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My son is a recruit at GL and had just completed week 3. This is a site that I need to be a part of as it will make me feel closer to him. I am retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections, 28 years. I am very proud of my son
What Brought You To This Site:
my son is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Did you ever get an answer to the question on the "asks a sailor" group? If not here is a try.
Go to Ask .com and look up the following
GSE-- Gas Turbine Systems Technician -- Electrical
GSE-- Gas Turbine Systems Technician -- Electrical (Advanced Technical Field
GSM-- Gas Turbine Systems Technician -- Mechanical
GSM-- Gas Turbine Systems Technician -- Mechanical (Advanced Technical Field)
Check with your sailor and see if this is what he is learning.
my ohter son he is 19 he leave this year for great lakes also going into the navy and i heard it now 13 weeks when my son was in thereit was 8 weeks and my sons best friend well he is like a son to me also he leaves for great lakes feb 1 2010 i am very proud of my boys and all military men and women.......where you in the service? if i could i would go in but i just missed age limit.......
Welcome to NavyDads Ted! 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 Ted this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Ian 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- Navyoutfitters.com to show your support for NavyDads. Best Regards- Paul
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 Ian for his service for me and for yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.