My Daughter arrived at RTC boot camp on 08/16th 2022I have not heard from her in about 5 weeks. I know they do not have access to their phones while in boot camp.My daughter might have contacted her…Continue
"Yea, same here, I never get to attend my kid’s officer graduation in Groton, CT and in Panama City.
BTW, I never know anything where Groton and Panama City are or what there until I Google and found to be…yikes Naval Submarine and…"
"You can find her graduation on YouTube on one of the Navy pages. Yeah, not like being there, but still great when you recognize her marching by. I went through a similar situation, but after time and forgiveness everything is all good. Hang in…"
"Sorry you are having to endure this- when I got divorced years ago, my ex and I agreed to never let our differences get in the way of comms about our kids or details we needed to share. We even sat together at my daughter's PIR and my…"
"I agree to the statements above, I have reached out to my ex via email, but she ignored it all together. I guess I will miss this big event.
At least I tried every possible way to attend without any luck.
Thanks to all."
"I agree with Paul. You and your ex need to set your differences aside for your daughter's sake. We have seen this too many times in a broken marriage where the sailor suffers. You all will only walk this way once. Make the most of…"
"you can try to call her recruiter but they often do not have final division information. Your best bet would be to talk to her mother and ask for contact info......RTC will not provide you info as info has to come from your sailor"
My Daughter arrived at RTC boot camp on 08/16th 2022I have not heard from her in about 5 weeks. I know they do not have access to their phones while in boot camp.My daughter might have contacted her mother in the Midwest about graduation, sending the invitation letter etc. I leave in the far South East. Her mother and I have not spoken in 5 years after a nasty divorce. I would love to attend my daughter's graduation but I have zero information on her.If I knew her division, I could at least…See More
"Welcome to NavyDads Wellington! 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…"
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Wellington! 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…"
Welcome to NavyDads Wellington! 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 is currently stationed at NAS Pensacola where he is an instructor (LPO) in A-School. 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 she 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 Wellington this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter 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 Rebecca 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
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Wellington! 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 NavyDads.com.
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 feel that same pride for you child. This is the place to brag!