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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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Surviving Nuke School

Started by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM Aug 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival at Goose Creek

Started by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM Aug 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Nuke A School Graduation Date

Started by David E Kahmann, Sr. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM Jul 9, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jim C. on June 7, 2016 at 10:24pm

Mike, they generally have at least about three weeks to report to their next command after they graduate. So there should be time for housing arrangements from the time they get their orders.

Comment by Charlie Knotts on June 7, 2016 at 12:39pm

My son graduated in June and got his orders about 3 weeks before. He was assigned to Kings Bay which was his third choice after Hawaii and San Diego. Two of his buddies were sent to Guam which neither had requested so its always going to be "needs of the Navy" first.

I ran into a guy in Costco (wearing my Navy Dad's hat) who said most of his class was sent to aircraft carriers in Kitsap even those that had signed up for sub duty.

Comment by Mike on June 7, 2016 at 12:22pm

Thanks Grant/Jim

I was thinking a couple of weeks out to better facilitate housing decisions if a family was in the picture.

Comment by Grant Miller on June 7, 2016 at 12:00pm

Needs of the Navy first. Sorry he didn't get what he wanted.

Comment by Jim C. on June 7, 2016 at 11:55am

Mike, they'll get their orders right around the end of prototype. This makes sense since the Navy wants to be reasonably sure they will graduate before they make staffing decisions. Somewhere around midpoint, or earlier, they will ask them to submit their dream sheets. My son got his orders about a week before graduation, to the only place he did NOT want to be stationed (so much for the dream sheets.) I've heard of sailors occasionally not getting orders until after graduation.

Comment by Mike on June 7, 2016 at 11:30am

Does anyone know at about what point in prototype do folks start to look at orders?

Comment by Jim C. on May 5, 2016 at 10:39pm

My son passed his E5 exam in the last cycle while he was in prototype. I just kept Googling for "Navy Petty Officer Exam Results." I found a link to the list online through the Navy "All Hands" magazine. The current cycle results should come out around the 4th week of May.
All Hands (current issue):

Advancement list (last cycle, announced in November):

Comment by Grant Miller on May 3, 2016 at 10:46pm

Quick questions: What is the web address to see the advancement exam results? When? I know they are posted this month sometime. E5 test.

Comment by Mike on April 25, 2016 at 9:27am

Great experience at Power School graduation last Friday.  The quest speaker was the most recent CO of the PCU CVN-78, he congratulated the graduates then told them of the challenges ahead, both at proto-type and the fleet.  My son is now on the Jersey Turnpike headed to Ballston Spa.  Congratulation to all!!!

Comment by David Larkin on April 20, 2016 at 9:54pm

I must apologize for my oversight.  Of course we will be very proud of all the young sailors, both hardworking women and men, crossing the podium.  Thanks for the reminder.


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