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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"

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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: 1319
Latest Activity: 9 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 LadyBluefire on February 25, 2020 at 2:47pm

Hi! My daughter arrived at RTC on Valentine's Day. We are still awaiting word from her and the form letter :) I have 3 more children (sons) all going to RTC this year..the next one leaves next Wednesday. It will be a crazy year for us for sure.
I always feel overwhelmed (I home schooled all my kids and have 3 in school still) so not sure how often I will be on here, lol. But my house will be quiet by the end of the year having 4/5 of my kids off in the Navy.

Comment by thesuperm72 on February 15, 2020 at 1:53pm

Hi everyone! Life's been crazy and I haven't been on much. I miss being here and feeling like I'm not the only one who wants to jump in and problem solve for them. My girl is in A school in SC and has been struggling academically, phased down once for doing something stupid, and not making some good choices (nothing bad, just foolish). It's so hard to sit back and not parent her! I so want to tell her to get to bed early, eat right, study hard, and go to church, so you have the energy to do what you need to do. Ugh. Letting go is hard sometimes. 

Navymom98, sounds like she's made friends through this since she's part of the "rat team". And learning to cope with unfair situations is something we've all had to deal with. So hard though to hear it from our girls! My prayers are with you and her and praying things will get better once she starts class!

Diana, we had a going away party for her before she left. It was great as she was able to connect with friends and family. Answer questions to the group, which was fun and tough too. I think it made leaving more real for her, and us all. But it was a good experience that I would do again. We couldn't do a trip due to our work (educators and she left in Sept), but that would have been great too! Whatever you do, make memories, get your hugs, and take pictures for you and her! I made her a picture collage blanket for her birthday in December and was able to send it to her at A school. I used some of the photos from the party. :) 

Have a blessed weekend everyone! 

Comment by TxMom on February 10, 2020 at 12:52am

My daughter has been in for 2 years now and she still complains off and on about watch duty.  She likes to do a particular time but sometimes has to do it where she doesn't get much sleep.  Normally I just et her vent but over all she is enjoying her Navy experience.  She to did not like watch during A School but now that she is at her duty  station it is better.  I'm glad she is not within driving distance or I like other mms would be trying to solve any problems.  Now I get to listen to how she is growing and working to solve problems and accept things she may not be able to change.  Tell her to hang, it does get better and she will grow so much to become the strong woman you have taught her to be. 

Comment by Anna on February 9, 2020 at 11:00pm


Please keep up posted!!  I hope once she starts her official A school things get much better for her!!!

Comment by Navymom98 on February 9, 2020 at 2:30pm

My daughter called me and said she is part of the rat team. She said there is there three other people who are continus watch.all together since Friday she has had 3 six hour watches and today again. She said she is exhausted and aggravated when there are other people there but if they show up or come in she is stuck. She haven't picked up any rank yet. Her official school starts tomorrow. I pray with her when she calls and send encouraging posts. Thank y'all for everything 

Comment by Anna on February 8, 2020 at 11:24pm


I too feel for you momma!!!  There is nothing worse than having our kids go through something hard and there is nothing you can do to help them.  Goes against everything we've done for them since the day they were born!!!! Like Oleander, we now have to be their safe harbor where they can come to vent, yell, bitch, cry and just get things off their chest.  Be strong for her, tell her this won't last forever.  School will be over eventually and she will go out to the fleet.  Plus she should "rank" up in A school and things could get easier for her as younger ones come in.  My enlisted daughter had some really rough times at her first duty station and I wanted to fly out and help her out.  But she said no, she had to handle things on her own.  And she was right but I hurt for her.  I did talk to moms on here and it felt better just to have someone for me to talk to. Let her know she can always talk to you even if you can't fix things for her.  She will get stronger and will learn how to handle this.  Sounds like she's not the only one in this situation so can she talk to some of the other sailors around her??  Tell her to hang in there - I will keep her in my prayers. And I'm sure I can speak for the other moms on here in saying that we all support her and are proud of the decision she made to serve our country!!

Comment by Oleander on February 7, 2020 at 2:02pm

And don't forget, you're welcome to come here to vent, cry, brag - whatever! There are a lot of seasoned navy mom's here and we understand! Sending you and your girl a big hug!

Comment by Navymom98 on February 7, 2020 at 1:55pm

Thank you. She doesn't have a rate she is on hold.

Comment by Oleander on February 7, 2020 at 1:42pm

Hi Navymom98. I'm so sorry to hear your daughter is having to deal with all of this.The best advice I can give you is that you're going to have to stay strong for her right now - tough love. This is not Girl Scout Camp or college- these kids are pushed hard, harder than they knew they would have to deal with but it's for a reason. Once they join the fleet they have to be able to take a lot while managing a lot. It's not a civilian life no matter what rate they have or where they're stationed. My girl went through some rough months of bullying when she reported to her ship. I heard lots of stories through tears and self doubt, but you know what? She stuck it out, stood her ground but kept her head down, had duty back to back, went through a deployment under terrible conditions but she's stronger and more resilient and a better person today because of it. She's done well, ranked up and is the Petty Officer/super of the entire shop on her ship. Your daughter can do this - believe it or not she'll look back on this in a few months and feel like it all went by in a blink.

Stay strong for her mama - we're here for you. Keep us posted on how she's doing. What's your daughter's rate?

Comment by Navymom98 on February 7, 2020 at 12:31pm

I have a big concern but not sure what to tell my daughter. She is in A school in Great Lakes and it's been per hell per her report. The section leaders are making them do watch( she says that's ok) but she is having to do back to back watches- getting no sleep, falling asleep in class and is not able to take the test to qualify. She said her name was not on the board for watch but she got yelled at, every one got in trouble, so more watch and clean another ship. She said that "she is forgotten when it's break to eat or bathroom" and when she tells them she is told she has an attitude. Everyone who has reported these section leaders are being singled out. Any suggestions 


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