My boyfriend was notified on Nov 28 that he was selected for an OS position with the MSC. He completed his eQuip on Nov 30th. He was called the following week to do a drug test for Dec 7th. I’m betting that he’ll be on his way to NEO within the next month (hopefully). Now, my real questions are about the daily life. I understand that after NEO he goes to New Jersey for training and then back to Virginia to the pool. Once selected for a detail, does he stay on that ship until he goes on annual leave or does he switch ships every time it comes into port? I have read that someone could be in the pool for days or weeks- if they have family in Norfolk, are they allowed to go home instead? Since we currently live in Atlanta, I’m trying to determine if it’s worth selling the house here and relocating to Norfolk so he can come home when in port instead of just seeing him the few times a year he’ll be on leave… Suggestions? Is there any blogs that I can read?