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Comment by Jeffsmom1380 on April 5, 2011 at 9:03pm
ISH-MOM, Jeff had ATT & Techno before A school training. What is your son going for? BESS is just basic submarine school. I was amazed that it will take so long.
Comment by ISH-MOM on April 5, 2011 at 5:20pm

Jeffsmom, My S is also at Groton, CT.  Graduating BESS this friday. I am unable to make it.  Do they now start the Class A?  I thought that was what S was in since Jan. when he went there.? How long is Class A schooling?

Comment by Jeffsmom1380 on April 5, 2011 at 4:20pm
ISH-MOM, Jeff is at Groton,CT. It is about 5 hrs from me in Fulton, NY. So I was able to go to graduation! I won't go again until A school graduation. Submarines sure do take a lot of training!
Comment by paybacks398 on April 5, 2011 at 2:33pm
According to the Navy site a corpsmen's training at Great Lakes is usually 96 days.  But you also have to factor in the fact they may be held over before school starts etc.  That is the basic time that I saw
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.

 

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