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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.

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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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NUKE moms

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

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Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

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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:

The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at (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:

Here's the story of RED SHIRT FRIDAY:

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

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 Arlyn 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hotels, villas, other places to book for a visit

Started by CO-TwinSalorsMom. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Monday. 29 Replies

prototype housing

Started by Anmarie. Last reply by Chipmunk Feb 7. 35 Replies

DTP and reclassification questions

Started by van1612. Last reply by Chipmunk Jan 19. 33 Replies

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Comment by ProudOfK 6 hours ago
SailorsLIMom - congrats that is awesome. A huge accomplishment.
NNLori - your nephew has certain gotten in on some crazy weather.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 9 hours ago

NNLori - the package situation sounds like something B would probably do lol!  At least your son knows to check his mailbox in the future!

Pat - there has been lots of rumored talk about BS.  We do need to keep in mind though that we cannot discuss actual goings on with facility closures etc. as this is an open website (OPSEC). 

I will say for your daughter to listen to what her SLPO says, but keep in mind it is the Navy and things can (and do) change at any given time!

Comment by NNLori 9 hours ago

Happy Happy Hump Day!! :)) 

Pat- I have been hearing that BS was closing since my son  got out of bootcamp which is over a year ago. I don't know what the heck is going on. They keep sending people up there so I guess I would assume they will continue to do that for now. 

ProudofK- My nephew has been on the Vincon for over a year I believe.  Honestly I don't know the date but I'm pretty sure he spent at least a year in San Diego. He and his wife are enjoying Washington. They got to have snow for the first time in a while. 

I have a funny story about sending packages to my Sailor and  with all this talk about mail I thought I would chime in. My son is in Prototype and lives in an apartment complex in Ladson with 2 other friends. Soooo, I sent him a package in one of those "if it fits it ships" boxes. I knew it should be there in 2 days. Last time I had something shipped to him the package was left by his apartment door so I think he figured that is what would happen this time. So when it didn't arrive he said he would check with the office which isn't open when he is home so it took him over a week to get to the office and ask about the missing package. So I get a text saying "they don't have it in the office I guess it must have been stolen" so of course I'm upset so I ask him if he asked the office about the wording on the tracking. The tracking states "delivered to Parcel locker". He texts back "No, but it doesn't matter because they don't have it" UGGGHHH, so freaking stubborn. So I get the number and call his complex office and talk to a girl there and ask her what a Parcel Locker is and she proceeds to tell me that there should be a key left in his mail box that matches a larger "Parcel Box" that will have the package in it. Sooooo, I tell my son and ask him if he had a key in his mail box. So, get this, he never checked his mail box!!! OMG, what??????? It's a ways  from his apartment so he doesn't go there often. Wouldn't that be the first place you would check if you were waiting for a package. :/ Yikes, my brilliant son sometimes doesn't act so brilliant!! Happy Ending!! He did finally get his package and now he knows where  to look for packages that will be delivered in the future!! LOL!!!! Oye

Comment by SailorsLIMom 10 hours ago

Thanks SubMom!  Pat, there were a few different plans for BS: it's both a civilian and a military site.  There are two more prototype classes after our daughter's, already there and going through the program.  If your granddaughter was told by someone who knows, that she'll be at GC, then she should believe that, of course.  And, of course, things can always's the Navy!  Good luck to her!

Comment by Pat 11 hours ago
For some reason I thought Ballston Spa was closed. Renovation or something and the only Nuclear Prototype was SC. Someone please let me know. My granddaughter was told that SC was where she would be for 18 months. Waiting to class up for Piwer School. Not till April though. 2 months seems like a long time on T Track.
Comment by SubMom 11 hours ago

SailorsLIMom - Bravo Zulu!!!!

Comment by SubMom 11 hours ago

B'sNukeMoM - good news about your hubby! Hoping your back is doing better.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 12 hours ago

Another new member ~ Welcome to Laurie (Nolan's mom)!  I see you already have another Navy son so you've been through this before.  Be sure to read the ***NEW MEMBERS*** info at the top of the page.  And of course, feel free to ask any questions you may have!

Comment by SailorsLIMom 12 hours ago

Thank you B’sNukeMom! Yes, we’re going—really looking forward to the ceremony and a weekend visit afterwards. Lots of snow up there, shd be pretty.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 12 hours ago

SailorsLIMom - BZ to your daughter!  Will you be going to the graduation?  We went to proto grad in BS when B finished up. I really love the area there.


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