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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.

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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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


You need to be a member of Nuke's Moms/Wives/Girlfriends/Friends to add comments!

Comment by kmp1990 on October 27, 2012 at 2:33pm

Hey guys! Is anyone's SO on the Ike?

Comment by Gabby64 on October 9, 2012 at 8:42pm
"IndianaBounsMom" is your step son at boot camp right now? I'm the girlfriend of a nuke sailor who is currently at Great Lakes for boot camp. He left of October 19; maybe they know each other?
Comment by IndianaBounsMom on January 16, 2012 at 12:22pm

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be here! My stepson signed is contract this past week and will be heading off to Great Lakes in Oct then off to Nuke school. I'm excited, overwhelmed and proud! Looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you and sharing in yours. 

Comment by SailorsGirl93 on December 18, 2011 at 11:20pm

Hello I'm Amber I'm engaged to a Machinist's Mate. He graduated boot camp on 10/14/11 so he is at A school now, can't wait til he comes home Wednesday for Christmas! I saw this group, so yeah it's nice to relate to people that are going through the same thing as me :)

Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 10:30am
Where did you put to be stationed at for your husband's wish list? And if he was a sub vol, did he get sub like he asked for?
Comment by NukeWife on July 5, 2011 at 8:55pm
@Richelle After my husband graduated prototype in NY we were able to take a month of leave the day he graduated. During that time period we moved into our apartment where we are stationed. If you have any questions just send me a message :)
Comment by maryquitecontrary (1131 M) on April 20, 2011 at 4:00pm
Hi everyone.... my Sailor just arrived in Goose Creek on Sunday, still waiting to class up! Trying to learn as much as possible about what is to come :)
Comment by Richelle(Nuke Wife)Ship2 Div929 on April 7, 2011 at 11:55am
Can anyone share their stories from the time your hubbys grad til you move to base with them? Im really worried about the process and how long everything will take. Any advice? Thank you ladies!!!
Comment by Michimom (MM Nuke Mom) on March 20, 2011 at 9:40pm

Rosie, I sent a friend request and a message.  My son said he might be interested in your car.  :)

Comment by Michimom (MM Nuke Mom) on March 19, 2011 at 5:55pm
Rosie, I'll ask my son.  We might Skype tomorrow.  He's looking for a car, but as far as I know, he's looking for something a little newer than that, but he may change his mind.  You never know.

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