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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 Emily-aaronsgirl11 on December 4, 2010 at 9:44pm
They almost always take out everyone's wisdom teeth. VERY rarely have I heard of them leaving someone's in. And I only say that because at one point a Nuke Mom said he had to get his out in A school which probably set him back more than if he had just gotten them done in boot camp.

Having his wisdom teeth pulled at boot camp will NOT set him back unless he has an unusual problem and needs extra healing time. My brother and boyfriend both had theirs pulled at boot camp. My boyfriend, Aaron, even was in a push division. He was actually there less than 8 weeks (only by a few days though).

After he gets them pulled, he'll be given a certain amount of pain pills. He then gets that day of and so many days of light duty. Example: Aaron had his pulled on a Friday. He had the rest of that day to lay around and do whatever and then during the weekend, he didn't have to do extensive workouts, just the simple non-physical stuff.

So tell your fiancée he doesn't need to worry about being set back in boot camp for getting his wisdom teeth pulled. I'd say 90% of the recruits have them pulled while their there!
Comment by Lauradomenica (Ship 02 Div 915) on December 4, 2010 at 9:35pm
Hi everyone, just a quick question. Is it mandatory for recruits to get their wisdom teeth out if they still have them? My fiance's are coming in and he's had an infection from them but he's afraid that if he has them out in basic that it'll extend his time in basic.
Comment by geoffsgirl on December 2, 2010 at 12:04pm
Hi ladies! I'm Emily. I'm not new to Navy For Mom's I just haven't been on here in a while. My sailor is currently on T-track. He's an MM. He's scheduled to class up for Power School in January. Our plan is to get married when he graduates from Prototype. I can't wait to start our married life adventure together :)
Comment by MandyCandy2555 on May 30, 2010 at 12:45am
Hello My boyfriend is In A School in SC.... I am so excited for him.. He will be starting Class Tuesday right after Memorial day.. He said that so far this weekend has been the best weekend he has had since he lift in March.. And it will probably be the last one like this for the next 2 years.. lol..
Comment by Beverly on April 25, 2010 at 12:37pm
Hi guys - been ultra busy at work for about six weeks, finally have time this weekend to check in on N4M.

lj - We have a family reunion Memorial Day Wkend - Phillip is asking for leave. Depending on their phase, they can get permission to leave town for the long weekend. I think you can look online for federal holidays and find out what holidays they are out of class. (I haven't done this myself - but some of the Charleston Nuke moms group were talking about it).
Comment by bjm46 on April 19, 2010 at 10:24pm
I heard from my son today as well!
he did talk like SC was COMPLETELY different than basic..more like a college campus.
He sounded excited. I asked him what he was doing and when his classes start and he said not till May 8th and right now he is basically an overpaid janitor! LOL
Comment by lj on April 19, 2010 at 8:01pm
Thanks Gayle, I'm looking forward to more calls. He called my husband and said school might not start for 2 weeks. he had to get some more pieces for his uniform. Does anyone know about Memorial Weekend, is it a good time to sneak in a visit to a new nuke?
Comment by lj on April 18, 2010 at 10:22pm
Good Evening Everyone! PIR was wonderful. Saw our son 4-16-10 for the day. We spent the next day all day at the airport. Navy dropped him off at 3:30 we got there at 4:30 and spent till 6:07 with him, so we had a good visit. Heard from him today in SC. Sounded good but busy. Don't know much of anything, but getting used to no info. lj
Comment by bjm46 on April 13, 2010 at 4:55pm
are all the nukes pretty much in one division?
Comment by Stacie - Sailor Logan's Mom on April 13, 2010 at 4:25pm
Logan will get his orders tomorrow. I hope he finds that he isn't leaving until Sunday too.

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