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My son is leaving Brooklyn NY 9/10/14 for the great lakes as a mineman.  He is in the reserves.  Does anyone know how long it will be, can we stay at the Navy lodge, and how long will A school be in San Diego?  What comes after A school?  Does he come home since he is reserves?  Is there more school after A school?  I can't get any concrete info from my son.  Thanks!

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Hi, Kathy-

I'm not sure about the reserves part, but I can tell you that my son, who is also a Mineman, spent about 8-10 weeks at Great Lakes after boot camp for ATT (Advanced Technical Training). It is basically a class on electrical stuff.

After that, he went to San Diego for A School. Mineman A School is 10-11 weeks long (I'm not sure I have that exactly right, but it's close).

My son has done additional training (C School), but I'm not sure they have reservists do this, and it depends what specialized skills the Navy needs at the time.

Hope this is helpful, and best of luck to your son!

Gloria

thank you Gloria

I think I'll put a shout out if there are any reservist moms to see what the difference is.  Most of what I am reading is for full time enlisted.  I don't know how they would do the job on a weekend a month.    There is so little info

Kathy

HI Kathy,

My son is listed as a MN too.  He is signed up for the reserves also.  I understand they go to GL for 6-7 weeks and then A school in San Diego for awhile.  I don't expect him home until May... but things could change.  He just went to BC Nov. 6. Good luck to him!! 

julie

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