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Navy Nuke: Questions and Answers to what your Sailor will be doing as a "Nuke" in the United States Navy. This support group is for the families and friends with Sailors serving in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Program / Power Nuke School.

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Nukes: How They Got There

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Cliff's Notes on Prototype Training

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Comment by Bob on February 19, 2009 at 5:35pm
Interesting to hear about the delays. My son Aaron will be PIR on 27 Feb and ships to GC on 04 March He was chosen for ET even though his first pick was EM and he had a high qual score but needs of the Navy. It is good o hear that they are getting BS back on track. My wife heard a rumor that they were thinking about opening Idaho again but that is just a rumor for us that would be great since we live in Montana. Aaron also wants fast attack subs. We will just have to see how things go in GC for him
Comment by Jim G. on February 18, 2009 at 8:01pm
Wayne, not sure what an MM (weapons) is? Is this a new rating / designation?
Comment by Wayne Kolodjeski on February 18, 2009 at 7:21pm
My son Keith is anMM (weapons) he is stationed on the USS Missouri (SSN780) which is under construction due to be completed Jan. 2010.
Comment by Jason's Dad on February 11, 2009 at 8:06pm
Nuke Dads- I have been following the conversation about New York Prototype and can feel your pain. My son Jason is an ET in NF A School and may very well be in the holding pattern you all are seeing. From my sources they are correcting the situation in New York but it will take some time and they are down to one sub prototype in GC now also, so training is bottlenecked. Like some have said enjoy the time ashore and sea duty will come soon enough. Jason is surface as I was but I qualified at S1W in Idaho and then back to A1W as an instructor also in Idaho. I see how pround you all are and to go through the program then your son follows ,is hard to describe but makes one feel good is an understatement. Those with son,s or daughters on hold hang in there and give them support they need it.
Comment by Jim G. on February 8, 2009 at 9:14pm
Yes, Jeff, I am extremely proud of my son and I know he will do well in his training. I was on two fast attack subs and a Sub tender, but it looks lik my son is leaning towards surface (carrier) duty. He is still undecided.

I really enjoyed my time at prototype in NY, and I am sure Nick will enjoy the extra time ashore. The fleet isn't going anywhere, and he will still have plenty of time left to go out to sea and qualify in Subs.
Comment by Jeff C on February 8, 2009 at 8:48pm
Thanks for the encouragement Jim. I am probably more frustrated for Nick than he is with the situation. Nick is an MM and did "A" school in GC and plans on sub duty., hoping for "fast attack".
I am very proud of him as you are of Aaron. And I want to thank you also for serving our country.
Comment by Jim G. on February 8, 2009 at 5:58pm
I also qualified at S8G prototype in Ballston Spa, NY. I understand that the students on hold may be frustrated, but I would encourage them to make the most of the additional shore time they can get. They will miss it when they hit the fleet and deploy...
Comment by Jim G. on February 8, 2009 at 9:19am
My son, Aaron, is in his first week at RTC GLakes, and is headed for
Nuke "A" School after Boot Camp. He is planning on MM, which he should be able to get with no problem.

I was in for 8 years as a nuke sub ELT, from1984-1992.
Comment by Jeff C on February 7, 2009 at 11:12am
Hello. I have just joined the Nukes group. My son, Nick is currently in Prototype school in Ballston Spa, NY. I was wondering if anyone else in this group has a sailor currently there? Their training has been put on hold since November due to instructors not following proper procedure. I am wondering if anyone has any more info as to when training might resume. It is frustrating for the Nukes since they should be completing their training this month and would be ready for ship duty, but instead have no end in sight.
Comment by CT Nuke Dad on December 4, 2008 at 9:10pm
TFJ nuke dad 08…I understand your concern about nukes not going to BESS in Groton. Nukes get well versed in safety issues once assigned to a boat. They are responsible for completing “ship’s quals”. These are requirements to get their dolphin or fish. These checkouts cover safety, firefighting, emergency procedures and damage control. My son says they run casualty drills all the time. Nathan attended firefighting school (1 day) in Groton after he reported to his boat in Portsmouth, NH.
He is currently a rider on the USS Maryland (his regular boat is the Greenville). He sent us an email Tuesday saying he was scheduled for his final board to get his dolphins yesterday. No word on results. Tell Frank good luck and thank him for his service.

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