Ethan got his official orders!
He is going to a shop on bangor. He is currently at PSNS, so we are officially staying in washington!!
The shop is the sail shop, so he is cross-rating, but apparently they need 3 or 4 a-gangers in the shop for some stuff! He is also filling a 1st class billet as a second class!! Super proud of him! He talked to his new LPO and Ethan said he was a super nice guy and that normally the shop gets out before colors which is at 8!!! If the pier is full it can be a little later, more like 12:30 or so! But that is awesome, compared to when he gets off work now, which is anywhere from 5-9.
He gets his eval back sometime this month, and if he ranks high enough he gets to take his first class exam in september!! Making it on the 1st try is very rare depending on rate, but he made his 2nd class exam on the first try also!!