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Looking for moms with new officers starting Nuclear Power School in Charlston

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August 28th, 2014-Fly in early to OCS Rhode IslandOvernight stay.August 29th 2014-Fly out late, back home Does anyone have the 'lay of the land' as far as:1) Best airport to come in and out of?2)…Continue

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Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 28, 2015 at 1:01pm

Hi Melissa, My daughter Hannah signed in Feb as well. They must of been there together. She still has two years of school to go

Comment by Melissa on May 28, 2015 at 12:11pm

Hey moms,

I am new as well.   T signed on with the NUPOC program in Feb of this year.  When he  graduates with his undergrad in Biomolecular Chemical engineering next year, he will leave for OCS.  How often to they have classes and sessions beginning for OCS?  Just curious if we will have anytime with him between graduation in May and when he has to report to RI.  I am trying to mentally prepare myself for his life changing adventure and am curious about OCS and how many of us will be allowed to go to his culmination ceremony in RI.  I noticed that PIR said 3-4 maximum.  That stresses me out a little cause our immediate family is 5 members other than our officer.  I would hate for some of them to miss it, but I understand the security issues and contraints.

Comment by NukeMomCarol on May 27, 2015 at 8:26am

I am a new NUPOC mom with a daughter still in College looking for any helpful guidance

Comment by dbs55 on June 22, 2014 at 2:57pm

Is there any mom out there with a Son or daughter in Power school. My son just started and finished preschool and has been in power school for about 2 weeks now. Would love to hear about other mom's  stories about their child's experiences.


Comment by Laura on March 30, 2011 at 4:07pm
My son is now in Nuke school. He graduated OCS in Feb. 2009. Was on a surface ship for approximately 2 years and is now a LTJG. Everything has happened pretty quickly. It's sometimes hard to get all the info I want. LOL Can anyone give me a quick summary about what happens for the upcoming year. Thanks.
Comment by Tina-Nick's Mom on January 23, 2011 at 8:07pm
My son Nick graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in December 2010.  He leaves next week for OCS in Newport.  He'll then train to work on submarines in Charleston.  I've picked up a lot of information about OCS on this site, but still have some questions.  Assuming Nick doesn't "roll," when can I expect him to graduate?  Is it usually the Friday of the 12th week?  I have heard most people arrive for graduation on Wednesday late afternoon and stay until Sunday.  Is that what you did?  Is your LO able leave OCS at that time, too?  Thanks!
Comment by dlouise on July 12, 2010 at 7:59pm
My son graduates from OCS 9/10/10. My son will be on a surface ship.
Comment by dlouise on July 12, 2010 at 3:32pm
We are trying to decide how long to stay in Rhode Island after OCS graduation. I assume they get the whole weekend off.
Comment by BARBARA on September 19, 2009 at 3:50pm
My son graduated from college in May and started OCS in June. He just graduated OCS on 9/11/09. It was great. We enjoyed our visit to Rhode Island. He is working back at school (VMI here in Va) until he starts nuke school in November. Cannot wait to visit Charleston. Hope your son gets into OCS and gets on with his career . He is going to do surface or subs?
Comment by Debbie B. on September 19, 2009 at 3:43pm
Hi Barbara:

Yes, my son did nuke school as enlisted. He just finished up in August and is in the process of applying to officer school. I don't know when he will hear on that. My understanding is he will go to Officer School and then go back to Charleston and do the nuke school as an officer. Where did your son go to Officer School? Did he just graduate from college? You will enjoy Charleslton. When you go, let me know and I'll tell you about the places we went. There are so many things to do there!

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