Posted on Feb 23, 2016
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I'm a sub guy converting to surface fleet. Will my family come with me? Will I rotate back to the states between deployments/refits?
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SCPO Jason McLaughlin
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I will assume that you are referring to FDNF (Forward Deployed Naval Forces) ships. They are Naval ships homebased outside the United States (I don't think the ships out of Pearl Harbor are considered FDNF). I believe there are two bases Sasebo, Japan and Rota, Spain. My understanding is that they are accompanied tours and maintenance is completed on station.
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SGT Aaron Burks
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I was on an FFG (USS GARY) from 06-07, and then a DDG. USS McCampbell deck div LPO 2007-2009. If you did minesweepers out of Bahrain, then you're already use to the op tempo. Good luck, shipmate!
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SCPO Joshua A
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PO2 (Join to see) - DDG/CG/CVN/LCC.
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SGT Aaron Burks
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PO2 (Join to see) - there are DDGs, CGs, an command and control ship (USS Blue Ridge) and a CVN (George Washington).
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Forward deployed is essentially an US military base on foreign soil. Whether or not if your family can come with you depends on the location and i'm assuming you're going to NSA-Bahrain?
http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/installations/nsa_bahrain/about/Sponorship.html this site should have your answer about family - I see a family readiness group, which would lead me to think you could bring your family, but you should read through that site or potentially contact the base/command sponsor for up to date information.
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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There are LCS that are forward deployed and rotate crews, similar to the way boomers do it. We're talking Guam and Bahrain among other places. When you're on the ship, your family stays in your home port.

What type of ship are you going to? Why are you leaving the subs? I left them in 84 due to an ear injury...
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I'm on a disqualifying medication for a sleep disorder.
I just got into a groove on my boat so it's disappointing, but I think I'll try to make a career out of it anyways.
I haven't converted rates yet. I'll submit my choices soon. I think mineman will be first.
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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I'm sorry to hear about your health problem. I hope it's being resolved with the medication...
What's your current rating? Did you get your dolphins? If you go MN, you'll definitely face forward deployments...
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