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



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: 1328
Latest Activity: Dec 25, 2020

OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

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

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

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Comment by Blondie on October 5, 2020 at 8:09am


I remember those calls Oh so HARD!  You did GREAT reassuring her and staying strong yourself. Hugs to you though cause we all know how hard it is.  

Comment by Shoosh on October 5, 2020 at 7:20am

Good morning Ladies! I haven't been on much because I was away on a much needed girls trip, and trying to play catch up since I've been home. I received a call from my daughter yesterday and I was so happy to see the area code!! However, she was crying when I answered. She said she was ok, just missed me. But after her letter, which was so upbeat and positive, this was not the phone call I was expecting. It broke my heart. (And it was literally 3 minutes long. I am reading all these others are getting 15, 30 minute phone calls!!) My son said it is normal reaction, as she's been gone for 5+ weeks and this is her first contact with me. I get that, but it was oh so hard!!! So good to hear her voice, but so difficult to hear it like that. I kept it together and told her how strong she was and that she only has 2 1/2 weeks left (which is crazy to me). 

Hope you all are well!

Comment by Anna on September 19, 2020 at 5:19pm

I'm glad Q made it through also!!!  She should mention to her school command there about the need for flashlights in the barracks.  That wind was a force!!!!

Comment by Anna on September 19, 2020 at 5:16pm


Yes, she got power back and went back home. Yesterday she invited a friend and her young son to stay with her cause they didn't have power and they just live a few miles down the road from her. Haven't talked to her today about the fence and what she is doing about letting the dogs out!!! They are used to having their doggy door and going outside whenever they want.

Comment by Anna on September 19, 2020 at 5:12pm

RIP Notorious RBG!!!!!

Comment by Oleander on September 19, 2020 at 1:05pm

Thank you B'sNukeMom - she was a force and will be missed. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 19, 2020 at 12:23pm

Comment by Oleander on September 19, 2020 at 10:13am

Ohhhh Anna I'm so sorry! So does Jenn have power back now? What a mess! Thank goodness she was able to get to a campground with power!

As you know our Q went thru Sally too. She woke up at 1:30 am with what she thought was constant thunder but instead was 105 mph wind gusts! No power of course and a failing cell phone battery because she used her phone's flashlight. (yes we've had a talk about putting together an emergency kit!) Scary stuff! She has power now and yesterday she took her 1st hot shower in 3 days - she was pretty excited about that.

I feel your mom-heart! So hard to hear the fear in their voice and be unable to help! I hope Jenn's life can return to "normal" very soon!

Comment by Anna on September 18, 2020 at 6:41pm

Well Ladies, things are starting to settle for Officer daughter Jenn.  She's in Pensacola and got slammed with Sally.  Damage at the house she rents, fencing down, shingles torn off, roof leaking, a little damage in her garage with stuff falling on her jeep, but all in all she is doing ok.  Worst things was all the time with no power.  Lucky for her she owns a small RV trailer and spent last night in it at a campground up north that had power.  She will loose most everything in the fridge and freezer but she's happy it wasn't worse.  Her office building however is right on the water on base and it is flooded and had water coming in the roof.  There is a mess to clean up there!!!!!

Comment by JayDee659 on September 6, 2020 at 11:44am

LadyBlueFire my daughter my daughter is a Nuke who's home port is Norfolk. Our Tiger Cruise was from Mayport to Norfolk. Loved every moment.  It was just the right amount of time to be on the ship.  Funny thing, we came in tje day of the solar eclipse. We live in the Louisville KY area. So while I was out of town everyone was traveling to Louisville as it was prime viewing for the event. We missed it in Norfolk but never regretted it.  


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