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  • Dothan, AL
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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
AEF-Sonar Technician
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a proud Navy Mom! My daughter arrived at GL Basic Training on 07/14/09.
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was very proud of her decision to join the Navy!
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At 12:36pm on November 3, 2009, joe bowles said…
Hello Suzanna how things going with your daughter? had she finish A school in do she have to do ECS school? Niki hoping to be finish with ECS school in about 3weeks in depoly
to her batt oversea by end of the Nov. She say she cant wait. Hope your daughter found
some friends who dont drink and having a great time. Niki told me the Gulfport base cracking down real hard on underage drinking some of underage lost liberty time They mean 21 mean 21. in Gulfport Miss.
At 8:19am on October 14, 2009, joe bowles said…
Hello Suzanna I know how you feel about under age drinking. Times are different
Two easy to get drugs and alcohol today. My daughter Niki 23 year old and I can say something about it but notthing I can do her comment I,m grow.
sad thing is she right . Back in my day drinking was 19 year old but less cars on the roads Niki told the navy crack'down on underage drinking in Gulfport base few week ago some phase two got together with underage
can back drunk got in some serious trouble lost there liberty. Hope your daughter can find some sailors on her base to have a good time & enjoy
her stay and have a great time there. Best of luck to you & your daughter
At 11:12pm on October 9, 2009, joe bowles said…
Hi Suzanne, How are things going with your sailor? Fine I hope was she able
to have weekend liberty after grad? and was she able to pick the job she wanted ?
My daughter Niki grad for A school thur.morning so now she a seabee I,m so proud of her. She all grow up but I happy for her I hope you have a lot of phone calls & texts (that something I had to lean) Best wishes for your sailor and your self. liberty will be here before you know it Good bye
At 10:44pm on September 22, 2009, joe bowles said…
Hi Suzanne , How things going with your sailor girl ? Hope she pass all of classes n doing great !!! Brandy got about three more weeks in A school in she start ECS school. She got her orders in her homeport will be Gulfport how long who known . Went she finish ESC school she will be sign to 1st Batt. in Gulfport in be depoly went they do. She say the base pertty full right now. But for now after A school she have two week liberty pass in that will be real nice. She got weekend pass but it was hard to see her with mama and her friends & party with her friends I took back to the base it was a short time
but nice to have seen her
At 6:04pm on August 17, 2009, Mark Evett said…
Hi Suzanne - At first we thought that 'hell week' was Battle Stations, too, but it turned out that Battle Stations for my daughter's division (267, PIR 7/31) didn't happen until the last week - in fact hers ended at 8:30 am the day before PIR. Karen's division was the last of the nine divisions in her group to do BS. (Her group was 260 - 267 and 937.) We asked her about hell week after PIR and she said it must refer to a week (week 5, maybe?) when they had a lot of inspections and tests, etc. For my wife and I, the hardest thing about BC was having no information, late information, or confusing information! She never seemed to know more than a day or two in advance what was coming up, and by the time the newest letters came, the information in the last letters was 10 days old. We didn't get any calls from her after June 29 until she called to say she passed PIR. On top of that, each division seems to have a little bit different experience, so it's hard to know what's going on. You kind of just have to go with the flow and write lots of encouraging letters. Our daughter said our letters really helped her get through the tough spots. For us, the first four week seemed like eternity, while the last four weeks seemed to fly by. Hope that helps a little bit, and good like to your recruit!
At 7:51am on July 24, 2009, joe bowles said…
Glad to somebody else from the great state of Alabama! My daughter grad today and going to Gulfport how lucky.
At 11:09pm on July 22, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Suzanne! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore 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 have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what she 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- my son Eric just returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat returned last fall from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Suzanne this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Sierra is doing!

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your daughter is going through. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!

Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And 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 offical store- Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul
At 5:20pm on July 22, 2009, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Suzanne, Welcome Aboard!

I'm so glad to have the Navy Moms on here to keep us men in line. 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. We have many moms on the site and benefit greatly from their point of views and we are willing to help the moms in any way we can. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your daughters journey in the Navy. Thank Sierra for her service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, EG


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