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."

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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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!

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Comment by Northwoodsmom 16 minutes ago

Submom, I can feel your helplessness and my heart aches for you. I wish the Lord would give me the words to take away the worry you must be going through but all I have is to stand with you and lift your son in prayer. He has reached out to you and that is a good thing, that lets you know his needs. He isn't making the mistake of ignoring this stress but asking for help. Maybe instead of taking just medicine he can find practical ways to relieve it, like maybe going to the gym, finding a enjoyable activity something to take his mind off of things. Nuke School is so tough and when it is combined with relationships it only adds to it. My prayers for your son that our Lord will take the burdens off his shoulders and allow him to relax in His peace.

Comment by Chipmunk 1 hour ago

Submom - I just saw your message. My thoughts and prayers for you and your sailor!!. Is your sailor able to go see the chaplain? That would be my first suggestion as far as going to see someone for help and guidance. I don't know anything about the medication and being automatically rerated or not. But I do know that your sailor's health is more important than any thing else.  Hugs and prayers. Don't hesitate to reach out to use all you need. 

Comment by The Hammer 1 hour ago

SubMom - My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that your son is able to find his way thru the storm and pray for your family. I truly believe that many of our families encounter difficulties in different ways with this life and being here for each other is one of the wonderful things this site is for. Take care and know that we are thinking about you and sending virtual hugs.

Comment by Gigi 1 hour ago

SubMom - Being a mom myself I know how we worry, I don't know what to say except that Hang in there. Can you tell him to see the doctor again and get a different kind of med or any alternative that will help? Praying for you and your Nuke most especially. Virtual hugs to you both. 

Comment by 3B'smom 2 hours ago

SubMom - My heart aches for you. I know that there are a lot of restrictions regarding medications - even if prescribed my a Navy doctor. From what I understand even having certain medication in the household (not the sailor's) can cause de-nuking.

Is there anyone your son can talk to about the girl? Perhaps if he alerts someone to her emotional state and explains that he needs to break away for his health and well-being. I will be thinking of you and your family. Sending you a NM hug!

Comment by SubMom 2 hours ago

I wish I was checking in with cheerful news but in all honesty I am having a very hard time being proud. My son has been on an emotional roller coaster for the better part of two years. We’ve urged him to seek help but I honestly think he feels like he’s past helping. He has also had some health issues due to stress over the last two years. Most recently he was prescribed a medication (by a Navy doctor) and the corpsmen confiscated it. The corpsmens explanation was “this will cause you to be de-nuked so take something else”. It doesn’t help matters that he has been seeing a girl that is extremely destructive. Any time he tries to pull away she threatens to kill herself. He sounds hopeless and full of despair. My husband is very upset and worried. My heart just aches and this nightmare just won’t end.

Comment by Chipmunk on Saturday

B'sNukeMom - May you have a wonderful restful weekend yourself!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Friday

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Comment by Chipmunk on Friday

B'sNuke Mom - I understand. I mostly had just tried it out to see if that "invisible X " was really there and yes it was. So, I just was letting you know. I didn't want anyone that isn't as aware of what we were talking about to accidently delete a post they had spent time on. :-)

Comment by Northwoodsmom on Friday

DsMom 2020, this is what I kind of meant about being harder. It is a transition period for them when the first get to Nuke School and so much is thrown at them all at once, it is overwhelming but believe me once they get their footing and grasp what is expected of them they start feeling much better about their choice. He will soon be is happy determined self, I think it's just the initial shock of everything, my son struggled his first month but know seems to Love it. I am sure there are days he has doubts but nothing like those first couple weeks of A School, he had me extremely worried. Prayers to you both as God helps him find his footing on the path he set him on.


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