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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 Dana (David's Mom) on January 26, 2011 at 10:11pm


Yes, your husband will come and get you and son and move you to Goose Creek. When he gets to Goose Creek he will attend a housing meeting, pick out his house, fly home and bring you back. If you go to the Nuke Moms group (not just Moms there by the way) and check out the discussions (click on view all) there are some about moving. Maybe one will answer a question or two for you.

Comment by twogirl91 on January 26, 2011 at 8:39pm
Will my husband be able to actually come back and get me and my son when we move? Someone told me he wouldn't be able to.
Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on January 6, 2011 at 9:33am

MandaRae- I would suggest making friends. You don't really have to join navy wives group. I'm not sure of anyone in those. You're husband will be gone a lot, so having someone to talk to that is going through the same thing makes things a little easier.

There are mommy groups that are easy to join but i'm not sure about the navy wives club.


Ash- there is a group called nuke school charleston on here that is good. It took my husband a little longer to get home to me and our daughter. he had to wait on some paperwork. But normally after they get here they do the indoc process. Then on a tuesday go to a housing briefing, and get the house. By that wednesday he should be able to come get you. Usually it takes about a week after arriving. But i've known girls who had to wait two weeks after their husbands arrived to come up. It seems to depend on what day they arrive here in goose creek.

Comment by AshJewell on January 3, 2011 at 5:55pm
I'm a newbie to the group! My husband is at RTC right now and will graduate 1/14/11. He will be flying to Goose Creek the saturday following PIR. He told me that HE was told he would be able to go down there, pick out a house, and be home to move me the following weekend. Does that sound right? We are doing a DITY move so we don't need to rely on movers. I am also pregnant, and I'm just wondering what my life is in for over the next 18mos of schooling in SC! I am still very new to the whole "navy wife" thing and could use any tips and advice!!
Comment by MandaRae88 on January 1, 2011 at 10:44pm
so, are all of you in Charleston now? what it's like living with your husbands there? everyone keeps telling me to join a wives group when I get there... is that really that easy?
Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on December 9, 2010 at 3:26pm
Rosie, my husband took care of everything but i think the money they give you to move depends on where you are coming from and how much he estimates the truck (uhaul) will weigh. But Isabella is right, make sure and keep all your receipts and get copies. Your husband will have to mail in the originals and you guys keep the copies. And some times people pocket money after they mail in the receipts. my husband and i didn't get much back but a friend of mine got a ton back.
Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on December 8, 2010 at 6:55am
Rosie: Keep ALL your receipts! And make copies! He should have a check list when he does go to his brief. If you are going UHaul, make sure you have it weighed empty and then full in Charleston. We stopped at a Kangaroo Gas Station in Summerville and they had a certified CAT station. That's all I really remember from the move... it was all a blur. lol
Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on December 7, 2010 at 9:33am
Julie- I got mine cut recently at JCPenneys but they are kind of pricey. I heard that Great Clips by Target on Rivers does a good job.
Comment by Kelli_wife of JP on December 7, 2010 at 9:31am
Rosie, My friend lives in a non-renovated 4 bedroom house and they aren't bad at all. I actually like it. I've also seen a renovated 2 bedroom. Before I moved here I heard they were bad but as from what i seen they are okay. In a 2 bedroom though there isn't much closet space.
Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on December 6, 2010 at 1:43pm
@Rosie: Mine is an ET. I know mine is an old but renovated I think. It is beautiful though. I heard the old/nonrenovated are nice too and have new carpet/floors. I haven't seen the difference of the houses though. When do you move in?

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