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Question...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blair Blinkhorn Feb 28. 10 Replies

I rewrote this post to better reflect my concerns...We got a letter from our SR after he failed his PFA. He sounded as though he was considering dropping out and needed our advice. We wrote back…Continue

PIR Tickets

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Nov 29, 2019. 7 Replies

My son called today to inform us that his graduation would be pushed back a month because he did not pass his final PFA. Is there anything I need to do about our PIR tickets or will the Navy just…Continue

Newbie...

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Pershing Nov 3, 2019. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. I joined Navy Dads a few days ago and finally got a few free moments to post something up. My youngest has been in boot camp for a couple of weeks now and is supposed to graduate on…Continue

 

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Blair Blinkhorn replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"BZ"
Feb 28
David Pershing replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"Absolutely the best Christmas gift this season!"
Dec 25, 2019
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"Most excellent news David !  Bet you'll treasure that call as your best Christmas present today!"
Dec 25, 2019
Mike Cunningham replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"Congratulations! That in no way sounded like a helicopter parent! My son will be heading to boot camp in three weeks. That would freak me out a little too. Mike"
Dec 25, 2019
David Pershing replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"We got a Christmas call this morning! He sounds like he's doing well and looking forward to PIR and heading off to school. He thanked us for the pep talk letter and let us know that he failed his PFA because he was running on a sore knee.…"
Dec 25, 2019
David Pershing replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"No problem. It actually makes sense and really helped. Knowing that he would have had to call home if he separated takes a load off my mind. Many thanks. "
Dec 22, 2019
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"Did not intend to have it sound like he was already in ship 5---sorry for the mis-interpretation.....they are very attuned to recruits that they feel might not really want to be there and expressing second thoughts....be positive and realize that…"
Dec 22, 2019
David Pershing replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"Thanks all. I’ll go through the links and trust all is good."
Dec 22, 2019
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"I'm sure you will hear something soon. A failed PFA does not mean the end of his potential Naval career. They will give him a few chances to pass his tests. Just be patient and you will have to wait until either he or someone from RTC contacts…"
Dec 21, 2019
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion Question...
"we have a lot of info in our Ship 5 group- spend some time reading and following the pertinent links-https://navydads.com/group/ship5formerlyship17"
Dec 21, 2019
David Pershing posted a discussion

Advice needed...

I rewrote this post to better reflect my concerns...We got a letter from our SR after he failed his PFA. He sounded as though he was considering dropping out and needed our advice. We wrote back encouraging him not to give up and not to let the struggles today to distract him from his future goals. We haven't heard anything back from him so I touched base with a couple of his friends that I knew he had been writing. When we discovered that no one has heard from him in a quite a while, his best…See More
Dec 20, 2019
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Dec 9, 2019
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"Thanks guys for the assist."
Nov 30, 2019
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion PIR Tickets
"it's how I drink my coffee...sitting here surfing....."
Nov 29, 2019
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to David Pershing's discussion PIR Tickets
"That's funny! I'm logged in here at work on my break and was going to post it. You sir are on top of it!"
Nov 29, 2019
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion PIR Tickets
"reply from an RDC-Basically the original guest list form stands as is and carrys over to the new PIR date."
Nov 29, 2019

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Justin
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTI
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was extremely proud and encouraged him to take advantage of every opportunity he could to build his future.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
One of my staff members recommended it.

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At 7:32pm on October 22, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com David! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are so proud of our son and his service to our country, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

Join us on Facebook as well!

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 8:26am on October 22, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads David ! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads were around in those early days it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And David this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Justin is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


Best Regards- Paul

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