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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on February 17, 2015 at 9:35pm

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Comment by Daddio on February 17, 2015 at 4:55pm

Great comments Stephen.  Intelligence field is a good one.  He had suggested special warfare but I think that is too close and although some won't figure it out others will.  Our son has in fact dropped his facebook account.  Agree with "WE are all Navy Dads" Stephen.  Well said.  As a result of this blog we did start burning Blue Candle when he was deployed.  Like the idea of continuing to burn the candle as we know several others are deployed even when he is not.  Blue ELECTRIC candle is a good idea as well.    

Comment by Russell on February 17, 2015 at 3:18pm

It's a tough balancing act.  Our close relatives know what our guy "surf" is, but we have a "family agreement" that we don't share where he is or what he's doing.  Training & surfing are common answers. Most of the time we can honestly (almost)  answer that we don't really know what he's doing. We have a "suggested"  reading list, and have loaned many of my Special Ops/SEAL books out to those that want to know more. 

Comment by Daddio on February 17, 2015 at 3:06pm

By the way....that's an open question to all.

Comment by Daddio on February 17, 2015 at 3:05pm

Excellent comments Keith.  Curious how everyone dodges questions regarding what your son does in the navy.  As you say, I would like to proudly state his accomplishment in becoming a SEAL.  As we have moved through the initial phases of being pinned and moving on to additional training and deployment there is definitely a total tightening of our sons lips....which is of course appropriate.  We do not proclaim his status as a SEAL.  Just curious how you respond to the inevitable question - "Oh, what does he do in the Navy?"

Comment by Ron P on February 17, 2015 at 1:37pm

Keith, Graduation is a great, but busy time. My son had the weekend off, but started language school the next week. The "Parents" Dinner is great, a time to meet your son's classmates and some of their family members. It is hard for me to be so proud of my son, but not be able to trumpet it to the world, although it gets easier. I suggest you stay as flexible as possible, make yourself available, and grab the brass ring when you can. Congrats to your son. I know you and your family must be very proud. God Bless. 

Comment by Russell on February 17, 2015 at 1:19pm

We had family & couple friends (East Coast)  attending our guy's graduation - I used Craig's list and found a rental in Coronado Cays - couple miles down the strand from the grinder.  Other families rented houses in coronado - makes it nice to have a cookout, other classmates hangin out.  We were there for a week, what we didn't spend in restaurants and bars probably paid for the house.  From all I've read, and our guy's class, 15 to 20% graduation rate seems usual.  For the guys that make it - quit is not in their vocabulary.  HooYah to all!!

Comment by jde on February 17, 2015 at 10:17am

I stayed at the Navy Lodge two years ago on the dry side and really liked it.  I think they have only one bed per room so if you are bringing a family it may not work.  At graduation a year ago I stayed at the Navy Gateway on North Island.  It felt more like a regular hotel room, and you can get them with two beds.  Two years ago my son was able to get me a pass so I could get on and off base without an escort, but we were not able to do that last year - he had to escort us.  He said they had changed the policy so its worth checking into. 

They do still have a parents dinner (with your son) the night before graduation outside on the Grinder, same place as graduation the next day.  Its fantastic, being able to meet some of their buddies as well as other families. 

From what I remember they really don't have much time for family before graduation, although possibly having time for dinner.  Afterwards they have the weekend free, other than moving out.  Not sure about those staying on the west coast, but for those going east they then have a couple of weeks off for moving.

Enjoy it, congratulations!

Comment by tk on February 17, 2015 at 1:06am

Congrats Keith to you and mostly to your son.  You are in for one of the great treats of your life.  

Navy lodge ( or the beach houses next to the Lodge which are booked thru the Lodge are superb places to stay).  Book ASAP. Your son will submit a list ahead of time for passes that allow you to go on and off North Island base without him being with you-Have him do this!!). Cannot remember whether he had to be there for check in but travel passes are most important.   Graduation is Friday and they are mostly available after ceremony, don't know if they still do the parent dinner the night before.  

Just a fantastic weekend-hope you enjoy

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on December 29, 2014 at 4:44am

Must be back on base each evening...and must stay within 50 miles of base at all times


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