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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."


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Loved Ones in the Nuke Program!

If you have a Sailor in the Nuke Program, this group's for you!

Location: Goose Creek, SC
Members: 232
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2019

Discussion Forum

PIR / Christmas gift

Started by NavySis. Last reply by Lula Jan 22, 2017. 2 Replies

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 on the type of watches they can wear?  It has to be all…Continue

A school

Started by panthers18957. Last reply by mhillyard Feb 20, 2014. 5 Replies

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 Charleston! Just trying to get some information. (: Continue

grad hold

Started by akeewee. Last reply by akeewee Aug 8, 2013. 2 Replies

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 anyone know what that means?

USS Virginia SSN 774 Sailors

Started by alpha Pavonis Feb 10, 2012. 0 Replies

NUKE Moms, Family, Friends, Significant Others, and anyone else... I have created a new group called, "USS Virginia SSN 774"! This group is for anyone who has a loved one on this sub and is a great…Continue

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Comment by FREEBIRD6819 OCT 8TH BOOTCAMP on June 13, 2011 at 3:36pm
My sailor has just arrived in goose creek ready to start this journey . . . .
Comment by maryquitecontrary (1131 M) on April 20, 2011 at 3:58pm
Hi Sailor just arrived at Goose Creek on Sunday. Not knowing too much about what to expect, but excited for this journey! :)
Comment by NS on February 17, 2011 at 4:24pm

Hey ladies! For any of you who are living Navy Wives (or fiances) living in South Carolina there is a facebook group that can also help you with any questions.  It's also great to use for meeting other ladies in the area before you move or when you get down here.  I joined before I moved and it helped soo much with all the questions I have and it's great to meet some of the girls before you actually move down!


Here is the link =]

Comment by amanda on February 9, 2011 at 7:34pm

P.S. if anyone is interested in, here's a link that'll get you 5 "deal bucks" towards your first purchase, whenever you'd like. And it gets me 5 deal bucks if you do ever get something too :) but I absolutely recommend it if anyone is visiting and looking for something to do or looking for a gift to give your sailor as a morale boost.

Comment by Christina (EM Nuke gf 1111M ) on February 9, 2011 at 12:11pm
I like the watch picture idea.. that's a good one ill probably do that :) I do like those websites y'all suggested definitely going to keep those since i visit SC pretty often and we always have trouble finding stuff to do sometimes
Comment by amanda on February 9, 2011 at 1:54am
Christina (or anyone else)- There's a site called and another one called They have deals for the Charleston area, a new one everday (except only one for the whole weekend) and relatively inexpensive ones (you have to catch it). But you could give him one of the deals you think he'd like. Most of them are for restaurants or outings. I think it's safe to say our nuke sailors wouldn't mind being pampered/treated for free. I'm not sure how they give you coupons for non-online things like restaurants (I've only ordered their online-only deals cause I'm not in Charleston yet). But if anything, you could make him a coupon of what it is and mail it to him, kind of the same with the watch picture idea Darla had.
Comment by Christina (EM Nuke gf 1111M ) on February 9, 2011 at 12:30am

Okay I need advice! My boyfriend and I have an anniversary on the 12th (Saturday) I bought him a nice watch with our date engraved but the problem is it looks like it wont be here before Friday when I leave to SC. I know hes doing  A LOT for me this year and I feel like crap cuz I wont have his big gift. Any ideas of things to do in Charleston I could surprise him with? or semi-meaningful gift ideas (that arent too pricey since I spend a lot on his watch)


anyone with Ideas can message me on here so I dont blow up the discussion post


Thanks everyone :)

Comment by Dayami on February 7, 2011 at 1:33am
I'm a huge Gator fan too! I was going to Santa Fe up in Gainesville the last 2 years, and now I'm home for the semester, but will be back really soon. :) And well, for us A school was pretty okay as far as being able to talk to him and stuff, and T-track has been a complete 180 unfortunately. I'm going the weekend after actually. I'm gonna message you!
Comment by Christina (EM Nuke gf 1111M ) on February 7, 2011 at 1:21am
I live just west of Orlando so I am about an hour and half south of Gainsville (my boyfriend and I are huge gator fans so weve traveled there a lot lol). But I dont think it would hurt to message his friend just make it short and to the point. My Nuke is about 7 weeks into A school so I don't know too much about T-Track. I kind of feel like my Sailor is lucking out with the Navy thing. His bootcamp was easy, he had an easy indoc job, he sees his girlfriend every two weeks.. and hes smart so he doesnt need to study a whole lot to get the grades.. good thing he knows hes lucky cuz some guys have it harder than him.  Are you planning on going to SC this coming weekend?
Comment by Dayami on February 7, 2011 at 12:16am
Hey Christina! Where in FL do you live? I'm actually in Miami at the moment.. but that's only a few more hours, so no big deal. I do know one of his friends, but I don't have him added on Facebook, I guess maybe I can try talking to him, even though I don't know how often he checks his being that my bf barely goes on his -__- lol. Where in his pipeline is your nuke? I haven't seen mine since his leave in December.

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