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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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 ⚓️.

Members: 2613
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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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:

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 B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 17 hours ago

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Welcome to our newest member ~ Calicocat!  Please be sure to read the ***NEW MEMBERS*** info at the top of the page.  Lots of good info there.  Also take a look at the Pages (18) to the right under the member profiles - be sure to hit "view all".  And of course, feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 17 hours ago

Hi all - Happy Tuesday!

In addition to Excelsior College there's also Old Dominion College and Thomas Edison State College.  Both work with the Navy on credits from the nuke program.

Comment by Chipmunk 18 hours ago

Welcome to all of our new members!! We are glad you have joined us!

Comment by Chipmunk 18 hours ago

jurisprude and DannysDad - thanks for bringing up the topic of continued education. I know my son will want to look into that, after he is done with all of the qualifications they are currently working on where he is located at.

Comment by DannysDad yesterday

@jurisprude  Thanks!  My hope is that mine does his degree while enlisted to make his eventual transition post Navy better.  Semi related, my wife did her masters in nursing online through Excelsior several years ago.  It checked the box for her career path.

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I just found out that the online program is Excelsior.  

Comment by jurisprude yesterday

Hi DannysDad,

I don't recall the name of the online program, but I have a message out to find out and I'll follow up. Several of his nuke buddies are doing it together. My understanding is that the credits go toward a Nuclear Engineering Technologies degree, distinct from Nuclear Engineering.  I'm not sure how that translates into advancement into a graduate program or a better paying job post-Navy, but I figure it is at least a stepping stone to something else.  Definitely can't hurt.  My son spent a year and a half "enjoying" college life at Texas Tech studying (I use that term loosely) political science before enlisting.  He said that he couldn't see himself in a traditional 9-5 job and wanted to see the world.  Now he's on a sub so go figure.  But in any event, with AP credits and his Tech hours with whatever Navy credits he gets, he should be well on his way to a degree.  I will update everyone later . . . 

Comment by DannysDad yesterday

@jurisprude  I'm also from Texas and lurk far more than post!  My nuke is waiting to start prototype.  I'm hoping mine does his undergrad in a couple of years too.  Where did yours enroll and what program?  How far does 80 credit hours get him to completing his degree?  

Comment by jurisprude yesterday

Oh, and another thing:  I am a fair-weather Cowboys fan; LOVE the Chiefs (Mahomes); and, this year, cheering for Arizona Cardinals (because of Coach Kingsbury). I have tickets to the Cowboys/Packers game in a few weeks.  

Comment by jurisprude yesterday

Checking in from Austin.  My nuke is four years in, stationed at Kings Bay, ELT on the Tennessee (shout out to submomIII).  Since enlisting, my son has married, had two super sweet and fun sons, re-upped, and is having a nice time living the SaltLife in the Amelia Island area.  I've had many fun visits there.  They recently had a second false-scare hurrication.  I think he recently enrolled in online college classes to finish undergrad, and received 80 something hours of course credits already from his training.  

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