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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NAS Jacksonville


NAS Jacksonville

For those with sailors stationed in Jacksonville.

Members: 127
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2021

Discussion Forum

Poseidon Squadron

Started by dogloverinct Apr 9, 2018. 0 Replies

Need advice on nice places to rent in jacksonville , near base ...

Started by Alecat navy wifey. Last reply by Tee-1sailor's mom Jan 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Marriage and Moving

Started by adhouskat. Last reply by navymom3 Sep 6, 2013. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by 1after909 on June 15, 2017 at 3:50pm
My son is stationed in JAX. his father and I do not get the opportunity to travel often.
We would like to get acquainted with families whose LO may know our son.
Comment by Tee-1sailor's mom on September 15, 2016 at 11:49am

Hi everyone, I'm the co-admin of this group.  My son is stationed at JAX but I live in California so I can't really give much information on the local scene.  I can always ask my son or daughter-in-law a question.  Those who live in FL, thanks for your support on this group!

Comment by td309 on September 1, 2016 at 10:26am

Anyone have a LO in VP-45?

Comment by Pam on January 25, 2016 at 3:27pm

Thanks so much ReneeBC!  He's already been home once since heading down there.  It didn't help his car was shipped here!

Comment by ReneeBC on January 24, 2016 at 12:07pm


I forgot to mention your February trip down!  Have a wonderful time!!!!

Comment by ReneeBC on January 24, 2016 at 12:05pm

Pam, We're halfway between Indianapolis and Bloomington. You're right about determined parents!  My son is at *NASWI, now, which makes the weekend marathon-drives impossible.  We have flown out and back over a weekend, which is just as crazy, though.  LOL 

*I stay on the JAX page because my son went to C-school there and he has buddies who are stationed there.  My mom went to school at JAX, too, in 1958.   It's fun to see photos of the base before and after fifty years.

Comment by Pam on January 23, 2016 at 10:40pm

I'm hoping you at least lived in Southern Indiana!  We are originally from NW IN, up by Chicago and could not imagine doing a drive like that, butttt that's not to say we wouldn't have done it!  Haha, mom's can be pretty persuasive when they want to see their children!  Already planning a long weekend in February!  This is soooo nice considering his first two duty stations!

Comment by 1after909 on January 21, 2016 at 7:51pm
It been a long time since I've made such a trip by car!
Comment by ReneeBC on January 21, 2016 at 7:17pm

Woohoo, Pam! He's a short drive away. I'm happy you will have weekend visits in your future.

1after909, We were the crazy parents that left Indiana after work on Friday, driving straight through and trading the driver's seat as needed. We'd get our kid-fix all day Saturday, breakfast Sunday morning, and that marathon drive back to Indiana.  We may or may not have missed him more in the winter.  ;)


Comment by Pam on January 21, 2016 at 12:12pm

My son has finally arrived in JAX.  Moving can be pretty hectic but they are settling in rather nicely.  Hopefully it's a little warmer there than here in Atlanta..


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