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Kevin Nor Cal replied to Stephanie's discussion Thank you for the add
"That's great, Paul, thanks to your son and daughter for their service. I only added my clarifying post because the first part of your post (message from Naval Operations Security) implied that the recipients of Sandboxx letters would need to…"
Jun 8
Kevin Nor Cal replied to Stephanie's discussion Thank you for the add
"Paul, in our experience (mid-2019), Sandboxx was widely in use as a way to deliver messages TO sailors in boot.  As I am sure you know (but Matt above might not), the app is used by people sending letters to the RTC.  The app converts the…"
Jun 8
Kevin Nor Cal replied to Stephanie's discussion Thank you for the add
"Hi Matt, congrats and thanks to your son. For letters during Boot, use the Sandboxx app...it gets the letter delivered much faster than USPS.  It is a great service.  It makes it easy to include photos with your letter, etc.  It is…"
Jun 8
Kevin Nor Cal replied to NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's discussion A run down of how the divisions are formed
"James - correct - there are no more 800 divisions at GL.  Quite frankly, even with the 800 divisions and extra PT, everyone lost a lot of their fitness in boot.  I am only going by my son's experience from a couple of years ago. …"
Apr 26
Kevin Nor Cal replied to Stephanie's discussion Thank you for the add
"Congratulations to your son.  Were you able to attend the graduation at GL or was it only available to stream w/ Covid?  Our son graduated a few years ago and it was a fun weekend back there."
Apr 26
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Kevin Nor Cal
"Welcome to NavyDads Kevin! 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…"
Apr 26
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Kevin Nor Cal
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Kevin! 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…"
Apr 26
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Apr 26

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At 9:10am on April 26, 2021, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Kevin! 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 (LPO) 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 Kevin 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 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.


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At 4:14am on April 26, 2021, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Kevin! 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. I'm sure you feel that same pride for you child. This is the place to brag!

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

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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