My son Michael is 17-16 Bravo. Look forward to sharing our experiences.
My Son is in 17-16.
whoops, didn't see this thread and started another. Oh well, I'll add my post here:
My son Zachary is SNA (Pilot) and in 17-16 A. Has anyone heard anything from their sailor? One dad posted they'd heard when their son was given a billet (class office, I guess?). I guess that was a special priviledge, and we shouldn't hear till the third or fourth week after their RLP (inspection). Also, from what I've heard, graduation is Sept 30th, for those that don't roll. That's the extent of my indoctrination into Navy parenthood so far. Any other tidbits?
Thanks for the thread Jonas. My son Matt is scheduled to be a SWO (Surface Warfare Officer). I have no additional info on the training. Matt has been active duty (enlisted) in USAF as a ATC and then at SouthCOM as a Warfare Air Space Planner, for 6 years. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University last year and put his package together to become an officer in the Navy. He's on the upper age limit level at 29. He proposed to his sweetheart right before he left for OTC. She is completing her education at AU to become a Dr of Audiology.
Wow! Great story, Chris. Matt sounds like a terrific guy. Hope Zach meets him and can use him as a resource on Navy/military stuff. Zach has no prior experience: went to college, then got his Master's in Resource Economics at Umass, but always wanted to serve.
Incidently, my daughter is at UVM study Speech and language science,. She'll probably go on in Speech pathology or Audiology.
Thanks RJ. I'll try to stop posting in the other thread, too. This one's got more participants already.
Jim, you haven't told us about your sailor. Since he is in 17-16 A with Zachary, I'm interested.
I read somewhere that about 2/week is good. I waited a week and sent one off yesterday. I'm not usually much of a writer, but will try to get a few off, as I hear its a boost during some of the tough weeks.
Bald is Beautiful!
Jim Gauley said:
Pics on FaceBook are available here^^^^^.
It's great to see our boy! Bald as an eagle!