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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



A Blue Candle Event ♥

Event Details

A Blue Candle Event ♥

Time: December 4, 2019 to December 3, 2020
Location: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office
Event Type: family, event, celebration, reunion
Organized By: A Blue Candle Event Group - Alicia from Texas
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2020

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Event Description

When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!

A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!

During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.

Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.

Blessings to all our Sailors all over the World ♥

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Comment by Storymom on April 2, 2020 at 12:32am

Comment by Baker on March 1, 2020 at 2:27pm

Nice photo Storymom. Bravo Zulu! Ready or not, Spring is coming. 

Comment by Storymom on March 1, 2020 at 11:23am

Comment by Baker on February 29, 2020 at 3:46pm

OhBoyCH5178, good to hear from you.

Two weeks or 8 years, it is still the same. We miss our Sailor all the time. We use a battery operated Blue Candle near his boot camp graduation picture. You can use a electric single candle with a blue bulb. I gave up with real candles.

We know this is what our Sailor wanted to do. Maybe not what we wanted them to do but that is the way it is. We call our Sailor our Adult/Son. They are no longer a child except in our hearts. We even have the little brown bear he use to cuddle so much that he wore off one ear. He was home a few weeks ago and we gave him his bear. He did not want it. We washed it and put it into a ZipLock bag and put it in our room. I touch the bear everytime I see it and am thankful it gave our son so much comfort. 

Join NavyForMoms (N4M) PIR group by his graduation date. Meet other parents who will be going to the PIR. Try to attend a MeetNGreet (MNG) in the area of Boot Camp. We went the day before so we could attend "Sarge's MNG!" Free food (they accept donations) and buy your drinks. Hopefully you can meet friends you met on N4M PIR group. You will develop new friends to last a lifetime. 

Our Blue Candle Flickers for All Our Sailors, Family and Friends.

Comment by OhBoyCH5178 on February 29, 2020 at 12:53pm

I am missing my baby everyday! It was over two weeks from his departure for bootcamp until we heard from him. We told him to call his girlfriend for his 15 second call so I miss his voice. I know God has him in His hands but I'm working to get past this feeling. What a wonderful way to remember your SR.

Comment by Storymom on February 1, 2020 at 2:13pm

Comment by Baker on December 24, 2019 at 12:37pm

Merry Christmas and have a Wonderful New Year!

Comment by Storymom on December 24, 2019 at 11:24am

Merry Christmas to All!

Comment by Storymom on December 4, 2019 at 12:26pm

Comment by Baker on November 28, 2019 at 1:14pm

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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