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 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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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: 1345
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2022

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Mar 19, 2021. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

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(Vet) 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

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Comment by JayDee659 on June 15, 2020 at 8:35pm

Hi ladies!  Oleander is right, we get quiet but we're always here for you!

Congratulations to your daughter Oleander!  That's an awesome achievement!  Obviously a sign of good parenting :)

Not much is new here.  I'm still working from home and my boss said not to worry about coming back until at least July.

My SIL's sub came in last month after a 6 month deployment.  He must be happy to be home as I've not heard from my daughter since he returned, other than a quick picture of her holding a chinchilla.  Hopefully she won't get any more exotic pets.

Anna, you guys still touring the country?

Comment by Oleander on June 15, 2020 at 4:28pm

Hi deniseg and Jennifer, welcome! Sometimes we're quiet but don't let that stop you from coming here to brag, ask questions, vent, whatever because this is a great group of ladies with a ton of experience! Try to remember to breathe now and then, there's a lot ahead of you, and a bit like a roller coaster at times so hold on tight, it's all going to work out! Keep your phones close because you never know when you might get to hear your girls' voices!

thesuperm, let us know how your girl does on her comps!

My daughter is just about a month away from leaving the ship and going to shore duty - I can't believe it's been 5 years already!!! And..... proud mom here, she just received the Navy and Marine Achievement Medal as well as a Command Coin! Pretty exciting stuff.

You've got a lot to look forward to ladies - big navy mom hugs to all. Hope everyone is doing well out there! Stay safe, stay well!

Comment by Jennifer on June 15, 2020 at 4:17pm

I'm brand new here, too!

deniseg: I'll be curious to hear what your daughter's quarantine experience is like. I'm hearing and reading so many conflicting things. My daughter doesn't ship to BC till Dec 1, unless they move it up earlier.

Comment by deniseg on June 15, 2020 at 3:18pm

Hi Ladies,

I've been chatting in the Navy for Moms group.  They just recommended this group to me since they all have sons and I have a daughter in BC.  She left for quarantine on the 28th, so I'm guessing she is processing this week.  I haven't heard from her yet, and I'm anxiously waiting for a phone call, text, or letter from her.  Thanks for the add to this group. :)

Comment by thesuperm72 on June 12, 2020 at 1:21pm

Happy Friday! Missing my girl today, and haven't been on here in a while due to my job and family stuff. Thought I'd reach out and see how you're all doing? She takes her A-school comps Monday for nuke school. She's struggled quite a bit in the program, so I think my mom worries are getting the best of me. Keep her in your prayers this weekend and Monday too please! 

Have an amazing weekend, and get outside if you can! Our weather has cooled off again which makes me want to go hike!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on June 11, 2020 at 10:28am

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Happy Thursday!

Been pretty quiet over here - how's everyone holding up?

Comment by Anna on May 15, 2020 at 3:51pm

Oh, and there is a discussion thread that purplegiraffe posted in general discussions which you can access by her profile page if you want to leave comments for her there as well!!

Comment by Anna on May 15, 2020 at 3:45pm

The question regarding rates our daughters selected was sent to all members of the group.  It will only show up as a message in your email.  It was sent by purplegiraffe69.

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on May 13, 2020 at 1:35pm

Purplegiraffe69:  In response to your question about the rates daughters have in the Navy, my daughter is a Navy doctor. With your daughter's interest in Corpsman (HM), it may be the most diverse rate for the enlisted - serving within many medical areas and with assignments to Navy and Marine bases. HM offers numerous venues for advanced training. If she accepts HM, once out of A school she should be seeking areas of advanced training - like in the civilian world, opportunities do not fall in the lap but should be sought.  My daughter is one of the doctors on the selection committee for HM advanced training at Walter Reed.

With any rate in the Navy, your daughter should research the field and not rely solely upon the recruiter for information. Further, she should not sign on for a rate in which she is not interested with the thought that once at Boot Camp she can switch to another - change in rates based upon preference for another is unlikely.  It is better to wait for the desired rate to open even though it may take a few months - the wait time would be "short" in comparison to serving years in one that she dislikes.  Additionally, within any rate at any given duty station, there are differences in the command and fellow sailors - akin to any work place in the civilian setting.

Update us once she has her contracted rate!

Comment by VillageMum on May 13, 2020 at 11:20am

Hello, I couldn't find the original thread either.  My daughter goes to RTC this coming October, she's chosen CS as she is in the Culinary Arts academy at High School and loves it.  Her boyfriend is working towards going in to cryptology, his RTC date was September but we're not sure if that's going to change yet... 


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