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My step-daughter, with whom I have a great relationship (most of the time), is stationed on a carrier in San Diego.  I know she hates being on the ship, but she's only 19 and was told she would not be placed in barracks until she's 21.  She's recently become friends with a female sailor from another carrier in the area who does live off-ship and in barracks and my step-daughter is now staying with her.  She claims that "they don't care where i stay or what i do. As long as i show up for work and duty on time that's it. I work everyday, if i don't show up then that's UA. My time is my time when I'm off."  I copied/pasted from a response I just received from her.  I'm concerned because her friend is 21 and there is drinking going on in her room.  We've already been told that by my step-daughter. 

I find it hard to believe that the Navy doesn't check to make sure the sailor is staying where he/she is supposed to be staying, i.e. in their berth on the ship. 

Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated!

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From experience they don't care what they do in there off time it sounds harsh but they are adults as long as her rack is clean she shows up for duty, work and watch on time and does not get in any trouble they will let her do what she wants. If she gets in trouble then they flip sides and will make sure she is on the ship every night and put her on restricted liberty. But if she keeps out of trouble no one will ask questions.

Thank you so much for your reply!  Sometimes I worry that she's not making the right choices, i.e. hanging out with older soldiers that can have alcohol in their rooms, but I'll just have to trust that she'll make the right decisions for herself.  We still have contact with her daily, so I guess all is well.  Thank you again!

Its the truth, when they are at work, they are not checking up on them. In the military's eyes, once you hit 18 and join, you are an adult. You are expected to act like one.

That's true. I just came back from visiting my husband and I've witness the same. As long as they don't get into trouble. I've seen a lot of shacking up, even sailors that are married or have girlfriends etc. TMI, when we were driving on base, my husband showed me where they found a woman undies and condoms in the bushes while he was on watch. Also in Pensacola they found a woman living in 1 of the male sailor barracks and there have been some DUI

My daughter has a friend that stays with her In on base housing because she does not like the ship either. I quess it is okay, she stayed with friends till she got the housing


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