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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!

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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

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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: 1153
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

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First day

Started by JJsMom on Tuesday. 0 Replies

My daughter left yesterday for boot camp.  She was so excited and happy.  Her plane got rerouted due to weather and she made it there about midnight. I got the script call at 2:30am. She sounded so good!  I know she wanted to say more and make sure…Continue

Informed delivery

Started by Snoop35. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I was wondering what informed delivery was.

First timer

Started by Brenda. Last reply by JayDee659 Jun 8. 9 Replies

Hello all, thank you for this group.  My daughter left June 5th for Basic Training, any other mothers out there with a daughter that also started Basic June 5th?Continue

New navy mom

Started by shes my pride. Last reply by Anna Jun 5. 3 Replies

my daughter will be leaving in Aug. she's my only daughter my baby girl. I have 2 older sons.. I'm very nervous but I support her 100 %. I have 2 brother's who are veterans - Army National Guard.. military family.Continue

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Comment by txnavymom0917 7 hours ago

hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Comment by JayDee659 yesterday

Our girls are doing amazing things that I can't even imagine. 

Comment by MalsMom yesterday

I love this group! It always makes me feel better reading the comments from everyone!  Miss my girl every day but I know she made the right decision.

Comment by JayDee659 yesterday

bbcregular, it changes everything when they get married, doesn't it?  When my daughter said she was going to come home for Father's Day I was selfishly delighted that her husband had duty and couldn't come.  Not that I don't like him, we do, but I just wanted her to myself (okay, I was going to share with my husband).  But alas her chit was denied so maybe another time.

Comment by bbcregular yesterday
I have not written in a while but have been reading all the comments. Hello everyone and welcome new Moms.

We have had a guest from Malawi for the last 5 weeks. Explaining America and our military has been interesting. I have enjoyed the questions and amazement. Watching someone see this country for the first time puts a new perspective on everything. All the way to I do not have to be home to wash the dishes. :)

So happy to see the comments from new Moms since I feel like I am still new and it has been 3 years for me also. I sent an anniversary greeting to daughter and she said she also gets her good conduct medal. I thought she was kidding but the medal is still awarded after 3 years of good conduct. She said it was becoming rare because not everyone can make it for 3 years without counseling. Who knew?

I am experiencing a new first for me. My daughter is coming home next week. Yea!...but...not to my house. She married a sailor in December and will be going to him in Georgia...as it should be but I can’t say she’s coming “home” anymore. Now I say she is visiting the states on her leave. They will be coming to visit us for a weekend and seeing her friends. I have to admit that the Navy has made a woman out of my little girl.

We are still planning on selling our house as soon as we can stay home long enough to spruce it up to put on the market. All of our travels for the last three years has shown as neglect to the house and especially the landscaping. Every time we go home we are preparing for visitors or our next trip. Love the RV life and want to travel as long as our health allows it.
Comment by ShawnMom yesterday
Having children leave for RTC and college are similar in a few obvious ways, but so different in the emotional realm. I’ve had children leave for college and for the the military, and one that has done both. For me the total cut off of communication was the hardest. Knowing that I couldn’t provide the emotional support that my Sailor often relied on from me (in a healthy way). Knowing that if is my sailor was injured, that I would be notified but may not know the cause or even what hospital she was in. Knowing that even though they are typically safe, there are risks they face that don’t occur in college. College students do have the option to leave if they are dissatisified with their experience. They can change schools or even quit altogether. That of course, and rightfully so, is not so easily done in the military. Having a child leave for college can trigger feelings of loss, fear, loneliness, and grief, but those are magnified significantly when a child leaves for the military,
possibly placing themself in harms way, and on purpose. That’s one of the reasons groups like these are so important. We GET each other and no one has to walk through the experience alone.
Comment by Oleander yesterday

You're so welcome Brenda! Don't hesitate to ask anything! We stayed in a Residence Inn so were able to cook and watch movies - couch time! It gave our sailor the opportunity to just decompress out of uniform which was really nice.

Please keep us posted, we love hearing about PIR! Little tip - bring binoculars, little field glass ones, you'll be able to watch her face. It was so fun to see our daughter watching us thru the ceremony!

Comment by Brenda yesterday
JayDee & Oleander,

Thank you for the info on the Liberty weekend, I was sure that is what I read. We are staying in Chicago until Monday as well. We are definitely planning on spending time and dinners and hugs with our daughter. Thank you again for the answers. This group is so helpful.
Comment by Oleander yesterday

JayDee yes, our daughter stayed in GL for A school. There was no break between bc and A school other than the weekend after PIR. We didn't fly home until Monday morning and were able to treat her to dinners, a trip into Chicago - we made good memories and got lots of hugs : )  After A school she came home for about 2 wks prior to reporting to her ship.

I'm with you txnavymom & JayDee! bc was hard on me, bc and college are NOT the same. We weren't a military family so the whole process was foreign. I cried a lot in the shower! Believe it or not new moms, after a while you'll look back and be shocked at how quickly bc was! Hang in there!!!

Comment by TxMom yesterday

Awesome job with the workouts, JayDee659.  This site is great it does help to know so many moms/parents are going through the same feelings, I'm thankful for this site.

 

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