This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
You don't need to send him any money! He's getting paid now and he has meals in the galley so that is covered too. If he chooses to eat off base he pays for that, but like I said he will have enough to cover that now LOL. There is a subway and a McDonalds right there on base so if nothing else you can send him Subway gift cards. I would always include one in a card or package that I sent to my son. Hopefully you will hear from him soon and he can let you know how things are going and if he has started power school yet. They do spend all day in school and then are often assigned mandatory study hours every day....it's a long day! The nuke program is tough but I'm sure your son will be fine! Remind him to stay focused & study hard but also to take some time for himself to unwind on the weekends. They need to find a good balance between work & play....
Hi Rena - I see you are leaving comments for me, but you are leaving them on your page, not mine so I am not seeing them. You need to click on my profile picture (the flower) and that will take you to my page. Then you go down to the bottom of my page and type your comment to me and then make sure to hit "add comment". That way it will show up on my page (or who ever's page your are trying to reach!).
It's very possible your son could be in power school right now. It just depends on how much time he had to wait before he started A school and then how long he might have been on T-Track (hold) between A & Power School. For example my son had PIR on 12/21/12. He finished A school on 4/19/13. He finished Power School on 12/18/13. He got to NY on 1/13/14 but didn't start Prototype until 4/14/14.....he's halfway through proto but no grad date yet due to delays, etc. First we heard Sept grad, then Oct & now maybe December! Nothing for sure yet. Overall the nuke program will take about 2 years (seems to be a little bit longer right now though!). Hopefully you can get some info from your son as to where he is in the "pipeline". (That's what the nuke school process is referred to!) Good Luck - & let me know if you have more questions!