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Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY


Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY

Wanted to start a group for moms, dads, and other family members that have Nukes currently attending Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY.

Members: 171
Latest Activity: Oct 12

Thought I would start a group for the families of sailors stationed in NY for Prototype. It will be nice to chat about what is going on with our sailors whether it is good or bad so that we can support each other. I have connected with many people on this site but it is always nice to meet others that are going through the same things together. Also if you have had a sailor in NY for an extended amount of time then you can help the new ones just coming in on what to expect.

Discussion Forum

Apartments in Ballston Spa

Started by WATTCO1957 Ship 12 Div 083. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM Jul 28, 2016. 21 Replies

A Sailors Perspective of Prototype from 2009

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM. Last reply by DianePat May 6, 2016. 1 Reply

PROTOTYPE Coin - Ballston Spa

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM Aug 3, 2015. 12 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on October 12, 2017 at 11:17am

How's everybody doing in Ballston Spa?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on June 19, 2017 at 1:54pm

Whendy - please join our nuke mom's group - it's much more active than this page:

sailormom - remember for proto it's definitely a lot of hurry up & wait!  My son's original graduation date was changed prepared to be flexible!

Comment by sailormom on June 19, 2017 at 1:20pm

Just stopping by to say hello!  My son graduated Power School on May 26th and he is currently at BS.  I think he is still in grad hold but has gotten an apartment with 3 other buddies and seems pretty happy.  A School and Power School were very grueling for him but he made it!! Thanks to some great Navy staff in Charleston an absolutely awesome SLPO and supportive classmates. I hope this final leg of the pipeline is successful.  I definitely understand nothing is a given :)

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on June 19, 2017 at 11:15am

Hi Whendy - Our son's graduation was at the Milton Community Center - it was a small affair but we went since it was the final graduation!  It was in January and it was cold but we had a great time (it was our 2nd visit to BS).  They let us take lots of pictures and afterwards they do the re-enlistment ceremony.....Our son also got 30 days leave after and was able to come home to (CA) before he had to report to VA.  Like MichianaMom said, Saratoga Springs is a fun place to explore - if you can make it, I say go! 

Comment by MichianaMom on June 19, 2017 at 9:16am

Whendy: Graduation at BS is pretty low key. It's usually held at a VFW or a place like that. That being said, everyone says "it's for the parents", which it is. It's a great opportunity to take lots of pictures. Like all of the Nuke graduations, if you can go, I suggest it. It was a no-brainer for us, as our son was picked up for staff, so he started training the Monday after graduation and did not get to come home on leave. Most Sailors that are moving on get leave before they have to report to their next duty station. We ended up having a fantastic weekend with our Sailor; Saratoga Springs is a great place to explore, and we got to meet some of his buddies. Hope that helps!

Comment by Whendy on June 18, 2017 at 9:30pm
I am a new member. Our son is just beginning in BS after Charleston. What is graduation like? Should we plan to attend?
Comment by SoCal_Sailor_Dad on May 22, 2017 at 9:52pm

dots, my son was there for 11 months and loved it. Lots of outdoor things to do - hiking, biking, skiing, 4-wheeling, etc.

Yeah, don't make early plans for graduation - his schedule was moved up and back so many times I lost count. When the reactors are down, there is a simulator that they can use for some of the training, and when they are up, they push through as many as they can.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on May 22, 2017 at 5:07pm

dots - my son spent 13 months in Ballston Spa - one delay after another!  One thing for sure, nothing is definite with prototype!  You might find some others who have sailors in BS on the nuke moms page.

Comment by dots on May 22, 2017 at 4:48pm
That's ok my son is bored ,because only one reactor is working and everyone there is studying for their own re qualification it is tough to get work checked off. They may delay them in the pipeline until regulators come in and get it running again .just wondering if anyone else had heard anything
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on May 22, 2017 at 11:21am

Hi all - Happy Monday!

Yes dots, this is a rather quiet group.  My son did proto here and it was even pretty quiet back then....the nuke mom's page is more active.  Is there a specific question you have regarding Ballston Spa?  I'll try to help if I can :)


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