This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

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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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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Navy.com Para Familias

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

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Moms of Daughters 2

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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 LadyBluefire on April 10, 2020 at 6:31pm

Anna - my husband started his career a little before women were allowed in and left a little after they were allowed in. Sad they wouldn't allow you to go to an A school - you probably did not need to learn too much more.

Comment by Anna on April 10, 2020 at 6:24pm

LadyBluefire,

A rating close to my heart!!  100 years ago after my initial enlistment ended as an OS3, I realized the Navy was not quite ready for female OS's, as there was no way to advance without going on a ship and women were not allowed on ships yet. (I know, I'm really showing my age here!!!) I enlisted in the Active Reserves and tried to cross rate to a CTO, but without serious training through a school I couldn't pass the test.  Ended my Navy career for good there!!  Even the Reserves had no spot for a female OS!!!

Comment by LadyBluefire on April 10, 2020 at 6:22pm

superm72 - yes it is a great feeling. I was walking on air all night..

Comment by LadyBluefire on April 10, 2020 at 6:13pm

Thanks Oleander and Blondie!

Anna - she is CTR and off to A school in Pensacola.

Congrats on your daughter's success!

Comment by Anna on April 10, 2020 at 6:09pm

Congratulations to your new sailor LadyBluefire!!!  Is your daughter going on to a school? If so, what rating is she going for???  

thesuperm72,

Congratulations for your girl.  7 months is a good milestone!  You should be getting in the grove of being a Navy Mom now!!  Is your daughter out in the fleet now or still getting schooling??

So I just have to brag a little bit about my veteran daughter.  After she finished her 4 years she got her degree in Health and Family Services from Penn State.  She then moved to Oklahoma City where her twin was stationed at that time.  She got a job with Express Professionals and today just got another really big promotion!!!  This is her 3rd promotion in just over 2 years!!!!  And she now gets her own office!!!

Comment by Blondie on April 10, 2020 at 8:15am

Congrats LadyBluefire!!!

Comment by Oleander on April 9, 2020 at 6:03pm

Big congrats to you and your sailor LadyBluefire!!! Well done!

Comment by thesuperm72 on April 9, 2020 at 5:10pm

LadyBluefire Congratulations to you and your sailor!! That is such a great feeling! 

JayDee congrats to you and your daughter as well. I realized today that my girl has been in for 7 months now. I can't imagine 5years! WooHOO!

Comment by LadyBluefire on April 9, 2020 at 2:52pm

Got my first I am a sailor call = a week early!!!

Comment by Anna on April 5, 2020 at 8:44pm

Congratulations JayDee and your beautiful daughter!!  Yes, time does fly!  Can't believe it's been 8 years for my officer daughter, not including the two years she was "in" but finishing her college degree!!! And sailor son has been in for 17 years!!! Wednesday was the 127th birthday for the Chief Petty Officer Mess.  I told him 127 looked good on him!!!!

Hope all is well with all our wonderful Moms and their sailors!!!

 

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