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Eddie Gamboa
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leave time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Apr 25, 2010. 7 Replies

does anyone know how quickly after "a" school graduation, you could come home on leave? could it possibly be that day, or a few days? of course, considering you have orders to report in a month.

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eddie Gamboa Nov 23, 2009. 2 Replies

I finally got the first letter in the mail! Unfortunately, this past Saturday, my sons recruiter gave me an address that was incorrect, and I already sent out a letter. O well, it's no biggie. I am…Continue

Navy Graduation day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Jensen Dec 1, 2009. 6 Replies

I heard that only up to four people can attend my sons graduation. Is this correct? Myself, my wife and 2 teenagers will fill that up. What if my son also wanted to include his grandmother? Can…Continue

Tags: PIR, How many people can attend PIR, How many can attend Navy Graduation, Navy Bootcamp, Navy Graduation

The Box

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Nov 21, 2009. 2 Replies

I got his box on friday afternoon. I got real emotional, again (god, I didn't know how weak I was). I keep trying to remind myself that I will be seeing him soon. I know this is what he wanted. It's…Continue


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"A" School Graduation

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Well, my son finally graduates from "A' school on April 9th, 2010. We are so proud. He will be stationed at San Diego, CA. He will be on the USS Sampson as a Operation Specialist. He is so excited! He did very well in "A" school, and got everything he requested. Does anyone out there have any idea when graduates get to come home? He has to report to post by May 29th. We really miss him................ Hard work really pays off my son......your adventure begins.......

Tears, in my eyes

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 8:24pm 4 Comments

We had an early Thanksgiving for my son this past Sunday, since he is leaving for basic on Nov. 16. My brother- in- law gave thanks before we ate. I told him not to get emotional during his little speech. He told me thank he wouldn't. Well, this didn't happen. I looked to my left, and noticed his eyes tearing up. Then, I looked to my right, and saw my wifes eyes tearing up. I looked in front of me and noticed my sons eyes tearing up. As soon as I saw his, I just lost it. I could not stop. I had… Continue

time is near!!!

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 7:07pm 0 Comments

4 weeks and 3 days for my sons departure. time is flying by so fast. trying to remain strong but surely, very proud...........

Feeling Proud

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 9:40pm 1 Comment

I know I am new to navydads, but I feel so much better knowing that someone is there when i'm feeling down. Although my son Sean is leave for basic training on 11/16, I am preparing my feelings for his departure. We are a very close knit family and this will be the first time any of us have been away from each other. With your help, I know I can get through this. My son is so excited about his new adventure, and I am very proud of him.
Thank you navy dads.....................

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At 9:13pm on January 19, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Hey Eddie...I imagine you are just now coming down off the PIR-seeing-my-kid-as-a-sailor high.....when things settle down, but sure to stay active on the site and let us know if there was anything about the experience we didn't cover...your chance to help others just getting going with the Navy journey!!
At 9:38pm on January 11, 2010, Gary Jensen said…
Hey Eddie...PIR is truly right around the corner! Brian was able to get my wife and my ex's husband in through a shipmate, so we are all set for Friday! We are coming into Chicago on Thursday around 5:40 pm. I haven't heard about BS-21 as to any date or times, though it seems a lot of the members here are getting word from their kids. Perhaps we will get a call when they have completed BS, but I haven't heard anything so far. See you this Friday!
At 9:37pm on January 11, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
BTW Eddie...we expect pictures!! It'll be the experience of a lifetime for sure....enjoy and have a safe trip. Go Navy.....HooYah!!
At 9:23pm on January 11, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
how you been holding up Eddie? Bet the time actually went faster than you thought it would!!!! HooYah!!
At 9:58am on December 12, 2009, Paul said…
Morning Eddie, I hope all is well for you and your family. another week is passing by as everyone gets a week closer to PIR. Have a great day and I hope you are able to hear from your son again soon.
Paul B.
At 1:13pm on December 4, 2009, Gary Jensen said…
My son commented also about the RDC's, saying they practically "breath the F word"...but he seems to be adjusting fine. He said that after a while, the harsh rhetoric seems to be a bit scripted and it doesn't really bother him now. He said that he LOVES the food at RTC and said it was provided by Good Will. He said that the "lunch ladies" always put a smile on his face and he tries to get a good laugh in once a day since he has to keep a straight face the rest of the time. I hope to get a call from him in the near future. We will definitely have to meet up at PIR!
At 9:52pm on December 3, 2009, Paul said…
Glad to hear you received your first letter. It seems that the longer they are their the more opportunities they get to actually mail letters, Typically only Sundays to start depending on how well their group is doing and the RDC's they have. Sometime around week three they may be given an opportunity to call home (ours was 15 min). Breathe and relax it will get easier with time. Paul B.
At 11:47am on December 3, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
note that parking passes are not sent anymore..... if you click this link it will tak eyou to the PIR date page where you can download a parking pass. Note that the passes are not posted until 11 days before PIR
At 11:38am on December 3, 2009, Gary Jensen said…
I see your son is an Operations Specialist. I'm sure that my son and yours have gotten to know each other since they are on the same ship an division. In addition, my son was actually interested in an Operations Specialist job, but there were none available when he went to MEPS and he didn't want to get on a wait list. He ended up selecting a Sonar Technician job as it was an area that he thought would be interested in and they work very closely with Operations Specialists - even cross training in various duties and technologies.

Hang in there Eddie...PIR will be here before we know it!
At 9:38am on November 23, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Hey Eddie...maybe they should rename the band vonNavy !!!!!!!!!!


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