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.

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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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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: 1185
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Discussion Forum

Where to be stationed

Started by Jennifer2018 on Thursday. 0 Replies

My daughter has been in the Navy for 3 years now. It was horrible when she was gone to BC. Then A school. She has been stationed far from home for 21/2 years now. In May she will be close finally. It's hard on everyone. It has good and bad.…Continue

What to bring to boot camp for females leaving 8/2018 and 9/2018

Started by Yvette. Last reply by Bmmom on Thursday. 8 Replies

Recently my daughter was given the advice to only bring feminine products, id, wallet, phone card, toothpaste, toothbrush, brush and comb, a light jacket for weather changes, and her debit card to boot camp.  Please. Can someone tell me what my…Continue

My daughter's plane just left

Started by Jster's mom. Last reply by SuBHuni34 Jul 31. 6 Replies

My girl's plane just left the gate for basic training. She's planned for this for a long time but she's naturally shy and reserved.... I pray its everything she's dreamed of. So proud but can't help tearing up as I type.... She did text me while she…Continue

My daughter left 6/25/18. Graduation 8/24/18. Div 327 Anyone else?

Started by ProudORMom. Last reply by ProudORMom yesterday. 4 Replies

She called today for the first time since her first phone call at arrival...I missed it...I've been sobbing all day.  I'm immencley proud, but this is really hard.  So glad to have found this group for support. Continue

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Comment by JayDee659 on March 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

Roberta we have another mom on here whose daughter is a DC, at least I'm pretty sure.

Oleander, isn't your daughter a DC?

If I understand you correctly you've not gotten the form letter yet.  Have you gotten your 'kid in a box yet"? 

Comment by Roberta on March 20, 2018 at 4:15pm

Anna, thank you for the welcome. Pray for continued healing and strength.
JayDee659, my daughter is going to be a Damage Controlman and I believe her PIR is going to be 5/11/18, that is not a for sure yet as I have not received the Form letter to confirm that. Super excited when I find out and get her address. So many family wishing her well from AK & lower 48 will by eagerly anticipating letters including her Fiancée. I've been writing letters and saving them to mail. The jokes & inspirational messages will definitely bring her joy.

Comment by MalsMom on March 20, 2018 at 3:34pm

Welcome back Anna!

Comment by JayDee659 on March 20, 2018 at 2:47pm

krikris, my daughter put in for the other side of the country also, and ended up about as close to home as should could be for her job!  I look at it this way, they're going to be out in the ocean a lot anyway so as long as she's happy then I am.  My daughter spends so much time at work that I don't think I'd get to see her often even if she was right here.

Congratulations on her graduation!  I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with her.

Comment by krikris on March 20, 2018 at 2:41pm

DD's HM class chose orders yesterday, she's put in for Portsmouth, VA.  Just about as far away from home as she could, without going international. lol

We've made our reservations at the KOA campground for her graduation in May.  Looking forward to our trip.

Comment by JayDee659 on March 18, 2018 at 1:04pm

Hi Roberta! Boot camp can feel like forever but hang in there.  Do you know when her PIR is yet? What will your sailor be doing in the Navy? I found that writing to my sailor daily was good therapy for me 

Comment by Anna on March 17, 2018 at 9:25pm

Welcome Roberta!!  I sent you a personal welcome on your profile page.

Sorry I've been off the group page quite a bit but I have tried to keep up!!!  Healing is going ok - takes so long to do the simple little things!!  However, I'm learning how to walk like normal people do!!  Steps still scare the heck out of me cause I just don't trust the other leg that still wants to give me trouble!!  And getting this quad to function as much as it used to is still a challenge.  I know - - - - baby steps!!!!!

Hope all is doing well and our sailor girls are thriving!!!!  

Comment by Roberta on March 17, 2018 at 9:12pm

My daughter is at BC now in her "P" days. We are. proud of her being the first in our family to join the Navy. I am thinking of her everyday

Comment by JayDee659 on March 9, 2018 at 5:30pm

Krikris my daughter is a Nuke and she got 30 days after her final school to report to her new duty station. Her ship was deployed and she was flown out to it a couple weeks later. That's her story . Yours may be different  

Comment by Blondie on March 9, 2018 at 5:20pm

krikris, Sorry no straight answer. It depends. My daughter finished A school on Friday and went to C school on Monday (same place) It all depends when the next class is classing up. Usually if they are deploying they get a chance to take leave...but that all depends also.  Sorry no direct answers with the Navy.  


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