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 navywife2010 on February 26, 2010 at 12:01pm
Hey everyone! My husband is currently in Bootcamp and his PIR date is 3/26. He's a nuke in the 900s DIV. I was wondering if your Nukes were grad and go's or had liberty weekend? I haven't found out yet and am just anxious to know!!! Congratulations to those that have graduated and are in A-school! How exciting! Do they get weekends off?? Please any info would be great! Thanks! :0)
Comment by Kathy - Daniel's Biggest Fan on February 24, 2010 at 6:38pm
Thank you a bunch! I will join anything that will help this go smoother for me :)
Comment by Beverly on February 24, 2010 at 6:33pm
Kathy - I agree with raytirza - joining the bootcamp group connected with your son's entry date will be a life saver. I couldn't have done it without our Dec 2009 group family. My son signed up April 09 and left Dec 09 - the DEP program usually fills in the recruits and prepares them - as for how to prepare you - you might look for delayed entry program group that I've seen in passing on N4M.
Comment by Beverly on February 24, 2010 at 6:29pm
Colleen - where are you???
Comment by Beverly on February 24, 2010 at 6:28pm
Hi all! My son was 2/19 PIR and arrived at Goose Creek, SC early this morning. He is an EM. He also volunteered for subs.

Hi marksmom!!
Comment by Cindy K on February 23, 2010 at 1:09pm
Greetings All! My son is at GL now. His PIR is April 2 then he will be on his way to SC. I am so proud of him and all your sailors too!
Comment by Kathy - Daniel's Biggest Fan on February 15, 2010 at 12:31pm
My son is in Delayed Entry Program and will be off to Bootcamp Aug. 24, 2010 then headed to the Nuclear Program. He doesn't say he's nervous but a mamma knows :) Any stories or suggestions from moms that have seen their son/daughter make this decision?
Comment by mama B on February 11, 2010 at 6:50pm
Hello every one,
My son is scheduled for PIR 3-5-10 then he is headed to Charleston to embark in the Nuke progam.
I'm glad to have found this group :)

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