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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.

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 - America's Navy and 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




NUKE moms

A place to come for support and guidance for anyone with a loved one in the nuke program ⚓️.

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in the right-hand column, under the members (hit "view all") ----->


These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  

"There is lots to learn before coming to NNPTC." This link will give you much needed info:

The time frame for each of the schools is listed under "Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival to GC" to the right ------->

Here's a "Welcome New Members" link from BunkerQB with some good info: Welcome New Members

The NF Rating Information Card can be found at NF Rating Information Card.  (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) has some good info for you.

IMPORTANT:  Read and follow these Operational Security (OPSEC) guidelines.  N4M is an open website that can be read by non-members; and not all members are necessarily what they seem.  Be smart and keep yourself and all our sailors safe.  Keep YOUR safety in mind too.   It's human nature to trust and want to share, but don't provide personal information to others.  Great and lasting friendships are made on, but use common sense and caution before proceeding. Online chat safety tips

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

Here's the story of RED SHIRT FRIDAYRed Shirt Friday

USPS "If it fits, it ships" - link to order boxes: USPS If it fits, it ships

MAKING POSTS TO THE GROUP - Please be sure you are on page 1 when typing your comments or they may not post!

Discussion Forum

New to this!

Started by Arlyn. Last reply by Mshelle73 7 hours ago. 13 Replies

Boot Camp to A-School transition

Started by Dawn1231. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 21 hours ago. 12 Replies


Started by Proud Parent of 3 Sailors. Last reply by Chipmunk Apr 22. 12 Replies

sightseeing in Charleston

Started by Beglish. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Apr 22. 19 Replies

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Comment by Tulip 9 hours ago
NauticalMom, my sailor waited from spring until October to get a ship date. He was waiting, as we eventually learned, for security clearance. It was a combination of a very long backlog with clearances and the fact that we had recently moved to a state where he had never gone to school or worked. Hurry up and wait! Now he has finished the pipeline and has finished his first year in the fleet on a sub. It seemed like forever at the time and now it seems like forever between calls and texts due to the duty hours, quals, deployment, underways, etc. Hang in will happen before you know it!
Comment by ProudOfK 11 hours ago
NauticalMom - as others have said a long wait isn't unusual - my son was in DEP about 9 months. What is a bit unusual is that he doesn't have a ship date. I seem to remember my son having his ship date very soon after he signed up. Hope you find out something soon.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 12 hours ago

Nautical Mom - It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. "The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits."

It's good that he is training daily - make sure he has his run time down before he leaves.

Comment by Chipmunk 12 hours ago

Nautical Mom - if you are using your phone to type on, it can cause a lot of typo errors, I think. I use my computer and it is much easier to navigate through N4M.

Comment by Chipmunk 13 hours ago

Nautical Mom & others - this is all interesting. My son knew his ship out date from the time of his first swear in at MEPS which was before he had even passed the Nuke Bravo Test. He was in DEP for almost a year, because he was a senior in high school. Then at the last minute they wanted him to leave in May - I had no idea we could have told them No, but he was still in school so it stayed the original June date, which was good, because he had his sister's wedding to attend.

Comment by Nautical Mom 13 hours ago

Clearly i am just figuring iut how to post!?!? Sorry y’all

Comment by Nautical Mom 13 hours ago

Thanks Evwryone - i will share these commentlts. He was ready to go right after MEPS and the recruiters just aren’t saying anything. In the meantime he is training daily and keeping himself physically fit .

Comment by Nautical Mom 13 hours ago

Thanks all ! He is ready to go yesterday, recriluitwra aren’t ging any information, but - thia is helpful and i will share with him.  In the meantime, he is training and at the gym everyday. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 13 hours ago

MTBCHCK - I just read your comment - a 3 year wait!  That's the longest I have heard of!

Comment by JayDee659 13 hours ago

Nautical Mom, my daughter went through MEPS in May and was told that her ship date was 12/7. Theyln called her  and asked her if she could go mid July. That got messed up somehow, but she ended up shipping the end of August. So I guess one should always be ready! Its nice that your son is helping other deppers! 


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