Married for long time now :) Have twin boys, Seniors in high school
Daughter just commissioned in May 2012 - designated SWO-Nuke.
Have 2 dogs, live in Western NY where it snows 7 out of 12 mos. a year.
I am here to support or represent my:
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Needed to learn more about it
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Military life can be frustrating and you can never assume anything
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Paulette, I've been trying to send you a response and the 'send' button won't work!! AARRRRRRGGHH. At least I hope you didn't get it 16 times. Anyway, I can send it via email if that's OK. my address is email@example.com
Hope you get THIS comment!
I hope so Paulette. Her father and I pray for her everyday. She really wanted to be in the Navy so badly. She thought it was her life's calling (?) I just hope she makes it out the other side okay. I think it has already changed her, but not for the better. Violet
Yes I will be driving to NY with Anthony Aug. 20 or 21 and then staying at my Dad's in Geneva for about 10 days. He's hoping to move in on Aug. 22 or 23. He needs to be there to help prepare for INDOC--he will be the sergeant--and he has to attend some Transfer Student Orientation Events at U of R. My husband and other son will join me after a week and the we'll drive back to Ohio to move that son into his dorm.
Are your son's identical twins (mine are)? Do you think they'll want to go to the same college or split up and make different choices like mine did? It gets a bit crazy getting them to different places at the same time. lol
She is doing great and is aboard the USS O'Kane right now. She is having a great time. There are 15 mids on board. They are doing some sort of inspection and when they arrive back at the base, they have a big all-ship party to celebrate that it is over. Then they have a bunch of fun things planned for the mids while in port, like: hike Diamond Head, see the Arizona Memorial, etc. Then they will go out to sea again for the last 9 days of her cruise. She is working on the bridge with the Quartermaster and the Navigator. We are so happy she is loving the Navy so far! Thanks for asking.
Paulette, thanks for the support. We finally have some good news--they assigned him on campus housing today!! A single in a 6 person suite of juniors (Anthony is a sophomore). One of the guys is is his NROTC Unit. He is happy. His academic advisor volunteered to call on his behalf. And the Administrator of his unit also made some calls. Now we can breathe and wait for his shoulder to heal.
Anthony really likes Rochester. Makes me think I'd like to move back to the area some day.
I have a daughter (22 this month) followed by twin sons (19 1/2) also!!!!! One husband, One dog, One cat, One parent. We live in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, but I am originally from Geneva, NY and my Dad still lives there. The other twin son attends Oberlin College in OH. My daughter just graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
My NROTC son is 3C and is studying Chemistry and hopes to do aviation in the Navy. His 4C year was GREAT. He loved every moment. He will be a sergeant at INDOC and a platoon commander during the upcoming year. He had PRK eye surgery during spring break and it was easy and successful. He was attending RIT and in the UofR NROTC Unit. He decided he liked UofR and transferred for this coming year. Now enters the STRESS...
UofR gives free room & board to NROTC Scholarship students, but ONLY for on-campus housing. However, they said they ran out of rooms and they have no on-campus housing for him--that he must look for off-campus But they offer no financial aid for off-campus, so it's an expense we didn't anticipate and, frankly, can't afford. Seems unfair. Plus they said housing could open up at a later date, even during the school year, but one must sign a lease or make a commitment to an off campus situation. And we are in Missouri trying to figure this out. I am a frantic Mom worrying that my kid will have no place to live.
It gets worse. While at CORTRAMID West, my son dislocated his shoulder, and last week had surgery. He will be on Medical Leave of Absence until he finishes rehab and can do full PT. We must pay his Fall tuition, etc. out of pocket. However, once he is off Med LOA, the Navy will reimburse retroactively, so he remains on the NROTC roster and must participate in all ROTC activities he is medically capable of.
Sorry for dumping, but your friend request came at a very welcome time. Thanks.
It must me great making it to the 1C year. You must be proud.
Thanks for the information. I think he is going to stick with the college that is scholarship is too. I found out he might be able to transfer his scholarship later on to USD. He really wants to keep his scholarship and he will be closer to home. It is just hard when he was accepted there and was so looking forward to going there. But we couldn't get the scholarship transferred there. Now we are waiting to hear from UC Davis to see if he go in. Which I know he will. This website has been such a blessing and so much information.Thank you again for your help.