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


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: 202
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

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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Graduation moved up

Started by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

looking for a little help from nuke moms

Started by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Apartments in Ballston Spa

Started by WATTCO1957 Ship 12 Div 083. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) Sep 25, 2014. 19 Replies

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Comment by Cerise on March 31, 2015 at 11:36am

Skyped with my son for quite a while Sunday. He says he has a few more sign-offs and then on to the oral board. He didn't say anything about the 100% test, so I hope that means he passed it (forgot to ask about it).

He says he still doesn't have a graduation date and they may not have a real graduation but just send them on to their new places.

He did get his orders a couple of weeks ago (after his 100% test). He got the Virginia class (fast attack) sub he wanted. In Groton, which he seems fine with. I'm worried about the drive there to visit, not because of the distance (we drove to GL, GC and BS). While it's a long drive, it's more the kind of driving, through NY/NJ. Living in the land-locked mid-west none of the places he could be assigned would be close. Norfolk would have been an easier drive though.

Comment by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke on February 24, 2015 at 2:55pm

B's mom - totally know how you feel.  My son's been in 4+ years and finally got his first 30 days leave to come home and then report to his new home port, the USS Nimitz out of Bremerton, WA.  Between 8 days of packing his place up while waiting for all of his paperwork to be completed for check-out and release and his truck's head gaskets fixed then 7 days of driving cross country, the 30 days of leave was welcome but also went by way too fast.  Just last Wednesday he reported aboard the Nimitz - his first time ever standing on a commissioned aircraft carrier and he was fascinated.  Now time for me to learn about life of a sailor in dry dock!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 24, 2015 at 1:56pm

1proudmama - sorry, I haven't checked this group in a bit.  Yes, my son will be on the Truman.  He checks in on Thursday!  He & his roommate made it to VA safe & sound.  They are in the process of getting their apt set up & taking care of little things.  Hubby & I are saving our pennies (& nickels & dimes!) so we can visit ;-) 

Hopefully things will keep moving smoothly at the plant so your graduation date holds! (Don't hold your breath though!).

The 30 day leave is wonderful (but somehow still manages to fly by too fast!).  Now it's a whole new learning process for me - and preparing for deployment.....that will be interesting.

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on February 15, 2015 at 12:25pm

Thanks for the restaurant recommendations Ian loves to eat we did go to Jacob and Anthonys last time we were there and had a fantastic steak. Ian will be able to hit the brewry next month after he turns 21. B your son is going to the Truman right? I can't remember my reasoning but I recall telling Ian that would be my first choice if he was deployed in Norfolk. I can't wait to find out and also get that long 30 day break. Still looks like a May graduation date.

Comment by Wendy4Cody on February 13, 2015 at 2:27am
Cody is back from his first as well. Not sure of much else right now. I fell in love with that tea house and plan to order some more when I get settled in the new house.
Give him a hug from me, and you too!
Comment by 5Sailor1AirmanFam on February 12, 2015 at 11:58pm
Loved going to that tea house with you Wendy!! I'm still drinking the tea we bought there! Hope you're doing well!
Everyone should try that place in town on the square! Yummy lunch and a huge selection of fabulous teas!!
Paddy's ship just returned from a short deployment and are readying for another longer one. He's enjoying it so far!
Comment by Wendy4Cody on February 12, 2015 at 10:42pm
I was just going to post about Auggies! We loved it. It is walking distance to the little tea house, I think called the Whistling Kettle. The brew was good too! I wish my sailor was still there. It was so fun to visit.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 12, 2015 at 12:18pm

1proudmama - if they like Italian food we also went to Augies - family style service.  Great food (and plenty of it!). Druthers Brewing Co is another good place (my hubby sampled some nice IPA's there!).  A really good sandwich place is Putnam Market....If they want a nice steak place try Jacob & Anthony's.  We went there after graduation. 

There's a lot of nice places - I'm sure they'll find them!

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on February 12, 2015 at 7:52am

I passed the restaurant names especially the Iron Roost to my son. When he was in Charleston he had a favorite place that he and his friends went to during power school and took us there to meet the owners that knew him by name and being 6'2" they loved his hardy appetite. He is going to check out the Iron Roost. He is going to try snowboarding or skiing this weekend if weather permits. Over 3 feet of snow on the ground and it just keeps coming and not melting. Very pretty area hoping he doesn't graduate till May when its the perfect time to visit.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 11, 2015 at 1:23pm

Good luck to your son Kimberly!  My son just finished up in BS (spent 13 months there with delays LOL!).  He wasn't a big fan of the snow but overall he enjoyed BS.  And prototype was his favorite of all the schools.  We made it to NY twice (once at Easter & again for graduation in January).  Like Wendy said, nice town to visit.  Downtown BS & Saratoga Springs are both nice places.  In the summertime they have the horse races.  Good restaurants too - my son's favorite breakfast place was the Iron Roost in BS.  He took us there both times we visited - I highly recommend it.  And lots of history in the area too.

We are winding down on his leave - he heads to VA next week.....


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