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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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: 1344
Latest Activity: Aug 31

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Discussion Forum

Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 19, 2021. 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 Oleander on August 31, 2022 at 11:42am

Morning all!

Hey Liz, how're you doing?

Comment by JayDee659 on August 27, 2022 at 2:04pm

Oleander, I was wondering what time zone you were in! 

At the moment it's 88, feels like 98 and the thunder storms come and go so the pool isn't an option.  We're running some errands then going for orange ice cream!

Comment by Oleander on August 27, 2022 at 11:45am

Me too JayDee -- Lifelong! : )

Oh! and btw - it's Saturday. Sheesh, I must still have covid brain fog! lol

Comment by JayDee659 on August 27, 2022 at 11:24am

Liz, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that tje ladies on here got me through BC.  I probably wore them out but they were my lifeline to sanity!  My daughter joining the Navy got me some lifelong friends too! 

Comment by JayDee659 on August 27, 2022 at 11:20am

Liz, my oldest went to college. During orientation they told us that the average college student changes majors 4 times before the end of their sophomore year! They're young people, how are they supposed to know what they want to do when they grow up? Heck, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up! Lol

My sailor is a Nuke. She started out saying that she was in for life. Then it was "at least thru shore duty", then let's see how close I am to making Chief.  She's now re-enlisted twice and she's done something (I can't tell you yet until it's official) that is really mind blowing for me.

She did meet her husband in BC and they just celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary in July.

I'll say it again, we have amazing daughters! 

Comment by Oleander on August 27, 2022 at 10:04am

Morning all!

Anna -HUGE congratulations! I was wondering whatever happened w/Jenn! Last time we talked you left us with quite the teaser! What a cool experience - the look on your faces tells the whole story. Fantastic news about your son too! Definitely stock up on those tissue packets - my word! That'll be an amazing day! Please send us pics from that ceremony too.

Liz, we have a similar story in that our daughter had 2 years of college before she joined, and totally shocked us when she did! She'd been riding horses since she was 8 and was on track for an equine scholarship when there were some program changes significant enough to change her mind. So one day she came home from school and said, Mom - I'm going to join the navy. Whaaaaaat????  But I continue to say this has been the absolute best thing she could've done. She went in at the bottom level as a fireman/Damage Control and quickly ranked up. She spent 5 years on a ship in San Diego and is now a recruiter in New Jersey. She purchased her own home last November, is about to make another property investment, she has life long friends who are stationed all over the world and plans to travel to see them - none of which she would've been able to do if she hadn't enlisted. 

It took me a long time before I could breathe after she left for bc, but these incredible ladies here helped me find a way. I didn't mean to stress you out about what your daughter would be doing after bc, I was wondering if she'd chosen a rate, and if so there are support groups for that also. The Damage Control group help me too.

Well ladies - looks like I'll be spending Sunday inside...another 106 degree day. Maybe I'll get some work done on this year's Halloween project! 

Comment by Chipmunk on August 27, 2022 at 9:46am

JayDee659, Oleander, & Anna - Thank you so much for reaching out to Liz. Things had been rather quiet on here and I know B'sNukeMom and I will send new members your way, so thanks for your words of encouragement. 

JayDee659 - I am glad that you got to see your sailor gal and hubby. From what I have gathered, their set up is what mine are looking at with my DIL reenlisting and my son looking at finishing up his enlistment next year. 

Anna - Congratulations!! BravoZulu! Let your kids know that we are super proud of them as well. If any of them get stationed back near my neck of the woods, be sure to let me know. I have an informal guest room, that you are welcome to use. 

Oleander - I don't recall, is your daughter still active duty? 

Liz - my sincere condolences. You are entering a new season of life with your daughter leaving home, having just entered another one with your husband's passing. Over my 5 years here, I have met many Navy Moms, several of them widows. You are not alone. Is your daughter your only child, or do you have other children? 

Comment by Anna on August 26, 2022 at 5:27pm


First of all don't feel guilt over directing your daughter to go to school.  It can still be beneficial to her in the future.  And don't worry about her not knowing what to do with her future.  Once she gets to her next duty station, or anytime during her time in service, she can apply to go to school and the Navy will pay for her tuition!!  My son got both his Bachelor's and his Master and had no college tuition expenses.  My daughter who enlisted finished her enlistment and got out and then went to college on the GI bill and again had no college expenses after graduation!!  There are still so many options for her in the future!!  As you can see from my "book" below, even my Officer daughter was able to change her career path.  She thought she was going to continue as a flight officer and go on a ship but with her training she put in for this other program and they swooped her up!!!  Lots of possibilities once she figures out what she wants!!!  Best of all good luck to your girl.

Comment by JayDee659 on August 26, 2022 at 5:23pm

Hi Anna!  Congratulations on both of your kiddos.  Wow! Are girls (and boys) are amazing. I know how proud you must be. 

We got to spend about a week with our sailor daughter in June. Otherwise we're just trying to avoid the heat! 

Comment by Liz on August 26, 2022 at 5:21pm
Congratulations to you and your amazing family Anna !! You must be so proud !

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