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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.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

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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Moms of Daughters 2

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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: 1249
Latest Activity: May 14

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Discussion Forum

How do I navigate this site?

Started by Karilyn1962. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Apr 17. 3 Replies

I'm new here. Thank you for the warm welcome!How do I reply back to someone who comments on my profile/wall/what-do-you-call-it? When I click on reply it doesn't seem to do anything, so I just started a new message. I'm usually pretty tech savvy,…Continue

Update on my recruit

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Chihuahualove3 Apr 2. 8 Replies

Update on my girl. They made decision for her today to separate as both feet are now impacted. They are giving her an RE code and told her the US Navy needs recruits like her. They asked her to come back in 6 months. She told me she will jump…Continue

Looking for advice

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Anna Apr 1. 24 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

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Comment by Blondie on October 19, 2018 at 7:52am

Yeah!!!  for new Sailors.

Anna, you're doing Great, just keep moving forward.  Kicking my butt? haven't been able to do that for years!  Unless your talking working hard, long hours and stressing....till I drop - Happens Every day. LOL

Bugsmom, hope you get connected to it's wonderful.  Also when they get deployed you can get notifications from their ship :)

Heading out after work today, I'll try to stay connected but "Baby time" :)

Comment by Anna on October 18, 2018 at 9:40pm

Bugsmom,

Correction - the link is called Graduation Streaming Live and it starts at 0845!!!!

Comment by Anna on October 18, 2018 at 9:38pm

Bugsmom,

Got to the website for Recruit Training Command  http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/graduation.html. On the right hand side you will see a link for live feed of graduation.  I do believe PIR starts at 0900.

stbl,

Congratulations on your sailor about to graduate tomorrow as well.  I agree with JayDee, even tho I don't know anyone in the ranks, when I see those doors open and those recruits march in, I get goosebumps and tears!!!  It's like I'm there watching for my girl all over again!!!!

JayDee,

You are so humorous!!!  I just don't know how you do it!!!!  Funny thing my physical therapists tells me when I walk I'm supposed to bend my knee like I'm going to kick my butt and then step forward on my heel.  I keep telling her, no matter how big my butt is there is no way I can do that!!!!!!!

Comment by Bugsmom on October 18, 2018 at 7:38pm

ok, so I posted this question on another group, but they are taking too long to answer, lol.  I see people talking about watching the recruits on FB and was wondering what the best search was to do this?  Thanks!!  BTW got my girls box today!!

Comment by JayDee659 on October 18, 2018 at 3:47pm

Stbl I hope you are able to go to it, what an incredible ceremony. I get tears in my eyes just waiting for those doors to open, and I don't know a child in the group. Funny how thiaes feelings come back so strong  

Comment by Stbl on October 18, 2018 at 3:16pm

JayDee569, PIR is tomorrow!! 

Comment by JayDee659 on October 18, 2018 at 1:29pm

Stbl congratulations on that call!  One of the best calls ever!  Is her PIR this week or next?

Anna, your knee is kicking your butt?  Seriously, I can't get my knee in that position, you're rocking it!  Yes, I'm ready for ski season but it's most likely not time until December.  We're in the last few weeks of our OEC class for this years candidates.  I'll be glad to get my Thursdays back.

Those were incredible pictures that the Bush posted.  So awful for that family but I love the support of the crew for the family.

Comment by Stbl on October 17, 2018 at 4:05pm

Anna, I will keep you in my prayers ❤️

I just got the “I’m a Sailor” call and couldn’t be more proud!!

Comment by Anna on October 17, 2018 at 1:59pm

Good afternoon Ladies!!  So happy to see many of our new moms chatting on here!!  I've sent you all personal welcome messages. The ladies on this group are the best Navy Moms in the world (in my humble opinion!!) and I love reading all the support that is freely given to each other!!!  We are not alone, but it can sure feel that way sometimes.  No one, in my mind, understands being a Navy Mom more than another Navy Mom!!!  Yes, we all have those "moments" and the comments from well-deserving individuals!!  I know this group has been a life-line to me many times!!  Hang in there new Moms - sending each of you cyber hugs {{{ . . }}}

I was so saddened to see the photos of the memorial service on the Bush for the fallen sailor.  I can't imagine the pain his family is dealing with.  I was surprised but glad to see the Bush invited his family onboard for the services.  I'm not sure that has happened much before.

Thank you for asking about my knee - it is kicking my butt for sure!!  For some reason this one is not recovering as well as the first one did and I can not get over how stiff it still is.  During PT I am strapped into a machine that forces my knee to bend about 108 degrees and let me tell you - I haven't felt pain like that since childbirth!!!  Thankfully my hubby stands besides me for the 10 minute torture and lets me squeeze his hand to pieces!!!!!  I'm so afraid I'm going to completely loose my stuff each and every time it bends my leg back!!!  I'm not a happy camper right now.  Still doing my home PT exercises twice a day but I could really use some prayers and a miracle!!!!  

And it's getting cold here in Oklahoma so I can only imagine how cold it's feeling up north!!!  Not ready for winter yet!!  JayDee, you waxing those skies yet???

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!  Go Navy!!!

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.

 

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