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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.

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Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

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name of sub your sailor is on

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Comment by m.nova on January 27, 2017 at 7:06pm
That's so awesome. I kept reading if it's less than 6 months they won't move your family and stuff. Granted I could go move there on my own dime, though it'd be easier with their help, and I think he'd have to request to live off base or something too, but I guess we shall see. Thanks again for sharing! You're awesome :)
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on January 27, 2017 at 6:49pm
My son was married after BESS and within a few weeks had base housing. Something to think about after BESS.
Comment by m.nova on January 27, 2017 at 6:47pm
That's so wonderful. I'm currently only about a little under 4 hours from the Groton base. I've actually dated someone who ended up becoming a submariner so I know the base and area and all that jazz already. I've just never lived there. I'd visit almost every weekend x) Even if I don't get to live up there with him, I'm hoping he'd atleast be able to come in every weekend or every other weekend once he's earned the privilege to do so!
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on January 27, 2017 at 6:41pm
We were in CT at the time he was there- every so often he would just pop in for dinner!
Comment by m.nova on January 27, 2017 at 6:39pm
Also I think liberty is a weekend and holiday thing whereas leave is like granted permission to take off for x amount of time. Could be wrong tho, haha.
Comment by m.nova on January 27, 2017 at 6:38pm
Thanks so much for the response! I'm actually within the miles he can travel off his base (thank goodness). The one submariner recruiter we spoke to said he'd just have to keep those in charge at the school updated and let the whole baby situation be known from the get go and it shouldn't be an issue. So I'm hoping that remains true, lol. I know it's still a ways away, but if I end up not living there with him then I'd rather be prepared in advance, ya know? I also know about the whole earning your civilian privileges and stuff too. It takes a few weeks or so. Thanks so much for sharing some of what you experienced. I really do appreciate it :)
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on January 27, 2017 at 5:15pm

Hi M.Nova - most likely your husband will be in BESS first (Basic Enlisted Sub School) that is 8 weeks give or take. Then depending on his rate there are a few schools before A school. By June, barring any major screw ups from his division, He should be able to get leave (liberty - I always get confused on these!) You don't say where you live - I believe in most cases there is there is a mile limit for traveling. I believe once he gets there, he can talk to someone about this.

My son got sick while in A school and it almost set him back for graduation. I believe leave would be granted, but depending on where he is in school, it may delay graduation.

Don't know if that was any help! They have more freedom at Groton and earn extended liberty - white, yellow and blue cards. 

Comment by m.nova on January 27, 2017 at 4:21pm
Hi there. My husband will be attending A school in Groton after bootcamp (mid March) and I was wondering if anyone would know how likely or unlikely he'd be granted leave for the delivery of our second child (June)? He'll be an MM, I just don't know for AUX or Weapons yet. Any and all help on the subject would be appreciated :) Thanks!
Comment by Rhonda8881 on January 27, 2017 at 12:58pm

My sailor just returned from his first underway in almost 4 years.  He was on shore duty for 3-1/2 years (including C school).  He was very happy to be back in the water.  

Hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by LindaGirl on January 1, 2017 at 5:49am
Scubagirl, Best of wishes to you & your family on such a joyous occasion. Congratulations!

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