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Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY

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Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY

Wanted to start a group for moms, dads, and other family members that have Nukes currently attending Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY.

Members: 182
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Thought I would start a group for the families of sailors stationed in NY for Prototype. It will be nice to chat about what is going on with our sailors whether it is good or bad so that we can support each other. I have connected with many people on this site but it is always nice to meet others that are going through the same things together. Also if you have had a sailor in NY for an extended amount of time then you can help the new ones just coming in on what to expect.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on Wednesday

Oh I hope his chit gets approved for his home visit!  Tell him to definitely to take advantage of the lighter schedule while he can. Once they start "on-crew" it gets pretty crazy!

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on Wednesday

Yes crazy nuke schedule. I don't know how they do it. My son did start class, but only goes Friday thru Sunday. He actually put in to come home Monday thru Thursday while his classroom is getting renovated. He said might as well while he can doesn't know how long it will last. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on August 25, 2014 at 1:37pm

Happy Monday!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on August 20, 2014 at 10:48am

The schedule is definitely crazy.  My son just finished 7 days straight of 11am - 11pm.  He got off Monday night at 11pm, was off Tuesday and starts back up today at 7pm - 7am for 7 days straight.  When we spoke with him last night at 8pm (11pm his time - luckily we are in CA so there's the 3 hour time difference) he was staying up all night and then going to sleep today from about 11-5pm.  They do this to adjust their sleep cycle at the end of each shift. He'll work this shift for the next 7 days then he's off Wed,Thurs,Fri & starts back 7 days on Saturday at 2pm.  They continue this cycle of 7 days straight (12 hour shifts) and the 3 different shifts keep rotating.  About once every 4th week (I think) they get a 4 day weekend. So depending on which shift you are on you sometimes only get about 1 1/2 days off between & sometimes it's almost 3 days.  Pretty crazy.  We talk to him once a week and I always try to get his schedule so we don't bother him with texts if he's sleeping.  He tells me not to worry about it though that the texting won't wake him LOL!

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on August 20, 2014 at 8:33am

My name is Trish by the way so everyone doesn't have to type 1proudmama all the time. lol I'm beginning to realize that already he has only been there a few short weeks and have gotten 2 new start dates already. I just hope they don't start him on crazy schedule and it lasting a year that would be tough. Rather be on hold and start and be done with it in 6 months. Those long day/nights are tough.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on August 19, 2014 at 11:16am

1proudmama - I think there are still some sort of delays going on.  My son got there the first week of January, started proto on 4/14/14, has taken his 50% exam (first week of July) and still doesn't have an official grad date (we've been told a few different tentative dates!).  He stays busy with the crazy shifts they work though....he assures us that as soon as he knows something he'll pass it on to us. In the meantime we don't hold our breath and we don't make any plans! LOL

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on August 19, 2014 at 8:12am

how exciting reneec. I'm sure he is happy to e moving on. a year at prototype yikes. hope all delays are over. Japan how cool. PattiP Navy sometimes has me tilting my head like my labrador. and saying wth. 

Comment by reneec on August 18, 2014 at 9:56pm

thank you william!

Comment by reneec on August 18, 2014 at 9:55pm

thank u mark and pattip !

Comment by PattiP on August 18, 2014 at 9:15pm

Apparently they didn't know there was a resourceful Navy Mom on the other side of the world!!...hah!  :-D

 

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