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 Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on December 6, 2010 at 7:49am
@Rosie: Sweet!!! We are on Houston now instead of Lafayette. I've been here a week and still setting everything up before we leave for Christmas break. Is your husband an ET, EM or MM?
Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on November 23, 2010 at 9:40pm
I'm in Goose Creek now! I went by where we will be living and I LOVE IT! I can't wait for Saturday! Sat with a great group of sailors while eating dinner with Ben.
Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on November 19, 2010 at 8:48pm
Hi! My husband just graduated from bootcamp and arrived at Goose Creek Wednesday. He also picked out our house today and we will be moving in 11/27! Are the houses on Lafayette St. part of the new/renovated?
Comment by Julie on November 2, 2010 at 7:46am
I was hoping that someone could suggest a hair salon in the area. I got my hair cut at the NEX b/c I figured it would be super cheap. It was...I'm just convinced it is a little uneven so i'd rather not get highlights done there. Any recommendations? Or places that I shouldn't go...anything to help narrow the choices down. Thanks!!
Comment by Rachel (Boone's Wife, Nuke EM) on October 29, 2010 at 9:50am
Any opinions out there on pediatric primary care providers at NWSC?

I'd like to pick one that it more health promotion, than intervention based, or at least won't think I'm crazy for being naturally minded. Any thoughts?
Comment by jamielyn on October 17, 2010 at 10:31am
Thanks! It turns out the Allied estimate was wayyy over our budget, over $1,000 more then they Navy would give us for reimbursement. I found another company around here who specializes in military moves so they are coming for an estimate on Monday. I'm hoping they can move us by Thursday since my husband can get leave to come help Wednesday afternoon.
Comment by jamielyn on October 15, 2010 at 11:16am
I think I'm going to look for a company to help pack up our stuff in a truck and move us, would make it less stressful. I'm going to be looking around today. If you find any good companies let me know!
Comment by jamielyn on October 14, 2010 at 11:28am
Yeah that's what I was told. I we are going to do a DITY move. I luckily have a lot of family around to help me, and we might even just hire movers to help us. Either way I am getting to my husband as soon as possible!
He has an in doc meeting today, so he should be getting information about when he picks out a house, when he can get leave to come help with the move, etc. I can't wait! I'm ready to get out of here and start our new life in Charleston!
Comment by Hollybear on October 13, 2010 at 10:53pm
You can move as soon as they give him leave and housing.... however if you want the navy to move your stuff it can take a very long time for them to pack your stuff and then get it to you in your new home.
Comment by jamielyn on October 12, 2010 at 9:58pm
NidDAlouette - my husband just had PIR this past Friday, he leaves for Charleston tomorrow :) I am so excited!
Looks like we are going to have to do a DITY move though, I called a number for information about moving my husband gave me, and the guy I spoke with said once my husband gets housing it will take the Navy movers about 3 weeks to even get to us to pack up and move our stuff - which our lease here is up on Oct 31st, so it will be too late by then! Luckily we don't have too much stuff to move, so it shouldn't be too bad hopefully!

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