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 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"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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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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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: 1298
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita 12 hours ago. 19 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. 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. 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


Started by Pat Aug 19. 0 Replies

What are AC BOARDS for Power School? Is it like COMPS?

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Comment by JayDee659 on Monday

Thanks Mom of Deanna!  

My daughter is on the George H W Bush.  Where will your daughter be?  What does she do?

Comment by Deanna on Monday

Congratulations JayDee659! That’s exciting news for sure. What a cute couple they are! 
My daughter is graduating from A school this Friday and got her orders. One of the moms on here said she thinks she might be on the same ship as your daughter?

Comment by JayDee659 on Monday

Anna, of course you should include your son's pic, what a great achievement!  BZ to him (and you for raising him)!

We had some excitement this weekend. Our oldest daughter got engaged.  My husband and I just love him, and we're very pleased.  I've been told that his parents want to throw an engagement party to which we're invited.  When I mentioned this to my sailor she said "oh I can make that".  His folks only live about 3 1/2 hours from where my sailor is stationed.

Here's the happy couple:

Comment by Anna on October 13, 2019 at 2:23pm


Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on October 12, 2019 at 6:57pm

Anna!! I love seeing your beautiful family! JayDee nice to talk with you...I miss you guys. Busy here. 

Molly is in Jacksonville and is enjoying it so far! 

Comment by Anna on October 12, 2019 at 5:21pm

And here's all of us!!

Comment by Anna on October 12, 2019 at 5:20pm


You are welcome!!!  Stay with us!!!

Molly's Proud Mom,

How exciting for your daughter.  And isn't it wonderful to have them get recognized!!! Where in Florida is she? My daughter is in Pensacola!!


I will never regret my surgeries since it means I no longer have the excruciating pain I was dealing with.  Now I still have some aches sometimes, especially if my knees are cold.  They don't like cold!!! And I probably will never have as much flexibility in my left knee but then I have to be honest - before replacement I couldn't tell you how much I could bend the left knee!!!  I never had any reason to measure it!!! Just a little while ago hubby and I played 18 holes of disc golf and that's going up and down hills, over rocks, tree roots, and through the forest!!!  Couldn't do that before so I am happy!!!!!

I know this is the Daughter's group, but I never got to post this picture of my son making Chief!! Since the Officer Daughter is in there it's ok right????

Comment by JayDee659 on October 11, 2019 at 8:57am

Molly's Proud Mom sounds like your girl is doing a great job! Glad to see our girls excelling.

potterycat, since your girl is a Nuke (like mine) you can expect her to be in school for approx 2 years before she hits the fleet.  My daughter graduated prototype 18 months after entering the pipeline.  Those 2 years are almost like the college kid experience.  They call all the time (except when they are studying as no phones are allowed in the Rickover) text all the time, need stuff etc.  Over that time period you grow more accustomed to their being gone but knowing you can reach out.  When they hit the fleet it's an easier transition.  My daughter flew out to meet her ship, which was on deployment, and I thought it would be forever before I heard from her but nope.  She called from every port and called weekly from the ship.  I still miss her daily but I know she's there, and that I'll hear from her as soon as she has a minute.  

Anna, you're on my mind lately.  It's once again time for me to start a new round of gel shots into my knee.  Wondering how the x-rays will look as I'm feeling a new "crunch" when I make some movements.  You're still happy with your surgery (other than wanting it to have been bionic)?

Comment by potterycat on October 11, 2019 at 8:05am

You ladies are great!   Thank you!

Comment by Molly's Proud Mom on October 10, 2019 at 10:02pm

Hi all! I've missed you all...JayDee, great pic and Happy Birthday to your sailor! Molly's birthday was last Sunday (10.6) and we were able to spend it with her before she reported to Florida on Tuesday. She's in the admin and med lab and was honored that a commander from TX called Florida command to commend her. She's pretty excited.

Boot camp seems a long time ago...they'll get through to the other side and will be stronger for it. Then A School and on to duty and C School and you'll get to talk and text and it'll be wonderful. :)


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