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Comment by J's/S'smom on January 18, 2015 at 1:10pm
I should add that my understanding is from the mom of an EM. T-track might be different for the different rates??
Comment by J's/S'smom on January 18, 2015 at 1:08pm
More on T-track... It all depends on what point in the cycle you enter T-track. Our son who is just finishing T-track now was part of the first group to enter T-track on this current cycle. Initially, they were short-handed, which meant that they were unable to take Thanksgiving break and were only able to take half of the Christmas stand down. They also did NOT get any time off after A-school. Now that he is nearing the end, his schedule is very light and Power School cannot start soon enough. For those fortunate enough to start T-track when there are more than enough sailors to cover the watches, chances are they would get leave after A-school and spend a much shorter time in T-track.
Comment by Christy (ET Nuke Mom) on January 18, 2015 at 12:46pm
Along for the Ride- T-track is like a hold period between A school and PS, not really down time. Most sailors get leave time after A school, not necessarily immediately following A school. My son got 10 days leave immediately following graduation, but from what I've read, that isn't always the case. Anyway, during T-track the sailors are assigned different tasks on the base. Some become duty drivers, some are assigned to grounds crew, other things like that. During T-track they are also assigned to do watches in the buildings and on the grounds. I'm sure someone will have something to add.

Congrats to all the prototype grads. My son graduated in December and has been home since December 19th. He will he heading off to Norfolk soon. Also hope everyone had wonderful holidays. Our's could have been better. My husband got the flu on 12/23 and then was admitted to the hospital on 1/4 with MRSA pneumonia. On the plus side, they removed the ventilator on Tuesday afternoon and got out of ICU on Thursday. We also got great news on Thursday about my oldest daughter. She was accepted to her first choice college and will be receiving a significant scholarship. She selected the dual bachelor's degree program for nursing and biology. We're very excited!
Love to all!
Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on January 18, 2015 at 11:54am

I think they generally get leave time after A school and PS grad. Mine came home for 10 days. Both T-track and Grad Hold happen but length varies. Mine had a average medium time in T-track and a rather short Grad hold in Goos Creed, where his class mates that went to Ballston Spa I think had a longer wait.

Comment by Along for the Ride on January 18, 2015 at 10:50am

I have a question about T-track. My daughters sailor, an ET, is in A school, class number 1510. I'm not sure about his graduation date, but I think it maybe in June. Is T-track a given? I see that many sailors are now grad and go from power school to Prototype , such that grad hold is no longer a given thing. Does everyone have some downtime between  A school and power school? is it one of those unpredictable things? Is it known or knowable how long it will be? Also, what exactly is T-track? Can the sailors use leave at that time, or are they put to work in some way and need to be on base? 

Comment by RjRj on January 17, 2015 at 5:00pm will do Bnukesmom n Nancyjo
Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on January 17, 2015 at 4:47pm

Welcome RjRj! Glad to have you join us. No question or concern too small and many of us have quite a bit of experience.

Just got an IM from my son on the Carl Vinson. He has been there a week and says he is doing fine and they may be going to port soon. That's all there was room for but boy was it good to see. Didn't know it would be this hard.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️(CVN75) on January 17, 2015 at 2:48pm
RjRj - welcome! Be sure to look at the pages on the right - under the members. Lots of good info there. Feel free to ask any questions you may have ;-)
Comment by CountryGirl on January 17, 2015 at 2:01pm

Dinky,  he put Norfolk then San Diego.  We live here in VA so he picked here.  His girlfriend is here too.  But he is always thinking so he may switch this week to the G.W. because he knows it is coming into VA to yards and he wouldn't have to go on deployment his whole enlistment.  He might have to be flown out to another ship for quals but definitely not be gone the whole deployment. lol.  We told him not to count on anything when it comes to the Navy!

Comment by RjRj on January 17, 2015 at 1:53pm
Thank u pattiP.

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