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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."


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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A Blue Candle Event ♥

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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: Jul 7

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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 Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on January 24, 2012 at 2:35pm

Jeramys Mom, What a lovely gift!  I still cry every now and then and my son has been gone for 10 months!    When I saw this, I wondered if you had given (or your daughter) thought to selling these?  I would be interested, and I also just joined the Group "Holiday Project" thru this site and wanted to share the info.  I thought poss, any monies would help fund a few gift bags if you are interested.  (I do not know what you do or how much time you have on your hands.)  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Jeramys Mom ship3-div-173 on January 24, 2012 at 2:23pm

This is the best idea I have heard. I miss my Son already and he is sitting next to me.  When I read it my daughter (who makes candles) made me a blue Drakkar sented candle for Christmas. I cried when she gave it to me, as I will more than likely cry when I light it after he heads to bootcamp in April.

Comment by BekiT on January 23, 2012 at 12:04pm

I love this....  such a simple way to say I love you!  Thanks all!

Comment by Storymom on January 16, 2012 at 11:04pm

WELCOME's great to " track each day" at Boot and sorta keep track of what they are most likely learning or being trained in, or what phase they are in....also:  I clipped out cartoons from the paper and added them to my envelopes..or local town news.  (nothing political/current events-no distractions I've heard is best)  Connect to other booter Moms too, especially those in the same graduation class.  Oh and that first letter from her will be pure JOY!  Keep your phone handy, you never know when she may have "earned" a phone call (keep your cell phone charged!)   Time will really will.

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on January 16, 2012 at 7:59pm


Write her a letter so you can mail it as soon as yo get her address!  She will love to hear upbeat news from you!  I know it is hard, my son PIR Jul of this year, and every day I thought of him.  Keep a diary if that helps too.  Make sure you look a the PIR activities/events thru this website as I was unaware of all of it until after, and I would have loved to be involved.  

Comment by on January 16, 2012 at 7:16pm

I am new to this site and have my only child/daughter who is in boot camp. I miss her so much. I don't know how to be without her and to top it off I have never gone this long without seeing or talking to her. I bought a candle and it will be lit probably every day for her and the other sailors.

Comment by eastmom on January 14, 2012 at 11:55pm

I have an electric blue candle in my kitchen window that i keep on every night for my son and others in the Navy, past and present.

Comment by therese on January 7, 2012 at 1:57am

I am proud of my son for making this great decision in joining the Navy! I miss him so so so much that I will light a blue candle until he graduates this coming Friday. 

Comment by Victoria on January 2, 2012 at 12:37am

Thank you. I miss my son so much! I am very happy he is on the right path- but my heart hurts a lot when I think of how much I miss him being around-

God Bless you all.

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on January 1, 2012 at 10:17am

Way to start a New Year, posted on Facebook to keep awareness alive

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