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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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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: 1265
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Discussion Forum

How do I navigate this site?

Started by Karilyn1962. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Apr 17. 3 Replies

I'm new here. Thank you for the warm welcome!How do I reply back to someone who comments on my profile/wall/what-do-you-call-it? When I click on reply it doesn't seem to do anything, so I just started a new message. I'm usually pretty tech savvy,…Continue

Update on my recruit

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Chihuahualove3 Apr 2. 8 Replies

Update on my girl. They made decision for her today to separate as both feet are now impacted. They are giving her an RE code and told her the US Navy needs recruits like her. They asked her to come back in 6 months. She told me she will jump…Continue

Looking for advice

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Anna Apr 1. 24 Replies

Hello all,As most of you are aware ,my daughter had a setback and did not pass her final PFA run. Today she called me to explain what happened that day. Apparently another recruit collapsed during the final run and passed away. She is all…Continue

Final PFA setback

Started by Chihuahualove3. Last reply by Prplrose Mar 11. 9 Replies

Hello all,Just got the call about my recruit not passing final PFA run. Pushed back PIR date to 03/29/19. I have been crying all afternoon. I just miss her so much. I just want to see her. It’s just so difficult. We both knew the run was going to be…Continue

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Comment by JayDee659 yesterday

MilMom hi! I'm sorry that I don't have an answer for that one. My daughter has duty tonight but she never wears makeup. 

Anna do you have any first hand experience in this? 

Comment by MilMomof2 yesterday

What’s the best way to get makeup out of the dress whites?

Comment by Oleander on Friday

Yay! Great news Mom of a future sailor!!!! Believe it or not you'll look back in a few months and realize boot camp goes by in a blink! Hope you're able to attend her PIR - it's an experience you truly don't want to miss! Once you have her PIR date be sure to join that group too. They'll be able to give you tons of valuable advice!

Comment by JayDee659 on Friday

Mom of a future sailor that's great!  Now you have an address.  Make sure you number the envelopes on the outside.  Your daughter might get them out of order or many at a time.

How's she liking BC?

Comment by Mom of a future sailor on Friday

Finally got my 1st letter last night! :) still no form letter though.

Comment by Anna on Wednesday

Thank you B'sNukeMom!!  It was a good day!!

Welcome Mom of a future sailor!!  I sent you a personal welcome on your profile page and I'm so glad to see you are already joining in on the conversations here!!!  These moms here are the BEST and there is no question or concern we can't handle!!! I hope you get that form letter very soon and then you can start sending all those letters to her!! 

Comment by Mom of a future sailor on Wednesday

Oleander Thank you for your response as well. And i appreciate the tip on sending each letter individually.  Good idea! Thank you for the support and encouragement and for the navy mom hug! Much needed and appreciated! Thank you for being so welcoming. Glad I’m here.

Comment by Mom of a future sailor on Wednesday

JayDee659 So glad I found this site. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I have started writing letters even though I don’t have an address yet. Hopefully I will have one soon!

Comment by Oleander on Wednesday

Welcome Mom of a future sailor! Yes, the waiting can be brutal but as JayDee said, no news IS good news. It's just so hard on us moms! Definitely start writing letters, it helped me so much to feel like I was having daily conversations with my daughter. They love getting mail from home! Send the letters individually tho, not packed together. I made that mistake and my girl had to open her "package" in front of Chief to ensure it's contents weren't contraband. lol

We're here for you. Lots of wonderful mom's from every walk of life and with a ton of support and knowledge. Sending you and your daughter a big navy mom hug!

Comment by JayDee659 on Wednesday

Mom of a future sailor, I know how you feel. Those last weeks are gone in the blink of an eye.  It's hard to embrace this, but truly, no news is good news. It means she's fine and is adapting to a new way of life. I'd imagine that you will be hearing from her soon. Remember to keep your phone with you always. You cannot return a missed call and sometimes they do not have time to call back. I missed a call and it was heart wrenching.  I kept myself busy by writing to her. Even before I had her address I would write, seal and number the envelope. Then when I had her address I sent them all!

In the meantime we're here for you. We're kind of quiet until you get us chatting! The ladies here are wonderful  So glad you found us. 

 

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