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PROTOTYPE Coin - Ballston Spa

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Graduation on the Yorktown

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Need some advice for my very unhappy sailor

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Comment by Mark on June 29, 2015 at 8:23pm

Momluvsu: I suspect your son has heard something about a law known as the "Serviceman's Relief Act", which usually is invoked in issues over housing, but in googling, I found this overview link, and there is a provision limiting interest rates charged on debts incurred BEFORE military service to 6%.  So, if he bought the truck before going on active duty and he's paying more than 6% interest on it, he should be able to get a break.  Here's the link...

Comment by J's/S'smom on June 29, 2015 at 5:47pm
Momluvsu, I haven't heard of truck loans being adjusted due to military service, but student loans can be. On the other hand, it might save a significant amount of money by refinancing with Navy Federal or USAA (Navy Federal's biggest competitor, relatively new to the banking industry). Personally, we have had very positive experiences with Navy Federal (for banking) and USAA (for auto insurance) The best part about USAA is that they make the effort to make sure their records are up-to-date and offer the lowest possible insurance rates every step of the way, quickly making adjustments during deployments, etc. This is a tremendous benefit for our sailors as they do a lot of moving and need insurance changes to be as easy/speedy as possible.
Comment by Momluvsu:) on June 29, 2015 at 4:59pm

Can anyone help me. My son asked me to check into getting his truck payment adjusted. I am not sure what it is called he just said that because he is in military he should be able to get interest rate lowered. thank you in advance

Comment by Mary71 on June 29, 2015 at 1:25pm

Thanks!  :-)

Comment by J's/S'smom on June 29, 2015 at 1:11pm
Mary71, it won't be difficult at all. They don't *need* a car until prototype, and your son will have at least a year (or more) between boot camp and prototype to purchase a car. They do a lot of ride sharing and also have shuttles and taxis available. My sailor always does the driving, and the other guys pitch in to cover gas, so it's an all around win. :-)
Comment by Nuke wife/nuke mom on June 29, 2015 at 1:09pm

Hello everyone!  My SR has PIR this Thursday. Can anyone tell me if there are groups for nuke A school ratings?  At this point, I don't even know what his rating is because he hasn't told us.

Comment by Mary71 on June 29, 2015 at 12:58pm

My son's car died a couple of months before he left for Boot Camp.  Is it going to be difficult to survive in SC without a car?

Comment by William in Nashua on June 29, 2015 at 12:49pm

We visited our soon around Memorial Day of 2011 when he was in Phase 2 of A school, in fact we drove his car there and dropped it off.  He started A school in Feb., 2011.  I would not visit too soon.  I would wait until he gets settled and make sure he is doing OK in school (and is still there Lol), so I say wait until he is about halfway done with A school.  That is just my 2¢

Comment by J's/S'smom on June 29, 2015 at 12:09pm
AParents, although things may have changed, our experience with 2 sailors arriving in Charleston for A school (years apart), is that visiting too early was not ideal. The initial weeks are the most restrictive phase of their training (boot camp not withstanding). As time goes on they earn more freedom (contingent on achievement and abiding by the rules). We postponed our first visits until after our new sailors had their bearings and phased up. At that point your daughter will be given a larger radius in which she can leave base and enjoy time with family (wearing civilian clothes!). Until then, sailors who know the ropes will show your daughter around beginning that first weekend--this is an important introduction to life as an aspiring nuke and a great chance for her to make new friends in her new environment.

We timed our first visit to both of our sons for the weekend when they were able to drive their cars and wear civilian clothes. Being able to deliver their cars, clothes, and also being able to go sight-seeing made it a multi-purpose and very rewarding visit for all.
Comment by BoyWonderMom MM CVN72 on June 29, 2015 at 11:42am
AParents, I remember that my son got to Charleston on June 24 and we were visiting with him two weeks later. That was 2 years ago. We were there for the July 4 weekend. He was with us after his duty in the mornings, up until before 11:00pm when we took him back to NNPTC. He was in uniform at that time, he wasn't even finished phasing up. Hope this bit of info helps. Congrats to your sailor!

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