USN - Nuclear Power School

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by MIHOSER, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. MIHOSER

    MIHOSER Member

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    My son is in nuclear power school in Goose Creek, SC.

    Does anyone with experience have any insights?

    Should we plan a visit or are they just too busy? I know they have weekends "off" but it sounds like a lot of their time is spent studying.
     
  2. hokiesfan

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    We did not visit during Power School and that was a combination of their schedule and the distance we would have to travel. Our son said some of his weekends were lighter than others but it was unpredictable and therefore difficult to plan around.

    We decided to wait and just go down for the graduation ceremony at the end of Power School. That was perfect - the ceremony was nice and our son was relaxed and had time off so we could enjoy more time together.
     
  3. MIHOSER

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    We did go down for a visit in early October, but never went near the base. (We were stuck with some non-refundable airline tickets to Atlanta.)

    Great town and great restaurants! We really enjoyed our visit with our son.
     
  4. terp1984

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    We also visited our DS in October. We are going to do Thanksgiving there and bring the Turkey along. Never seen our son study so much but it seems to be paying off.
     
  5. SubSquid

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    Schedule a weekend in Charleston. It's a great place. NPS is not any harder than college. A little more intense but not any more difficult. If your DS was a good student, NPS won't sap all his free time. I went to NPS in Mare Island (back when neutrons were new) and had plenty of time to visit all of northern California (on a motorcycle). Remember, "Join the Navy and See the World". May as well start with South Carolina!
     
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    Housing in Goose Creek

    I'm posting this for a Lt j.g. (USNA grad) who will finish grad school across the pond in August 2015 then head to Nuke School in September. Thinking about getting housing at that time and maybe room mates. Any recommendations on web sites or forums for that?
     
  7. MIHOSER

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    Graduated from Nuclear Power School on Friday. Now it's off to prototype.
     
  8. NavyHoops

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    MIHOSER, congrats! I was not a Nuke or even Navy, but my room mate from USNA was. She already had a PhD in nuclear physics when she attended Nuke school so I don't think she had your "typical experience" there. What surprised you about nuke school? Harder or easier than you thought? What kind of sub are going to? Are you glad you chose nuke? Why subs over nuke surface? Do you think USNA prepared you well for school? I ask the questions to hopefully help some future nukes gain a better understanding! Again, congrats!
     
  9. MIHOSER

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    Sorry, if you read the thread from the top down you would see I am referring to my son.
     

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