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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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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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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

DTP and reclassification questions

Started by van1612. Last reply by Chipmunk Aug 2, 2020. 35 Replies

prototype housing

Started by Anmarie. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 10, 2020. 41 Replies

Birthday celebration

Started by Kristen. Last reply by Chipmunk Jul 6, 2020. 2 Replies

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Comment by Chipmunk 1 hour ago

Good Morning everyone!! I don't have an arsenal of memes waiting to post like B'sNukeMom does, but my husband was reading this article before work and so I asked for the link.

It has some funny pictures and a little bit of insight into what your sailor is doing!! As well as a tribute to our Dads. Enjoy!

Top 11 Ways Nuclear Energy is sorta like Your Dad | by David Watson...

Comment by Chipmunk yesterday

B'sNukeMom - enjoy your family time!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN yesterday

Hi ladies - made it to Michigan!  B's birthday is today and we spent the day at Higgins Lake.  It was beautiful out there.  Tomorrow we are going to a Lansing Lugnuts game for Father's Day.  We've done some things around their house and still have a list of things to do lol!  Having a great time so far.

New Adventures - I will keep my fingers crossed you get some pictures!

Comment by Chipmunk on Saturday

New Adventures - Glad to hear that you came up with a game plan for seeing your sailor. All the best for all of you. 

Comment by Northwoodsmom on Friday

New Adventures, big hugs to you. Life seems to get in the way of what our hearts really want. My daughter and I are heading down at the end of the month without my husband, his company is really busy and he won't fly. I do pray your hubby will take alot of pictures, that is so tough, you will be in my prayers.

Comment by CSW on Friday

New Adventures,

Make hubby promise to take phone photo at least.BTW there usually is a photographer there and they will either post to Facebook or share with sailors so have your sailor share.

Comment by New Adventures on Friday

Hi All,

Quick update.  Hubby is going and I am staying home.  Sadly it means I will not get any pics as I am the one that takes pics but the cost and complication of my work and Tasha just got to be too much.  Hubby never travels with out me- or at least not in over 20 years so this will be interesting.  I still booked everything.

I have not had my house to myself for more than a few hours in 6 years, since his moved his office home.  I am actually looking forward to that part.

Have a great week end!

Comment by WearsLargeHats on Thursday

NewAdventures, I would encourage your sailor to read his orders carefully. There is typically a detach-by and a report-no-later-than date, and there will often be an explicit authorization to take leave (in addition to any travel leave) in between those dates. The actual detach is negotiated with the current command.
They should plan on reporting to the new command a couple days early. They will also be assigned a sponsor to help them get situated and oriented.
When my son left NNPTC for Sub School (long story), he had 2 weeks to report up there. He visited home for a few days (it was on the way, sort of), then we drove up together to visit my sister who lives a few towns down from New London, then he reported in early.
When he went from Groton to Pearl Harbor, he took a couple weeks leave to visit home. I think he had to pay the difference in air travel.
That was a few years ago. He says he has 52 days of leave time built up, if he can ever schedule the time to use it.

Comment by CSW on Wednesday

Safe trip! You're headed into a heatwave in the mid west!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Wednesday

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Good Morning all and Happy Wednesday! 

We've been in the middle of a major heatwave here in SoCal but might finally be cooling down a bit in the next few days.  We leave for Michigan tomorrow!  Can't wait!

NewAdventures - I hope you can work something out so you can make it to the graduation.  B graduated prototype in New York and they had graduation at a community center.  Nothing fancy but we were able to go and take pictures.  I understand your concern when you have a furbaby to consider.  We are very fortunate in this trip to Michigan - our youngest son's  (who is in Nebraska) GF is staying at our house for 10 days to watch our dogs.  One of ours is older so she has some issues too.  

I'll be checking in while I'm gone but probably not as often as I normally do.  You all behave while I'm gone lol!


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