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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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Nuke Wives

All wives of Nuclear Engineers: DISCUSS your questions or woes or good news here!

Location: Goose Creek, SC
Members: 90
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2018

Discussion Forum

I'm so confused!?!?

Started by MrsBuzzy. Last reply by NukeWife Apr 29, 2018. 2 Replies

My husband's PIR is 04/29... He is a MM and will be going to A school in Goose Creek, SC.He gave me the impression that he will be in SC for a few days then come home to move me...Other wives have…Continue

I need help

Started by Ruby12. Last reply by Paigeeeeable Jul 15, 2015. 2 Replies

My husband just left for boot camp and he will graduate july 19th if everything goes as planned and then i was told that his A school will be in Chicago but i looked up the schooling for a nuke and…Continue

Please help

Started by Ruby12 May 29, 2013. 0 Replies

my husband just went to boot camp and graduates july 19th and they told me that his A school is in chicago and not sure . i want to move with him during his /a school and live with him form this…Continue

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Comment by huladangelo on March 27, 2010 at 12:09am
Created a USS Chicago group. Please join if you have anyone on this sub!! Search USS Chicago for the group :)
Comment by Courty311 on March 26, 2010 at 1:27pm
Hi ladies! My husband just left for BC on March 16. PIR date of May 14. We'll be moving to Charleston, SC for A school. Is there anyone in that area now that can tell me a bit about it? Anything is helpful! Thanks! :)
Comment by Julie on March 23, 2010 at 9:54pm
Hello ladies,

I was hoping that someone would be able to let me know the navy's policy on pets in on base housing. My mom wants to get me a dog before my husband and I move, but I'm having trouble finding any information anywhere.
Comment by MV (Ensign Boone's mom) on March 8, 2010 at 3:12pm
Hi, I'm joining this group for my son's wife. My son is heading to BC on 4/12, and then to GC for the nukes. His wife doesn't have internet in their apartment, so she asked me to join for her so that she can have info as y'all share it. Oh, and she just had their first baby on 21 February! Lots of changes for them...thanks so much for all your comments and information, which is absolutely invaluable!
Comment by luxibabi on February 25, 2010 at 10:33pm
it depends, if you are doing the self move, in which case he should get leave to come get you it should only be close to 2 weeks, but if you do the goverment move i believe it takes longer, not sure how long.
Comment by danny_nicole_v on February 23, 2010 at 10:21pm
Hi Everyone! New to the group! We actually just left Charleston because my husband was there for three years as a SPU and got selected for STA-21 so we are now at our college choice for school for three years then we are back in charleston for another round of school there, even though he taught it he still has to go back through as a officer, crazy I know. We lived on base and off base when we were there. Can't wait to talk to some of you!
Comment by luxibabi on February 23, 2010 at 8:08pm
anyone have info on Pine Harbour apartments?
Comment by luxibabi on February 23, 2010 at 2:02pm
by the city I mean Goose Creek.
Comment by luxibabi on February 22, 2010 at 1:59pm
Hey ladies I currently live on base in goose creek and was wondering if anyone had any info on what the apt's are like in the city. interested in moving off base wondering if anyone had anhy info that would be useful to my situation. thanks!
Comment by allie(Wife of BenEM) on February 16, 2010 at 11:12pm
Casey: yeah i did not go to Riverview I went to mooney, a catholic school but have a ton of friends that went to riverview. gosh its such a small world sometimes.

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