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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.

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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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A Sailors Perspective of Prototype from 2009

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) Sep 10. 0 Replies

Apartments in Ballston Spa

Started by WATTCO1957 Ship 12 Div 083. Last reply by lucyk88 Feb 24. 18 Replies

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Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 yesterday

Yes having my husbands perspective is good and I'm learning why he has so many little quirks. Hubby works at a Nuke plant and they are in their outage now so 6 12 hour days schedule. I told my son see it never ends. Not really when not in outage he works 4 10s. He was an ET and qualified as a nuke operator but chose instrument technician. And is now a procedure writer. It they do choose operator that crazy shift they are in now never ends. Have several friends in neighborhood whose hubbies are operators I don't know how they do it. Switching from days to nights and rotating shifts are bad enough when you are young Glad you son is getting out there and exploring all that NY has to offer. Hoping as son gets to know more people on his schedule that he will do the same.

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

Happy Monday!

1proudmama - pretty cool that your hubby did the same program.  Gives you a little more insight on what to expect (hmmm is that a good thing or a bad thing LOL!).

The schedule can be very tiring.  Sometimes we talk to our sailor and he sounds soooo tired & other times he ok.  Just depends on where he is in the rotation....He's finishing up his 4 days off right now so a group of them took the train into NYC on Thursday night and are coming back today.  They were having a great time based on texts & pictures he sent us!  Was a little chilly/rainy (I guess that's the norm for right now) but they weren't letting that stop them.  He said they found a cool bar to watch the Packers game in yesterday so that was a highlight! And the Packers won so even better!!!!

Hope everyone has a good week!

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

OK looks like my computer is finally working after a dear friend spent 4 hours working on it. crossing fingers. Thanks BNukesmom insightful reading. My husband did same program up in NY 30 years ago. So I do have his perspective too but that was a long time ago and I didn't know if anything has changed. He said not much. Son seems to be doing ok got a couple check outs probably just to teach him procedure of it all. He says the days are long, Sleeps, shops for food and prepares meals for upcoming week on days off. He likes the cooler weather enjoys the snow over the heat. Will see if that lasts through the winter.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on September 11, 2014 at 10:14am

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on September 10, 2014 at 1:49pm

1proudmama - I added the discussion above "A Sailors Perspective of Prototype from 2009".  From what my son tells me this gives a fairly good description of prototype. I believe the first half of proto is more book study/learning - getting your check outs.  Then the 2nd half time is spent in the actual plant - hands on - getting your check outs!

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on September 10, 2014 at 9:57am

will try and be more regular. Computer virus ready to throw my computer out the window. Ian did make it home. Short but sweet visit. I hope your son finishes up soon. Atleast if you all had a concrete date it would seem more real and you could have countdown. My son started Tuesday thru Friday this week for class and then next week Monday thu Friday. How long do they just sit and study for? Is it the whole 6 months or does it switch to more hands on stuff later 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on September 8, 2014 at 2:45pm

Been kind of quiet here - hope everyone is well.  Had a quick conversation with our sailor yesterday and he is now "plant limited" so he is happy to have reduced hours for a bit!  Still no word on when he will finish up though......

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(Prototype 1401S8G) on August 27, 2014 at 3:20pm

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 August 27, 2014 at 12:17pm

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!

 

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