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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 NF Mom on May 3, 2013 at 10:47pm

There have been a number  of questions about what wives can do related to Housing at Goose Creek while their Nuke-to-Be Husband is still in Boot Camp - or at Goose Creek and unable to initiate the process yet for any reason.

This may, or may not, help.

Here is the official Video the Navy put up on Youtube regarding the Heat Link,

But the Other Links on the Official Navy "links to housing related information" were also useful.

Official Navy Youtube Video - about HEAT

Official Navy Links - note the HEAT link

Comment by NavyRose on June 19, 2012 at 1:03am

I am moving to Goose Creek next week. Yikes! :) 

Excited/nervous/exhausted. lol.

Comment by bettiejane_09 on May 11, 2012 at 4:19pm

i did not mean to send everyone that message!! sorry i am new to this lol i really need to update my profile lol ill go ahead and ask here... my nuke and i wanna get married but i know my debts become his and we all know about this affecting security clearance...i have student loans...what does this mean for our future and getting married?

Comment by ashers99 (A School Class 1238A) on April 24, 2012 at 1:32pm

I have a question about moving to Goose Creek. When we arrive I will need to get a rental car until I buy a new car (which I plan on doing within a couple days of arriving). Will my husband be able to help me unload the moving truck, return the the truck, and pick up a rental car and/or new car or do his driving restrictions start automatically when he checks back in? Thanks!

Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 10:32pm
Oh wow, I thought fast attack was like 9 months. Hugs to you !
Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 8:53pm
Wow, so how many months total will he be gone ?
Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 2:44pm
Damn. That sucks. So hell be gone for like as long as the carrier? Have you gone through any deployments yet ?
Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 12:44pm
Thanks, so is your hubs gonna be ballistic, fast attack, or surface now? I heard CT wasn't ballistic. I'm so nervous we won't get it!
Comment by torreswife10 on September 28, 2011 at 10:29am
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 Kelli_wife of JP on September 28, 2011 at 12:39am

We have used Penske both times and have never had a problem with them. We like using them actually. I mean we only needed one truck. We would pick it up the day or two before, load it, weigh it and then drive.. Then when we got to the new destination we unloaded it, weighed it empty and then returned it that day.



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