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Navy Nuke MM.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Henry Aug 22. 3 Replies

My son is a Nuke MM @ Goose Creek. I am reading a lot about how others are finding it tough, suicides, depressions, etc and am worried. How do we as parents know how he is doing? Unlike Schools, we…Continue

Tags: Grades, Depression., Condition, Mental, MM

Delayed Security Clearance and College Credit.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anish Patel May 5. 9 Replies

My son has signed up as a Nuke and has been waiting for a long time for his security clearance before being shipped to boot camp.He has almost 80 college credits and now is stuck. He cannot join any…Continue

Tags: ACT, SAT, credit, college, clearance

Delayed Security Clearance.

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jul 13. 14 Replies

Hello Everyone,  Is there a backlog going on for security clearance for Nukes?  My son initially had June 2017 as ship dates which is now been pushed to Dec 2017.  We are really worried about what he…Continue

Tags: Clearance., Security, Nukes


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Anish Patel posted a status
"Thank you Scott, Mike."
Aug 24
Scott Henry replied to Anish Patel's discussion Navy Nuke MM.
"You are spot on when you say that no one at the school house wants to see a student fail. I can't tell you how many times I stayed late, came in early, and even came in on the weekend to help students with their studies. If the students are…"
Aug 22
Mike replied to Anish Patel's discussion Navy Nuke MM.
"I'm a retired AOC with a EMN2 in the fleet.  While my son was in Goose Creek he was successful because he had a schedule.  Monday - Friday, breakfast, school, lunch, school, dinner, GYM, school, no exceptions.  Friday after…"
Aug 22
Scott Henry replied to Anish Patel's discussion Navy Nuke MM.
"There really is no other way to find out how he is doing other than him telling you. That being said, if he does get into a position where he is having a hard time, there are resources available to him. If he is struggling academically, he should…"
Aug 21
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Navy Nuke MM.

My son is a Nuke MM @ Goose Creek. I am reading a lot about how others are finding it tough, suicides, depressions, etc and am worried. How do we as parents know how he is doing? Unlike Schools, we have no access to his grades, attendance or anything he does except trust what he says. Any suggestions? He is a bright student and we don't want to be in the dark if something is going on in his life and want to help.Thank you.See More
Aug 21
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Anish Patel's discussion Delayed Security Clearance.
"getting close to the end of the fiscal year..............."
Jul 13
Tony Goss replied to Anish Patel's discussion Delayed Security Clearance.
"My son enlisted as a nuke in Oct '16. Was set to go to boot camp Aug 1. They told him yesterday that his security clearance isn't done so it will likely be October. We contacted the nuke coordinator in St Louis to try to find out what was…"
Jul 13
Anish Patel commented on John Augustine's group Navy Nukes
"Thank you, Scott and Jeff. I will wait to find out I guess the dates and plan something. Have a great weekend."
Jul 6
Anish Patel commented on John Augustine's group Navy Nukes
"My son is graduating boot camp this month and moving to Nuke A school, to begin with, and then power school. He is an MMN. Does anyone know if they are given Thanksgiving and Christmas break to come home? If so would anyone have dates for 2017,…"
Jul 5
Brian Biggs replied to Anish Patel's discussion Delayed Security Clearance.
"My son went through that for a year or so.  Finally he shipped out on April 27.   They don't seem to be in a hurry unless they want something.  They had a need for nukes, so he was called in a month early.  There are over 50…"
May 31
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza commented on Anish Patel's status
"You need to tell your insurance carrier that your son is no longer a driver of any of your vehicles because he is in the military. Your rates should go down. If not, find a better insurance co."
May 28
Anish Patel posted a status
"So, my son just got into Great Lakes for Boot Camp. I called the Auto Insurance and guess what policy rates went up as we have 3 cars for 2."
May 26
Anish Patel joined John Augustine's group

Navy Nukes

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.See More
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Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.See More
May 24
Anish Patel posted a status
"Wow, it's finally happening. Everything was done. Son ships early next week. Very proud of him."
May 19

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At 6:48pm on February 25, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Anish! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") and is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Anish this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Ankush is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

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At 6:42pm on February 25, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Anish! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim


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