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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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Frankie's Wifey

Nuke's Moms/Wives/Girlfriends/Friends


Nuke's Moms/Wives/Girlfriends/Friends

People with sailors who are in the Nuclear program

Location: Charleston, SC
Members: 154
Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2021

Discussion Forum

Nuke Welding School

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie Mar 14, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi! Can anyone give me information about the Nuke Welding School? My husband is planning to apply to go there after he graduates from Prototype. I've heard they live in a hotel while they're at the…Continue

Questions. Questions. Questions.

Started by CoreysWife Ship 14 DIV 324. Last reply by Emily-aaronsgirl11 Jul 31, 2014. 7 Replies

My husband leaves for boot camp July 1st. Then he goes to charleston for school. My question is how long will the process take to get me and our daughter moved with him? And will we be waiting…Continue

Goose Creek, SC apartments

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi! My fiance is trying to find an apartment for us in Goose Creek SC, and I was wondering if anyone has advice about which apartment complexes are good, versus which ones to avoid.Thanks!Continue

So many questions!

Started by SailorsSweetheartJessie. Last reply by SailorsSweetheartJessie Aug 28, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi everybody! I'm new to all of this and I have a lot of questions. My boyfriend of over a year has been at boot camp for a week and I miss him like crazy. He is a Nuke, although I don't know…Continue

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Comment by torreswife10 on February 28, 2011 at 6:21pm
Thanks. So if we had them drive our stuff and then me and my husband drove our car, and the navy paid us back at the end, would that be a navy move?
Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on February 28, 2011 at 9:24am

I'm not a wife-- but I would have to say that's a Navy move. You can't just rent your own uhal, pack it up, and ask the Navy to drive it though... In order to do a DITY move you or your husband, or someone in your family, would have to drive the Uhaul. With the Navy move, the Navy hires a moving company to come pack up alll of your stuff (like put it in boxes and everything, you can't life a finger), and they'll deliver it to your house down in SC. You could take clothes and whatever other necessities in your car and drive it down to SC.

Is that confusing. I hope I was clear enough :/

Comment by torreswife10 on February 28, 2011 at 12:40am
Hello. So we're moving from Oregon to South Carolina and I was just wondering, if we want to drive our car there but have the navy drive the uhaul with all our stuff in it is that considered a navy move or a dity move?
Comment by NF Mom on February 26, 2011 at 2:58pm

I tried the below deal for a wireless printer shipped to Goose Creek - it worked.

The deal expires today - Saturday the 26th - so this is the last day.

William in Nashua Ship 9 Div 071

Deserves all the credit for sharing the below deal.

He wrote:

"If anyone is interested in a nice printer deal, I can recommend a very good Brother MFC-J410W wireless color  printer that you can get for 1/2 price now at it is small, easy to setup and is quiet.  And it  comes with free, overnight delivery.  I bought one myself it works great.  It also is a copier/scanner/fax machine if you want to use it for that.


Add this printer to the cart on sale for $59.99 (regular price is $99.99):


Add this 29 cent eraser to your cart to get the cart over $60 this is what we call a "filler item" Lol:


Add this "$10 off a $50 purchase" coupon code at checkout:  73756055


Your total price will be $50.28 delivered"


As I said above it worked for me to send one to my son and it will be delivered on Thursday this coming week.
Comment by NS on February 17, 2011 at 4:24pm

Hey ladies! For any of you who are living Navy Wives (or fiances) living in South Carolina there is a facebook group that can also help you with any questions.  It's also great to use for meeting other ladies in the area before you move or when you get down here.  I joined before I moved and it helped soo much with all the questions I have and it's great to meet some of the girls before you actually move down!


Here is the link =]

Comment by Bar_KWife126 (Nuke MM) on February 16, 2011 at 3:42pm

I don't blame you at all!  We will do a Navy move every time from now on, no question!  We had to pay for his ticket home to get me so I'm not sure what they mean about that either...but then again it could have to do with the DITY vs Navy Move.  I'm not sure.  I'm still trying to figure out all of this! But the good thing with being a Nuke is they get you out here really quickly compared to all other rates in the Navy. My husband graduated July 10, 2010 and we pulled into our driveway on base on the can't beat that!

Comment by torreswife10 on February 16, 2011 at 3:37pm
Hey, thanks! Helps a lot. He said if they "flew him all the way back to Oregon it would be more expensive for them" which doesn't make sense, it's just the same as paying to fly me there...oh well. Hopefully we will be able to drive. I'd like to take our dog in the car with us. I think we're gonna do the move where the navy drives the uhaul for us...I dont know much about it yet but I don't want to be stuck in a uhaul AND pulling our car behind. Especially from Oregon! Long drive.
Comment by Bar_KWife126 (Nuke MM) on February 16, 2011 at 3:29pm
My husband flew to SC and then to Dallas to get me a week or two later.  We did a DITY move and drove to SC after that..not sure why they said you'd fly here by yourself because everyone I know here on base had their husbands drive back to SC with them.  Our dogs rode in our UHaul with us...for three days. NOT fun!  I would call again if you can. Did you speak to the Indoc office?
Comment by torreswife10 on February 16, 2011 at 3:24pm
hey ladies, question here. My husband who is in week 6 of basic told me on the phone call that the navy would be flying him back here to Oregon and we would drive together to SC after graduation. But today the Navy told me that most likely he will not fly back here, I will fly by myself to Charleston. So which one is it? What did your husband do and which is more likely? Also, if you have a doggy, how did you get it out to SC with you? Mine is pretty nervous and I don't think she'd do good in the plane cargo.
Comment by Dayami on February 6, 2011 at 10:13pm
Hello! I am going to spend a few days in Charleston with a friend, and really wanted to use the opportunity to visit my Sailor. The only problem is, his phone hasn't been working and there's a good chance it still won't be the weekend I get there. I was wondering if there was any other way to get in contact with him? He's currently on T-Track, and I know the schedules are hectic. I haven't had much chance to speak to him cause of his watch shifts and cell not working, but I would hate to go up there and not be able to see him even if it is just for an hour or even less. Am I allowed to request him somehow? (during his free time of course, I'm not trying to do anything while he's working, and I'm almost certain the weekend I'm going he has off.) Or do you guys have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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