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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
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 : )
It's a privilege to be able to applaud the accomplishments of these Nukes--and I think your son is among those making E5 in record time! Congratulations to him, and be sure to take some of that congratulations personally--the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say!
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.
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?
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).
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.