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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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Apartments in Ballston Spa

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

A Sailors Perspective of Prototype from 2009

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) Sep 10, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on Wednesday
Glad you got out of there before the bad weather. Take your time and enjoy your boy.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on Tuesday

We had a wonderful time at graduation!  And I am so happy now that we have our sailor home for 3 weeks ;-) 

I'll try to get on here in the next few days and fill you in.....swamped at work :(

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on January 23, 2015 at 8:40am

Thinking of you today B can't wait to hear all about it later. Congratulations to all our graduates today.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on January 21, 2015 at 11:26am

Happy Wednesday!  So excited as we head out to NY this afternoon!!!!  Can't wait to see my son ;-)

Want to wish safe travels to all heading to GC for Power School grad and to those heading to NY for prototype grad.  HOOYAH!!  Looking forward to meeting a great group of mom's that I've been communicating with. 

I won't be commenting much in the next couple of days (hard to do on my phone!) but I will be checking in. 

NMH to all of you!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on January 20, 2015 at 12:55pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on January 19, 2015 at 1:05pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on January 19, 2015 at 1:05pm

1proudmama - your reasoning sounds about right for the graduations.....of course the unknown is the "unscheduled" maintenance that seems to pop up!  Our son didn't start giving us a somewhat firm grad date until early December. Prior to that it was anyone's guess.  It originally started out as a Sept grad date....then it just kept moving LOL. 

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on January 18, 2015 at 9:05pm
I guess Jul my for graduation if he's st SG8 if at marf plant probably May but way less sure about marf plant. My Reasoning 1401 January, 1402 March, 1403 May 1404 July. They seem to be graduating every two months if I recall correctly if this hold true there you go. My observation also seems they are happening at end off month also. Anyone else want to chime in?
Comment by Cerise on January 18, 2015 at 1:10pm

Managed to squeak out some more info, re. the 50% test.  Son says that out of 30 only 4 passed all parts of the test.  The good news, nobody failed.  He failed one part, but since it wasn't one that was crucial for his specialty it wasn't bad.  Apparently the ones who failed a part that was crucial to their specialty got yelled at.  But again, nobody totally failed, they just had to go and get "sign-offs".  I don't totally understand the system, but as long as the Navy and sailors do, all's good.  :-)

He doesn't seem to know a graduation date.  Does anybody here have a sailor in class 1404 (he used to be 1403 but now is 1404) and have a graduation date, even if tentative?

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on January 17, 2015 at 10:08am

My son sent me a picture yesterday of the snow. The caption said This stuff never melts. That is the big difference between Va. And NY if it snows here you better get out and play in it right away cause its usually just a muddy mess the next day. He said its getting old but still prefers the cold then the heat and humidity of SC. He takes after his father I hate the cold. One time my husband was contemplating Wisconsin for a job. I said well you better be getting a good raise cause the girls and I will be staying here Ian on the other hand wanted to go.

 

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