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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.

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Discussion Forum

Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 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 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 Chipmunk on November 24, 2022 at 12:06pm

It is with a thankful heart that we rejoice with my DIL as she made her promotion to 1st Class!!! In 4+ years, she is an E-6 and now out classes my son again. We were joking that she could give her husband her 2nd class hand-me-downs. 

I hope others who were anticipating their promotions received them. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Comment by JayDee659 on October 30, 2022 at 10:16am

Today is 7 years since my daughters PIR! The best part is that 7 years ago I met some amazing friends who have been with me all the way.  Thank you Anna and Oleander for all the love and support. I think that the 3 of us are the last OGs lol. 

Comment by Anna on October 7, 2022 at 9:29am

Oleander you are so sweet!! Don't forget - our Sailor Son is still in NV so we may very well be out that way!!!!

Comment by Chipmunk on October 6, 2022 at 9:06am

The last I heard on JayDee, she had posted she was with her daughter. 

Comment by Chipmunk on October 6, 2022 at 9:05am

Oleander - My thoughts exactly!!! It is so wonderful to have friends all around the country via Navy Moms. Enjoy your travels. My kids are spread out as well. Thankfully, the grandchildren that I currently have are only a day long drive away, but that is still hard and plane flights are not cheap. 

Comment by Oleander on October 6, 2022 at 8:59am

Hi Chipmunk - I meant to add --- lunch is always a good idea with Anna! : )

Comment by Oleander on October 6, 2022 at 8:56am

Hi all! 

Yes, JayDee please update us on how you are. You know you're always in my thoughts and prayers!

How fun Anna!!! I know how you and Steve love to travel the country. You may not get alllllll the way out west again but hopefully we can meet up somewhere. We're doing more traveling too, mostly to NJ/PA where our children and grandchildren live. In fact we're going back mid December through the 1st couple weeks in January. It's so much easier now that our navy girl has her own home! 

Comment by Chipmunk on October 5, 2022 at 9:52pm

Anna, That would be lovely!!

Comment by Anna on October 5, 2022 at 5:20pm


I will certainly keep your kind offer in mind.  I forgot you were in OKC and my veteran daughter still lives there.  I hope next year to go visit her and her husband again but staying in their little house has never been an option!! If nothing else, I hope I can get the chance to meet you and maybe do lunch!!!

Comment by Anna on October 5, 2022 at 5:17pm

JayDee and Oleander,

I agree with the lifelong friends comment.  We may not be as active as we were back in the day, but I still think of you all often.  JayDee, I hope IAN wasn't bad for you.  I worried about all my friends and family in Florida!!

One a good note - Steve and I have finally found our second, much smaller, travel trailer and are looking forward to doing some more travels next year.  We haven't picked it up yet cause we are getting solar panels added.  I really hope we get to meet up again soon!! Certainly won't be doing full time travels like we did but we're looking forward to traveling again!!


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