Tina, There are already two discussions for this Power School date you might want to look at. Nuke Moms - 'Power School starting March 2010' by Kris, Stevens mom and in the group Loved Ones in the Nuke Program- 'Power School graduation Sept 3rd' by oneL04. My son is an EM in section 3 and will graduate on that day. I already have a Villa reserved and my flight tickets paid. Can't wait.
How long did it take between A School until Power School started. My son will graduate A School in couple of weeks and says he will be on T Track until power school starts. Do you know what T Track is? Congrats to your sailor for power school completion! Do you know how long it will be for him to get orders and deploy? Or, does he still have prototype to go? Lots of questions, thanks for answers if you can.
hi Lion55 mom. sorry i didn't get right back to you. I did see someone answered for me though. Glad to hear your son is graduating A school. that's fantastic. Power school is harder and dont' be surprised if you don't hear from him as often.. they study a lot harder during power school.. T-track is where they give them a job to do until power school opens for them.. my son lucked out. he was a driver. after september he head off to prototype school. so mine still has more studying to do.
Lion55's mom, T-Track or as I've read it refered to as transition(al) track. The time between the two schools. Power Schools are 8 weeks between and the next class should start July 12. and the next Sept 7. This is an educated guess but would follow the pattern I've seen for the last year or so. After Power School is called grad hold until Prototype school. That is anyones guess, a few weeks to many months. I read where some went rather soon after Power school and read where some have been on hold since Jan. and are expected to start in November. Prototype is 24 weeks (give or take according to them passing all their qualifcations) and they get their orders upon graduation (usually) although as things always are, this can change at a moments notice. In these discussions is one called "Your Sailors Schedule upon Arrival". It's a copy of what they are given and might help you.
hi, I'm the mom who started "Power School starting March 2010", it would be nice to have one group then it will be easier to follow and connect with each other. I dont care either way but as the date is getting nearer we should probably do some consolidating. I know some of the sailors have already put in their choices for where they'd like to do Prototype.
I've tried looking for these other groups but unfortunately none of them are recent if someone can guide me to an active one that would be fantastic. So here's a question?? do they get anytime off before powerschool graduation?
Tina, they don't get any time off as in 'leave' before graduation if that's your question. They usually get 10 days leave after graduation but might not be the day after, maybe weeks or a month after. I believe they have to request their leave time now or very soon and possibly they aren't allowed to all take the same time frame. I'll be talking to my son this afternoon or tomorrow morning and will ask to be sure about the details of their 10 days leave but know it's after graduation and not before.
thanks.. supposedly my son was going to surprise me with a visit in august. i am not suppose to know.. but i'm thinking that can't be cuz he graduates in sept. so who knows. unless he graduates sooner and i don't know.
My son tried to surprise me with a visit home over the weekend of the 4th (my birthday was the 1st) but I found out and met him at the airport to surprise him. There are no extended holiday weekends in Aug but he might be leaving on Friday after class and returning before homework on Sunday evening. Do you live close or across the country as I do?
hi there! i started one of the other groups..i think it would be much easier to consolidate as well...might as well be here since this seems much more active!
Tina, I'm not sure what you mean by "time off" but technically they have comp the tuesday before graduation and then they are done, then graduation is obviously friday. I can ask my husband more of what this means but I know they usually have a party (at a bar or house or combo thereof) to celebrate FINALLY being done on tuesday (he already asked if we can have people over before they all go out)!
Yes, the boys have already selected where they would "prefer" to go to prototype so I guess we'll see!
Dana, that is correct. They can't all take their leave at the same time so it has to be approved and they wont know that until probably that last week in august or first week in september (my husband said likely to be the first week in september..if that..lol oh the navy!)
Anyway, glad some of you ladies are making your way here to support your loved ones...they will definitely be needing it coming into the hardest part of power school (husband is currently studying and has been the entire day for their exam tomorrow! blah lol)