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hi My Son is currently in Groton, Ct. for Submarine School then "A" School.

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Comment by MamaMiri (FT) on June 16, 2011 at 7:49pm
From what I hear, Master Chief is not granting leave right now for anything other than emergencies. So although they may have leave time accrued, their request for it may or may not be granted. Right now we aren't even sure if my husband's request for a weekend off to attend my sister's wedding in Colorado will be approved. :(
Comment by Nancy on June 16, 2011 at 7:40pm

Cheri- My son worked it so he had enough leave to come home for

five days (and that included travel time to and from CA!). I would think maybe a few days, but probably not weeks. LOL

Lorie-sent you a friend request. We are pretty close, especially when the size of the country is considered.

Comment by Cheri (L.A. FT Mom) on June 16, 2011 at 3:32pm
I am hoping my son has a few weeks off after ATT & TCHNO so he can fly home for a visit.
Comment by Jeffsmom1380 on June 16, 2011 at 2:38pm
My son is in A school & should graduate Sept 9th!  After BESS, time goes quick.  My son was lucky to be able to class up within a week & a half after ATT & TCNO!  Sometimes he gets bored in Groton but now the weather is better & the beach is right there!
Comment by jim'scupcake on June 16, 2011 at 2:36pm

Very Good!!  It will be nice to have a hometown friend there!!  Hope you had a great time in GL!!  Give me a call (or email) when you are ready to grab a soda (or a chocolate shake!).  Looking forward to hearing your stories.

Comment by LorieS (USS MD) on June 16, 2011 at 9:39am
Jims cupcake....I got a FB message from your sailor right away asking what room my sailor was in. He was so excited J finally arrived. I think it mostly maybe to play video games with.
Comment by LorieS (USS MD) on June 16, 2011 at 9:36am
NDG...I read you are from California. Looks like there are several of us. :-)
Comment by Nancy on June 16, 2011 at 12:55am
Oh, then I can tell you that he will go through BESS (they do this one together), then to ATT, and TCNO (last two are self paced). This took my son from Jan. to the end of May. Rose's son was much faster, which is why he is a little ahead now.
Then the relocate to a new building where they room with only their A school, where before they were all mixed up roommate-wise.
Comment by LorieS (USS MD) on June 16, 2011 at 12:44am
Thank you ladies so much. My sons job is going to be a Secf. I definitely like the cells phone back in their hands.
Comment by Nancy on June 16, 2011 at 12:41am
And Rose, we need to tell her that some of the schools are self paced and the boys don't all move through at the same time. Is J going to graduate in early September? iB says that he will graduate in early October. Which nicely ties in with one of my breaks. YEAH! I get to go to graduation.
Point here is, our two kids started at essentially the same time, but they have moved through at different paces.
Also, they seem to keep track of the order of graduation, in terms of time it takes as well as grade status. At least my son can tell me who was first to move to A school, and he knows what his place was in the class.

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