Thanks Jim! My family isn't from a military background besides my grandfather's and an uncle. So basically going in blind. He left for boot camp June 16th. Have found alot of useful information on the site so far.
Thanks Jim, Funny story... my son received a letter last week from his 8th Grade self addressed to his graduating Senior self. In it he challenges himself to follow through with his commitment to joining the Navy. Pretty special to see that at 14 years old he was already focused on the Navy and serving our country.
Military service skipped our generation, but my wife and I are so proud of him.
Yes that was something wasn't it and they were spot right on they hit that right on the nail head he said the Seas could be 15 ft high and that ship doesn't move but when that missile comes out of the ship the whole thing vibrates violently Like An Earthquake
Thank you I appreciate that Jim when my son enlisted I was happy cuz there was nothing out here for him in our region northeastern Pennsylvania and he has great knowledge of computers he did his first four years on the USS Lake Erie and he was on the ship when they shut down the satellite enter in space he said it was the best bullet he ever shot LOL I hope to have a good experience on this site can you definitely have started off right for me
Thank you so much for such a warm welcome! I absolutely understand the pride you feel for your son. We have no prior military background before our son enlisted as well. And we agree that it was a life-altering, amazing decision that he made. We are so proud. Thank you for accepting me into your group.
Jim, thank you so much for having me and for this great website. There's a ton of helpful and supportive information here that I'm soaking in little by little. We're happy to support your work here in any way. Terry
Thanks Jim. Appreciate the warm welcome. I too am new to military life--my daughter is our family's first soldier of any sort for a couple of generations (she just graduated from RTC and started A school in Charleston--nuke!). Looking forward to learning all about her journey.
Thanks for the welcome. Thus us all new, but I am looking forward to finding out all I can. My son is in boot camp now. He has been assigned a division and ship. If his ship is stationed at a particular port, should I assume that he will stationed there after A school? Just curious what the normal process is. He will be an AE.
Again, thanks for the welcome as we begin this journey.
Thank you guys. I couldn't be prouder of my son than I am now. I just got to speak to him for the first time since he started because his unit pulled a great inspection score and was rewarded with a phone call they thought they had lost. I can hear the struggle in his voice and I wish I could share it with him, but this is his time. I wish covid hadn't spoiled the graduation service, but we'll see him soon enough in A school after boot camp is behind him and he's working to be a nuke. Adversity breeds strength and I can already see that strength growing in him. So glad to be a part of this community that I never really expected to be.