The process to get you there i can't remember. That was almost 13 years ago for us. I would think atleast a month, but could be less. Depends on how fast he starts the process. But for housing, (we just left there Aug 2011 for instructor duty) it could be the day he walks in for housing or if he wants new construction housing. The older stuff is ok, the renovated stuff is nice. The new construction stuff is great. We lived in the old stuff and the new stuff while we were there.
They Navy has an online web application wives can use to enter their families information and and place your self on standby for the list ( so there is no delay once the "triggering event" adds you to the bottom of the list ( if there even is a waiting list at Joint Base Charleston ).
My son got a house the same day he went in to the housing office about a year ago - because they had a surplus of empty houses and were renting them to single sailors transitioning from power school to prototype ( all sailors, single and unmarried, must move out of the barracks when they receive orders from Power School at Charleston to Prototype in Charleston ).
I would call the base housing office and start asking questions - there is link to the base directory somewhere on the Nuke A School FAQ group, I believe. Such a call could not hurt, and it might even help, the worse they can do is hang up on you :)
My husband just left for boot camp on July 1st and we will also be in charleston afterwards! how old is your daughter? mine is 3 months old.
So i was under the impression it would happen within the first week of his PIR and they would be allowed time to help move... Im curious if you have heard anymore or anything specific? For our family its a cross country move with two littles, so im doing my best to plan and be ready for anything sooner than later!!! because i miss my hubby SOOOOOO BAD!!!!
Usually they're flown out from bootcamp the same weekend they graduate and then they start a series of briefs once they arrive in Charleston. He'll be given a barracks room to stay in temporarily and during the housing brief (usually on Tuesday or Wednesday after they arrive) they'll be given the opportunity to sign a lease for a house on base. As soon as you have housing secured, he'll be able to set up the move. Usually if you choose to have the Navy move you, they don't come home to help because well... the Navy pays the movers to come pack everything and then load it and move it, so theoretically you don't need him there. If you choose to move yourselves, he'll be able to fly home and get you all back to Charleston. Usually for the cross country moves they're given around 10 days of leave, so it's not a ton of time. My advice is to start packing/organizing now so that it's not a total rush when he does arrive!
Once again, all of this is how it "usually" happens. There can always be delays because of things like messed up paperwork, but it's a fairly fast process. They want to get the families settled in so that the sailor can concentrate on classes when they start.