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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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.


Frankie's Wifey

Nuke's Moms/Wives/Girlfriends/Friends


Nuke's Moms/Wives/Girlfriends/Friends

People with sailors who are in the Nuclear program

Location: Charleston, SC
Members: 154
Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2021

Discussion Forum

Nuke Welding School

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie Mar 14, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi! Can anyone give me information about the Nuke Welding School? My husband is planning to apply to go there after he graduates from Prototype. I've heard they live in a hotel while they're at the…Continue

Questions. Questions. Questions.

Started by CoreysWife Ship 14 DIV 324. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Jul 31, 2014. 7 Replies

My husband leaves for boot camp July 1st. Then he goes to charleston for school. My question is how long will the process take to get me and our daughter moved with him? And will we be waiting…Continue

Goose Creek, SC apartments

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi! My fiance is trying to find an apartment for us in Goose Creek SC, and I was wondering if anyone has advice about which apartment complexes are good, versus which ones to avoid.Thanks!Continue

So many questions!

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie. Last reply by SailorsSweetheartJessie Aug 28, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everybody! I'm new to all of this and I have a lot of questions. My boyfriend of over a year has been at boot camp for a week and I miss him like crazy. He is a Nuke, although I don't know…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by cjohanni on August 26, 2019 at 12:32pm

My son called home this weekend from BootCamp and said that he is definitely ET rate and he has to be on the bus to the airport 5 am on Saturday after graduation.  We won't get to spend much time with him before he leaves, but hoping we can spend a little time with him at the airport.  Anyone know what time their flight usually is on Saturdays to Goose Creek?  Or if they fly out of O'Hare or Midway?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on March 6, 2018 at 3:21pm

This group isn't real active - be sure to join our nuke moms group for up to date info and activity:

Comment by A's_momma_Erin on December 1, 2016 at 8:08pm
Watching the comments, but not really commenting. Hoping I don't get booted for lack of activity.
Comment by van1612 on July 16, 2015 at 9:28pm

Hi does anyone have information about when the winter stand down starts and ends? I am currently overseas and need to plan when to fly over to be with my fiance in the nuke pipeline.

Comment by on July 10, 2014 at 12:47pm

Hello all! 

Nuke wife here and wondering, just averagely, how long did it take you all to get orders, or to move out with ur nuke hubby.. I have heard so many different things..

Thank u for reading this :)

Comment by Stephanie C on February 20, 2014 at 12:11pm

Posting in a couple of groups. I know that my husband can stay at the school for extended periods of time, but if he wanted to do some studying at home, is there some kind of self help textbook he can buy? He is in A school and starting his electrical fundamentals class today… Does anyone have any study tips for my sailor? He's extremely smart (as are all of the sailors!), but he hasn't found a study technique that has clicked for him. He understands the work it seems, but he has some difficulty with vocab from what it sounds like. Thanks! 

Comment by tanyab on February 3, 2014 at 7:54pm

Hi everyone :) My son is in boot camp now , PIR 3/21 then heading to A school in SC.

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on November 3, 2013 at 1:53pm

here's a site for u sailorssweetjessie:

Comment by SailorsSweetheartJessie on October 1, 2013 at 6:41pm

I am going to visit my sailor, who is at A school in Goosecreek SC, and I don't know where to stay. Any suggestions on the best hotel to stay at in Goosecreek? Any hotels have shuttles to get me to from the airport to the hotel and to base? Thank you!

Comment by Subwife2002 on January 15, 2013 at 11:10am

torreswife10 - Hubs put Kings Bay, GA and Silverdale, WA only on his dream sheet. He didn't pick a sub by its command. He just wanted a Boomer Sub and he got GA. 


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