Wow! It's been 5 years since I've posted here. Since graduation my son has become a SAR (Search and Rescue Swimmer) and is now in SWCC training.
Hope to hear from someone whose son/daughter is either a SWCC sailor or is presently in training.
Hi! My son is SB. I’m just joining the group & hoping to connect with SB families.
HI Catherine, Tom here. My son is now with his team after graduating in March. Glad to meet you and welcome!
Hi! My son graduated in March. Did you make it to the graduation? He’s with SB12. Where is your son?
Unfortunately I didn’t make the graduation. 6 days before leaving I was Dx with blood clots in my leg. It broke my heart. My boy is with SBT20 in Virginia. Makes me a bit nervous as their deployment will be where we’re having a lot of tensions right now. He was home for Thanksgiving and will be taking 3 weeks leave for the holidays. Where is 12? Any more details should be offline. My email is email@example.com.
Welcome aboard Catherine. My son graduated with Class 88 and is at Little Creek (SBT 20).
Hi! My son is class 108 & is SB 12 in Coronado.
Thanks for responding! I have had a hard time finding SWCC families.
I hope to learn more about everything- all of the abbreviations & changing schedules... :)
I know graduating at the time of COVID shut down has added to
my confusion of what happens when.
LOL!! There aren't very many of us, that is why you are having a hard time finding SWCC families. I will try to answer any questions you may have and I noticed Tom has responded as well. His son just graduated this spring also. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience. Again, welcome aboard.
SWCC Dad here!
Hi David, congratulations and welcome! My son has just recently mustered out to grab that big business brass ring after 8 years of service as a PO1.
If there’s anything that I can help you with please feel free to ask. Our children, as I’m sure you’re aware, are in quite the exclusive club. (David King was a great resource to me)
David Derk said:
SWCC Dad here!
That’s awesome Tom. Thanks for the reply. My son is at Coronado and begins prep in August. He’s training and do jobs the PO’s give him for now. He’s loving it. I’m sure I’ll have questions. Thanks for being here!
Great news Tom and welcome David!! My son is at the 7 1/2 year mark and has just finished his Bachelor's Degree. He plans to put in an OCS package this winter and return to NSW as an officer. He likes the community and wants to make it a career. Tom, does your son have a job opportunity in hand, or is he still exploring options? David, feel free to reach out to us as your son moves through the pipeline. We know you will have a lot of questions and we will do our best to answer them within the confines of OPSEC.
David- my son is SWCC - Coronado. SBT12. He’s trying to complete an engineering degree through ASU. It’s difficult because it’s not a program designed for military.
David King, what program did your son just finish- I’d love for mine to finish & apply OCS.