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Cargo Cults: U.S. Navy in the Pacific in WWII

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In the South Pacific, many of the islands had never seen any foreigners until they were invaded by Japan. When the U.S. Navy ran the Japanese out, and set up stations on these islands, they brought a…Continue

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Ship Names at Navy Boot Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Johnson Jun 27, 2011. 17 Replies

I know it's efficient and official to talk about ships with numbers, but it ain't very classy. Does anyone know the names of the ships with their corresponding numbers at the RTC?

Tags: Recruit Training Command, RTC, Ship names at RTC, Navy Boot Camp Division Numbers, Navy Boot Camp Ships


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61 years old. 5 kids, 2 wives (one ex still friends, one now). Fly Fisherman, Freemason, Old Hippie, Proud Navy Dad
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My son is currently serving, my son is recently enlisted
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I got sick and the shakes. As time went on, I got more and more excited and proud. When he shipped out on Pearl Harbor day, for RTC, I nearly burst. I'm still high.
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At 5:00pm on January 13, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Steve, 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) or This is a must read before posting 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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At 9:13am on December 14, 2009, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Steve, Welcome Aboard!

My son is an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't be prouder of him. When he first enlisted I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and I hope this site will benefit fathers that come behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank James for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, EG
At 7:42pm on December 13, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Steve! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun, useful, and educational as I have. Explore the site and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I certainly have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) recently returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) returned last fall from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Steve this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how James is doing! We do ask that you remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors in mind at all times. On the right side of every NavyDads page is an area we call About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link and the NavyDads Guidelines link.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be 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". Take a few minutes to 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 as they address many of your questions and concerns.

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. And stop by the NavyDads official store- to show your support for NavyDads. Best Regards- Paul


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