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My son is at his first duty station. He has been there since October. At first he seemed to be doing well but not so much now. He sounds so depressed when I talk to him. This really concerns me. He's always been very social and easy going but now he's become withdrawn and he's isolating himself. He is having a hard time connecting with people and is already counting down the days to get out of the military.
I've encouraged him to talk to someone like a chaplain about what he's feeling but he doesn't think it'll help. He also says he thinks they'll think he's weak and a punk. I guess it's a male ego thing.
I know he has to grow up and life can be difficult but it breaks my heart. I don't know what to do, how to help. Since he won't talk to anyone else I've told him to call me when he is feeling down but I don't know what to say when he calls.
I tell him to hang in there but I'm sure that's not what he wants to hear. And I know it doesn't help.
Can any of you relate? Perhaps you could offer some sound advice for me or him.
CVN= Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Propulsion
Gforce82 - CVN = Aircraft Carrier; MCM = mine countermeasures; VAQ = electronic warfare squadron
Anyone know anything about CVN? MCM? VAQ? Recruit shared their wish list and not exactly sure what this means.
My son is Graduating boot on Fri and will be going to A school in Pensacola. I look forward to learning about this side of the Navy.
His rate is AO
Hey Elizabeth, if you’re on Facebook, there is a group called Navy AO Moms you can join with lots of moms willing to answer your AO questions. :)
My son has finished A School and will be heading to his ship to do more training. Any info/advice from ABE moms will be appreciated!
Hi Momofthree. They also wanted my son to do NUKE after he choose ATC Air Traffic Controller. There is a real need for nuke and most do not stay in the nuke program because it is so difficult. Mine was not forced to change and he is a happy air traffic controller now. Good luck with this and keep us posted on his progress.
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