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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza and Shannon W are now friends
Jan 12, 2020
Shannon W updated their profile
Jan 12, 2020
Shannon W left a comment for John Mims
"Aloha John, I saw your email asking about being rolled. I am assuming you are referring to the "MoBoards"? Yes that is part of the exam and yes it is roll-able. Best wishes to your candidate and please know that being rolled…"
Jan 12, 2020
Shannon W commented on GANavyDad's group Navy OCS
"@southMSDad, Aloha!I do not know of a specific group, but I do know there are many Facebook groups for the OCS classes. You are welcome to join an earlier class to gain information, then search for your specific class by class number to join.…"
Dec 15, 2019
Shannon W commented on GANavyDad's group Navy OCS
"Aloha! We have FaceBook support OCS groups going! If your candidate has rolled or in H, please join the group they started with and the group they will roll into. Best Wishes!  navy ocs class 14-19 friends & familynavy ocs class…"
Jul 22, 2019
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Navy OCS

Officer Candidate School (OCS): Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing in Navy OCS at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island.See More
Jul 22, 2019

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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
Supply Officer
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Aloha! I am a high school teacher and swim team coach in Hawaii, We have 8 children. Oldest (daughter) is a Navy OCS grad!
What Brought You To This Site:
My Sailor is currently at OCS
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Happy for her choice to follow in her grandfather's Naval footsteps (USNA alumni) after college!
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
google and a friend

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At 10:45pm on April 3, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to Shannon! 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 is currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If were around in those early days. If 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 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 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 she is going 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 Shannon this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter Jamie 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

Best Regards- Paul

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At 9:55pm on April 3, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Shannon! 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

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, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

Join us on Facebook as well!

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

Best Regards- Jim




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