Hello, I am the Dad of a Son who is at the current OCS , Class 12-20Question, it was our understanding that the candidates would be allowed to make like one outbound phone call on Sundays. We have…Continue
Hello, I am the Dad of a Son who is at the current OCS , Class 12-20Question, it was our understanding that the candidates would be allowed to make like one outbound phone call on Sundays. We have not received a call from our Son, therefore we are thinking maybe we are mistaken about that privilege. Anyone know the answer?Thanks and Be Well, Jack Stebbins (Father) See More
"Hello there and thanks for starting this thread.. Our Son Ryan is up there in that class also. I have a question. It was our understanding that they would get to call out by phone on Sundays but we have not heard a word yet from Ryan. Maybe we were…"
"Thanks Jim for the reply.. Yes, our Son is new to military and we are very hopeful he will adapt ok... I must admit it's been harder on my old butt than I thought it would be, but at my age (66) I'm a big boy now and will adjust. Ryan and…"
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jack! 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…"
"Thank you very much, this certainly will help me in understanding the Navy. I was not in the service. I came along during the Vietnam Draft "lottery", I lucked up and got a high number.I went on just like my Dad to become a civilian pilot…"
"Welcome to NavyDads Jack! 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…"
Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
? not sure - he is selected for pilot training
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a former corporate pilot, now age 66. My Son is currently at the Navy OCS in Newport, RI. I live in South-central Virginia with my wife. Love playing guitar, shooting skeet and other firearm sports.
What Brought You To This Site:
My Sailor is currently at OCS
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud, but as a parent somewhat mixed feelings.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jack! 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!
Welcome to NavyDads Jack! 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 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 currently stationed at NAS 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 Jack this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Ryan is doing! 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.
Best Regards- Paul
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