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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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STAR Reenlistment as pertains to Nukes: What is it, Pros & Cons

Started by Joe M. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G Aug 5. 11 Replies

Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival at Goose Creek

Started by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G Jun 9. 1 Reply

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Comment by Douglas H on Saturday

My sailor (MM2) found out that his student advisor from prototype made Chief but then got caught up in the cheating thing.  He was bummed because he knew this sailor would have made a great Chief. I asked if he thought he was involved or just caught up in it, and he replied "probably a little of both". It is just sad that these talented people felt it necessary to "work" the system.

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G on September 11, 2014 at 9:38am

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G on September 2, 2014 at 3:47pm

Hi All - Happy Tuesday.  Spoke with our son yesterday.  He took the 50% exam back in July and as of now we still don't have any new news on when he will finish - hurry up & wait!  He sounded a little tired but otherwise he is doing well....almost ready to be "plant limited".

Comment by Grant Miller on August 21, 2014 at 8:46pm

Thanks for the comments everyone. We/I follow the Navy news fairly closely and thus have been aware of this since the news broke last winter while son was in Boot. Yes, very glad this was exposed before our Sailor started the program. Sorry for those who got caught in the middle. Always nice to get insights from all you guys on this forum.

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G on August 21, 2014 at 1:22pm

Grant - fortunately your son shouldn't have any issues with this.  Like Joe M. said this broke a while back and since then they have brought in new instructors and cleaned things up.  That was unfortunate for students like Joe's son & others who had to redo their checkouts...all that work they did and then to have to do it again - ugh!

My son is in proto in Ballston Spa.  When it came out I mentioned it to him and he said they were briefed on it and then told not to talk discuss it.

Comment by Joe M on August 20, 2014 at 11:17pm

Re: Linked Cheating Article...

1) Does a poor job delineating that students weren't the cheaters, only instructors.  Nuke grads entering the fleet during this period are not 'tainted'.

2) Son was in proto at GC when this broke.  He had over 60 checkouts that had been signed off by 'bad' instructors disqualified.  He had to retake them all over again with 'clean' instructors.  Plus the pool of instructors was now smaller causing the students long delays.  He'd go in two hours early just trying to get on the 'list' so he could get his checkouts.  His graduation date kept being pushed later and later, probably 2-3 months added time.  Hopefully this situation is improved by the time your son gets to proto, assuming he's assigned GC.

3) Should open more opportunities for Nuke grads wanting to become instructors.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on August 20, 2014 at 10:16pm

it's unfortunate but the program is very high pressure with excel or fail written all over it.....gonna happen with those that shouldn't be there...

Comment by Grant Miller on August 20, 2014 at 6:54pm

Thoughts? Comments? My son just started Power School.

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140820/NEWS/308200051

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G on August 11, 2014 at 1:42pm

Well college son is on his way home.  Yesterday they made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame - had a great time.....

This was leaving sailor's apartment....

We got to FaceTime with both of them last night which was nice ;-) So glad they got to spend some "brotherly" time together.  It was short but very sweet!

Happy Monday!

Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G on August 9, 2014 at 9:47pm

Today they went to the horse races at Saratoga Springs!  Had a great time with a great group of sailors and friends!

 

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