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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 Jsparkle (MM Wife) on May 25, 2011 at 9:24am

im from lemoore its a small town about 45 mins from fresno. there are some small things walking distace. but not many big stores. if u guys have facebook you can add me....its jessica hood. theres a bunch so you would have to make sure to add the one with lemoore high under it


Comment by mnsanchez87 on May 25, 2011 at 12:14am
how exciting! Cant wait to meet you brettany, have a safe trip! Took my husband about 5 days from cali, enjoy it!
Comment by brettany on May 24, 2011 at 6:38pm
We are coming from CA too.... Victorville.  My husband graduates Boot Camp on June 3, and will be home to move me on June 8! Can't wait to move!
Comment by mnsanchez87 on May 24, 2011 at 3:02pm
Were getting one of the old homes too, Where from Cali are you from? were coming from Norwalk, CA. Is everything in walking distance? Like the stores and stuff?
Comment by Jsparkle (MM Wife) on May 24, 2011 at 2:22pm
i just moved to GC a week ago. its ok, we are in the old housing and its nice i guess. it took us 5 days driving here with a 20ft uhaul and a 3 1/2 month old baby from CA.
Comment by mnsanchez87 on May 24, 2011 at 12:25pm

Good morning Ladies, My family will be in GC Sunday =]

I was wondering if someone will be able to help me out, We have no car and I was wondering if resources were in walking distance. Thanks a bunch!  

Comment by navysam02 on May 20, 2011 at 12:52am
hey ladies!!! Do any of yall know the website to check the status of the pcs travel claim!??
Comment by brettany on April 27, 2011 at 11:37pm

My husband is a Nuke as well.  He is in boot camp right now and graduates June 3! Then we will be on our way to Goose Creek! We too are hoping for the new RIV D housing! but anything is great as long as we can be together! I am so proud of him and know this is a great decision for us!

Comment by Rachel (Boone's Wife, Nuke EM) on April 15, 2011 at 3:31pm
Hey! We've been in GC since last June and we are loving it! Besides the long hours, I mean, everything is pretty great. But I wanted to let anyone know who needs help moving in that my small group wants to help! So if you will message me with when you are moving, and your contact info, I'll send you my info and we would love to help. We showed up knowing nobody with a 26' truck and a 4 month old and don't want anybody else to feel that overwhelmed!
Comment by Ariel (ship02Div903) on April 12, 2011 at 9:45am
Oh I know that feeling!!! Dallas left for bootcamp in October and this is the first time since that i have seen him for over a week

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