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.




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 Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on February 8, 2010 at 1:28am
Mary why do they get mad because your married to a nuke? sorry, im still new to everything...hehe
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on February 8, 2010 at 1:27am
Casey are all of you guys in SC still?
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on February 1, 2010 at 12:09am
thanks lisa ! that also helps
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 31, 2010 at 11:51pm
thank you so much...he was going to apply for it, but i dont think he is gona do it..we shall see =] youve been really great thank you so much seriously.
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 31, 2010 at 10:45pm
approx how long into his carreer would he find out... lol im just curious....
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 31, 2010 at 10:10pm
is the 12 week training after the nuke school?
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 31, 2010 at 7:41pm
well when the training is for it .. is it after prototype? jus the low down... pros and cons of it.... is starting a family possible i dont want to feel like a single mom ...
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 31, 2010 at 4:52pm
does anyone know much about your men becoming an officer? or already is an officer?
Comment by Julie on January 26, 2010 at 10:38am
Good morning ladies. I was hoping someone would be able to answer a question for me...or point me in the right direction. My fiance and I are looking to get married while he's in A school. Is that even going to be possible? We were originally going to wait until after he graduated, and before power school, but we both really want me to move down there & thats not really feasible unless we're married. He hasn't left for boot camp yet, he's schedule to go in May but he's trying to leave earlier.
Comment by Karah(casey Nuke EM) future wife on January 24, 2010 at 7:41pm
Hey ladies... i am trying to get answers everywhere.... im going to be a future nuke wife.. and id like to know what it is like...what things to expect is it as hard as i hear it is going to be... how often will i see him... i just need some insight...hopefully im in the right place....

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