Janae

Ship coming home. Timing for flight info

Hi, Is there a standard time for a ship to return from deployment? My son is scheduled to be home soon, and I want to get him a flight, but…

Started by SeasonedMom

11 Dec 7, 2016
Reply by SeasonedMom

Housing ? Norfolk Virginia

Hi so my husband has his orders it say Norfolk afloat east. He is in Aschool right now. He has been so busy these days that has not had tim…

Started by vivi16

0 Aug 19, 2016

Drydock assignment Norfolk

My sailor is tentatively to report to a ship in dry dock in Norfolk. Can anyone give information on living situation? Will they be on the s…

Started by Hey Lady!

11 Jul 31, 2016
Reply by BBS


Anyone with the USS STOUT ?

Started by miss deb

3 Jun 18, 2016
Reply by miss deb

Child care

I saw these recommendations from Norfolk sailors about this topic and thought I'd copy and share them here.  These were posted on June 11,…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

0 Jun 13, 2016


Hi All, Is it appropriate to see my sailor son off when the WASP deploys? This is his first deployment and would love to be there to say go…

Started by Laurie

5 Jun 4, 2016
Reply by abuon18


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