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PIR dates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Shiley on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hey Dads, Another question for you…. Is there any way we can find out my son’s scheduled PIR date before he even departs? Currently the dates are not listed that far out but I have another trip that…Continue

 

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Scott Shiley replied to Scott Shiley's discussion PIR dates
"Thank you!  I have calculated 10 weeks out and I know when I SUSPECT it to be.  Waiting until then (when I hear from him) is going to too late to book the other trip, it'll go up immensely in cost.  Caught between a rock and a…"
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NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Scott Shiley's discussion PIR dates
"now its more like 10 weeks but the ideas still hold.......wait to hear from your sailorhttps://navydads.com/group/bootcamp/page/ok-when-is-pir-and-what-is-their-mailing-address"
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PIR dates

Hey Dads, Another question for you…. Is there any way we can find out my son’s scheduled PIR date before he even departs? Currently the dates are not listed that far out but I have another trip that has to be booked for October, but of course his PIR needs to take priority. I have to get the other thing booked though or it’s going to cost twice as much!See More
Jul 16
NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Scott Shiley's blog post Question about communication....
"I've given up trying to find info about their phone policy on the internet.....if it exists someplace it is well hidden"
Jul 10
Scott Shiley commented on Scott Shiley's blog post Question about communication....
"That's exactly what I was asking about was OFF DUTY hours, as was worded in my question.  I don't need to be reminded about it being the military and i expect him to be busy studying in MOST of his off duty hours anyway. …"
Jul 8
NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Scott Shiley's blog post Question about communication....
"as far as I know they can use phones OFF DUTY times and not during class hours......remember this is the military and he needs to concentrate on his job and not personal comms"
Jul 5
Scott Shiley commented on Scott Shiley's blog post Question about communication....
"Thanks Paul, that's great to know for Basic Training.    Still wondering if they can have it unrestricted for off-duty hours during A-school.  "
Jun 24
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Question about communication....

Here's a question for you experienced Dads out there. I know that when my son leaves for Basic training next month, they have to mail their personal effects home, including their cell phones. My question is this..... After my son graduates from Basic Training, he'll be staying at Great Lakes for his A-School, to learn to be an EM, Electrician's Mate. Are they allowed to keep their cell phones to use in the evenings while they are in A-School?See More
Jun 21
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Scott Shiley
"That's great Scott! I'm sure he'll be in tip top shape for boot camp! Jim"
Jun 12
Scott Shiley left a comment for NavyDads Admin (Paul)
"Thank you Paul for the welcome!  I enjoyed reading about your daughter's journey!"
Jun 12
Scott Shiley left a comment for NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza
"Thank you Jim for the welcome!  I just watched the Boot Camp: Creating a Sailor video.  Urging my entire family to watch it.  I told my son he should be doing sit-ups and push-ups every day but my wife thinks that I'm overdoing…"
Jun 12
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"Welcome to NavyDads Scott! 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…"
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"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Scott! When my son first enlisted, I was a very scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. I had soon discovered that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
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Question about communication....

Posted on June 21, 2024 at 8:44am 5 Comments

Here's a question for you experienced Dads out there. I know that when my son leaves for Basic training next month, they have to mail their personal effects home, including their cell phones. My question is this..... After my son graduates from Basic Training, he'll be staying at Great Lakes for his A-School, to learn to be an EM, Electrician's Mate. Are they allowed to keep their cell phones to use in the evenings while they are in A-School?

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At 10:22pm on June 12, 2024, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

That's great Scott! I'm sure he'll be in tip top shape for boot camp!

Jim

At 4:15pm on June 11, 2024, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Scott! 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 was stationed at NAS Pensacola where he was an instructor (LPO) in A-School. Currently he is in Norfolk and is attached to a new squadron VRM-40) being formed. 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 Scott 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 remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. 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.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Max 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 and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


Best Regards- Paul





"To raise a child, who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you've done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach them to soar on their own"
At 2:34pm on June 11, 2024, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Scott! When my son first enlisted, I was a very scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. I had soon discovered that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I had lots of questions like I'm sure you do. We will be able to answer most, if not all, of you're questions. Please feel free to ask us anything.

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 will feel that same pride for you're son or daughter! This is the place to brag!

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

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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