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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.

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."

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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Loved Ones in the Nuke Program! Discussions (15)

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Importance of OSPEC!!

I read this in another group, and feel like it is EXTREMELY important to be shared with everyone! BREMERTON —Normally the Navy gives a head…

Started by AshiaLatest Reply

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PIR / Christmas gift

My brother's PIR is 06Jan12 and I'm trying to think of a good gift.  I keep seeing things posted about a watch, but there are restrictions…

Started by NavySis

2 Jan 22, 2017
Reply by Lula

A school

Does anyone know how long machinist mate's are in A School for? My boyfriend graduates basic feb 8th and then will be leaving for Charlesto…

Started by panthers18957

5 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by mhillyard

grad hold

My son was originally given orders for prototype school in Ballston Spa this past Monday but today was told he will be on Grad hold. Does a…

Started by akeewee

2 Aug 8, 2013
Reply by akeewee

USS Virginia SSN 774 Sailors

NUKE Moms, Family, Friends, Significant Others, and anyone else... I have created a new group called, "USS Virginia SSN 774"! This group is…

Started by alpha Pavonis

0 Feb 10, 2012

Failing / Dropping out of Nuke school

A forum for those who are strugling, or fail out of the Nuke Program.  What's next?  What to consider if you are thinking about dropping?

Started by dani

0 Dec 10, 2011

Son just reported to Saratoga Springs, NY for 6 months working on reactor

Hi Everyone!   My name is Liz, and my son just reported, yesterday, for duty on the prototype reactor in upstate NY for the next 6 months. …

Started by Ms_Ard

9 Jun 2, 2011
Reply by Ms_Ard

I need ANY kind of help right now! Any useful info will be appreciated.

Ok SO! I've been down here for 6 months already.. husband is an ET and he FINALLY graduated A - school on the 29th of Oct.  Our car payment…

Started by Kristen (Greg, Nuke ET3's Wife)

8 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by NF Mom


My husband is considering joining the officer program... He's 22 (birthday was in July).. and he'll be signing up for the ACTs asap.  I was…

Started by Kristen (Greg, Nuke ET3's Wife)

6 Oct 19, 2010
Reply by Nicole loves Sean (EM-N (SS))

leave after bootcamp??

my husband goes to bootcamp in march and our baby is due in feb.... will he get leave right after bootcamp to help us move to charelston or…

Started by Jsparkle (MM Wife)

2 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Kelli_wife of JP

job market in charleston?

Hey ladies! Just wondering if any of you know what the job market looks like in the Charleston area.  I am looking to move down there soon…

Started by Nicole loves Sean (EM-N (SS))

3 Aug 23, 2010
Reply by Nicole loves Sean (EM-N (SS))


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