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William in Nashua
  • Male
  • Nashua, NH
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am the father of a Navy nuke Electronics Technician who is a crew member on an attack submarine.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 8:02am on April 24, 2014, NJ Navy Mom Ship 03 Div 115 said…

William,  I don't know if you got my message but I never know what I can safely post on the main board.  Dan is finishing up ELT and has been assigned to the USS Dallas out of Groton.  He googled the boat and found out that it's scheduled for decommissioning on Sept 15.  Do you know what that means for him?  Will he stay in Groton then and be assigned to a different boat or will he be reposted all over again.  I was just curious and didn't know who else to ask.  I sent a message to you and Mark.  No rush but sometimes I have trouble with this computer and the messages just don't go through.  I blame the computer but it could be user error : )

At 6:13pm on December 19, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Thanks William for the friend request.  Yes, it is a HUGE relief that he finished power school. He's looking forward to BS and Prototype.  We're looking forward to seeing him for Christmas!

At 8:23pm on April 3, 2013, ProudNavyDad said…

Thanks William, yes big relief.  Now on to more challenges in A school.  My son is an ET as well and wants to be in subs.

At 1:20am on March 8, 2013, MN Mom of MM said…

Hi William, I was surprised to see you on the Eisenhower group, but was GLAD to see you post there.  My son in on the Eisenhower and I have done little more than read since last Dec.  When I first visited the site there was an extreme amount of Drama, arguements, and name calling.  One could almost refer to it as "cat fights"  I felt much more comfortable with the Nuke moms, but also have a need to try and stay informed of what is happening on my sailor's ship.   Anyway thank you for the informative post on that "carrier link".  I pray for God's protection of all our militay, and that parents aren't doing really stupid stuff that affects my son's ship.  My son has expressed in emails that he likes what he is doing and that he is glad he chose this path in the Navy.  Do I remember right that your son is submarine?  I had gotten the impression that  his choice was also a good fit for him.  Well glad I saw you on the IKE and I always appreciate your words of wisdom.    

At 12:53pm on September 27, 2012, Binker & Bro: 2X Nuke Mom said…

why of course I will be your friend. us ole nukes can never have too many friends!



At 10:47pm on September 26, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

Hi William.  I was pretty sure my sailor was right in saying that the 30th was the grad day.  I just could not see them having it Thanksgiving weekend.  Sailor son kinda got stuck in that same  situation for Boot Camp Grad.  He started Nov 2, 2010, and with Xmas and New Years falling on the weekend, his BC was over 9 weeks long with his graduation on Jan 7th. 

2 months, wow the time has seemingly gone fast...I am sure for our sailors in the heart of study, exams, watches, and crew shifts, it has not been so fast.  Thanks for the info, will you be going to the graduation? 

At 6:29pm on September 23, 2012, Bigmama said…

Hi, He wasn't a sub vol because he is 6'8" and didn't think he could handle the close quarters( he's a EM). He had tried to get a SPU assignment and interviewed for a position (didn't get it though).  That seemed like a good move but they don't have lots of openings all the time.   It seems like all the carrier volunteers got sent to Norfolk and some of the sub volunteers also.  They got different ships but I hadn't heard of a single one getting sent to the west coast (I had him ask all his friends).  It also seemed like all the sub volunteers,  that got subs, were sent to Pearl Harbor.  I don't know of how other classes are assigned but I did see a post that said an entire class got sent to the Stennis in Washington (seemed a little odd).  I don't know how much choice any of them really have but it would be really interesting to know if they always send the whole class to the same area.  My son's class was relatively small(Ballston Spa) but I know the next one coming through is quite large.  He(and others that are unhappy) is starting to get excited about the Norfolk area- but they are really going to miss that beautiful, rural community and head for a very large base(the biggest in the world). 

At 12:02pm on August 26, 2012, Michimom (MM Nuke Mom) said…

I'll try to keep you posted as to how he much he likes it in Pearl Harbor. 

Plus, love your pic.  You might appreciate that our one dog is named Tiberius.  :)

At 11:49pm on August 22, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

When will your son graduate?  Mine says Nov 30th.  Some of the Moms are saying Nov23rd for this group.  Yes there is way to much to see in your area for a 4 day trip.  Don't know if we can return there as Sailor son has put on his "list" SanDiego and Washington as the top choices.  Everything is so far away from MN. 

At 6:31pm on July 31, 2012, Johanna said…
Hey William,

Sorry, just saw the friend request. Love your pic. My best friend is a Treky!
My son is also an ET. He has already re enlisted. Your son is in my neck of the woods.
I am a farm kid from Upstate NY. From a town called Cazenovia. Going home in 2 weeks to 400 acres, horses, tractors, my pickup truck that shifts 3 on the tree and all my crazy friends that farm their 1000 acre farms... we work hard and play harder. GreAt part of the world... will you be visiting your son? Think your words are wonderfully comforting to so many of these moms. Well done.

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