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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."


**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: 1332
Latest Activity: Apr 29

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 November 1, 2020 at 3:26pm

Shoosh, I'm glad to hear that your daughter has a PIR date and is getting ready for the next step!  You must be excited for her to be at A school when the contact between us and them is much easier.  

You're right, the communication they have between mom and dad is totally different.  Women understand women.

How was everybody's Halloween?  We had ZERO trick or treaters (not unexpected) and now have 500 pieces of chocolate to consume.  Today it's incredibly windy out, seems more like fall.

Not sure I mentioned it, but my sailor took 6 staples to the head last month.  Some numb nut left a tool locker open and she apparently closed it with her head.  The corpsman was about to start stapling (which he'd never done before) when fortunately a senior medical officer walked in, saw what was happening) and asked the corpsman if he'd ever stapled before.  My daughter said she turned into a teaching session on how to staple a scalp.  Then they limited her to restricted duty, unable to stand or walk more than 10 minutes at a time.  It's over 1/2 hour walk from parking to her ship.  The Navy is genius!  Fortunately the staples are out and it's all over with now.  Oh, and they put the staples in without any local  Geeze!

Comment by Shoosh on November 1, 2020 at 9:36am

Good morning and Happy Sunday!! I haven't posted here in a while, but thought I'd update you all.

My SR was sent to ROM 5 days before her PIR along with 11 others due to 2 of them testing positive for COVID. She called her dad last night and he missed the call, but her message did say she finished ROM and starts back up training tomorrow and has been reassigned to Ship 4 Div 006. So that is a PIR of 11/12. I was hoping she'd jump right back in and PIR this week, but maybe this is better. She'll be able to work on her runtime.

Note: her dad said she sounded awful in her message, and then forwarded it to me. Ha - if only he heard the last two calls. She sounds amazing!! And strong!! They save the tough stuff for their mamas, they know we can handle it :)

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 7, 2020 at 1:21pm

I saw this in one of my facebook groups – “if you have Verizon as your phone carrier they have rolled out a program that automatically takes the Unknown and Potential Spam calls and sends them to your voicemail.  This has already been placed on your account.  You can call Verizon or use the My Verizon app to opt out of this services.  If you have the app you can go to Contact Us and choose We’ll Call You and put Other as reason and choose Call Me as soon as possible.” 

This is especially important if you have an SR in bootcamp or a sailor deployed.  You don’t want to miss any calls!

I don't know about other carriers but I can vouch for this happening with Verizon as I have Verizon.

Comment by Anna on October 6, 2020 at 4:29pm


I'm so glad you got to hear from your girl.  It's true that those phone calls can be emotional for them.  I'm glad you were able to stay strong for her. It will be different once she gets through bootcamp and communications between the two of you will be so much easier!!!!


That is some picture!!!  I can just imagine what could be in those flood waters!!!!  Really hoping you get to see your sailor march even if it is a modified PIR!!!!


Congrats to your girl on completing her training and getting out of P'cola!!!  I know sometimes my sailor girl wishes she could leave there!!!  She went through the shooting in December, moving her offices twice because of that. Then the hurricane caused damage to the house she is renting and the offices they are in now!! The bomb threat didn't affect her directly but it's just another scary moment for that base.  And now we have Delta warming up in the gulf to hit the coast!!  She admitted to me that she feels like she is suffering some PTSD issues when she hears certain noises.  There is still quite a bit of debris piled around from Sally and she's concerned that could become projectiles in heavy winds caused by Delta.  Just not a good place to be until it goes past!!!


So happy you got to talk to both your girls on your birthday!!!  I hope you had a great celebration and made more special memories!!!!

Comment by Oleander on October 5, 2020 at 4:28pm

Eeeks, that picture LadyBluefire!!! 


Comment by Shoosh on October 5, 2020 at 3:28pm

LadyBlueFire omg!! What a picture!!!

I'm hoping right along with you to see them on 10/23!!! 

Comment by LadyBluefire on October 5, 2020 at 1:17pm

Oleander - we had spent years clearing our property and Matthew and Irma pretty much ruined that between 45-50 downed trees (none of the dead ones we needed to take down of course) and the flooding bringing in a bunch of stuff.

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Comment by Oleander on October 5, 2020 at 12:23pm

Oh my!!! Adding my hope to yours LadyBluefire!!!!

Kayaking to take the trash out after a hurricane - wow!

Comment by LadyBluefire on October 5, 2020 at 12:11pm

Oleander - having lived in FL my whole adult life when it comes to most hurricanes I am like meh....2004 was a doozy year for me....and though I did not have much damage whenever Irma came though - the river flooded and I could kayak my property for 3 months or so. If memory serves. We were under 4 ft of water so we bought kayaks and had to kayak to take out the trash, lol.

All graduations are virtual but they are not even like the old PIRs of the past. Just them marching in their NWUs outside. Division by division - a sea of masked kids you can't identify.

I was excited that my #3 was going to have something viewable (#1 and #2 happened after they stopped even taking pics in their compartments) but at the last minute his div was put in a 15 hour ROM over a COVID scare so no marching for him. I cried for 2 days. Hoping upon hope I see #4 march...

Comment by Oleander on October 5, 2020 at 10:37am

Hi JayDee - you're right, Pensacola wasn't prepared for Sally. And she wasn't very nice about it either. I don't honestly know anyone else who could say "Hurricanes are our life" - you're killin' me Smalls.

Shoosh, it's ok - let those tears fall. Then stock up on tissues for her PIR! Different tears but oh boy... seeing those doors open and watching all the new sailors march in still gives me goosebumps. I'm assuming all graduations are still virtual but trust  me, it's remarkable!!!

LadyBluefire - yes but the base handled it swiftly and everyone was safe. They were on lockdown for most of the day and the person was apprehended. I was a wreck but my daughter wasn't -- she was just hanging out with friends. 


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