my son got there Oct.4th and when I asked him when he went to bed after getting there he said 8pm the next day, and that he slept for 10 hours. So he was up about 38 hours factoring in the time change I am pretty sure that he slept on the plane there though.
Pretty much. What little sleep they may get is while straddled together on the hallway floor. The first week (P week) is the worst.
Just adding my "yes" they do.. but it isn't a purposeful thing, it is just the way the journey and processing happens as the others have explained. They should grab a nap on the plane, and eat when they get to the airport (both ends of the flight). If they take their phone, they should NOT stay on it texting until the last moment, they should be napping if possible. There's a reason sailors can sleep anytime, anywhere.
And NO staying up late at last minute going away parties, no staying up all night at the MAPS hotel texting and calling family or loved ones until midnight or later ... let them REST!!! No hangovers for those of age. Explain it to them and listen up yourselves ... repeatedly.
I went to boot camp nearly 30 years ago, and it was much the same.
And there were times when I was working when I was up almost 72 hours, until the job was done. The Navy has no overtime, once you're a sailor, you're "on" 24/7.
who told you that? I suppose there are a few jobs that would not translate directly into the private sector but I think any education and experience your son gets would be valuable for the future. You do need to do your homework before he visits the recruiter. How old is your son?
look at navy.com under the careers section and have your son look at and join navydep.com
Hubby and I were electronics technicians and were offered high paying jobs, but in Los Angeles, where we did not want to live, so we turned them down. Hubby had a contract to work in Antarctica, but was medically disqualified. The jobs are out there. They just aren't always in your hometown.
Plus, the VA assists vets in retraining and turning their military experience into civilian employment. That's how I got my teaching certificate.
Just being an E-6 got me six college credits, although I never turned my electronics training into a degree. I could have, it is the equivalent of an E.E.. I still have two B.S. degrees, one begin before I joined and finished after I separated, and the teaching one the VA helped me build from the first. I could have had three had I chosen to do so.
While on active duty, it is difficult to gain college credits and take courses, but it is never impossible. They can take classes at sea, and if he gets shore duty, he can go to school part time. He can also work with DANTES to transfer his Navy training into educational credits. I should have done so myself, and regret I never got around to it.