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:


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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 Rime on February 9, 2018 at 10:57am

Power School Graduation, that is! :-)

Comment by Rime on February 9, 2018 at 10:57am

I know I've seen the answer to this before, but can't remember, and going back through the discussions to find is not easy! So pardon my asking, but can anyone tell me about what time the power school ends so we can try to book a car rental for the remaining and next day? And is there a 'must see' site and a 'Fantastic' Mexican or Italian restaurant to try in or around Charleston? Thanks so much! Only about a month to go! ;-)

Comment by JayDee659 on February 8, 2018 at 9:15pm




Comment by Lazerguppie on February 8, 2018 at 9:13pm

What's the deal with red? I know for heart month (Feb) it's for heart disease. Sure this is not that! LOL

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 8, 2018 at 8:33pm

Don't forget to wear your RED tomorrow!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 8, 2018 at 8:32pm

NonnaB - that's good news for his shore duty - I hope he's happy with it!  Hmmmmm that seems like an interesting story of his boat crashing on an underway.....not sure if you can share.... but I'll bet it's a doozy!  So glad that Mr. B was able to take a cruise. I'm sure that is a good memory for your son!

Comment by NonnaB on February 8, 2018 at 5:40pm

My son is finally off sea duty, 5.5 years, and will now be teaching in GC. His boat's motto: Fortune favors the bold; and he was thrust into a most unlikely path but acquitted himself well. Not many nukes have their boat crash on their first underway - gave this Momma a whole new perspective. That being said, Mr. B did cruise on this boat, fulfilling his bucket list when he did not know his bucket list would be so short. So many memories right now! Love to all you Moms.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 8, 2018 at 4:26pm

JayDee - oh I will be interested in seeing how the PRP shots work for you.  My mom has a bum arm and this might be something for her to try.  Good luck with it and please update us!

NancyJo - that was really special of your daughter to convert those videos for her dad .  I'm sure he really appreciates it. And yes, I'll bet that's bittersweet :(

Comment by JayDee659 on February 8, 2018 at 12:56pm

B'sNukeMom that's wonderful about the house.  I still have not cleaned out my dadsd place and he died in 2006.

I'm headed in to see my ortho. Going to try some PRP shots. They sound creepy but I have heard good things! 

Comment by NancyJo (NNPTC) on February 8, 2018 at 12:54pm

B'sNuke, congrats to Mom on the house! I bet she'll love it. You do have a daunting task ahead but you'll get there. It will be great to have her in a place where you know folks will look out for her. My bunco group says we all want to be in the same nursing home and continue to play bunco when we're too old to live at home.

Chipmunk, sounds you have had some challenges in recent years. Life goes in cycles. Prayers as you work through all those memories.

My children are keenly feeling the decline of their dad (he suffers from ALS) so as a gift to him my oldest daughter converted old VHS family videos to digital and created a private YouTube channel of them. Her dad literally can't move a muscle so he spends most days watching tv. I wonder how he likes them. I watched a few then had to quit. Too many bittersweet memories. I don't envy any of you going through years of mementos.


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