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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."


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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: on Monday

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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 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

Comment by Storymom on December 31, 2011 at 4:33pm

Lighting a BLUE CANDLE this evening and all day tomorrow-missing our deployed Aircrewman-supporting the 6th Fleet and NATO forces far away.

NAVY ON --VP 47 of the Golden Swordsmen!

Comment by ehunckler on December 30, 2011 at 8:43am

This is a wonderful idea. I will have to go buy some blue candles as well.

Comment by Storymom on December 20, 2011 at 12:27am

Alicia: love that song on Home for the holidays group it. 

"candle in the window"   wish that group would stay active, but it has become quite quiet, huh??  Nice to hear the story of the begining of the blue candles!!

Comment by AutumnSunset on December 18, 2011 at 8:58pm

I will be going out this week to look for a blue candle. What a great idea! My SR, although not a sailor and not deployed, will not be home for Christmas, I will light one to remember all those serving in the Navy during this time.

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