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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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Latest Activity: 20 hours ago

Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

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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:


(843) 296-9426



In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

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 the Nuke program

Started by Dee’s Mom. Last reply by Chipmunk Apr 4. 5 Replies

sightseeing in Charleston

Started by Beglish. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 20. 27 Replies

Nuke mom

Started by Bern. Last reply by Proud Momma Dec 25, 2021. 6 Replies

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Comment by CSW 20 hours ago

B'sNukeMom-Great photos! Wishing your young couple and all your family blessings!

Comment by Chipmunk 20 hours ago

Beautiful!! And I can relate to the fly by wedding time!!

Comment by NonnaB 21 hours ago

B'sNukeMom, the pictures are beautiful! So happy the a great time was had by all!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 22 hours ago

Hi everyone!  The "wedding" was a huge success!  It was so nice to see B&C and celebrate with everyone ~ we had a fantastic time but boy the 4 days flew by.  They are back home in Michigan now....I miss them already lol!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 22 hours ago

Comment by Chipmunk yesterday

B'sNukeMom - I am sure you are very busy with all that is going on, just letting you know that we hope the wedding was just wonderful. We have had rain for three mornings now, so I am thinking about your sunshine!!

Comment by Northwoodsmom yesterday

NancyJo, thank you! Through these past 8 months of uncertainty I have learnt patience and that everyone's situation is uniquely different. Most stay at DTP for 4-6 months and I was getting extremely anxious but I knew he was safe and being taken care of. As any parent it was very difficult to see him struggle but the Navy went beyond, giving him all kinds of support hoping it would click but the Lord had different plans for him and I am beyond proud of the way he has handled this situation. I hope that I can add support for those going through the same thing.

Comment by Chipmunk yesterday

Hi JayDee659!!

Sunflower - I did not know there was a stuffed version of him.

Here are some links for others - Joint Base Charleston 600-pound gator drawing visitors daily (live5...

Spreading alligator safety through Charlie > Joint Base Charlest...

Thanks for sharing your video, I thought that was interesting how they all fell on top of the alligator to weigh it down, especially the young lady on the bottom!!

Comment by JayDee659 yesterday

Sunflower, that alligator on base is Charlie! 

Comment by sunflower yesterday

Northwoodsmom - I'm so glad to hear that your son finally gets to move on.  Not everyone that volunteers for subs get it, but I'm sure that he's still excited to start this next adventure.


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