JAX Sea trials cancelled

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  1. FastFood44

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    Units across the country got word that due to budget cuts, all JAX sea trials are cancelled. These MIDN will not be assigned to Newport sea trials, but will just go on regular 2/c cruise as planned that was going to be with their original sea trial dates.
     
  2. NavyMom98

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    My son just called this morning to tell us this. What do the MIDN do who miss sea trials? Is there a "try again next year" attitude? He is supposed to do a summer cruise as well, I think, but the dates for that are still unconfirmed, and so now he (and we) are quite concerned that he just will miss anything for his sophomore-junior summer. (sorry about not knowing all the proper terms...picking up the Navy jargon from 400 miles away and a son who isn't very communicative is tough!)
     
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    It's probably too soon to know anything for certain, but I suspect those affected will just skip Sea Trials, rather than try to make it up next year. If the Navy tried to do a make-up, they would have to plan for all the incoming 2/c, plus all the incoming 1/c who missed it this year. My DS is in the same boat (or lack of a boat as it were) with missing Sea Trials. I'm guessing they will just do their 1/c cruise next summer. Sea Trials was new last year, so the Navy has been commissioning Ensigns without it for years.
     
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  4. FastFood44

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    Echoing the above comment. Next year Sea Trials will be filled with the new class, with I would assume, no space for the people who missed it this year. Sea Trials was just additional training, never really fully needed for commissioning (IE: they haven’t had it ever before last year, and there have been wonderful officers from the Navy regardless as said above).
     
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    I’m wondering whether this has anything to do with the escalating need for navy ships to be positioned elsewhere in the near future.
     
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    goirish1 5-Year Member

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    Not likely. The issue of Sea Trials came up some time ago. From what I understand its a budget issue. The Navy doesn't have the money to put everyone through Sea Trials. It is my understanding that there's no rhyme nor reason to who attends what this year. I know several who had their JAX Sea Trials cancelled and who were not signed up for the 2/C Cruise, so they have nothing this summer. My DS on the other hand has both Sea Trials and Cruise this summer. This is my 6th year with my sons attending summer training, first time such confusion.
     
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    JAGman 5-Year Member

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    I never did Sea Trials, not even really sure what it's supposed to be. I do know Marines don't go to Mountain Warfare anymore because the Navy moved that money over to Sea Trials. So curious they don't have funding.
     
  8. GaitherDad

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    I wonder where the funding went. To the border?
     
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    Defense Language Institute programs also slashed.