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Sr, I'm glad you had a good trip to see Jr! Keep me posted how he's doing in preBUD/S. My youngest (Class 287) will complete his first week of BUD/S tomorrow (I had a short text from him on Tues -- he said everything was going well).
Everyone keeps saying that it gets easier once they move on to "A" school and are not phone restricted the way they are in boot camp. It has not for me, but then again we have not gotten either of the two calls we should have received by now. We will see him and the buddy he went into the same rating with on Christmas day though and since his PIR is 1/7, our stretch is about over any way. We will get the weekend of PIR, then he will go to California and it will be 7 months!
Sr, you have a long, exciting journey ahead of you! Congrats to your son. Let's stay in touch.
Sr, Welcome to NAVYDADS and SEAL Dads (NSW) Group. When you have a chance be sure to read Posting on NSW Forums (this is a must read) on the SEAL Dads (NSW) page. Everyone here is ready and willing to help answer any question you have regarding this long journey your Son or loved one is starting. Tell your Loved One that my Family and I appreciate his desire to join the Navy and we are Proud of his decision. He will be in our thoughts and we wish him the best.
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As a parent of a sailor currently at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son 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