"I think everyone is different. For Nukes, A School lasts 6 months and then you move on to Power School and then Prototype. A total of a year and a half or so. My son has 6 years in the Navy.:) I guess everyone is different,…"
"Hi Everyone! So glad to see the updates and that your Sailors are doing so well. We just got back from a cross country trip to South Carolina to visit our son who is in A School there. He is also doing really well. We…"
"Sunnyb~ My son is in A School now, Phase II. We visited him the the second week while he was in Indoctrination. During this time they can go off base on the weekends and have not begun mandatory studying, so they are more free. Kat…"
"hapsmolmr~my son has Verizon as well. The only problem, like Emily said, is in the barracks. No phone calls can be made in there. We just text when he can't phone and it works out just as well.
My son is in A…"
"Mumziepooh- Just wondered if you have any ideas to fill the care package of the Sailor we signed up for. It's super hard to figure out what to give a gal we don't really know.:)
Texasmom- So happy for you! So…"
"Hi Linda! My son is at GC and is waiting to class up Monday. He has been there since 4/9 and is also an EM. His life there is very different than BC. His first day walking to the NEX he saw deer and turtles. He…"
"Hi Otty and Soccermom! How are your sons doing? My son is doing well. I still miss him, but it is so different than BC. I get to text him daily and we talked for two hours today. He is in Goose Creek, SC and…"
Welcome to N4M’s. This site is full of information, support and encouragement. My son graduated boot camp Jan 29, 2010 and is now stationed in Sicily Italy as an IT.
If your profile or profile name contains last name (even if it is different from your rct/sailor)your rct/sailors first name or your e -mail address, I recommend that you change it for the safety of your sailor. Remember, this is a public site and anyone can read comments posted here.
Be wary of who you friend…before you accept a friend go to their page and see how active they are, the comments left, groups they’ve joined. If they have a lot of friends but no groups, no comments, click ignore and DO NOT FRIEND THEM…it is likely they are spammers, e-mail address harvesting
There is a group for each month rcts leave "Leavin for Boot Camp in (month they leave)" search groups and join this group...it will have info as well as connect you with other N4M's whose rcts leave that month.
Once you get your PIR (Pass In Review=graduation)date…search groups and join the PIR group..if it hasn’t been formed yet YOU may need to form it.
Go to YouTube and search Navy Racks, boot camp, graduaton, Battlestations 21 (CNN does it)
Explore this site as well…Forums, Groups and Videos and check out the “Main” tab…lots of good info
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!