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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."

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: 1320
Latest Activity: on Saturday

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

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 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

Soon to arrive @ A school

Started by Bigfamilysimplejoy. Last reply by Deanna Sep 12, 2019. 4 Replies

So, I have a question that hopefully one of you could help with. My daughter graduated last friday(9/6), and she has to wait till the end of this week before she leaves Great Lakes for Virginia to go to her A school. I know I can send her phone to…Continue

BC August 21

Started by navymom_2011. Last reply by Bigfamilysimplejoy Sep 9, 2019. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, anyone else has a daughter that left on the 21st? My daughter was supposed to leave on the 20th but they overbooked and she flew out the next day. I received my call Wednesday night and boy oh boy was it though. Now I I’m waiting for…Continue

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Comment by LadyBluefire on Saturday

C school is where they get more training to prepare them for duty. My daughter is going to CFO - I know the FO stands for flight operations - it is to prepare her for being on an aircraft carrier. Then she will be going to INC-F C school which I think is to train her on the machines she will be using in her job.

Your daughter most likely will go to a C school - it could be right after A school or it could be after she has been "in the fleet".

She graduates August and starts C school in October - this will still be in Pensacola. Her 2nd C school could be in one of 3 places and one of those places is Pensacola so logic would say stay in Pensacola with the Rona around - less traveling and possible quarantines. Hoping between A and C school she can visit home as we are in the same state...and even if they want her to do a 14 day ROM after there is plenty of time.

Comment by Kaitlynsmom on Friday

LadyBluefire - sorry don't know what C School is. lol  That's awesome that your daughter is #2. Wow 0.1% is nothing. I'm sure if she has vowed to pass him she well. So is she in A School until January?

Comment by LadyBluefire on Friday

Kaitlynsmom - she has been there since April. She is going to go to C school as well...right now she is #2 in her class. #1 is an Army kid so she has vowed to pass him though their GPA difference is like 0.1% lol. So Close!

Comment by Kaitlynsmom on Friday

LadyBluefire - oops CTR. How long has your daughter been in Pensacola?

Comment by LadyBluefire on Friday

Good morning and wow it is Friday?!!

Kaitlynsmom - is your daughter CRT or CTR? My daughter is CTR in Pensacola.

SailorMom - your daughter is in good hands and they caught it pretty early. Most likely her whole division and brother division will now be under 2 week quarantine. That happened to my #2 SR - someone in his brother division was positive so both divisions did 2 week Q.

Comment by deniseg on July 10, 2020 at 8:59am

Good Morning and Happy Friday!  We made it through another week!

Oleander - Yes, omg, I was trying so hard not to cry during our call because I was afraid it would make her start crying again! Lol!

Gigi - I guess the phone reception is unpredictable.  That I"m a sailor call must have been terrific!  I can't wait for mine. 

Anti M- Good to know that the Navy dentists are so experienced and trustworthy.  

LadyBluefire - Ah, technology!  A blessing and a curse lol!  Thanks the call made my week!

Partyofseven - Yes, she is emotional to begin with, so I'm not surprised.  I also got a letter yesterday from her and she was in a very bad mood.  I'm glad she had me to vent to.  That's what moms are for! Lol. I wanted to get her wisdom teeth taken out beforehand, but then COVID struck. Ugh. 

Comment by Kaitlynsmom on July 9, 2020 at 4:12pm

Oleander - thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm finding it rather difficult to navigate this page so I apologize for my late reply.

JayDee- I did receive that few second call but didn't really help. I'm hoping to receive her letter soon so I have an address. I have actually already written her 3 short but sweet letters to mail just as soon as I receive her address.

She is actually going to A School for CRT.

Thanks ladies for being patient with my reply. Have a great afternoon. 

Comment by Oleander on July 9, 2020 at 3:26pm

Yay! Congratulations deiniseg! I remember I cried as soon as I heard her voice on that 1st call. And then she cried because I was crying - and then we both started laughing. We were finally able to actually talk to each other though lol.

Keep us posted on how she's doing  You too Kaitlynsmom.

Hi everybody!

Comment by deniseg on July 9, 2020 at 9:36am

Good Morning!  I finally got a one hour call with my daughter last night!  Hooyah!  It was so great to hear her voice.  It did take almost 6 weeks to hear from her though, so don't despair if you are still waiting.  I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day!

Comment by Oleander on July 1, 2020 at 9:16am

Ohhhhh Kaitlynsmom, we all feel you!!!! Welcome to the roller coaster of being a Navy mom!

JayDee couldn't have said it better-- it's ok to cry and sit in her room. I was a wreck when my daughter left for bc (she's our youngest). I worried about her and how she was being treated. But you know what? She survived just fine, made friends in bc that she still stays in touch with and has now been in the navy for almost 5 years.  Your girl is stronger than you know.

Like JayDee I wrote to her before I even had her address. First thing in the morning I'd grab my cup of coffee and sit down to spend time with her, it really helped me. Plus,they LOVE getting mail in bc! But be sure to put a number on the back of your envelopes so she knows the order to read them in, sometimes they get a whole bunch of mail at once. 

Have you  joined the bc group? Also, when you hear about her graduation date join her PIR group, there's a lot of good info there too. But don't hesitate to come here and ask questions or vent. We've been there and we're here for you.

Stay strong mama!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all safe and well. XO


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