"Thank you Mark for your comment. It makes me feel so much better to know
that enlisted men and officers do communicate aboard a sub. My son called me yesterday to inform me that a memorial service for Mr. Mack was held yesterday.
May he rest in…"
"My son is aboard Nebraska (gold crew) I really do hope that the crew communicate with each other. The thing that I am so concerned about is, enlisted men are not supposed to associate with officers. My son is an officer and what if he wants to talk…"
"To BunkerBee. I don't get it. My son is on a boomer ( I assume Luann's son is on an attack sub) . My son told me that they are not allowed to have cell phones with a camera onboard!!! Why the @#$%^, is the rule different on other boats.…"
"Hi! My son is gold crew on the Nebraska, too! I just really started looking around this site, so I was glad to find this group.
My son just finished power school this past December, and this is his first deployment. I'm very excited for…"
"I'm so confused. Please clarify this for me. My son finished college through an ROTC scholarship. He graduated in December of 2007. He went to nuke training and sub school after that. He was commissioned on 12/14/07. How many more years does he…"
"My son lives on Bainbridge Island. I agree there's a lot to do in Kitsap county. Have you taken the ferry to Seattle? My son's apartment is walking distance from the ferry terminal. I spent 2 months on the island last year and I loved it.…"
"Mine is on the blue crew and enjoying some off time right now. We wish your son and his shipmates success on their current mission. My son enjoys Silverdale as there is plenty to do in the area. Lots of recreational opportunities and beautiful…"
I am a full time housewife who is interested in having a lot of my questions answered. I can't seem to get my son to communicate with me. I hope I can get some help from the other moms whose children are officers aboard ballistic missile submarines.
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:
I am more aware of the sacrifices of the men and women in the armed forces and I have become more grateful for the freedom that we have in this country.
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Officers put in the 10 choices for shore tour. Openings are posted and they list their top ten choices. Depends on the opportunities and locations but it boils down to needs of the navy. Our son is on a fast attack and is just review his options to submit. You son may or may not be given an asssignment where he is currenly posted. You can also ask him what he listed and what he hopes to get.
Hi I just wanted to let you know that as mother's we cannot do anything for our sailors/Officers. They have to do it all by themselves now. It is up to them to get the proper paperwork in for reimbursement. Believe me I have wanted to do things too. Patience is needed for the Navy is what I learned !! Good Luck !!
Hi, you may want to change your username so that it does not include your email address. Remember not to include your last name in the name you change it to, especially if it is the same as your sailor's, but maybe also if it isn''t, to keep everyone safe. Blessings to you and yours.