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USS Annapolis

Anyone with a relative stationed on the submarine the USS Annapolis

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Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2013

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Comment by Chimene on October 21, 2013 at 10:08pm

That's great Karen! Congrats to your submariner.

Comment by Karen on October 21, 2013 at 4:36pm

I will get to see him pinned. Going to Groton in two weeks.

Comment by Karen on October 7, 2013 at 4:13pm

Hello all from Texas! Great to see more activity. My son has been in Groton 2 years, on the Annapolis one year since A school. I was there last Oct for his graduation. He will be getting his dolphins soon and I hope I can fly up and see him pinned. He says sometimes they do it while they are underway. Don't they know us Moms would like to see it!

Comment by Tex on September 5, 2013 at 5:40pm

Hi All! I have not been on NVM in a long time so I thought I would drop in.  My son has been in the Navy over 2 years and on the USS Annapolis for about 6 months I think....Hope all is well with you all!

Comment by Chimene on August 21, 2013 at 11:16pm

Hope your son has a great time in NYC. My son described this past winter as wet, cold and windy. Although he did say there was more sunshine than what we get here at home.

Comment by Genie on August 21, 2013 at 10:46pm
Thanks for the all the info. It sounds great. Son wanted Groton because girlfriend is working on Master's in Boston. But he does love all the outside activities. He is in Ballston Spa, NY right now and is taking his first trip to NYC Labor Day weekend. Has tickets for a Broadway show and the US Open tennis and can't wait to see the sights. We're anxious for a chance to visit him. Has your son heard anything about the winters there?
Comment by Chimene on August 19, 2013 at 9:06pm

Groton was his first choice on the dream sheet. It wasn't for Groton itself but all the things to do when he wasn't working. You can hop a train and in an hour or so be in New York City or Boston. There are several state parks within a short driving distance for hiking or biking or the Thames for kayaking and fishing. He said the barracks for the boaters are decent with only two to a room with a kitchenette.

When you get the chance to visit your son in Groton there is a really nice Navy Lodge close to the base for $75 a night. A couple good places to visit are the Nautilus Museum and Mystic Seaport with many good places to eat. You will also find a Dunkin Donuts every mile or so.LOL

Just a note: if your son doesn't have a passport he should work on getting that after he checks in to the boat.

Comment by Genie on August 19, 2013 at 7:54pm
Chimene- thank you so much! It makes me so happy to hear that. Got to speak to my son yesterday for a little bit and he is so anxious and excited to get out and start using all of the stuff he has been learning for the last 2 years. He said he is to report 10/7, I think. He is a ET nuke. What does your son think of Groton and the base?
Comment by Chimene on August 19, 2013 at 6:21pm

Hey ladies!! Happy to see someone else posting here. My son is sonar and has been on the boat almost 2 months. He has informed me that this is a good boat with a good crew.

Comment by Genie on August 17, 2013 at 10:27pm
Hi Maria! Looks like they will be newbies together! I'm very excited for them. My son has said he is anxious to start using his knowledge. I' m so glad to get some activity going here.
 

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