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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. 

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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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Moms of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

Members: 1239
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Looking for advice

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by azul Mar 10. 21 Replies

Hello all,As most of you are aware ,my daughter had a setback and did not pass her final PFA run. Today she called me to explain what happened that day. Apparently another recruit collapsed during the final run and passed away. She is all…Continue

Final PFA setback

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Prplrose Mar 11. 9 Replies

Hello all,Just got the call about my recruit not passing final PFA run. Pushed back PIR date to 03/29/19. I have been crying all afternoon. I just miss her so much. I just want to see her. It’s just so difficult. We both knew the run was going to be…Continue

How can I check on my daughter

Started by AllThings. Last reply by ShawnMom Jan 29. 9 Replies

My daughter joined 12/2016. She is undesignated and I was unable to reach her yesterday. She and I talk nearly everday and she is addicted to her phone so she keeps her phone charges and never fails to see my texts or messages and return them.…Continue

A real phone call

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Chihuahualove3 Feb 5. 5 Replies

I got a call on Sunday from my recruit. She sounded so good but my heart broke a little when I found out that she had only got 1 of my 5 letters I sent. Luckily I discovered Sandboxx thanks to this forum. That was the only letter she received. She…Continue

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Comment by JayDee659 on October 16, 2018 at 7:51pm

Mrs76peeps that's great! My daughter reenlisted last fall, she plans on making the Navy a career. I got to go on the Tiger Cruise last year, that was pretty incredible.

Comment by mrs76peeps on October 16, 2018 at 7:31pm

Small world, JayDee659.

My daughter and I got to tour the ship at the Homecoming last August. It was a great experience. I think that really solidified her decision to enlist.

Comment by Blondie on October 16, 2018 at 8:45am

29 degrees here!  looks like a long hard winter.  frost/freeze already.  4 more days and I can relax :)

Comment by JayDee659 on October 16, 2018 at 8:28am

mrs76peeps, yes she is.  I work with a gentleman whose BIL is a chaplin on the Bush too.  How weird is that?

Comment by mrs76peeps on October 16, 2018 at 7:24am

JayDee659, is your daughter on the G.H.W Bush? My brother is a Corpsman on that ship. 

Bugsmom, I think "moments" is a perfect description. It gets better.

Comment by ShawnMom on October 15, 2018 at 8:42pm

Welcome Dorene and Bugsmom. 

You probably have a million questions or you are still to shocked to even know what to ask. There is no such thing as a stupid question on the crazy Navy journey. Ask away, we promise not to laugh (unless of course, you are funny). :-) Staying in contact with moms who have "been there" really helps. 

NMH (Navy mom hug).

Comment by JayDee659 on October 15, 2018 at 2:26pm

Bugsmom, anything other than standard letter size in a white envelope can draw attention and she may have to open it in front of everyone.  You might consider splitting up the letters into several envelopes and number both the letter and envelope so she knows which order to open them in.  Truth of the matter is that she's probably fine, no news is good news.  That may sound like a saying, but in the Navy you need to embrace it for reality.  There was just a fatality on my daughter's ship and I was praying that my phone didn't ring until after they announced that the family had been contacted.  Missing them is always a thing.  Nothing makes me happier than to hear my daughter's ring tone, which lets me know she's using her own phone from someplace.

Hang in there, it will get better!

Comment by shes my pride on October 15, 2018 at 1:54pm
Any news on div. 415. One of my friends son waiting on call.
Comment by Stbl on October 15, 2018 at 1:34pm

Welcome Bugsmom!  I think it’s like grieving over the loss of a loved one. No one can ever say or do the right thing to take that grief away. We have all been there!  That box has more meaning than anyone will ever understand!  Hugs!

Comment by Bugsmom on October 15, 2018 at 1:25pm

Hello all, Am new to all this.  My daughter left for BC last Thursday and I have....moments.  It's ok, I know it's normal.  unfortunately we live in a very rural retirement area and I get the consoling older person that wants to assure me she is ok.  I get that but after a while it just gets to be much.  Does that make sense??  Anyway, counting the days for the "box" and have already been writing her, her first letter will be thick.  Hope that's not a problem.... Graduation is 8 weeks from the date she went in???

Thanks all!!!


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