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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⚓️MM2(CVN75). Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Monday. 1 Reply

Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival at Goose Creek

Started by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM2(CVN75). Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Monday. 1 Reply

Nuke A School Graduation Date

Started by David E Kahmann, Sr. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM2(CVN75) Jul 9. 1 Reply

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Comment by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Monday

I bumped a couple of discussions above that might be helpful to those that are new to Goose Creek.

Comment by Ron Fordham on Monday

We just drove to Great Lakes from central Alabama in one day, then back following seeing our new baby nuke off a the airport to Goose Creek. We got home at 4:30am Sunday morning after getting up to go to the airport with our sailor at 2:30... That was rough, thank goodness for convenience store coffee and waffle house ;-) 

Comment by Mike on Monday

All great advice....I'm looking forward to the graduation Friday but the drive down from Virginia, well that's something else.

Comment by Ron Fordham on Monday

Frank. that's darned good advice. We'll do out best to follow that. Parents to tend to take the negative route far to often. We're guilty of that. So this is really good for us to hear. We needed it right from the start. And the care packages is an awesome idea. Not sure what we'd put in it, but I'm sure we'll come up with something that she would want. 

Comment by Grant Miller on Monday

I agree with Frank and Tom wholeheartedly. Our son got a temporary assignment to Kings Bay after Power School grad and on Hold. It was something new and he enjoyed it.

Comment by Rocco A Cavallo on Monday son told me around mid September for his power school....doing watch duty and trying to relax and stay in shape of course. I agree with Tom's comments also...thanks!

Comment by Frank on Monday

Your Sailor will learn how to study the "Navy" way and as long as he/she will stick to it and not buck the "Navy" way then success is fairly certain. Put in the hours studying after class and on weekends, afterall, it is their job, that's why they are there. Family support and encouragement also plays a huge factor. Speak and guide in the "affirmative" when communicating. I coached ball for years and found instructing with what I wanted the athletes to do instead of what I didn't want them to do or what they were doing incorrectly put the right thought in their heads. For instance, "stay down on the groundball" was better then "don't lift your head or glove on the groundball" or "don't drift to the flyball" wasn't as good as saying "beat the ball to the spot and get behind it". I think you get the idea, anyway, keep things in the positive and affirmitive so that their subconscience goes in the right direction. My wife and I also send a "care package" every couple weeks packed with everyday stuff as well as things from our home area and a surprise or two. It gives our Sailor something to look forward to as well as a little reward after grinding out coutnless hours studying. One last thing, do your best to answer the phone call when it comes in. They obviously want to talk and have something to say so do your best to give them an ear and voice on the other end instead of voicemail. Hope this helps, Ron, and best of luck to your Sailor and family.

Comment by Tom Lufkin on Monday

The time between graduation from Power School and assignment to a Prototype class is called "Hold"  Sailors in hold are given many assignments to various parts of the command during this time.  It is a great time for the students to relax and enjoy the area.  Of course it is also a time for them to get into bad situations but if they made it this far they know better (We hope)

Comment by Mike on Monday

@Rocco, do you know how long before his power school starts?  My son is telling me he grad's this Friday but power school doesn't start until Nov 5th.  I know from personnel experience that an idle sailor is not always a productive sailor. 

Comment by Ron Fordham on Monday

Our sailor just got to Goose Creek this pasts Saturday after PIR on friday, so we're brand spanking new to all of this. 


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