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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 LTB Feb 21. 41 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. 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. 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. 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 NavyDads Admin (Paul) on December 16, 2016 at 8:00am

not a problem---I've had that up there for a few months now in the hopes of making it easier for all to access those photos. 

Comment by Karen Brinser on December 16, 2016 at 7:47am
Thanks Paul for posting the links.
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on December 15, 2016 at 11:17pm

you do see this direct page to links right Karen?

Comment by Karen Brinser on December 15, 2016 at 10:56pm
Hi Mike, congrats to your daughter. My daughter just graduated from OCS Dec 2 class 03-17G. Yes they can write but they are so busy they don't have much time to write. However, my daughter told me how much she appreciated letters from us. If you have not yet done so read the above link on this site for Survivors guide to Navy OCS. It is pretty accurate for what they are going through. One of things that also help me from a parents stand point was the closed group in Facebook that one of the parents started. It really helped me a lot sharing information and worries with some of the parents of the candidates. Also on Facebook on The Officer Training Command Facebook Newport page they post pictures almost every week of your daughters class as they progress through their training. They have a pre graduation ceremony the night before called Hi Moms which was very nice and yes you and your wife attend. It was lovely. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope this helps and go luck to your daughter.
Comment by Tim Bates on December 15, 2016 at 10:23pm

Mike the weather dictates the clothing. If she has down time for a holiday, she should be able to communicate with you. Candidates can invite guests to graduation. There is a pre-grad party the day before at the O club. All these details will be relayed to you later. Congrats on your daughter being selected. Usually, no news is good at this point.

Comment by Michael Perry on December 15, 2016 at 10:02pm

My daughter just started OCS class 07-17 H ;  she will be getting a short break over the holiday; she will be staying on base. can she call or wright during the first 30 days?  Do they let them wear gloves or hats when the wind chill is 25 below?  If she makes graduation can my wife and I attend?  I hope I am asking these questions in the right place . If not I'm sure someone will tell me.  Thanks for any help.  Mike Perry

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 3, 2016 at 3:13pm

updated links in the Class Photos Page:

Comment by Joe Parsons on August 29, 2016 at 1:14pm

Thanks for the info. Tim. Found the pictures. hope we find out soon regarding the grad date to zero in on arrangements.

Comment by Tim Bates on August 29, 2016 at 10:44am

Yeah, I have 4 immediate family in the Navy. Two went thru ODS last year I have been to Newport a lot for Grad. The new pictures of the 02-17 have just been posted on their Facebook page. They usually post on mondays. The grad date could be affected since it is a holiday. it could be on Thursday

Comment by Joe Parsons on August 28, 2016 at 8:51pm

Hi Tim Bates. You are the first here that I found who has someone in  the 02-17 OCS class. If i count correctly, their graduation date should be 11/11.


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