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Sub Moms

Welcome to the deep, silent world of submarines!  If you're new to this world, start by reading the "Pages" of info found in the right-hand column, below the strip of member avatars.

We welcome your questions.  But, while you're here, maintain silence... don't slam doors or the lid on the toilet!

 

Group Administrator: Kaye S. Kaye S.

Members: 1481
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

READ THE "PAGES" FIRST!

NEW MEMBERS !!

PLEASE READ ARTICLES IN THE "PAGES" AREA

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BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS !!

These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  Thanks, Kaye S.

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Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

Started by Kaye S.. Last reply by Cath Bubblehead mom Oct 20. 1196 Replies

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Comment by Kaye S. 6 hours ago

Navy History Lesson:
“Lieutenant Commander”

The Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) rank is one instance where our Navy did not adopt something from the British navy.

The British navy’s term for a Lieutenant commanding a smaller warship was “Senior Lieutenant.”  In the U.S. navy, this term changed in 1775 to “Lt. Commanding,” or sometimes “Lt. Commandant.”  In 1862, that rank became “Lieutenant Commander.”  These officers wore embroidered gold oak leaves on their shoulder straps in 1862, and the two and one-half stripes of gold lace on their sleeve cuffs in 1874.

Interestingly, the British also adopted the “Lieutenant Commander” rank beginning in 1914. 

In other branches (Army, USMC, USAF), officers at pay grade of O-4 (“Majors”) are considered ‘Field Grade’ and wear "scrambled eggs," the gold oak leaf embellishments on the bills of service caps.  However, Lt. Commanders in the Navy and Coast Guard are considered "Junior Officers," rather than “Senior Officers” (the equivalent of Field Grade).  Thus, they do not wear gold leaves on their service caps.

Comment by Mark on Tuesday

Pay and bonuses are always taxed except when received while in a Combat Zone, as Bainite said.  Here's the IRS link detailing the areas that are currently considered Combat Zones.

IRS Combat Zones

For Navy personnel on a ship/submarine, this boils down to the waters surrounding the Arabian peninsula (i.e Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman), and the Horn of Africa. 

Comment by Bainite on Tuesday

As I understand it (per Navadmin 081/14, http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/...) the bonuses are eligible for "Combat Zone Tax Exclusion" (CZTE) if they "receive" the bonus while in an official combat zone.  I have heard of re-enlistments being scheduled for exactly that reason.  The signing of the papers and such has to be in the combat zone, being in that location as part of official duties.

Comment by hk1853 on Tuesday

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew about the bonuses and tax eligibility on a submarine?  I've been hearing mixed opinions, some saying that on a sub, when reenlisting you will still have taxes deducted.  Is this true or anyone know?

Thanks!

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on Sunday
Thanks Kevsmom - he arrived safely yesterday - uhaul and all. He and his wife had to find and pick out an apt sight unseen - thankful for Google Earth - a look at neighborhoods helped!

No matter how old- they are always your little boy!
Comment by Kevsmom93 on Sunday

Welcome to our Sub mom group AustinNavyMom! If you finish all those pages let me know, I have yet to do that and I've been here a while :-) I agree PIR is a must and just around the corner for you and your Sailor, an early congrats! It was the only graduation we were able to attend so it's holds a special place in my heart. Sadly we were never able to make it to any of our son's graduations in Groton. 

Cath Bubblehead safe travels to your son!

Comment by tina41 on Sunday

hello all!!

austinnavy--welcome!!  good luck to your son and to you!! PIR is amazing!!

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on Saturday

AustinNavyMom, welcome. After PIR you will be able to talk more with your son. Good luck to him.

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on Saturday
Welcome AustinNavyMom! My son is a year in the navy and traveling to his boat this week. Things get a bit easier for moms after BC - until they go out on the boats! Enjoy PIR!
Comment by Shea on Saturday
Welcome AustinNavyMom! Yes if it's at all possible
PIR is a must! You'll never forget it!
 
 
 

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