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 November 28, 2019 at 12:20am

thinking of all sailors near and far !

Comment by Baker on November 19, 2019 at 2:42am

Yes. The Blue Candle does help us deal with our sons and daughters in the Navy. Our son has been in for over 8 years. We use a single electric candle with his picture close by of his first Navy picture from book camp. It runs 24 hours a day. It brings our attention to him every time we enter the room. Heck I even salute his picture and tell him how proud I am of him. It is what they wanted to do. I am so Proud of each and every one of them.

Our Blue Candle glows for All Our Sailors in their journey of serving our country.

Comment by Baker on November 11, 2019 at 12:40am

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and are serving our Country!

Comment by Storymom on November 10, 2019 at 8:20pm

Comment by Storymom on November 1, 2019 at 11:48am

Comment by Anna on October 13, 2019 at 2:27pm


Comment by Sailormom01 on October 11, 2019 at 4:13pm

I bought 2 LED candles the other day and gave one to my daughter to use when she is thinking of her brother.

Comment by Storymom on October 1, 2019 at 11:41am

Comment by Baker on August 31, 2019 at 12:08pm

Good Day Friends!  NavySisNowNavyMom how exciting your son's PIR. I Suggest you plan on buying the DVD of the PIR  over at the the NEX. ( I Think that is where I bought it!) It is over $100 but well worth the money. So much to see and you just don't see everything. Very exciting when the doors roll up and they come marching in. Have a wonderful time!

Our Blue Candle is flickering true for all our Navy Mom's, our Sailors, Family and Friends

Comment by NavySisNowNavyMom on August 30, 2019 at 11:43pm

Getting closer to Sept 6 PIR. Thinking of my son and sending him love. 

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