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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: 204
Latest Activity: May 21

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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Apartments in Ballston Spa

Started by WATTCO1957 Ship 12 Div 083. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) May 19. 20 Replies

Good Morning

Started by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS May 3. 0 Replies

Graduation moved up

Started by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS Apr 26. 0 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on May 21, 2015 at 3:22pm

MichianaMom - every single one of those we went to when we were there! (hmmmm I must have suggested them to you before!).  We also had some good sushi but I don't remember the name of the place.  No matter where you go, I'm sure you'll have a good time. 

Enjoy the graduation!  BZ again to your sailor ;-)

Comment by MichianaMom (1405ProtoBS) on May 21, 2015 at 3:01pm

Heading to BS for Proto grad next week - Hooyah!  Anyone have any new restaurant recommendations for downtown Saratoga Springs? I've got Auggies, Druthers Brewing, Putnam Market, Jacob & Anthony's and Iron Roost in BS as possibilities.  

Comment by SoCal_Sailor_Dad on May 20, 2015 at 12:56am

MMSailorsmomWA - He could also look into the Balfour Beatty privatized housing on the support base in Saratoga Springs. They have a "single-Sailor" program that can help him find a roommate to share a 2 bedroom condo. Cost is 50% of his BAH and includes all utilities (except cable/internet).
My son and his friend are renting there. I think it is $30/month more for fully furnished.

Comment by SoCal_Sailor_Dad on May 20, 2015 at 12:49am

Hi B'sNukeMom thanks for the reply. Oh, I know better than to make plans ahead for Prototype grad! When I asked about possible grad date, I forgot to add that my son says the reactor's been down since he started, so I was wondering about the likelihood of an on-time grad. lol.
He also said, if the contractor can't fix certain things in a certain timeframe, they will roll the next scheduled maintenance into this downtime which will mean a 4 month delay. Somehow, I think this will happen. My kid has already had a 2 month grad-hold and a 2-month pre-fill hold. His 2 year ship-out-to-boot-camp anniversary is in three weeks, so another delay wouldn't surprise me.
I was curious about the class number being 1406 since he started well into 2015, but he said they don't really go by class numbers in proto.
Also, he cleared up why he has the watch schedule through August - he said he actually has the watch schedule through the next year - it doesn't change, he only sent us the part through August. :)

Comment by MMSailorsMomWA on May 19, 2015 at 10:46pm

B'sNukeMom - Thanks for bumping the information.  My sailor told me he's found a place in Middle Grove today but that it's not available until 31st.  Says he will stay at motel he's currently in until Saturday but then it is raising price for racing season.  He says he'll sleep in his car after that.  I'm happy he's found a place but stressed he plans on sleeping in his car for over a week!?!  I asked him to try to find a friends floor to sleep on.  Hope he does.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on May 19, 2015 at 7:21pm

MMSailorsMomWA - I also bumped the discussion above on Apartments in Ballston Spa.  You'll find some more info there too!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on May 19, 2015 at 3:56pm

SoCal_Sailor_Dad - proto grad is always up in the air!  It's 24 weeks, but often there are delays (reactor shutdowns, maintenance, etc).  My sons changed many times!  It started out Oct '14 & changed a few times - finally ended up 1/23/15. I'd say be careful making plane reservations until closer to the end (or do something like Southwest where there's no change fee!).  Good luck to your son!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on May 19, 2015 at 3:52pm

When my son was in Ballston Spa he lived in the Winners Circle Apts.  It's close to the reactor site (which is a huge plus in the winter!).  They have 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts with a garage.  He lived there with 2 roommates.  Nice complex, very Navy friendly.  They do sign a year lease but they let them out of it once they receive their orders.  It comes with a washer/dryer.  Only downside is they are unfurnished.  We visited & it's a nice area.

http://winnerscircleatsaratoga.com/

Comment by MMSailorsMomWA on May 18, 2015 at 10:37pm

Hi, just found this group. My son is going to Ballston Spa for Prototype. Does anyone have suggestions on where he should look for housing? Thank you.

Comment by SoCal_Sailor_Dad on May 16, 2015 at 12:37am

Anyone with a sailor who started prototype in Feb. in BS? Can anyone corroborate, or does this sound reasonable; Son started prototype on MARF in early Feb. 2015. Says his class # is 1406 (I thought it would be 15XX, but he's confirmed 1406 several times.) Tentative, potential graduation 7/24, (even though he emailed us his watch schedule through the end of August.) 

 

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