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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."

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: 1317
Latest Activity: May 15

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 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... 

Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on May 13, 2020 at 10:44am

Hi all, I couldn't find the original thread either, but thought it was such a great question, asking about what rates our daughters chose. My daughter's PIR was last June and she's an HMH Corpsman. She absolutely loves it. She went out with one of the medical ships helping with COVID patients and she's helping with research papers about the disease. She has a long time to go in the clinic, but one day hopes to support the Marines as a medic.

I love seeing where everyone's girls are! There are so many different ways for them to excel.

Comment by JayDee659 on May 13, 2020 at 8:54am

My daughter is a Nuke, specifically a Nuclear Machinist Mate.  Nuke's get 2 or so years of schooling before they ever hit the fleet, it's a difficult path but well worth it with a lot of perks.  

Her job is like everyone else's job, some days it is great, some days she comes home hating everything.  

Comment by 5PurpleTulips on May 13, 2020 at 8:45am

I can't find the original question asking about what rate she chose, but our Sailor Girl graduated BC back in Sept and has been in Cyber Warfare school ever since. She was an Honors Student in High School, but this feels 10xs harder. We celebrate every quiz and every exam because of how hard the curriculum is, (only 50% make it) but she's still hoping to graduate in July. 

Comment by Mamabear on May 12, 2020 at 11:22pm
My daughter chose Master at Arms. She started out as an E-3 due to where she was stationed. It's been tough but I'm sure any job is.
Comment by Mamabear on May 10, 2020 at 11:07am
Happy Mother's day to all of you! My daughter participated in a video with her in it from Guam. I cried when I saw it on Facebook. She was crying also. I sure do miss her. Praying we all get to hug our babies soon.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 8, 2020 at 4:40pm

I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.

You may or may not hear from your sailor, you may or may not see your sailor, but know in your heart that they are thinking of you.  Enjoy your Mother's Day!


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