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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Pershing Nov 3. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. I joined Navy Dads a few days ago and finally got a few free moments to post something up. My youngest has been in boot camp for a couple of weeks now and is supposed to graduate on…Continue

 

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David Pershing replied to David Pershing's discussion Newbie...
"Apologies for taking so long to respond. Between work and a never-ending list of things that need immediate attention, I haven't had much time check in. We received the letter a couple of weeks ago. Knowing that nothing is ever entirely set in…"
Nov 3
John D'Amico replied to David Pershing's discussion Newbie...
"Have you received the formal letter stating PIR date, mailing address, ship and division yet? We thought our son would be in the December 6th PIR, but P-days went a little longer than we thought and he is now the 13th! Either way, good luck to you…"
Oct 31
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NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to David Pershing's discussion Newbie...
"the best thing to do is to click things and explore links......if you have questions, be sure to ask! 6 Basic and Essential Rules for Bootcamp:-Do what you are told to do-Do it immediately-Pay attention to detail -Speak when spoken to...otherwise…"
Oct 26
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Hello everyone. I joined Navy Dads a few days ago and finally got a few free moments to post something up. My youngest has been in boot camp for a couple of weeks now and is supposed to graduate on 12/6. My wife and I are extremely proud of his decision to join the Navy and the self-discipline he's shown to prepare himself. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Navy from NavyDads.See More
Oct 26
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for David Pershing
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com David! 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…"
Oct 22
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"Welcome to NavyDads David ! 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…"
Oct 22
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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Justin
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTI
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was extremely proud and encouraged him to take advantage of every opportunity he could to build his future.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
One of my staff members recommended it.

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At 7:32pm on October 22, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com David! 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, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

Join us on Facebook as well!

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 8:26am on October 22, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads David ! 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 Navy 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 currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor 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 he 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 David this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son 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 Justin 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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