We are wanting to attend our sons graduation from A school in Great Lakes but money is tight and we are trying to save however we can.We would like to find out if there are any campgrounds in that area.We are in Kansas City and not familiar with the area. If anyone could provide any advice I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!!
If money is tight, you might want to find out if your son's A school has a graduation worth attending. Most A school graduations are no big deal. Besides, he will be coming home on leave after A school anyway.
Well I have seen that on here..I mean as far as A school graduation not being a big deal but he seems to think it is. And as far as him coming home on leave,I wish I knew that for sure. He says he gets so many days but our daughter is getting married in October and he wants to save his leave for then...thank you for your reply..I need more answers though I guess..just not sure what to do!!
Check out http://www.mwrgl.com/recreation/marina/marina.htm. That may help.
If your son wants you to attend, then by all means "GO". We attended or daughters graduation from A school, it was fun and laid back.
Alot of them dont know that the graduation is like. They find them self very disappointed. He will get the leave after A-school. It would be a good idea to get him home then. The odds of him coming home in Oct may not be very good. If he is on deployment odds are really good he isn't coming home. Plan for what you know for sure. You aren't going to get a lot of chances to see him. Best to take what you can.
Denise is correct, the new guy at a command is very unlikely to have a leave request approved after only being at his new command for just a couple months. And yes, if his ship is deployed, it is zip zero zilch on leave.
They earn 2.5 days each month, for a total of 30 days paid vacation each year. However, getting to take leave depends on the needs of the command they're at, less on the desires of the sailor. It would be wise to have a back up plan for the wedding, such as Skype. Just in case.
Can't vouch for any of these, but hope it helps. If you want to attend, and he wants you there, by all means go. I noticed at my son's they recognized the parents who were there with a certificate.
One other thing to consider, if there is a hold period between his graduation from A School and his next assignment, the sailors are doing pretty menial work while waiting. If he sticks around GL, he'll be cleaning and standing watch much of the day.