"My son recently graduated from OCS Newport RI. He's now in San Diego advanced training. I'm planning on going out there to see him. Any ideas about a decent hotel/motel. Clean/budget priced. Located near…"
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
Don't Know - Now at OCS
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I come from a military family. Dad joined the Marine Corps when he was 17; saw action in the South Pacific -- purple heart; served with the occupation forces in Japan and then worked for the government in Africa when I was young. Mom grew up on Navy bases; born in the Military Hospital in Baguio, Philippines; her father career Navy and Merchant Marine; for a while he served in Shanghai (before Mom was born). Uncles military aviators, etc. WWII. I served with the 101st Airborne Division ('76-'80).
Prior Military Experience
Proud Army Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My Sailor is currently at OCS
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Surfing net for information about OCS.
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Welcome to NavyDads.com Peter! 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 Navy 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 will soon report to Pensacola where he will be an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads.com 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.com 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.com 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 Peter this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son John 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.com.
Best Regards- Paul
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Peter! 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 out 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 proud of our son and his service to our country.