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.




USS Blue Ridge

For all Parents, etc that has a Sailor that has or is Currently serving on the Flag Ship of the 7th Fleet. A place where we can connect, discuss concerns & share stories about our Sailors on this ship. I look forward to hearing from all of you...

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2019

Discussion Forum

Blue Ridge

Started by Myangels. Last reply by Rhonda Nov 29, 2018. 1 Reply

What does your sailor do?

Started by CCR. Last reply by ldk Jan 17, 2013. 28 Replies

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Comment by cynthia5124 on July 19, 2018 at 3:43pm

Hello from Ohio.

My son just arrived in Japan for the Blue Ridge ship. I look forward to hearing stories.

Comment by Bend mom on March 26, 2018 at 2:14am

My Daughter arrived in Dec. missed all the holidays but loves the country & explores the sites on her days off. I must be really lucky because we skype on the weekends. Nice to hear of her experiences

Comment by elician68 on August 21, 2017 at 10:21am

Hi all!  My son joins the fleet in 3 weeks.  What are your feelings about the latest and more recent crashes?  I'm more distressed about THAT then the fact that he is going to be so close to NK.

Comment by MAMA_C on May 15, 2016 at 9:47am
Glair1 I can help you pls contact me. Add me as friend. Mama C
Comment by MAMA_C on May 15, 2016 at 9:28am
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Comment by MAMA_C on May 15, 2016 at 8:39am
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Comment by TexasBird(Robin) on January 26, 2016 at 4:06am
Hi mamaC- my son is YN and he has been on the Blue Ridge since Friday. Sounds like he has a place to sleep on board and he is getting squared away with indoc right now. I am so excited to have contact with others who are "in the same boat". I look forward to chatting with you.
Comment by MAMA_C on January 26, 2016 at 2:25am

Hi TexasBird(Robin), what is your son's job? My son is a CS.  I usually tell my friends my son is in the belly of ship feeding the bellies of Fleet and crew.   Presently, my son is so busy he is not texting me as often.  I imagine as soon your son gets there he be put to work right away.  It will be fun to have someone to chat with when go aweigh! 

Comment by TexasBird(Robin) on January 21, 2016 at 10:15pm

HI Blue Ridge Moms, My sailor just landed at Yokota. He is so excited to be in Japan and attached to LCC19. Looking forward to speaking with y'all

Comment by MAMA_C on December 17, 2015 at 12:22pm

Hi Peachy NavyMom23;  My son came home during Thanksgiving break.  Last year he was in A school when he finished he was home only about 10 days then went to Yokosuka.  He was there for both holidays.  He was gone for a full year.  The first time he had been gone that long.    His hobby he does on his days off is photography.  When he came home he brought his equipment set up shop in the basement and made family pics.   Japan has a lot of opportunities for sailors on their days off.   Presently its nice they not underway yet because I get to chat with him almost daily.  I also set my cell phone so I have both Tokyo and central time.      I will look forward chatting with you two when our boys are underway!


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