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A place to come for support and guidance for anyone with a loved one in the nuke program ⚓️.

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Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on May 9, 2017 at 4:06pm

B'sNuke, your husband and his shorts! LOL Great photos. That Wegman's article is similar to the one I saw. Seems like a great place to work. Congrats to B! I knew he would be fine. He's a smart cookie. I like his ambition.

Just a word that may or may not apply to him. My SIL went to college after he left Navy Nuke life. The college program pays for 8 semesters of classes, and if he takes a summer class that counts as a semester which he didn't know at the time. At least it did for my SIL. So, he had to take out student loans to finish college. That was about 10 years ago and things may have changed. Just make sure B is clear on all that. 

sailormom, take heart. Even if your sailor doesn't pass, since you've been around awhile you know that it's not the end of the world and your sailor will probably like the new rate better. I know the hardest part is seeing our kids feeling so bad about it all. Keep us posted. If it is meant to be it will happen. Hugs, Sea Sister.

Comment by sailormom on May 9, 2017 at 3:54pm

Thanks J's/S'smom!  I am just so proud of him and I hope Prototype is a little smoother for him.  He has battled from day one of the pipeline.  He will be profoundly upset if he doesn't make it through power school.  A major test, Comp and an Ack Board stand between him and graduation.  We are all going down to see him no matter what.  If he makes it, I wouldn't miss graduation for the world and if he doesn't we're hoping he will have a little time to see us because I think he'll need some family support.  

B'sNukeMom-congratulations to your son.  That is a fantastic GPA.  I hope the summer class isn't too bad he gets to enjoy some of summer before fall classes kick in.  

Comment by J's/S'smom on May 9, 2017 at 3:47pm

B'sNukeMom I like the look of April! haha You have the best pictures!  I had to look up that link on Wegman's...glad to see they're still earning recognition awards! I wonder if they'll ever make it down to Texas?:-)

Comment by J's/S'smom on May 9, 2017 at 3:40pm

sailormom your son will likely have a much easier time in prototype. It just seems to be the way it works--the ones that breeze through A School and Power School sometimes have a tougher time in Prototype, while those who struggle with the earlier courses often have an easier time in prototype.  Sounds like your son has the drive and determination that are the keys to success!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on May 9, 2017 at 3:39pm

I just got a text from B - first year of college done and he finished up with a 3.7 overall GPA :)  He said his nuke schooling/experience definitely helped!  He has a couple weeks off and then is taking a mechanical engineering class over the summer.

Comment by sailormom on May 9, 2017 at 3:27pm

Hi Navy Nuke Moms! It's been a long time since I've posted but I follow along regularly from my phone.  My Nuke son is hopefully going to graduate from Power School soon.  It has been a long road to date but I am so incredibly proud of him - so whatever happens will be okay.  He has persevered, never given up and has kept such a fantastic attitude even on multiple occasions when he has felt of the verge of being removed from the program.  That is still a very real possibility but I can assure everyone that the Navy does everything possible to help these sailors succeed - even when it is a struggle academically.  My son knows the material but is not a good test taker but he continues to work hard and I think he has learned a great deal about himself through this journey to date.  He is very capable and I know he will be a good Nuke but he just has to make it through one day at a time. 

NonnaB and KamMom, I am so very sorry for your losses. I lost my daughter almost a year ago to a tragic accident and while time has maybe eased the pain of our loss it is still with us, we just continue to learn to live with it.

I appreciate this group very much -the amount of knowledge and support is amazing.  

Have a good week everyone!

Comment by J's/S'smom on May 9, 2017 at 3:03pm

WonderGeekWoman I hope so very much your son can join you in Charleston with a clean bill of health! Hopefully, he can at least call home during this time, but I can imagine the waiting is starting to get stressful no matter what! Fingers crossed...

JayDee--Kroger's is good when there isn't a Wegman's. That's where my daughter shops when she can't make the trip to Wegman's. I had read that Wegman's was expanding to the Norfolk area...not sure when though.

Siodhachan you are in the area where I grew up--oh the joys of lake effect snow.:-)

NancyJo, it's really a great store. Fair prices, good quality, and genuine care both for the people who work for them and for their customers. And there is something for everyone from the budget shopper to the latest food-fad enthusiast.

NukeMamaLB I remember feeling like DEP lasted forever with our older nuke. It was like being in a state of pending grief for a year. Our younger nuke had a shorter wait, so it wasn't quite as bad. But it was hard because I wanted them to be able to start their Navy adventure, but didn't want them to leave.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on May 9, 2017 at 2:49pm

Here's a picture from Congress Park in Saratoga Springs when hubby & I visited our sailor.  The first was in April and the 2nd was in January of the next year!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM on May 9, 2017 at 2:42pm

Well this just showed up online!  How weird is that - we were just talking about Wegman's!  I guess it must be good!  Was this the article you were talking about NancyJo?

Comment by Siodhachan on May 9, 2017 at 2:24pm

The Saratoga Springs area is beautiful - especially in the fall. Nice to visit Ballston Spa then if you can.

We are farther west by Rochester but it is nice here also with the Lake. Winters have a bit of snow though... ;)


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