When will my Nuke come home for Leave ???
Not Until After he completes A School
He will go straight from Boot Camp to A School
How does Nuke A School
fit into the NUKE Training Pipeline ???
Where will he go for Nuke A School ???
He will fly to the:
Navy Nuclear Power Training Command ( NNPTC )
Goose Creek, SC
just north of Charleston, South Carolina
command website: here and more information can be found:
NNPTC is one several collocated bases - base maps and extensive base info
What type of A School will he attend ???
Nuclear Field Machinist Mate ( MM-FN ) - 14 weeks minimum
Nuclear Field Electricians Mate ( EM-FN ) - 24 weeks minimum
Nuclear Field Electronics Technician ( ET-SN ) - 24 weeks minimum
Please Note - Only upon graduation from A school
do students become MMs / EMs / ETs
For more information on what ET-SN, MM-FN and EM-FN
For more information on the A Schools themselves:
When will he find out what type of Nuke A School
he will attend ???
During Boot Camp he will be assigned to a
MM-FN or EM-FN or ET-SN A School
He opted for a Guaranteed MM-FN before boot camp
He will have an opportunity to express a preference
a couple of weeks into boot camp
Where can I Ship my Nuke's things to Nuke A School ???
Once you know for sure he will graduate Boot Camp on Schedule
And you know which type of A School he is headed for ( ET / EM / MM )
This Address will work - click here
When will he find out his A School Class Number ???
and when will his class start ???
Your Nuke will be in an Indoctrination Class before he "Classes Up" - click here
His true "A Class" class number comes later and will depend on several factors
The Class Curriculum and the Class Start Date being the main factors
1121 MT and 1121 A are two examples of A Class numbers
A discussion of how and when the class number is determined can be found here
What Does the A Class Section Number
Mean to my Nuke ???
Each Class Number has one, or more, sections
For Example, if there are enough students to form multiple MM-SN classes
at the same time
there will be one class with multiple sections
NNPTC often tries to keep Sailors in the same section together in the BEQs
How Much / What Kind of / What to do on
Free Time at Nuke A-School ???
Personal Laptops, Internet Access, WiFI, Cell Phones allowed/provided at Nuke A-School ???
Shuttle Service and Public Transport at Nuke A-School ???
Public Transportation Information - click here
What Job will my Nuke do Aboard Ship ???
He will successfully complete 4 distinct training programs
before being assigned to a ship/boat
once on board a ship/boat he will perform one of these job functions:
How will he Qualify to do his/her Job Here
When will he leave for his Nuke A School ???
He will fly out on Boot Camp Graduation Day, the next Day, or one of the following days.
The exact day will be determined by his Division Number and the Number of Divisions graduating that same day, and other factors.
How do I estimate, early on, when his division will fly out ???
Determine when his Division Graduates and How Many other Divisions Graduate the same Day, how to do this is described further below.
Example: February 11th, 2011 graduating divisions:
063–074, 804 & 912 ( 14 divisions )
Division 63,65,65 & 66 - between 3 AM and 5 AM next day ( SAT ) bus pickup navy bus delivers them to airport terminal or charter plane
Division 071 - between 3 AM and 5 AM following TUE bus pickup
navy bus delivers them to airport terminal or charter plane
Sailors delivered to terminal wait until later that day or evening for fly out.
As you can see the Navy just scheduled flights out each day starting with the lowest number division and working up. Capacity limitations determine how many divisions go out each day. There has to be some system for scheduling and this is the current one used at Navy Boot Camp.
You can determine the graduation date by clicking here: Graduation Dates
or by going here: http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/upcoming_grads.asp
You must, of course, know your sons Division, which you will, after receiving the first form letter from Boot Camp, about 7-10 days into Boot Camp.
How do I verify my estimate as his division's graduation gets closer ???
Sailors will be advised of when their division ships out when they get closer to the end of Boot Camp. That information is often posted in various places on this Web site by loved ones who learned by letter or telephone call. Look at the Pass In Review Date ( Graduation Date ) Group that matches your son's division's graduation date ( the divisions PIR date).
For those divisions that graduated on February 11th, 2011 click here: PIR 21111
or go here: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir21111
The above is an example you must locate the PIR group for your sons graduation date.
There are Groups set up for each Boot Camp Graduation date, aka PIR date. There are also often Groups and/or Discusion Forums set up for each division and ship.
The above are all good places to look to see what Recruits are being told about when their divisions will be picked up and taken to the Airport after graduation. Of course letters and phone calls home from your recruit are always the best source.
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