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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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. 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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Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

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 ShawnMom on March 1, 2020 at 11:47am

LadyBlueFire and dmj, we are another homeschooling family. Interesting that we have Navy girls and homeschooling in common. 

Comment by dmj on March 1, 2020 at 7:57am

ladybluefire-thanks for the info-I also homeschool!

Comment by LadyBluefire on February 29, 2020 at 8:58pm

dmj - this is going back to when hubs was in the Navy in the 90's. Civvies you do yourself  (or some times there is a bag you put your civvies in so they know who to return to) but your uniforms are done for you.

Comment by dmj on February 28, 2020 at 10:01pm

do they do their own laundry in A school -how often are they able to do laundry?

Comment by LadyBluefire on February 28, 2020 at 2:21pm

JayDee659, oleander

poor thing was exhausted sounding - just frustrated at the rest of her division. I will be getting 4 letters from her soon - she just got permission to send mail today.
Now her brothers have to pass their PFA too so she doe snot show them up!

Comment by Oleander on February 28, 2020 at 11:20am

Yay LadyBluefire! Those phone calls are golden, aren't they? And congrats to your girl for her bonus!!! Thanks for sharing the good news!

Comment by JayDee659 on February 28, 2020 at 10:55am

LadyBluefire, hooray for a phone call!  I just love it when my daughter calls me for no reason.  Sounds like your daughter is doing well and is well prepared - good job mom!

Comment by LadyBluefire on February 28, 2020 at 10:48am

Just got a call from my daughter for security clarifications for her CTR rating. It was good to hear her voice! She passed the PSA for the $2000 bonus! Her division overall has had a few beats because some recruits are not being cooperative. She said as far as the physical aspect it is not that bad - after she swore in she was required (by us - and all SR in this house must do the same) to run 1.5 miles once a day and do the curl ups and push ups 3x a day. I am glad this prepared her and made it easier on her. Today was the first day she was allowed to send mail. Anyway I can't stay on here but I had to come here as soon as I heard from her!

Comment by LadyBluefire on February 25, 2020 at 3:17pm


It is family tradition, dad and grandfather. My oldest 2 moved out and tried it on their own and came back home within a year. Encouraged my oldest son to join and my daughter asked if it was an option for her. She recruited my next 2 so she is starting boot camp as an E2. 

Her first call will be around the time my son arrives at RTC, lol. Her birthday is in a week  (the day my son ships out coincidentally) so wanted to make sure we could send her love in time. Better late than never, we have her address from the recruiter but are not sure how accurate it is as things could have changed.

Congrats to your daughter on her ESWS pin :)

Comment by JayDee659 on February 25, 2020 at 3:03pm

LadyBluefire, wow that's some commitment to the Navy!  I can't imagine having most of my kids leave around the same time.  You are one strong momma!  I would think you'll get your form letter in the next week or so.  Probably your first call will come soon too!

I got a call from my sailor this morning. She earned her ESWS pin!  Of course, she acts like its nothing but a thing.  Silly girl.  She was more excited when a personal trainer at the Y pointed her out to a client as having the perfect plank position (no she cannot hold it for 8 hours). She said she was really proud, but then was afraid she'd lose her form since she'd been singled out.   LOL.


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