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Comment by Mark on February 18, 2015 at 5:04pm

1proudmama and britefuture - Regarding volunteering for submarines, once a sailor volunteers for submarine service, they cannot "unvolunteer", any more than they can "unvolunteer" for nuclear training.  The only way out from either is to be disqualified for some reason, which usually has a lot of negatives attached, of course.  This is the case at least through the first enlistment.  If a submariner wanted to play hardball, and demanded a transfer to a carrier as a condition of re-enlistment, I'd imagine the Navy would accommodate them.  I have also heard of a few senior chiefs that "cross-decked" to a carrier to get broader experience in preparation for duty in the Pentagon or something, where they would be working on behalf of a broader cross-section of sailors throughout the Navy - but these were very senior people.  I can say that in my time on subs, while many said they wanted out of the Navy, I didn't run into anyone who wanted to transfer to a carrier. 

Comment by KimberlyDi NY Nuke on February 18, 2015 at 4:15pm

Rhonda K. - I think dogs remember our scent (which would be strong in shoes).  This remembered scent is probably comforting to your dog.  My dog steals my shoes (only my shoes) whenever he has the chance when I'm at work.  We have 3 other adults shoes in the house to choose from but he takes only mine.  :)

Comment by Rhonda K. on February 18, 2015 at 4:10pm

B'sNukeMom, I loved our visit.  We are due for another.  I met another Nuke Mom that lives about 10 min. from my office and we had a fabulous lunch.  I need about a 3 hour lunch or dinner to catch up with you.  ;-)

When you mentioned your dog I wanted to share a cute story about our Golden Retriever.  The boys were both home for the Holidays and after they leave and if my husband happens to leave the drive through garage door open that goes to our backyard she goes in to the shoe rack in the garage and takes just one of their shoes and sleeps with it.  We find a shoe every weekend in the backyard that she has taken from the garage.  Funny thing is we all have shoes in the rack and she only takes the boys shoes. We send photos to our Sailor and his brother of their shoe in the backyard in random spots.  I just think it is so sweet because she knows they are gone but she doesn't understand why.......poor babies, if only they could talk.  ;-)

Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on February 18, 2015 at 3:11pm

B'sNuke, that sounds just so wonderful. What a great leave he had. That will hopefully hold him until next time. But I know VA will be in your future so you'll see him in probably not too long a time.

(I should have sent my regrets for the dinner. Just couldn't get that private jet scheduled! ;^)  )

The NE N4Ms get together occasionally too and I think I am the only nuke in the bunch. We're supposed to meet this coming Saturday but I just found out I have a funeral to go to so will miss. I do hate to miss. It's just so great to have that support.

All of you seeing your sailors soon, enjoy! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 18, 2015 at 2:48pm

Hi all - Happy Wednesday!

1proudmama - the more the merrier - everyone is welcome! I was waiting for anyone to show up last night for our steak & lobster dinner, but no one did! Oh well, it was more for hubby & sailor & I ;-)

I've actually been fortunate in that I have met a few nuke moms in person - the latest being Rhonda ;-)  (The others are more active on FB than here I think.)  I also belong to a group on here from my area & they get together every once in a while (not nukes specifically, but all sailors!).  It's nice to share stories & compare notes LOL.

Dittersmom - enjoy your visit with your sailor.  I can't believe ours is coming to an end tomorrow.  Not looking forward to that drive to the airport - ugh.

On a positive note, he got most of the things done on his list while he was home!  Last night he got his taxes filed - whew! His passport came in the mail while he was home, he got his DL renewed and it came.  He got his new patches sewed on his uniforms, ordered 2 new pairs of glasses (hoping they are in today or I'll be mailing them to him!).  Decided to hold off on his contacts until he gets to VA.  He & mommamacs son got an apartment lined up for when they get to VA - just need to finalize the specifics. Was able to participate in GPA's funeral service.  He visited family and of course he visited friends!  Didn't get his trip to Vegas (not like he hasn't been there before though!).  All in all I'd say it's been a pretty good visit - and of course the whole time the weather has been beautiful!  The dog will end up in a funk when he leaves, poor thing, she just doesn't understand why they are here & then poof they are gone!  Thankfully I have all of you that understand!

Comment by 1proudmama/EM/S8G/1403 on February 18, 2015 at 9:22am

would an EM need these tools too. My sailors bday is coming up so any info on what would be useful for an EM would be great. Hes in prototype and will hopefully be graduating in May but no one ever knows with delays. He started up there in August.

B'sNukemom sounds like an awesome party. I'm in.

britefuture if he volunteered for Sub and hates it he can tap out. and get changed to carrier. correct me anyone if I'm wrong. 

Comment by Dittersmom on February 17, 2015 at 11:25pm

B'sNuke - I love hearing about your visit with your sailor.  I get to see mine March 3rd.  He will be home for a short visit, but any time is a blessing.  

Not certain who started the conversation about multi-tools, but I love my leatherman.  I have one that is called the Juice S2 and it is orange.  I know, what a girl thing, but it is very functional, the prefect size, and my sister gave it to me. I know better than to take it to the airport as my husband works for TSA.  I would never hear the end of it.  Lol.

Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on February 17, 2015 at 6:16pm

Pool, did you say? Oh, my...

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 17, 2015 at 6:02pm

Oh and of course Tom & Mark & William are invited too! (After all we need someone to pour our drinks for us LOL!)

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM(CVN75) on February 17, 2015 at 5:42pm

OK - everyone head to my house for dinner & a sleepover!  The weather is beautiful - we can even sit out by the pool.  The more the merrier ;-)  And definitely Co-twin can make the dessert!!

 
 
 

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