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.

Format Downloads:

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



I checked with a group of which I'm a member for the Nuke A-school in SC.  Here is a link (or at least I hope will be a link) where you can see the answers.  It sounds like Nuke SRs will most likely fly out on Saturday.


Nuke School Charleston Group


Also, it would be nice to know who in this group has a Nuke SR, since they will be attending A-school together.

Views: 545

Replies to This Discussion

wvnavymom, My son is also a nuke, he is in div 012.  I am looking forward to visiting him when he's in Charleston as I've never been to that part of the country before.  Your link above does indeed work, thank you.

Have a great day,


My son in also a nuke. He's in Div 013. I like the idea of us moms getting to know each other since they will be in SC for a long time.  My in-laws live in SC about 2-3 hours away and they are 8 hours from us so I know we will be visiting.
My son is a nuke and he is in Ship 7 Div 10.  It seems like they would put the nukes together for Basic Training but I guess they have their reasons not to.  Thanks for the link.
My SR told me in our phone call last night that they will get to request their job as a Nuke this week.  She said it in more technical jargon, but that's what she meant.  She hoping to be an electronic tech.  Here's hoping all of our SRs get what they want.

Peggy, I made Gumbo last night! Eating it today after SEC games.  We are Auburn fans! Thanks for the spanking last week, LOL!


Oh, ya! My SR hopes to get ET, too! 

My chose EM and he got what he wanted! Yay! They are all good jobs for smart kids!

In the letter from my SR dated 11/7/11, he said that he (I'm guessing all NUKES) will be leaving for SC on the 3rd. and will be at the airport at 5 AM. Family can hang out with them at the USO. The first two weeks at GC will be spent in processing (NO CLASS) then they can take 10 days leave for Christmas! Yeah!!!

I got the same info from my SR.  We're also flying out early on the 3rd, so it will be nice to hang with her at least for a little while.  I can't wait until Christmas.  HOOYAH!!

Oh, good! Glad to have the info confirmed! LOL I'm very excited about Christmas and I am hoping for a LONG chat at Thanksgiving!


Peggy, too funny! My in-laws live about 175 miles away in SC so hoping to get to Goose Creek sometime in the next 18 months, LOL.  Division 13 has 35 Nukes unless some got setback so I think there are alot of them if you figure each division (minus the 800's) have 30+. Do you think they will put them all on the same flight or split the group up? I guess we won't really know anything until PIR!  I am getting really excited and looking forward to Christmas!


I have one!!


Thanks for the site.  My son is 02/903.  He is a Nuke also. 


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service