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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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All Groups in Norfolk, VA (8)

  • Big E Homecoming

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2017 Where virtual homecoming will take place!

  • USS Gravely

    26 members Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2019 This is a group set up for families and friends of Sailors on the USS Gravely. Please keep in mind that this is a public webpage that anyone with…

  • VRC-40 Rawhides

    5 members Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2017 For family members of sailors/airmen of the fleet logistics support squadron known as VRC-40, which is based in Norfolk, VA. They work on C2…

  • USS Jason Dunham DDG 109

    53 members Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2018

    This group is for those of us who have loved ones on the USS Jason Dunham.


    37 members Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2019 Families who have Sailors aboard the USS Ramage (DDG 61). The Ramage is stationed out of Norfolk, VA.

  • Boatswain Mate

    81 members Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2019 Just graduated from Boatswain Mate School on Friday, May 23

  • USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)

    11 members Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2017

    For families with loved ones serving on our "Nation's Protector"


    USS Oak Hill on President's Day 2014…

  • USS Albany

    8 members Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2019

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