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Officer Candidate School (OCS): Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing in Navy OCS at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island.

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Class number?

Started by Paul Kinney. Last reply by Tim Bates Aug 1, 2016. 57 Replies

My son Alex is scheduled to report to OCS June 20.  Is there a way to find out his class number ahead of time?  We have everything else we need to compose his mail address.Continue

Tags: United States Navy, Navy OCS, Class Number, OCS Class Number, Officer Candidate School

Class 08-17 A/B Newport Rhode Island started Jan 8, 2017

Started by LTB. Last reply by Sean Crean Oct 27, 2018. 42 Replies

These are threads from this website that I found extremely helpful in providing me with a window into our kids' lives for the next three months:First Week of OCS,…Continue

Tags: 2017, Class, 08-17, January, RI

Class 17-16

Started by Jim Gauley. Last reply by Jonas Berman May 19, 2017. 28 Replies

Any parents out there for this group interested keeping in touch during the process, we are newbies to all of this and willing to talk to any as we watch our kids through the process of OCS.God bless.Continue

OCS Class 02-11

Started by Mike Galligan. Last reply by Mike Galligan Sep 22, 2010. 23 Replies

Hope this is the first thread for this class.  Just a place for all to go for questions/info as we go through this experience.  Seems as if some of the class was able to make calls yesterday (8/29).  Maybe F Company?  Nothing from Ted in E Company…Continue

Tags: United States Naval Academy, Navy Officers School, United States Navy, E Company, F Company

Hotels suggestions please for OTC Newport for OCS Graduation

Started by LTB. Last reply by Joe Parsons Mar 5, 2017. 19 Replies

We will be attending our son's graduation the very end of March. An uncle and aunt also plan on flying out with us and possibly another uncle and aunt so we have a need for two rooms, possibly three. It's been at least 30 years since we visited…Continue

Waiting for selection letter with start date......OCS

Started by Brian James. Last reply by Darren Gaylor Apr 26, 2017. 14 Replies

Good morning!I hope someone may have some insight/thoughts on the selection letter timeline and staying motivated. My son received notification that he was selected back in march, but has not received a selection letter or start date. How long does…Continue

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Comment by Mike Sobolewski on April 17, 2022 at 6:09pm

Anyone know if they have started or will be starting the Hi Moms dinner again the night before graduation at OCS? looking to book flights and wondering if I should plan to get there in time for it.

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Comment by Shannon W on December 15, 2019 at 3:15pm

I do not know of a specific group, but I do know there are many Facebook groups for the OCS classes. You are welcome to join an earlier class to gain information, then search for your specific class by class number to join. ex:  "

Navy OCS class 02-20 friends & family"
Best wishes to your candidate and remember to write letters every day on INDOC and if they get rolled to "H CLASS"! Mail call is the highlight of every evening. 

Comment by SouthMSDad on December 15, 2019 at 6:15am


Does anyone know if there is a group for OCS dads for the class beginning on 12/15/19?



Comment by Bart Broadman on August 18, 2019 at 1:14am

Joseph -- When my son went (two years ago) he arranged his own flights and got reimbursed later.  But as I recall he was reimbursed a standard rate (from his home base to Newport) irrespective of his actual spend.  I believe he was able to find out that amount ahead of time by talking to his recruiting office.  These things change though so I hope I have not given you outdated info.

Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on August 17, 2019 at 10:40pm

Hello everyone! A dad posed this question tonight, and if anyone can give us any insight, we would appreciate it.

"My son will be attending OCS. Does he arrange his own flight to Newport, and get reimbursed?"

Comment by Shannon W on July 22, 2019 at 6:54am

We have FaceBook support OCS groups going! If your candidate has rolled or in H, please join the group they started with and the group they will roll into. Best Wishes!  
navy ocs class 14-19 friends & family
navy ocs class 15-19 friends & family
navy ocs class 16-19 friends & family
navy ocs class 17-19 friends & family
navy ocs class 01-20 friends & family

Comment by Peter S. Adam on May 14, 2019 at 10:02am

Thank you so much, Chris.  Appreciate your input.  All best,  Peter ADAM

Comment by Chris B. on May 14, 2019 at 10:01am

Navy Lodge North Island is fantastic.  One the beach and across the street from the runway (not noisy IRRC).  Should be very reasonable.  Your son should be able to book you a room.  I just looked at their website-- $131 plus tax.

Comment by Peter S. Adam on May 5, 2019 at 6:22pm

My son recently graduated from OCS Newport RI.  He's now in San Diego advanced training.  I'm planning on going out there to see him.  Any ideas about a decent hotel/motel.  Clean/budget priced.  Located near downtown.  Thanks Peter ADAM


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