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Gear list for Goose Creek

Started by Sprite09. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on Friday. 8 Replies

Housing in Ballston Spa

Started by Mimi Gigi. Last reply by buffalosailor Aug 16. 8 Replies

NUKE POWER school questions

Started by BlessedMomof3. Last reply by tina41 Jun 30. 6 Replies

Navy Challenge Coins

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM Jun 29. 58 Replies

PROTOTYPE Coin - Ballston Spa

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM Jun 29. 21 Replies

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Comment by Pat L. in IL on June 19, 2010 at 11:27pm
Tina, Yes, they do get time off after Power School grad. Our son graduated in Nov. and he had a choice to take leave then or Christmas. We were there for 5 days at graduation so he chose to come home for Christmas.
Comment by Tina(matthew'smom) on June 19, 2010 at 10:57pm
well. i got half the trimming done..yes my arm hurts. so now i am really thinking of my son..LOL.. nah..i love that kid..and i know he sent it to me to help me out. he's a good guy. after power school do they get to come home at all? he seems to think so. i sure hope so.. i am hoping and planning on going to power school grad in september.
Comment by carols_kitchen on June 19, 2010 at 5:00pm
Dan;s Mom--If you can get to Goose Creek at Thanksgiving, try and get into Foster Creek Villas ASAP! We shopped at Sam's two years ago, started telling our son to invite anyone he wanted over for dinner. I also invited some of my N4N Mom's to call their sailors. We had 13 for dinner and it was awesome! Let me know if you are interested and I'll give you my hints.
This year we did the same for Christmas, and fed sailors (and one Air Force DEPPER visiting) 3 times over the week. Thank goodness we had picked up charcoal the day before as the power went out. It came on an hour before we served, so we finished up veggies, etc then.
Comment by Laura on June 19, 2010 at 3:00pm
Check in advance for the A School and Prototype Graduations. A School is really small. Prototype was a "formality" -- like when they get "pinned/flocked". The "pinning/flocking" ceremonies on my son's carrier have been "closed" to families/outsiders, so we've missed those. He had told us that his Prototype was "closed" as well, and it may also depend on who is in charge at the time and what else is going on. BUT -- go to the Power School grad and make sure you go through the buildings to see what they'll let you when you're there, as you will not be allowed back at a later date. You get to "sight see" a little while they finish packing up their stuff, and NO -- you can't go and help them, even if it would expedite the process. They'll have sentries posted to make sure you go only where you are allowed to go. :) We were in GC for the Prototype as he had received orders and had to go. Also, he and his roommate had arranged their last move out day with the apt complex to coincide with that. There will be areas of their careers that even though they are important advancements, and things that we would like to celebrate with them, that unfortunately, we will not be able to. Take it in stride. (You can always send a celebration box to the ship/sub/house.)
Comment by Dan's mom on June 19, 2010 at 12:21pm
I would love to go to all of the ceremonies. I am so proud of my son and his accomplishments but I asked my son if he wanted us there for A school grad or Thanksgiving, we cannot afford to do both, and he said Thanksgiving. He's planning to come home in August anyway. And the chances of my husband and myself both being able to attend Power School graduation are pretty slim. PIR was easy because we were 45 minutes away.
Comment by Mark on June 19, 2010 at 12:03pm
Hi Kathy, Your's is the first report I've heard from a prototype grad - do you have any idea what portion of the graduates were there? I can understand your reaction to the comment about "hard work", the guy was spot on for the most part though. For most being a nuc in the fleet is harder work than the training. The main exceptions are boomer sailors (other than about three weeks of refit before getting underway, and shipyard periods), and carrier ELTs. I see your son is on the GW in Yokosuka; our shipyard has a large workforce there for several months of work every year supporting the ship. I'll probably find myself there for a week at some time in the next few years.
Comment by MV (Ensign Boone's mom) on June 19, 2010 at 11:50am
You know, I am going to go out on a limb here, and I would say if you can afford the time and cost to come for your Sailor's graduation from A School, then do it. It may not be the most impressive, but it is a huge accomplishment, nonetheless. To support our young adults in their career paths and to be there in person to share this first step is as important as celebrating their other milestones (little league, report cards, high school/college graduations, marriage, etc). Certainly, if the travel distance and time away from work and/or cost is too much, that may be different. But if it's possible, then I would want to be there so my son knows, and sees, my support of his life choice. My son has just arrived in GC and hasn't classed up yet, but we will certainly plan to attend if at all possible. I agree with Kathy in that in each level of their training, our nukes are indeed working hard, and each graduation is a HUGE success! Just my thoughts... :-)
Comment by kathy on June 19, 2010 at 11:27am
The graduation ceremony following "A" school is nice. It is formal, but smaller and friendly. Power school grad is awesome! Prototype grad is a "formality". They announced special recognitions and basically said "Now the hard work begins in earnest"!!!!!! Excuse me? I thought they had been working hard??!!!!! Many/most receive their orders @ that time.

Tina - I had to lol about the weed eater! It is a thoughtful gift, but I'm with you - I want the "someone" else to do the job!!!!! But this does make it easier...

We are so blessed! Our sons and daughters are the best!! Please God, keep them safe. :)
Comment by Dan's mom on June 19, 2010 at 8:51am
I heard the same thing, that the Power School Graduation is the one to go to, if you can only go to one. I believe that after Prototype they get their assignments.
Comment by ARPMom1 on June 19, 2010 at 2:05am
My son will graduate from A School July 16th. We wanted to go but he said it will be a short ceremony and not worth the time and money we would spend to get there. He will come home after graduation, so I will be very happy to have him home. I will definitely go to his graduation from Prototype!
What would be a nice welcome home gift? Need ideas.

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