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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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



A Blue Candle Event ♥

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A Blue Candle Event ♥

Time: February 7, 2019 to January 31, 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: Aug 31

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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 Baker on February 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

Hahaha... Women have to give guidance to men even when they don't understand the answer. I think guys go brain dead on subjects of color of clothes for kids. My wife explains that to me all the time. 

Kids... that is why we are her. My son joined the Navy and we were Drafted. WE are "In The Navy Now!"

Our Blue Candle Glows for All Our Sailors, Families, Friends and Beautiful Babies!

Comment by Anna on February 9, 2018 at 1:08pm


Congratulations again!!  I will share a funny story about fraternal twins.  Many years ago when my daughters were babies and I was at a store, an elderly gentleman commented about my twins - they were dressed in yellow and pink.  He asked if they were identical and I said no, fraternal.  He pointed to one and stated "a girl?" I said yes. Then he pointed to the other and said "a boy?" (dressed in pink what kind of mom did he think I was?!?!)  I said no, another girl.  He said I thought fraternal only meant boy and girl.  I corrected him that not all fraternal twins were of opposite sex and not all same sex twins are naturally identical!!!!  

Comment by Baker on February 9, 2018 at 1:44am

Anna, congratulations on your giving birth and raising your "Lady Twins!"

It was a boy and a girl, fraternal twins. One month premature but Mum and the twins are well, natural childbirth. Women are amazing! 

I told my son: "Now you know how much we love you and your brother!" The birth of your children is a magical time. 

That work is over, now the work begins!

Our Blue Candle Glows for All Our Sailors, Families, Friends and Babies!

Comment by Anna on February 8, 2018 at 11:15pm


Boy/Girl???  Boy/Boy or Girl/Girl?????  I have fraternal girls!!  Raising twins is so different from singletons!!  Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law!!!!

Comment by Baker on February 6, 2018 at 1:32am

Our Sailor's wife gave birth to fraternal twins in natural childbirth. She and the babies are well and resting. Women are just amazing! 

The Navy gave my son time off to be with his wife and we are all so thankful for that. We did Facetime right from their private room. Our lives have changed.

Our Blue Candle is Glowing for All Our Sailors, Family, Friends and newborn Babies!


Comment by Baker on January 19, 2018 at 6:44pm

Very nice looking Navy Blue Candle! 

Comment by Storymom on January 19, 2018 at 6:39pm

very nice krikkris ♥  

Comment by krikris on January 16, 2018 at 10:19am

Lighting my Blue Candle today for TG11 at RTC, Great Lakes as they begin BST-21.  

Ready to welcome the new sailors to the World’s Greatest Navy, including my daughter in Div 068

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