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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 Edward D. Cookenham on January 9, 2010 at 9:49pm
OK - direct from Ensign (wanna be) Sam from OCS --- "It would be good to have a good phone card and a home made letter writing kit (plain paper, book of stamps, Legal size envelopes stuck inside a manella envelope), a good iron, pantyhose to shine new shoes for RLP, clear fingernail polish, nice tweezers, tiny scissors, lots of socks, underwear and razor blades." They will need an unused tee shirt and skivvies for their RLP (Room, Locker, and Personnel) Inspections.
Hope you got the right web addee:
I was using my Itouch one letter at at time. Keyboards are so much more easier. Cookie
Comment by Edward D. Cookenham on January 9, 2010 at 8:37pm
Below web is OCS. Not. Pcs!!!!! Sorry thick fingers
Comment by Edward D. Cookenham on January 9, 2010 at 8:35pm
Sam's class did aeet and greet at local place the night before D Day called The Brick Alley. Nice place and lots of room. I went and so did 2 other Moms. Gave them a good bonding experiance. My wife says there is akins of list on N4Moms but try for better info. Hope I got that right. Also small scissors to cut off IPs - pack do not carry on!!!!!! One extra t shirt that is 1 size smaller than normal. An extra pair NEW running shoes. First pair gets trashed quickly I hear. If I hear more will pass it on.
Comment by Edward D. Cookenham on January 9, 2010 at 5:22pm
My deduction from Sam's time there on the major trouble spots was simply the sickness everyone got. Sure there were a few injuries that caused someone to "roll back a class" but according to what he's been able to relay most of the rolls were from sickness. Don't sweat not hearing from him for the first week or so - they aren't allowed to email or phone. But being good sailors (how quick they learn!!) he will figure out a way. The land line connections leave a lot to be desired though.
Sounds like 08-10 will be the CandieOs that will be greeting them and introducing them to the greatest Navy in the world.
Glad you started us and feel free to fire those questions at will!!! Cookie
Comment by Edward D. Cookenham on January 7, 2010 at 1:20pm
My son is in OCS Class 07-10 and becomes commissioned Jan 22. Guess who is giving him his first salute. Guess I better remember to bring the hankerchief!

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