Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Sep 7, 2012. 7 Replies 0 Likes
My daughter will leaving for Boot Camp in June and has been placed in the Compact Program because she is UNDESIGNATED. I have talked to 2 Navy retirees (an E-9 and E-7), and they strongly recommended…Continue
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That is awesome Michael....the journey begins!!
It has almost been a month since I have been lurking around the site and I can finally and proudly inform everyone that my two kids, Marcellin 20yrs and Marie 18yrs have passed their physicals and completed their contracts and have enlisted on Wednesday, Oct 19th. The MEPS personell thought that it was so cute that a brother and sister swore in together.
I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, PIR, About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.
First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 4000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.
Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Marcellin on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Co-admin Tim
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your sailor 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.
As PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. Best Regards- Paul
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Again Welcome and keep us updated as to you recruit’s progress.
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