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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.

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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: 1317
Latest Activity: May 15

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 JayDee659 on September 3, 2019 at 10:20am

dmj, welcome!  My daughter had hair that she could sit on and she decided to have it cut before boot camp.  She was scheduled to be in GL during the winter and the stories she was hearing from other females was that they showered in the evening and their hair was still wet in the morning.  In cold weather their hair would freeze and my girl was not about to have frozen hair.  She has since grown it back out.  The Navy now allows them to wear a pony tail in the fleet, but it cannot touch their shoulders.  

I agree with Oleander, if she wants to get it cut, do it at home, right before she leaves.  Navy barbers are not great.  My daughter suggests a blunt cut right above chin line (so it doesn't get too long during BC and need to be cut by the Navy).  Blunt will grow out easier than pixie cut layers.

Comment by Oleander on September 3, 2019 at 10:06am

Hi dmj, welcome!

My daughter was one of the 1st females in a pilot program that allowed recruits to keep their hair long, that was 2015 and her hair is still long today. There are requirements for the size of a regulation bun. You might want to check before she goes to basic and have a few inches cut off, that way she won't be at the mercy of the barbers and will be in compliance day 1!

Comment by dmj on September 3, 2019 at 8:56am

I am new and am wondering about the long hair-my daughter doesn't want to cut it-are they supposed to wear it up during basic and what is the best way to do so?thanks!

Comment by Blondie on August 28, 2019 at 2:38pm

Yeah for Patchi, doing the Happy Dance for you. My daughter got deadly sick after all those shots!  Ended up in the hospital, they told her she was pregnant, she told them Impossible!  Then they told her she had cancer....But she's a fighter just like your girl.  I will add her to my Prayers.  HUGS

Comment by Patchi on August 28, 2019 at 2:32pm

Hey Mom's!  Got my first letter!!!  Totally cracked me up. First sentence is "Hi, Please know I'm in absolute hell".  :) :)  I should be getting a call this week; I'll assume on Sunday.  Said she was sick after she got all the shots but didn't let anyone know.  She did end her letter asking for praying for strength to survive and wasn't leaving without a fight.  That's my girl!   

Comment by Blondie on August 27, 2019 at 12:03pm

HoneyLemonTea, get use to it, how true!  But they only make us females look better. :)

They all arrived safely, 2 by air (I picked them up) and the other drove with 2 big dogs.  Tahlia's a BIG Nana 's girl, only Nana can help her.. We got to stop in and see Little Joseph for a bit. Tahlia was a bit jealous. Mommy couldn't meet or hold him, after about 10 mins. Nana could pick him up. Tahlia got off my lap and sat on Mommies. I had Joseph a whole 3 mins. and Tahlia demanded, give him to Papa and crawled back in my lap. LOL Mommy, Daddy and Tahlia all drove down (1 1/2 hours) this morning to visit, can't wait to hear what she thought today. Dave, Amanda & Joseph is coming for the long weekend so hoping she gets use to him. My house is crowded and noisy and I'm LOVING every min. of it.

Comment by HoneyLemonTea on August 23, 2019 at 10:05pm

Blondie the guys at work thought it was funny and told me I should tell her to get used it since I still work with three yahoos lol

Comment by Blondie on August 23, 2019 at 2:04pm

Tomorrow I get my Military family for 3 weeks!!!!  I'm gonna Hug them, and squeeze them and call them George. Nah, not George, LOVED.

Comment by Blondie on August 21, 2019 at 9:40am

Karilyn, Congrats to your daughter.  What's next for her?

Honeylemontea, Don't they all?!!  LOL

Comment by Anna on August 19, 2019 at 9:10pm


Congratulations to your daughter!!  What an accomplishment!!

JayDee, glad you help Pat with those questions!!!  


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