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Any SWCC Dads here?

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East Coast PSTs

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325 Graduation 6/22/18

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After the Trident

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SQT Graduation

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Class 325

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Class 295

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Comment by Joe on November 2, 2015 at 7:06pm
Above it says the latest activity on this forum is October 15. But the last comment I see is from May. Am I missing something?
Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on May 31, 2015 at 6:30pm
Comment by tk on May 29, 2015 at 5:29pm


My recollection of that time when my son went through is that Phase 1 was a crescendo culminating in HW.  I recall my son saying that pool comp in Phase 2 was as difficult as HW, just in a different way.  The diverse physical and mental skills required to be a SEAL are reflected and built in to all phases of this well designed training program.  Learning the lifestyle of a SEAL is a metamorphesis.  I wish your son well, Rick--you should be most proud.

Comment by rick b on May 29, 2015 at 3:47pm

I've seen information on Phase 1 training showing the 'toughest week' being 2 different weeks. Know which is current, or might they mix it up to keep things unpredictable?   

Comment by Russell on February 23, 2015 at 4:29pm

Part of the issue with the pictures may be OPSEC - With the opposition having access to internet & social media, exposure increases the risk to our guys. At the Ceremony, you are mostly looking at your guy's backside, while they are receiving their trident. You need a quick shutterfinger to get a decent side view as they move thru the presentation area.  Best part for us was after the Ceremony, being on the Grinder and being able to take family pics with the newly Trident'd guys.  Lot of leaky eyes all over.  

Comment by Ron P on February 23, 2015 at 4:22pm

Hi Keith. When my son graduated, we were not told anything about a video being made or offered. Between myself, my father, and my cousin who is a professional photographer, we got some awesome shots of his graduation. You are right, it would have been great if the Navy had offered that service. I still wish I had a portrait of my son in uniform with his Trident. :-( They allow photos at the ceremony (and I assume, video as well, as most phones/cameras operate in both modes these days), but they make it very clear that any photos need to be kept off of social media. Welcome to the club, by the way. :-)

Comment by Russell on February 23, 2015 at 11:25am

We had heard the same.  I contacted the public affairs office (phone # was on the invitation) but never received a reply.  We got part of our guys graduation ceremony recorded, but would have liked to have it from a better vantage  point.  

Comment by Jon D. on February 23, 2015 at 11:16am
We were told the graduates would get a video of the ceremony ( they discouraged personal video taping as not to obstruct everyone's view ) but as far as i know, our guy never received a copy.
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on February 17, 2015 at 9:46pm

example of you are NOT supposed to post in open forums:

150 excellent men with him when BUD/S started out. Only 22 made it

don't post failure rates

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on February 17, 2015 at 9:37pm

and one more thing...this group is an open forum but can be set to be private and only seen by invited members.....just something to consider in your posts


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