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."


**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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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: 1328
Latest Activity: Dec 25, 2020

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

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

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

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Comment by Anna on September 17, 2009 at 4:49pm
Yes you are in the right place!! Glad you found us!

I must have missed something in your past - did you used to live in NE Ohio?
I read your post and couldn't believe what I was seeing - - I used to live in Concord and drove RT 2 into Euclid to go to work everyday. Are we talking the same place????
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on September 17, 2009 at 4:28pm
Anna -
Added the video. Go ahead and edit the title and add more txt if you would like.
Comment by Anna on September 17, 2009 at 1:12pm
I will look into your suggestion - this is all so new to me so please be patient. I'm waiting for word back from Admin on a couple other topics, also. Can you tell me what group has that so I can go check it out?

I agree with your frustrations about our sailors taking the test, passing it but not getting their advancement. Catherine is a PS and that rate is also so overmanned. You're right - with the economy the way it is people are staying in longer making in tougher for new ones to move up.
Comment by Anna on September 17, 2009 at 11:17am
I'm so glad you found us - I don't know why the group wouldn't have come up on a search. Let hope that doesn't continue to happen.

I'm glad everyone is finding their way here!!

I will be sending up many prayers for your daughter that the doctors can find out what made this come back and can get her completely recovered. Please keep us posted.

I'm also saying a prayer for my daughter today - she is taking the advancement test for E4. She passed the last one but was not advanced. Are any other of our sailors taking the test today?
My son is also taking the one for E5 but not sure if that is on the same day.
Comment by Anna on September 17, 2009 at 9:36am
It is so wonderful to see all of you here - I'm glad you found it!!! I can use all your help getting the word out that the daughters group is still alive and well. If you remember someone who was on before, let's send them a message and show them the way here!!!!! I am so new to this I'm not sure how some things work so I'm trying to learn fast!

Congratulations on your new sailor!!! Enjoy going to PIR and spending time with your daughter. When they call out "dismissed" at the end of the ceremony and everyone rushes to their loved ones the excitement is unbelievable!!! Yes, have lots of tissues!!!
Comment by Stacy (mom of Ruthie) on September 17, 2009 at 12:55am
Glad to be (back) here....thank you, Pat! & now Anna!
Comment by JM-ISmomx2 on September 17, 2009 at 12:22am
I made over the rainbow. Not in Kansas anymore.
Comment by Anna on September 17, 2009 at 12:20am
Yeah Marianne!! Glad you found it.

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