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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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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: 2614
Latest Activity: 29 minutes 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!

Discussion Forum

Nuke school graduation in September

Started by pbianca. Last reply by Chipmunk Sep 14. 6 Replies

sightseeing in Charleston

Started by Beglish. Last reply by Chipmunk Sep 14. 24 Replies

A Sailors Needs for A school

Started by Queenjailyle. Last reply by SuzyPWarrior Sep 13. 86 Replies

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Comment by Chipmunk 29 minutes ago

For any of our newcomers - I bumped my discussion  Nuke A school daily schedule - sailor's perspective back into the Forum above. My son was in A school fall of 2017. I think they had just come back from their "hurrication" about now. But this should give you an idea of what their schedule is like. 

Comment by Chipmunk 33 minutes ago

CalicoCat - I hope you heard from your son already. I was busy the last two days and did not get a PM sent to you.

By the time your son arrived yesterday, he was probably trying to figure out his BEQ, what things he needed to purchase from the NEX, such as laundry soap, etc. And then just getting oriented. Hopefully, he can figure out a way to get ahold of you today. Monday he will either be classing up and starting "protocol, life skills training" and then lessons or he will be INDOC where he will be doing some of those similar how to navigate Navy life and how do behave, but also will be assigned some sort of task to do at NNPTC, until there are enough sailors of his rate to form a new class for instruction. 

Class / instruction time generally runs 0800 - 1630 and they may have PT, they have to eat and then they go study. But I am sure he will be doing his best to get ahold of you. 

Comment by Chipmunk 38 minutes ago

Good Morning everyone!

SuzyPWarrior - thanks for helping out CalicoCat, but to just make a slight correction to the mailing address.

MMs & EMs rank are Firemen so they are addressed FN

ETs rank are Seamen so they are addressed SN

This is how the mailing address is posted on the Nuke School FAQ group:

Boxes, Packages and letters can be sent through Snail Mail ( US Postal Service ),
FedEX ( Federal Express ) and UPS ( United Parcel Service )
Using the below in processing address as the class number.

For those going to MM and EM Nuke A-Schools

FN Last, First MI ( note: FN or Fireman is used for MMs and EMs )
101 NNPTC Cir.
Class # Indoc
Goose Creek, SC 29445

For those going to ET Nuke A-School

SN Last, First MI ( note: SN or Seaman is used for ETs )
101 NNPTC Cir.
Class # Indoc
Goose Creek, SC 29445

(Class # will change to reflect current info as he progresses through the pipeline at NNPTC)
USPS, FedEx, and UPS all make daily deliveries on base during the week, so if you can send a package by those means, the student can receive it through the base mailing system.
Note – having items arrive before the student may have unpredictable results

Comment by SuzyPWarrior 11 hours ago

That should have said SN  (LAST NAME , FIRST NAME) auto- correct foiled my spelling!  

Comment by 3B'smom 12 hours ago

Calico cat - he should be able to call you regularly, especially while he is in INDOC. Once he classes up he won't have as much free time. 

Comment by SuzyPWarrior 12 hours ago

Calico cat can you email  him ( does he have a laptop? ) If you send mail to this address it should reach him too: AN (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME )



GOOSE CREEK, SC 29445-6324

Comment by Calico cat 14 hours ago

I am a new Nuke mom.  My son just flew to SC from RTC last night.  I'm wondering what the procedure is for him and how soon he can call.  He does not yet have his smart phone.  

Comment by Chipmunk 21 hours ago

SubMom - Good to hear from you!!

Comment by ProudOfK 22 hours ago

MTBCHCK - are you meaning Power School or Prototype?  There is no ‘C’ school for nukes. They have A school, Power School then Prototype. 

B’sNukeMom thank you for your response about the box. 

Comment by MTBCHCK yesterday

Hurricane Dorian set things back for my sailor. He was supposed to class up for C school in October. That has been delayed. He remains on T track. This mom is not disappointed. This is the way the military works. 


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