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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.

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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 JayDee659 on April 3, 2020 at 1:22pm

Thanks Oleander!  I'm over here laughing at that simple misspell.  Lets all be unbearable together!

Comment by Blondie on April 3, 2020 at 12:32pm

Time does fly!  On my daughter's 5th anniversary she flew back to the states, she'd been over seas for over 4 years! She was in for a total of 10 years before she left to get married and have T.  Crazy life. In Aug. we will celebrate (or not) her 4th anniversary out of the Navy.  we've been through A Lot together! 

She will be heading to England later this year, her husband is still in. 

Comment by Oleander on April 3, 2020 at 11:17am

"without" all of you wonderful ladies. (haha, where's auto correct when you really need it?)

Comment by Oleander on April 3, 2020 at 11:15am

Wow! Congratulations to you and your incredible sailor JayDee! Isn't is amazing that during bc we felt like the minutes were days and the days were years!? Since then there've been underways, deployments, training, inspections, advancements... hardly seems possible. Looks like your sailor enlisted just about a month after mine. August 5th will be 5 years since my girl reported to her ship. 

I've said it before but I'll say it again, with all of you wonderful ladies this navy journey would have been unbearable! So happy to have found you, so glad we're "in the same boat"! 

Comment by JayDee659 on April 3, 2020 at 11:01am

I just realized that today is the 5th year anniversary of the day my daughter enlisted.  It was 3 years ago today that she got her first orders after finishing her schooling.  How that time has flown.

Comment by Anna on March 9, 2020 at 10:22pm

JayDee and Oleander,

I agree, this is sad to read about.  So sorry for those families that won't get to see their sailors graduate.  The same is being done at OCS as well.  I understand the need to keep our sailors safe but it's still sad!!

Comment by Oleander on March 9, 2020 at 1:22pm

thank you for sharing this information JayDee. As much as I'm saddened for those families who won't be able to attend graduation ceremonies in the near future, I'm also very pleased to see that RTC is doing all they can to ensure the safety of all recruits and future sailors!

Comment by JayDee659 on March 9, 2020 at 1:08pm

Ladies, I just saw the on Navy RTC FB Page:

Beginning 13 March, Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s boot camp, will suspend guest attendance at graduation ceremonies to prevent any potential spread of COVID 19 to either Sailors or Navy families.
Graduations themselves will continue, and will be live-streamed on Navy online platforms, including our Facebook page.
Commander, Naval Service training command, which oversees RTC, will continue to monitor the situation and consult with medical experts to decide when it is appropriate to resume guest attendance at graduation ceremonies. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among recruits, and RTC has robust screening processes in place for those who arrive each week.
This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution, to both ensure the welfare of Sailors and that RTC can continue its essential mission of producing basically trained Sailors. RTC Recruits impacted by this change are being authorized to call home to directly inform their loved ones.
Liberty will be cancelled for graduates of RTC. They will report directly to their follow-on assignments. Liberty or guest access at those locations will be at the discretion of those commands. Families are encouraged to contact their recruits following graduation for details. We cannot speak on behalf of the commands they will be reporting to regarding their liberty policy.
Not great news for those of you with sailors at RTC but apparently the Navy thinks it's a necessary move.  My SIL is on a sub and they are in port.  The Navy is not really allowing them to leave the base.  
Comment by Anna on March 3, 2020 at 9:30pm


That is wonderful news from your daughter!!  So glad you got to hear from her and that she is doing well.  I don't think her stamps can not be used - a stamp is a stamp!!  But sometimes with RDCs you never know what they like and what they don't like!!!

Comment by LadyBluefire on March 2, 2020 at 9:39pm

welcome fellow home schoolers! That is awesome!
Got the first letters from daughter. Curious about the fact she did not use the stamps she took with her nor the stationery. She does lose things but am hoping that is the case and not that what she took was not permitted to be used based on the fact the stamps were soccer balls.


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