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



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 - America's Navy and 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

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 bbcregular on June 18, 2019 at 9:57am

Hi Anna - we are just hanging out in Western NC & North Georgia. Visiting with family & church friends till we head out west. I just love the Great Smokey Mountains in the Spring and Summer. 

Comment by Katski on June 17, 2019 at 11:00am

anyone able to tell me the process.... my daughter has been dealing with a fractured hip for over 5 months now - MRI done and still not healed...they are placing her on limited light duty for board review  - told her 6 months limited  - there has been no PT done to help heal either - will this be done then during these next 6 months? - - I really need help to understand

Comment by Oleander on June 16, 2019 at 6:44pm

Hi Anna! So good to hear you : )   Yes it's hot but it's actually kinda hard to complain since we've had such a temperate spring. Even had a terrific hail storm at the end of April - mother nature is def in menopause!

Keep us posted on your travels. We all love seeing you in our inbox! 

Comment by Anna on June 16, 2019 at 4:50pm


So sorry about your great niece!!!  I hope she was able to help others learn so they are able to help others.  My prayers go out to her family, they sound like very strong people!!!


You have been in my thoughts with the reports of all the heat out west.  Sailor Son and his family are in Fallon!!  Hope you all don't cook out there!!! I wish I could catch a Fleet Week sometime in all our travels.  Haven't been in the right place at the right time yet!!!!


So glad to hear your daughter is doing well!!  It sounds like she is recovering and  being strong!!!  Where are you spending your summer??

Comment by JayDee659 on June 12, 2019 at 2:10pm

Comment by JayDee659 on June 12, 2019 at 2:06pm

Thanks ladies, she is at peace with God.  

Blondie, sounds like you've been busy, as always.  The rains of the last week have been brutal.  A local town got 10" in 4 days, just crazy.

Oleander, my SIL was at Fleet Week in Florida.  The local news even did a tour of his submarine (he was not on it at the time).  I'd love to go to one sometime!

Comment by Oleander on June 12, 2019 at 12:19pm

Hi everyone! 

I'm so sorry to hear about Shelby JayDee! Sending all the family prayers for peace and comfort in the knowledge that she's no longer in pain. 

Blondie - are you sure you aren't 10 people??? How do you do it!?!

My sailor's ship went underway for the 1st time since deployment a couple of weeks ago. She's now the super of the shop (and it's all men!!!). Better yet, she's coming home this weekend!!! Can't wait for that hug : )

I was in NY over Memorial weekend Anna - we were in the city and got to tour the Intrepid where our daughter and son in law had an event. It was Fleet Week so we got to see tons of sailors all over the city -- it was awesome!

Hot hot and very hot here in the desert - 107 today. I think I'll close the shudders and hide.

Hugs to my Navy mom friends!

Comment by SailorsLIMom on June 12, 2019 at 12:08pm

So sorry to hear about your great niece, JayDee.  Condolences to her brave family, who gave her such love and support.  I hope her wish that future suffering might be alleviated because of her, may come true. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on June 12, 2019 at 11:19am

JayDee - I was heartbroken to hear about Shelby.  There is comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain.  What a brave battle she fought.  Please send my condolences to her family.

Comment by Blondie on June 12, 2019 at 9:31am

So sorry, JayDee. Hugs and Prayers for the Family


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