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My son finally had a meltdown last week about how much stuff he needed to get but either didn't have time for or he simply forgot. He requested that I post some of the things that all NUKE's need in A school. He said that a great idea would be to send them the day before graduation to the indoc address as it never changes.The address is:

                                         FN, first name, last name

                                         class: INDOC

                                         101 NNPTC Circle

                                          Goose Creek, SC 29445

   This way all new sailors will have everything they need when they get their.

 

This is his list:

 

  •       -bowls/silverware
  •       -can opener
  •       -laundry det./dryer sheets 
  •       -ironing board/iron
  •       -personal hyg. (body wash, cologne, deoderant, etc)
  •       -twin sheets (they are provided but my son tells me they "suck")
  •       -sneakers
  •       -black socks
  •       -white/blue t-shirts (to replace the ones from boot camp, again he says it's a quality issue)
  •       -something to do (books, video games, cards, etc.)

 

He also said that he has picked up extra's of Navy issued things and highly reccomends getting extra of the following as soon as you get to GC:

 

  •    -NSU cover (1 or 2)
  •    -dress whites cover
  •    -ribbons
  •    -pt gear (at least one more set, two would be better)

 

I hope this helps! Also veteran moms please add anything that you think would help.

 

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pandalvr-there is a miniNex that is near the site that the sailors can walk to, there is also a larger NEX that is a farther distance. They can ask for a ride from a fellow sailor (my son did that for his ride to the airport and then blessed his friend in thanks with a monetary gift), my son also had a free bus pass when he arrived and was able to go to Charleston Best Buy to purchase a computer. He also purchased a bike at the larger NEX, I think, so that he could ride his bike and I have the impression he has ridden it near the site. Also, they are able to use Uber and some moms give Uber gift cards as gifts.

And never forget there is online shopping available. I have sent packages to my sailor from several mail sites, just be sure that you have their class number correct.

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Hi, I saw some fitted sheets made specifically for navy bunks (I will have to find the site again-it was somewhere in the navy for moms secions.)  I just wondered if anyone knew about these.  They advertise that they really help keeping the bunk neat.  I am only guessing that the Nukes in A school will have a bunk and not a real mattress. Does anyone know?  Thanks.  

Jineta, I am not sure if the sheets you are referring to are for the rack beds on the ship and subs or not. I believe the BEQ's just have either bunks or regular twin beds. My son has never complained about what sheets were issued to him. Then again, he doesn't like to spend money or have me spend extra money on him, so he will take what he gets. Other moms though have sent their sailors sheets, mattress toppers, etc. once they were situated in their BEQ and knew more of what they wanted.

My son just got to GC on Saturday- he says that he doesn’t have a desk!  He didn’t want a laptop - he actually wanted to build his own computer.... Just be aware - I took my sons hard drive, keyboard and mouse/mousepad to the airport for him, and it looks like he may have to get a laptop anyway.  I know he can’t be the only Nuke that builds computers.  

The Hammer. ..so.glad you could change your flight. It will be well.worth it. Stay safe and enjoy the time with your sailor!

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