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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: 1564
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago




in the right-hand column, under the avatars ----->


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.






Need an Ombudsman?  OMBUDSMAN REGISTRY

Discussion Forum

Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

Started by Kaye S.. Last reply by Proud Mom on Tuesday. 1229 Replies

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Started by LorieS (USS MD). Last reply by A navy mom Jun 23. 13 Replies

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Comment by Ladyrocker on Friday

I haven't replied on here for awhile. But I am here and read everything. Still grieving and well I was just wondering if anyone in here has a Sailor on the USS Minnesota? 

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Comment by Sinda on Thursday
NavyMamaJen you will be contacted when you can send a pkg. Your sailor had to put you on the phone tree for you to be contacted. It can be 2 weeks or 2 months unfortunately. Just FYI u.can't send electronics of any sort, plus everything must fit in a 1 gallon zip lock baggy. They will inform you where to send the pkg. Sometimes you have a week or so notice ànd sometimes you have to send it that day.
Comment by Johanna on Wednesday
CO-Twin, Both of my boys completed the Naval Diving amd Salvage training in Oanama City. They are both divers on their respective subs. My youngest loved it so much, he is looking to chnage his raye to Navy Diver. These giys are the fitest of the fit and have an amazing mind set Your sailor needs to apply w command to get into the program. I have a link to a youtube video from one of the training weeks. Go to search and type in 10-30-EOD Pool Hits. Your sailor has probably already seen in. Let me know what you think.
Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on Wednesday

Heard from my Son. He said he is adjusting to the submarine. Also his chief told him if he qualifies senior and he gets his ship quals in 8 months they will augment him to go to school. He is interested in the Navy diver school. LOL this is from a guy who took forever to learn to swim.  He said so far he is doing well with his qualifications.  It was so good to hear from him again.

So who knows about Navy divers?

Comment by NavyMamaJen on Wednesday

How long does it usually take to hear from the ombudsman once the boat goes under?

Comment by tidefan on Monday

thanks Mark and MamaCindy for the info

Comment by Kaye S. on Monday

Hi, Folks!... Your friendly (most of the time) Administrator here!  Some things to know:

  1. I don't post often, but I read the posts here everyday.  As long as everyone is playing nice and relating good info, I just watch.
  2. My son will be active for 9 years in September (Yes, Mark, it's nine).  He's presently a trainer in Ballston Spa, headed back to a boat in May, 2016.
  3. No question is too stupid to post!  If we "old salts" don't know the answer, we DO know where to find it!
  4. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read the "Pages" of info located in the right-hand column BEFORE you post answers to others' questions.  There are many subtle differences in how various boats are administered.  One answer doesn't fit all (for example, a mail drop isn't always a gallon Ziploc).

Keep being the great group of folks that you are.  I've made many friends through N4M.  We've always had a respectful, helpful crowd here and I'm grateful. :-)   Hugs! k.

Comment by William in Nashua on Monday

What I meant so say is mine got to Groton in January 2013: he is based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii now Lol.

Comment by William in Nashua on Monday

 jkayr congratulations to your son.  He is fortunate to be relocating during the beginning of summer.   Mine got there in the middle of winter.   Groton is a well run base, and they recently completed a brand new commissary there.  There is a good size Navy Exchange on base.  He will be living in a barracks on the base. It is within walking distance to the galley but not that close to the boats.   Since the entire base is dedicated to attack submarines it is a very sub-focused base.

It is an easy drive from Ballston Spa to Groton.   There are some good restaurants in the area too.

Comment by jkayr on Monday

Hello everyone, new to the group.

My sailor just graduated Prototype last week in BS.  He's headed to Groton for the USS San Juan.  I know he's relieved to be done with the last 2 years of training, but he seems nervous (quiet).  Maybe just the unkown of moving again.  Any suggestions for support a Mom can give for his next steps are welcomed.

Have a great week!


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