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: 1335
Latest Activity: Jun 15

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 Oleander on February 27, 2021 at 4:47pm

Congratulations to your and your girl Cali's mama! Yes, this is an emotionally confusing journey - one day so proud, next day missing her so much! 

I'm sure 2 years seems like a very long time but it will go by faster than you think. In the meantime she's going to need your support and love as she enters this new chapter in her life. She'll have amazing experiences and see a part of the world she might not have otherwise. What's your daughter's rate? 

Come back often and keep us up to date! In the meantime, sending you a big navy mom hug!

Comment by Cali's mama on February 27, 2021 at 3:39pm
My daughter just grad 2/25/2021 ship 7 div in A school in the great lakes...soon to b off to japan!!! I'm both excited and horrified lol..looking for support,!! 2 years in another country is so long as she will only b 20 in just a few days as well...confusing tears
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 3, 2021 at 4:01pm
Comment by JayDee659 on January 30, 2021 at 6:52pm

The Superm72 breathe! My daughter (also a Nuke) says it can happen so one should always be vigilant. But with that being said she hasn't had any issues. The people in her shop will help her watch out. She will berth with other female Nukes. Do you know what ship she will be on? PM me. We can chat. Just don't panic. 

Comment by thesuperm72 on January 30, 2021 at 6:03pm

Hi ladies! Hope you're all having a great new year so far! I came on here today for some encouragement. My sailor daughter has been in for almost a year and a half. She'll finish up training in July/August and then be deployed on a carrier. I was on a FB group today, and read some very disturbing information about how women are treated and I'm freaking out. One mom recounted how sexual assault is common and if they speak up, they're treated even worse. Please, please, please tell me this is less common than was made out to be? I need to know my girl is safe (I know things happen, but it shouldn't be common). Please help me balance this with good. I'm fully freaked out and praying my heart out. But the stories are floating in my head. Thank you so much for being here and letting me share. 

Comment by Oleander on December 25, 2020 at 1:55pm

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you all!!! 

We're looking forward to a better year in 2021 - sending you all best wishes for the same!

Comment by Blondie on December 25, 2020 at 12:41pm

Merry Christmas! We have 5 inches of fresh new snow from last night. 17 degrees, windchill 7. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 25, 2020 at 11:25am

Comment by Oleander on November 2, 2020 at 9:48am

Good morning all! 

JayDee!!!! OWWWWW! There's something about being stapled in the head by someone who isn't trained that gave me chills and made me nauseous, much less the file cabinet to the head. Holy cow !--- glad ur girl's on the other side of this!

Good to hear your girl's doing well too Shoosh! I'll be sending her good vibes on 11/12 -- which happens to be the date our sailor was sworn in AND her grampa's birthday! 

Halloween is a different animal here, especially in our neighborhood. We went all out with decorations but didn't give out candy this year. Had it been a non-covid Halloween we would've had 4,000 treaters. This year we calculated 1,000 even with a sign on our entrance gate stating this year was only for residents. We had a lot of fun sitting on the porch people watching!

Happy November everyone!

Comment by Shoosh on November 2, 2020 at 7:24am

JayDee659 oh my goodness!! Your poor girl!! Glad the staples are out but that must have been a horrible experience.

We got snow on Friday and Saturday was super chilly. 28 degrees at trick or treat. BRRRR....We never get any kids, so I stopped buying candy. I did, however, go to the grocery store yesterday morning hoping to pick up a couple of bags 1/2 price. Would you believe there was NOTHING?? So strange!! Guess someone is telling me I don't need the chocolate haha.

Happy Monday!!


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