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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 Kelli_wife of JP on September 24, 2011 at 10:31am
I'm glad the info has helped and hopefully made you feel a little better. I remember when my husband was in boot camp, I was freaking out because I had no clue what to expect.
Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on September 24, 2011 at 12:56am

We were there for A school and Power School and then moved to New York for Prototype. My husband got picked up staff. So we are staying here another two years. They paid for us to move up here . I did hear recently though that they will only pay for one move a year. I'm not sure if that's true or not, since I've never had to be in a situation to do that. 

Catie, do you know anything about that? 

Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on September 23, 2011 at 10:21pm

Navywife125, My daughter was 5 months when we moved from Texas to South Carolina. She did really well. She just basically played with her toys in the Uhaul the entire way.. I would just pack everything you normally take with you everywhere.. Make sure you have plenty of toys. I'm not sure how long it will take you guys to get there. It took us about 2 days. It wasn't hard at all moving with a 5 month old, so your daughter should be fine. 

I loved living on base in Goose Creek. I stayed to myself though. We had one of the new houses on base. We loved it. I've also have a friend who lived in the old renovated houses and she liked it. 


Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on September 23, 2011 at 9:16am

Like Catie said, they are allowed to help you and they can stay with you. I think you only have so many days they are allowed to stay there though.We had family come up and visit for a week at a time when we lived there. When you move in you will get a packet from the BB housing office that will tell you the number of days you are allowed visitors to stay with you. 


I totally understand the getting nervous things. I was completely stressed and nervous before moving to goose creek. And yes go into everything thinking as positive as you can. It will make it go easier. I have good and bad days with it but I always tell myself at least he is at school and not on a deployment. It has seemed to help me with the long hours they have to put it. 

Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on September 23, 2011 at 1:11am

Navywife125 and illysha10 good luck on your moves to Goose Creek. I loved it there. We are now stationed in Saratoga Springs for the 3rd school (prototype). The process to move isn't hard at all. The guys will go into housing and they will do everything for you. Once they have all the paperwork done and your house then your husbands will come home to get you. If i remember correctly it's usually the wednesday after they get there.. I could be wrong. It took my husband a few weeks after getting to goose creek to come home and move us (me and our daughter) up to south carolina.


Just remember the nuke program is extremely tough and overwhelming Your husbands will be under a lot of stress and working long hours. Just keep your heads up, make friends and keep yourself busy while he is gone. Most important keep a open mind and be supportive. It's really hard on them. 

Comment by NukeWife on September 9, 2011 at 8:27pm
Anyone live in Norfolk?
Comment by illysha10(dylan'swife) on September 7, 2011 at 4:02pm
Well I'm glad to find someone else in the same boat as me! Navy for moms is my life now that my husband's in boat camp. The ladies here are amazing!
Comment by illysha10(dylan'swife) on August 23, 2011 at 3:51pm
Hi ladies! My name is Illysha. My husband will graduating from boot camp on 9/9 and we'll be moving to Charleston soon after(hopefully). He'll be a MM. We have a 6 month old son. I'm just trying get a headstart on making friends because I know nothing about or no one in Charleston! :)
Comment by MV (Ensign Boone's mom) on June 21, 2011 at 6:33pm
Be sure to check with your local Old Navy stores during the weekend leading up to July 4th...each year, they hold tables where people can send cards (donated by Hallmark) to deployed Troops, and whenever someone purchases certain items they are highlighting, Old Navy will send those items to the Troops as well! My local Blue Star Mothers group will be manning the tables at our local Old Navy stores, so check it out in your areas, too!
Comment by Mama C (PS E-Class 1202-1) on June 10, 2011 at 6:31pm

mnsanchez and brettany - I'm not a Nuke Wife - I'm a Nuke Mom, but I saw your comments - We used to live in Big Bear before moving to Indiana 7 yrs. ago.  My brother-in-law still lives in Hesperia just off Peach Ave.  and I definitely know where Norwalk is!  What a small world!



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