I noticed from the photos of today's PIR that there is a lower and an upper tier of seating.I know they have sections for each division. Do they put some division's seating area on the lower and some…Continue
Well, that was much faster than I was expecting! It's exactly 7 days since he got there and I got the form letter just a few minutes ago. He must be in a push div. because he will be there exactly 8…Continue
My son shipped out today and I should be getting that short call around midnight tonight.Thanks to NavyDads.com, Navyformoms.com, Navydep.com and Reddit I think I am thoroughly prepared. I wish this…Continue
I want to say thanks for the nice comments and helpful suggestions by everyone. This is a great support website for our families of our young men and women. Very well done. I am glad this valuable resource is available to everyone.
I served in the Navy in the early 80's. I went to RTC in Orlando and then served on the USS John F. Kennedy.
I have some insight into what my son will go through in training. I wish they would have had the current system up when I was in RTC. It's so much better now.
I have tried to share as much as I can remember with him about my experiences in RTC. I have many fond memories from RTC Orlando. The good thing for him is he is 24 years old and I am confident he will be able to handle the mental challenges that will come in during training.
His report date is Dec. 1st. and he should finish around late Jaunary to early February.
Sitting there with my 4 month old grandson enjoying a lovely Christmas morning my phone starts to jump off the table. RTC had uploaded 612 photos of our SRs for a nice Christmas surprise.
There my boy was in clear living color enjoying his morning bowl of Special K and bananas while studying his Blue Jacket manual. He seemed oblivious to the photographer. Why am I not surprised. :)
It was a nice and unexpected surprise to see him in his NWUs doing his thing. I found him…Continue
Monday he called his mom for the usual "extra information" they always seem to need for those getting a high security clearance. I'm not sure they really need this info because I know for a fact that the information they asked for was already clear, concise and correct. I remember going over everything with my son to make sure all the "I's" were dotted and "T's" were crossed. I think they make random choices to see if there are in inconsistencies in the information given to recruiters and…Continue
I had five letters ready to go so those are getting mailed today. He will have something to read over this weekend. Got reservations at the Navy lodge and that is covered. Somehow I was late to the party as all the suites were gone. No matter I was still able to get a room with a kitchenette so we can cook for him.
He sent the form letter last Thursday so they are humping it. I'm glad he is graduating two weeks sooner than we speculated.
Now it's time to hunker down, write…Continue
Well that was faster than I expected. I had my son send the box to my workplace because I knew it needed to be signed for. Imagine my surprise when I saw that box with my son's name on it sitting on my desk today. I didn't expect to get emotional about it but it came upon me all of a sudden. I'd been okay since I dropped him off at the recruiters office. I may keep the box to store his letters and other mementos from RTC, "A" school and beyond.
I got his call late Monday night but I…Continue