This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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. 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

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

Members: 1249
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

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How do I navigate this site?

Started by Karilyn1962. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Apr 17. 3 Replies

I'm new here. Thank you for the warm welcome!How do I reply back to someone who comments on my profile/wall/what-do-you-call-it? When I click on reply it doesn't seem to do anything, so I just started a new message. I'm usually pretty tech savvy,…Continue

Update on my recruit

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Chihuahualove3 Apr 2. 8 Replies

Update on my girl. They made decision for her today to separate as both feet are now impacted. They are giving her an RE code and told her the US Navy needs recruits like her. They asked her to come back in 6 months. She told me she will jump…Continue

Looking for advice

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Anna Apr 1. 24 Replies

Hello all,As most of you are aware ,my daughter had a setback and did not pass her final PFA run. Today she called me to explain what happened that day. Apparently another recruit collapsed during the final run and passed away. She is all…Continue

Final PFA setback

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Prplrose Mar 11. 9 Replies

Hello all,Just got the call about my recruit not passing final PFA run. Pushed back PIR date to 03/29/19. I have been crying all afternoon. I just miss her so much. I just want to see her. It’s just so difficult. We both knew the run was going to be…Continue

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Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on April 24, 2019 at 4:02pm
Thanks Shawnmom. The feelings go hand in hand. Can’t have the pride and joy without the fear. Also part of being a mom.
I’m looking forward to the call, and I like writing to her but I’m really liking Sandboxx too so I can send quick pics and she gets the letters fast. Tracking them is convenient.
Comment by Blondie on April 24, 2019 at 3:36pm

Molly's Proud Mom,

I agree 100% with Anna ;and ShawnMom.  Bad things happen Everywhere.  And it is scary giving our kids to the Navy but actually we didn't  our children CHOOSE to join.  And we support them 150% maybe 200% because that is what Mom's do!  Try looking at the Good, they grow into Mature, Responsible Adults and they travel all over the World.  They have a Fantastic support system and so do we, here at NavyforMoms. Anytime you have fears or questions, Joys or news come here to Share.  We LOVE to share the highs and the lows, there's a lot of experience here too.  I cried for years in Church and the Shower mostly because we were separated and no one understood. But we here do UNDERSTAND.

HUGS my friend, hang in there.  there's gonna be ALOT of Ups and Downs.  But our Young Ladies are Strong and Prepared. 

Comment by Anna on April 21, 2019 at 9:59pm

Molly's Proud Mom,

I couldn't possibly add anything else to the wonderful words that were already shared to you on here.  We have some of the best Navy Moms on this website right here on this little group!!!  Yes, there are scary things that happen in our world but the thing is, you can come here and share your worries and find support from others.  I've had plenty of those "moments" from my three kiddos who decided to serve - two of them are still active.  But we can't give in to the what ifs!!  It's hard when you are new to this roller coaster ride!!!  I won't say it exactly gets easier, but you do learn coping skills!!! And I think just knowing we are not alone is a big help!!! Welcome to the group and I look forward to learning about you and your sailor.  No one on this group needs to ever feel like they can't talk about their concerns, worries, or all the good things that are going on!!  We are here for you!!

Comment by ShawnMom on April 19, 2019 at 4:08pm

Molly's Proud Mom, 

Welcome! You will hear scary things here because scary things happen inside and outside of the Navy. This is a safe place for us all to share our fears and joys. If you scroll far enough you will also see posts about accomplishments, weddings, new grandbabies, trips, etc. Life is in session! 

Have you heard of "Be Safe, Love Mom?" This book, available on Amazon, is written by a mom with 4 kids in the military; each in a different branch. she offers great tips on surviving as a military mom. 

You mention "wandering down" worrisome thought paths. One very useful skill to gain is choosing where to focus your thoughts. Frightening thoughts do occur when we have military girls. Those thoughts can run away with us if we let them. But we do have a choice. We can chase every worst case scenario until we make ourselves sick but we also have the choice to redirect our thoughts to more positive areas. I'm not a Pollyanna, I understand the very real fear we experience as military moms but focusing on my fear doesn't protect my girl. I stay much saner when I can recognize my fear for what it is, just fear, not reality, then place my focus on something I can have a positive impact on, even if it is just the dishes.

Welcome to the group and congratulations on your new sailor-in-training. Will you be attending PIR (that's boot camp graduation in case you don't know yet. There is a serious learning curve around the acronyms.) :)

Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on April 19, 2019 at 12:34pm

Thanks both of you! I think I needed to work through that a little bit. I am just feeling like I'm doing ok and a little less weepy, then BAM!! :) 

Molly is going to A School after PIR (we hope and pray!!) and wants to be a medic. She said she was tired of college turning into parties and drinking and that she knew she was on this earth to do something more worthwhile. I hope she's remembering that as she's up early in the snow. Ha. 
Thanks for the welcome!

Comment by JayDee659 on April 19, 2019 at 11:01am

Molly's Proud Mom, you can't let worry grip you. You know your daughter and her strengths. It may be that its good to know it can happen (and not just in the Navy) so you can be ready to support her if it should happen to someone she knows.  That being said  my daughter has been in for 4 years now in a high risk rate and no issues whatsoever.

Tell us something good! What's your daughter doing after boot camp?

This is a wonderful group of ladies  they really supported me while my daughter was in boot camp! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 19, 2019 at 10:59am

Welcome Molly's Proud Mom!  Please don't let the conversation scare you - these things do happen (unfortunately) and it is something to be aware of but don't let it consume you.  The Navy does a lot of suicide prevention (along with sexual assault prevention) so your daughter will be made aware of this.  My oldest was in the Navy (and yes there were suicides while he was in) and my youngest was in college - unfortunately there were (are) suicides in college too.  It does happen in every walk of life.  The key is to be aware and watch out for each other. (And please know I am not trying to trivialize it in any way.) Stay positive - we are here for you!

Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on April 18, 2019 at 9:05pm

Hi all, My daughter Molly is in DIV 219, PIR 6.7.19

I'm a little leery about joining this group because I'm so new at this and the first thing I saw was someone trying to commit suicide?????? I'm not sure I'll be able to last if I start wandering down that thought path. In any case, hello and thank you for any advice/support. 

Comment by JayDee659 on April 17, 2019 at 8:50am

VaKela I hope you get to see your daughter!  I would have giving anything for just a glimpse of my daughter while she was in boot camp.

Comment by VaKela on April 17, 2019 at 8:17am

Anna thank you so much!! I haven’t been very active in here but I will definitely check out this page more - appreciate the welcome so much!!

Yes my daughter Taylor is at boot camp now, DIV 926, Flags. She’s left rifle in the color guard and I’m chomping at the bit to catch a glimpse of her at PIR this Friday! 16 more days!! 

 

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