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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.

Members: 1336
Latest Activity: Sep 24

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 Mar 19. 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 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 April 16, 2021 at 12:25pm

Anna this is awesome! Congrats to you and your daughter! I know how proud you must be! 

Comment by Anna on April 16, 2021 at 12:23pm

Here is the article on Jennifer.

Women in Aviation Gulf Coast Chapter

Member highlight of the week, Jennifer! #waigulfocast #womeninaviation

Jennifer grew up in Augusta, GA flying with her Dad in a Cessna 172 since she was 8 years old. She moved to Cleveland, OH and got her private pilot’s license through Kent State University and graduated with a Chemistry degree from the University of Akron. In 2010, she joined the Navy and was commissioned as an officer in 2012. Her first duty station was NAS Pensacola, where she trained on the T-6B as a Naval Flight Officer. She selected the E-6 Mercury in 2014 and transferred to Tinker AFB, OK. Jennifer received her Wings of Gold in 2016. While at VQ-3 in Oklahoma, she became an Aviation Safety Officer and found her passion for aviation safety. In 2019 she transferred back to NAS Pensacola to teach Crew Resource Management at the Naval School of Aviation Safety. In 2021, she was selected for lateral transfer to the Navy’s Aerospace Experimental Psychology program and will receive her second Wings of Gold in 2022. She has her eyes set on a PhD in Aviation with a human factors specialization and is hoping to stay in Pensacola, FL for her next tour. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her dogs, exploring the outdoors, and RV-ing!

Comment by Anna on April 16, 2021 at 12:20pm

Hello Ladies,

Wow, I haven't posted anything for awhile, been crazy busy with some family things.  Nice to get all caught up with everyone!!! My sailors have been doing well.  Officer daughter just got accepted for a psychology program she has been wanting to get into and we are so excited for that.  There was an article done on her through the Women In Aviation chapter which I will share in a separate post.  Our sailor son is in Japan on a 6 to 7 month deployment.  He put in for Warrant Officer but was not selected this time.  He was waiting word at the same time his sister was waiting to hear on her application and he told her this was her year and he'd wait until next year!!!!  How sweet!!!! Hope everyone is doing well and the same for their sailors.  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on March 30, 2021 at 5:04pm

Comment by JayDee659 on February 28, 2021 at 8:38am

Cali's Mama, congratulations! 

Oleander is right, time will go faster than you would think. We have strong girls and they surprise us with how grown up they are. Sometimes all we have to do is step back and let them fly.

My daughter finished all her schooling and was flown out to meet her carrier mid deployment. She sent me a picture of herself strapped in the plane, getting ready to fly out to the carrier at 3 am. It made my mommas heart stop for a second. Then I realized that she was living her dream and I just had to support her 

Hang in there. We are here to sound off on anytime. NMH

Comment by Oleander on February 27, 2021 at 4:47pm

Congratulations to your and your girl Cali's mama! Yes, this is an emotionally confusing journey - one day so proud, next day missing her so much! 

I'm sure 2 years seems like a very long time but it will go by faster than you think. In the meantime she's going to need your support and love as she enters this new chapter in her life. She'll have amazing experiences and see a part of the world she might not have otherwise. What's your daughter's rate? 

Come back often and keep us up to date! In the meantime, sending you a big navy mom hug!

Comment by Cali's mama on February 27, 2021 at 3:39pm
My daughter just grad 2/25/2021 ship 7 div in A school in the great lakes...soon to b off to japan!!! I'm both excited and horrified lol..looking for support,!! 2 years in another country is so long as she will only b 20 in just a few days as well...confusing tears
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 3, 2021 at 4:01pm
Comment by JayDee659 on January 30, 2021 at 6:52pm

The Superm72 breathe! My daughter (also a Nuke) says it can happen so one should always be vigilant. But with that being said she hasn't had any issues. The people in her shop will help her watch out. She will berth with other female Nukes. Do you know what ship she will be on? PM me. We can chat. Just don't panic. 

Comment by thesuperm72 on January 30, 2021 at 6:03pm

Hi ladies! Hope you're all having a great new year so far! I came on here today for some encouragement. My sailor daughter has been in for almost a year and a half. She'll finish up training in July/August and then be deployed on a carrier. I was on a FB group today, and read some very disturbing information about how women are treated and I'm freaking out. One mom recounted how sexual assault is common and if they speak up, they're treated even worse. Please, please, please tell me this is less common than was made out to be? I need to know my girl is safe (I know things happen, but it shouldn't be common). Please help me balance this with good. I'm fully freaked out and praying my heart out. But the stories are floating in my head. Thank you so much for being here and letting me share. 


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