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Pensacola A School

"Pensacola A School"
Naval Air Station Pensacola or 
NAS Pensacola: is the seat of Naval Aviation and the initial primary training base for all Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Aviators. 
 Pensacola is also the home base for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the World Famous, Precision-Flying Team, "Blue Angels".See More
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Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.See More
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ABE ( Aviation Boatswains Mate ) - Equipment
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Welcome Aboard!

My name is E.G. and I have three sons and a beautiful daughter. I also have the most amazing wife, Cindy. Our oldest son "Evan" served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca and my family and I couldn't have been prouder.

My Navy Dads journey began when my son enlisted in April, 2008. I started building NavyDads.Com while he was still a recruit at RTC in Great lakes. I designed, built, and launched June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation.

My hope is that this site will help Navy Families find answers to questions, share concerns, help another along, and lastly, a place to show their pride for their Sailor.
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What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was very Proud and Supportive of his decision.
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At 5:25pm on January 11, 2015, Thomas Stenger said…

Elmo, thanks for the kind words and introductory message.  I've invested a great deal into my daughter and it was difficult handing her off to the Navy.  Her PIR is at the end of January and then she's off to language school in Monterey for CTI training. The information found at "Navy for Dad's" and words by you and others has been comforting to me.

At 5:48pm on December 2, 2014, Mike Zilka said…

thanks for such a great web site we just got our 1st letter and phone calls on sat. and sun. yesterday.she was having her wisdom teeth out hoping all went well thanks again pir 1-09-2015 ship02 div909

At 10:56am on December 2, 2014, Jonathan Losche said…

Thanks everyone, it's been an adjustment for my family and I having a sailor in the family.  When I hear friends talk about sending their kids off to college and how tough that is I think to myself, "They don't know n'thing"  Dropping my son off at the recruiting station and having to turn my back and walk away, not knowing when I'd hear from him again, was probably the hardest thing I have done since he was born.  

But it's all good, he's home on leave for a week and soon will be off to the fleet on a guided missile destroyer

At 4:32pm on November 18, 2014, Ben said…

Hi, all

This is my first post here, and I'm glad I found you guys. I may or may not have met one of your sons through my son. But all of the Navy personal have been very friendly and professional. I am concerned due to recent events for the safety and security of all our Military personal including my son.

I cannot mention which areas are of concern but in time I will know who and where I can bring up my concerns. Are there others that feel certain things need to be looked at or changed to make our guys safer overall?

My son Graduated Buds on 10/6/2014 and is in Alaska now and returning to Coronado on 11/26 will be graduating 6/12 /2015 is there any other fathers  that have your son graduating then?

At 11:43am on November 17, 2014, Marty Shaft said…

thank you my son has been waiting for a while to go in and is excited! im just trying to wade thru all the stuff to keep me and my wife on an even keel! he leaves on December 9th.

At 10:41am on November 14, 2014, Phil Mosley said…

Thanks for the comment. Just realized I put the wrong information. Lucas is scheduled to serve as an AT.

Right now I am waiting on the "I'm a sailor call". We are scheduled to graduate Nov. 21st. We can't wait to watch him walk.

At 6:37pm on November 3, 2014, Wesley Graham said…

You guys are amazing thank you for all of the help I dont understand any of the military language

At 6:35pm on November 3, 2014, Wesley Graham said…

I believe my son Bradley is in CTR his A school is here in Pensacola Florida (our home town) at Cory field the Cryptology base

At 8:15pm on October 30, 2014, Oscar V. said…

Thanks Elmo!  I appreciate the warm welcome and look forward to utilizing this site as my son,, Future Sailor Nikolas, wraps up his DEP and ships to GL on 3/3/15.

At 11:36am on October 13, 2014, Chuck said…

I knew that you were always around.  We are well on this home front. Adam is still with us Andrew has transitioned to shore duty at NAS Whidbey Island. Alyssa is with VFA 34 at NAS Oceana.  All are healthy. working through life.

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