Sea year transportation

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  1. USAFA1981

    USAFA1981 Member

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    I have a question on transportation. My son gets to Norfolk, VA on Sunday night (19 June) and is supposed to be at Pax River NAS on Monday morning at 0830 for his naval flight internship. He has received no guidance, so far, on transportation from Norfolk to Pax River. Any suggestions?

    Mike
     
  2. shutterbugC

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    Call the ATR. I do know that they send flight and info for travel a day or so before they leave but this is kinda close. Have your DS call his ATR
     
  3. InterestedRetiree

    InterestedRetiree LCDR USNR-R

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    I'm curious why they didn't send him through DC instead. It's a 4 hr drive from Norfolk but 1.5 from DC. :eek:
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    His ship is likely pulling into Norfolk.
     
  5. USAFA1981

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    Yes, that's correct. His ship is scheduled in to Norfolk at 1900 Sunday night and he's supposed to report to Pax River at 0830 Monday morning.

    Mike
     
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    InterestedRetiree LCDR USNR-R

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    Ah ok. Yeah that is going to be a tough one.
     
  7. Texmom

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    Transportation to Internship

    DS has a shipyard management internship coming up in August. He told me that M/N are responsible for getting to and from their internship. If that is the case, the ATR will not make arrangements nor will the government pay for the travel.
     
  8. USAFA1981

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    Thanks. I suppose that is the case. I just wish he (or I) knew. The lack of information is frustrating. He asked to get off in Savannah today which would have made the travel arrangements fairly easy. They told him to stay on the ship to Norfolk giving him about 13 hours to get to Pax River.

    Mike
     
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    Internships are the complete responsibility of the M/N. Transportation to and from it and any other costs involved are not the responsibility of the Academy.

    Now, being that this is a Navy internship, travel may eventually be compensated, but that would happen through the Navy and not KP.
     
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    Usafa1981, Did he make it? How did you handle it?
     

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