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:

Latest Activity

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.




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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Nuke Wives to add comments!

Comment by Richelle(Nuke Wife)Ship2 Div929 on April 12, 2011 at 8:29am
Were moving there in june :). I wrote him and included the floorplanof the basehousing I wanted lol the 3 bedroom 2 story! I honestly would be perfectly happy sleeping on the hard flooor aslong as my SR was there to hold me again :/
Comment by Ariel (ship02Div903) on April 12, 2011 at 8:16am
Richelle, also if you are going to live on base housing have your husband ask if you can possibly get one of the new 2 story houses they are awesome and if you give housing enough time they should be able to make that work
Comment by Ariel (ship02Div903) on April 12, 2011 at 8:14am
Richelle, My husband graduated A school on April 1st and I just moved down here last week. The navy is moving all of our stuff and It should  be coming today but it usually takes longer. We got married while he was in A school so they couldnt move my things. He came home for his leave and we drove down here with all my things in my suv. My advice would be to do it where the navy moves everything for you and just get a bed down here so you don't have to sleep on the floor while you wait or just get an air matress until then. When are you moving down here?
Comment by Richelle(Nuke Wife)Ship2 Div929 on April 6, 2011 at 11:16pm
Can anyone share their stories from the time your hubbys grad til you move to base with them? Im really worried about the process and how long everything will take. Any advice? Thank you ladies!!!
Comment by NF Mom on March 3, 2011 at 10:25am
Rosie, I sent you a private message regarding the car, Irene
Comment by NF Mom on February 26, 2011 at 2:57pm

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 4:18pm

For any Nuke Wives or soon to be wives who will be moving to SC to be with your sailor at Naval Weapons Station .. we have a facebook group for all the Wives here in SC.  If any of you have ANY questions feel free to join and ask any of us. I loved talking to the girls before moving down here so I got a feel for how it was going to be once I got here.


Here is the link!

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 Dana (David's Mom) on February 5, 2011 at 1:33pm
They usually take the sailors to the airpirt around 3 or 4 in the morning by bus or van. Parents/wives have been able to get a pass at security and spend the time at the USO there. Sometimes their flights out don't leave until the afternoon. I've read where most who post on the Nuke Moms page get 5 or 6 hours with their sailor.  Hopefully he will know more about times and which airport by PIR. This group doesn't get much activity, I would suggest you explore  'Nuke Moms', Nuke School Charleston', and ' Loved Ones in the Nuke Program' groups also.
Comment by twogirl91 on February 5, 2011 at 2:07am
I have another question. My husband said he was flying out on Saturday after graduation, and he wants me to meet him at the airport to give him his phone, how long would I have with him at the airport?

Members (90)


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service