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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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Virginia Beach

Members: 69
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2020

This is a group of Navy Moms and loved ones for sailor's in Virginia Beach!

Discussion Forum

trying my hardest

Started by Ryan. Last reply by Misty Blake's Mom Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

Norfolk (Hampton Roads) : New Friends?

Started by ShayShayJo. Last reply by ProudADwife Jan 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Moving to Dam Neck,VA. Where to move to?

Started by FC Breaux's Wife. Last reply by ProudADwife Jan 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by KanesNavyMom on July 23, 2017 at 4:06pm

Hello All

My son is now stationed at Virginia Beach and we are trying to figure everything out....he is saying right away that he needs a vehicle .. also, I read on one of the boards/groups that there are families that are willing to help the sailors that are new to the area to get acclimated, adjusted and settled in.  Any advice or help would be most appreciated !  THANK YOU !

Comment by Wendy Am2 on June 7, 2017 at 9:18pm

I really just want to see my son. So as long as the hotel is clean and comfortable, and not over priced, I am good.

Comment by Chris on June 7, 2017 at 7:49am

Wendy Am2.  I live in Virginia Beach.  The Gateway Inn on base should be fine.  Be prepared for jet noise.  The base is close to the beach and shopping.  Plenty of places to stay, depends on what kind of experience you want.  What is important to you? 

Comment by Wendy Am2 on June 5, 2017 at 10:33pm
Looking for info on hotels in Virginia Beach. Does anyone know anything about the hotel at Oceana?
Comment by CryptoMom2014 on December 17, 2013 at 12:05pm
Hi all! My. Name is Rayna, I'm the wife of a retired HT with a son in the Nuke program at bootcamp right now. We are are in VB near Town Center. Trying to make this home, but just not there yet! Less so without my son here. Looking to connect, especially with other moms! Was a Military wife for 12 years and willing to assist / answer questions for the next generation. Just ask! I work for Sentara and go to school full time. I have a 12yo daughter and 3 dogs!!! We stay busy! Being a retired transplanted family, we don't have our family here or deep rooted relationships that make a house a home..... So looking to make it home and meet some great folks in VB!!! :)
Comment by ASailorsGirl on January 8, 2013 at 11:11pm
Hi ladies, my husband is stationed at NAB in Little Creek, I need to find an apartment or home ASAP for February. Any suggestions or advice on decent apartments not too far from NAB. I am relocating from South Florida. Thank you all!
Comment by Trevorsmommy9710 on May 25, 2012 at 11:51pm
Anyone live on fort story in virginia beach?(or by the ocean front)
Comment by Trevorsmommy9710 on May 25, 2012 at 10:02am
Hello, I'm a stay at home mom to a little boy & my step in virginia beach hoping to meet a nice couple who is kind of like myself & my husband.w don't go out & party really.and we don't just take our kids to sitters for no reason & we'd love to find ppl who are like that & have playdates for the kids!
Comment by Lauren on April 9, 2012 at 3:59pm
Just moved to back beach with my husband not even two weeks ago, looking to meet some other wives. You can also find me on fb: Lauren amber Shay
Comment by momof5~(1CorpMen1Undesignated) on January 23, 2012 at 12:56pm

I think I might be in the right place... my sailor is being sent to Oceana VA to work with strike fighter squadron this the right place?

He is undesignated after getting out of his special ops contract because the classes were not going to start for monhts and he didn't want to wait...NOT sure what he is going to be doing..

Just a confused Navy mom of a Corpment in Texas and now off to Virginia..and 3 at home!

dawn in MI

PS: at least he is a warm place, LOL brrrrrrrrrr


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