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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.

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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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: 1350
Latest Activity: on Monday

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Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Mar 19, 2021. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on Monday

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on Monday

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on Monday

Hi all - Happy Monday!

So you all know my DIL is a Veteran and she had our first grandchild in May, well she got a call from the VA office (she delivered through the VA and delivery/hospital was covered 100%) and they were inviting her to a baby shower for everyone who delivered in 2023!  Turns out it was a "drive-thru" shower and they asked if she would rather have a stroller or a pack n play and what size clothes/diapers they want.  They went on Saturday and they literally loaded up the back of their car with all kinds of goodies.  Everything is donated to the VA and they did this for everyone in their Michigan area VA that delivered in 2023!  That is just the sweetest thing ever!  I'll post a picture from my phone so you can see what they got.  And they even got some gift cards, games, a quilt, Boppee pillow, some outfits, bath tub....just so much stuff.

Comment by Chipmunk on November 3, 2023 at 11:34am

An update on my sailor family, my DIL has gone back to work after her convalescent leave from a premature delivery of my grandbaby. She is able to save her maternity leave until our Precious baby is able to leave the NICU and come home. We had some scarry moments last week with a necessary surgery, but my grandbaby is doing well. I was able to go see her at the end of September, prior to these other emergencies arising and hold her. She was so tiny, the blanket she was wrapped in weighed more than she did. It is not easy being both a mom and a sailor. I am thankful that she has a chief who can empathize with her situation. 

Comment by Chipmunk on November 3, 2023 at 11:29am

TIME Change reminder!!! 

Happening this weekend! We FALL back!! 

Comment by Chipmunk on September 29, 2023 at 12:38am

Because there has been discussion about the government shut down and NFCU possibly covering paychecks in another group on this site, I wanted to share this information which I just received from my sailor gal. 

UPDATE: - NFCU Loan assistance for Gov't shutdown!!

My sailor gal just shared this with me - Government Shutdown Assistance | Navy Federal Credit Union

This 0% loan has to be applied for and then will be drafted back out of sailor's accounts, once their DOD deposit is made. There is a deadline for application, before their missed paycheck. 

Be sure to have your sailor check this out and let them know about it, make sure they read the fine print. If they are deployed this may be more difficult for them to deal with - it is not automatically covered as they have done in the past. If you are on their bank account, you might be able to apply for them, I am not certain. 

I am Not going to be able to reply to questions about this, but I wanted to share the information as soon as my DIL told me about it, since I know we have discussed this recently in other groups. 

We are concerned about the sailors on deployment who may not be able to access this application, so I am sharing it with you as soon as I found out about it, so maybe you can reach out to them. They do have to have their access code to apply at least through the mobile app.

From other discussions, I don't know if there has been an actual loan application necessary with NFCU previously, but there is this time. 

Comment by Chipmunk on July 4, 2023 at 12:42pm

Happy 4th of July Everyone!! 

I made it official - so to speak - I have changed my sailor's status to - VETERAN - but I did put a note that I would still be sticking around because of my Sailor DIL. And as B'sNukeMom said, once a Navy Mom, always a Navy Mom. - I proudly stood up last night as a representative for my sailor's service in the Navy when the Salute to the Armed Forces was played at our annual Red, White & Boom, concert and fireworks. 

My son is getting ready to apply for college and my DIL, my sailor gal, is getting ready to start her master's degree. She needs to finish it while she is still on shore duty, as well as be a Momma which is why my son is happy to be doing the cooking and cleaning for her. She asked him the other day if he minded and he said, "No, it beats being a Nuke!" He is also looking forward to being a daddy. 

Comment by Chipmunk on June 29, 2023 at 9:56am

B'sNukeMom - Thank you!! I am just now starting to share more openly now that my DIL is more than halfway through her pregnancy. They are very excited, and my son is working hard on his stay-at-home, husbandly duties! My daughter's current work schedule is such that it was a major blessing with his leave and TAD being approved so that he did not have to go out on the ship for the recent deployment, considering that yesterday was his official last day. They were out to sea before when she found out she was pregnant and had to hire someone to take care of the litter boxes.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on June 27, 2023 at 6:01pm

Chipmunk - I am just seeing this!  Congrats to your son and DIL!  How exciting that they are expecting! 

Keep us updated on how things are going....


Comment by Chipmunk on June 23, 2023 at 10:11am

Good Morning everyone!! I have been busy with lots of things and other groups on this site. I believe we have had several more BC Mom/ loved one members who have also joined us here recently, so be sure to post a hello. Most of the members here have traveled the same path as you have with sending your daughters off to BC. 

I am here by way of marriage as my son married a Navy sailor gal whom he met on his ship. My son will be finishing his enlistment in the next week or so, but my DIL has reenlisted and is currently on shore duty, as well as pregnant, so we are happy and rejoicing with them! 


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