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Just graduated from Boatswain Mate School on Friday, May 23
Location: Norfolk, VA
Latest Activity: Aug 4
Started by betsy.gamom.abf.nassau Jan 24, 2010.
Started by Rhonda Cloud Mar 25, 2009.
New to this site,my son"s PIR was May 9 staying in Great Lakes for A school for boatswains mate. school already on hold until May 27, I guess that is nothing new???
hi, I am new to this group
LisaLynn, your sons experience sounds similar to my son's. He's been on his ship for about 3 years and learned most while on his ship. I saw the note about Mayport which is where my son is stationed on the Phillipine Sea. Is your son going to Mayport?
Hi Lisa I think BM school is longer than that. I found when my son was in Boot Camp the dates changed many times. It was easier for me because we live just 45 minutes from Great Lakes so he was able to come home every other weekend or so. He was also on hold until there was enough room in A school, there was too many BM's that graduated Boot Camp at the same time so they took A to L then M to Z and my son happened to be M LOL. He did allot of other things on base while he waited to go to A school but I thought it was like 2 months??? My son is underway or I would have asked him before I replied. He has been a BM for 4+ years and has had his ups and downs like everyone at the beginning of a career but he worked hard and has done well. The key is when he gets to bas after A school he should take every class the offer him. My sons ship was still being built and he signed up for every certification available to him was busy 24/7 but it pays off. I will try and be checking in more. Good luck to him Mayport I hear is a beautiful base. Paula
Good Morning! My son just graduated from Bootcamp, 1/31/2014. He is now at school in Great Lakes, and was told that he will be assigned as a Boatswain mate on a cruiser. He said that he graduates Feb 24th, and will be coming home for 10 days. But shouldn't his training for this be longer than two weeks?
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I am the same as Cindy, and my son never actually went to BM school. He was undes when first assigned to his ship, and then rated up, I believe, but without leaving the ship. I'm not sure how that works. I know once he got assigned to a ship, he was committed to that ship the rest of his navy contract- meaning he won't get re-assigned unless he re-ups (which he probably won't be doing.) So my guess is your son will stay with the ship he is currently assigned to. But that is just a guess.
I saw your note and wished I had answers to offer, but I don't. My son's experience was a bit different than what you describe so I don't think I'll even offer guesses of what to expect. You might look at previous comments to see if they help get some ideas of what to expect. My son was undes for a while, attended training in Great Lakes and was then assigned to a ship in Mayport FL where he has been for about four years now. Good luck!
My son is starting BM School in Norfolk, after being undes - How long is this A school - and considering he's been assigned to the ship for the past 18 months, would he stay on it upon graduation?
Hello Miss My Sailor hows is everything going??? my son surprised us and came home before gulf port Mississippi he graduated on Friday from there and is now out in San Diego
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