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Moms of "A" school Sailors

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Moms of "A" school Sailors

Our sailors are now in "A" school - let's share!!

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Comment by paybacks398 on April 5, 2011 at 2:24pm

Is there anyone on here whose sailor is in Gunner's Mate school?

Comment by ISH-MOM on April 5, 2011 at 1:17pm
Jeffsmom-thanks for the info.  S probably didnt know this inof.  I wish I could make it to graduation.  Money/time is tight now.  and not knowing in advance when to make plans makes it hard.  Where did Jeff BESS? My S is in CT.
Comment by Jeffsmom1380 on April 5, 2011 at 12:56pm
Hi ISH-MOM, When I went to BESS graduation, there were quite a few parents there. I stayed at the Navy Lodge right on base. It was nice spending some time with my son. After BESS, Jeff had ATT & now Techno, then he has A school. So I'm thinking he might be done by the end of the year but I'm not real sure. It is a lot of training!
Comment by ISH-MOM on April 5, 2011 at 12:21pm
Kelly- bring any of his favorite snacks.  Sometimes they are craving these also.  Lots of hugs.Your camera for sure lots of pictures to take.  binoculars, sometimes pending on where you get a seat it further away.  LOTS OF KLEENEX.  You will need them for sure.
Comment by Kathy(ITSailor) on April 5, 2011 at 12:05pm
Kelly - bring his laptop, too.  My son said not to worry about  his laptop, he'd use ours.  But I brought his anyway and he was on it for an hour and a half.  I also brought some flannel pants, tshirt and he changed into them immediately in the hotel room, relaxed on the bed, laptop on his lap, cell phone in his hand.  It's a common image! Bring a lint-roller, hang his uniform when he takes it off - they go through inspection upon returning to the ship.  You'll see him measuring his 'cover' on his forehead and brushing off his uniform before he leaves.  All has to be perfect, so a lint-roller comes in handy! :D
Comment by KellynKaty(corps-Mom) on April 5, 2011 at 11:59am

Thank ya'll. So, about 3 weeks before is a good time to make res. for our flight. I will make sure to take his phone to him. I know he wants that..Is there anything else I should bring?

Thank ya'll.

Comment by marine_navy mom on April 4, 2011 at 10:30pm
Kelly, it is typically within a week of the graduation (depending on the number of divisions going through bootcamp).  I think our graduation date started battle-stations on the Friday before graduation.  Here's to a great bootcamp for him!
Comment by NavyMomKim on April 4, 2011 at 8:20pm
Sailor call comes right after Battlestations.
Comment by KellynKaty(corps-Mom) on April 4, 2011 at 7:37pm

when does the I'm a sailor call come? I just got his Grad date. May 20th.

I was so happy just to get those few lines of his words.. Sounds like he likes it alot...

Thank you

Comment by marine_navy mom on April 4, 2011 at 6:07pm

ISH-Mom, Bravo Zulu to the Sailor and his very proud momma!  Sounds like he's doing fantastic.

Kelly, you can get tickets whenever, but until you get the I'm a Sailor call, there is no guarantee he will graduate.  He could get hurt or not pass something along the way.  That said, most graduate on time!  A-lot will book flights early and either go through an airlines that will let you change for free (southwest) or purchase the insurance. 

 

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