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NavyDads Admin (Paul) and Jay and Jean Henry are now friends
Oct 20
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Jay and Jean Henry
"That is great news!!"
Oct 19
Patrick J. Doherty replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Henry:    I have been thinking of your situation recalling the turmoil of our own until Michael Christopher was welcomed to return to training.   You know  the neat thing? - our sons who had to step away…"
Oct 19
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Jay and Jean Henry
"Most excellent news!  Sometimes the system does work !!!"
Oct 19
Jay and Jean Henry left a comment for NavyDads Admin (Paul)
"11/6/20 Graduation Not 11/67 LOL"
Oct 19
Jay and Jean Henry left a comment for NavyDads Admin (Paul)
"Happy Update!: We received a letter from Brendan reporting that he was sent back to training on Oct 1! He will not lose any bonuses or benefits, and this will not appear on his record. He thanks all who prayed for him because he credits Divine…"
Oct 19
Jay and Jean Henry replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Happy Update!: Received a letter from Brendan that he was sent back to training on Oct 1! He has not lost any bonuses or benefits, and this will not appear on his record.  He thanks everyone who prayed for him because he believes that the quick…"
Oct 19
Jay and Jean Henry joined E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group
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NAVY BOOT CAMP

Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.See More
Oct 6
Jay and Jean Henry updated their profile
Oct 2
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Thank you Pat for your timely wisdom!"
Oct 1
Patrick J. Doherty replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Patience and prayer.............gosh, how much comfort they bring - even before our present times......    I was thankful that our family did dot the i's and cross the t's regarding our son, Michael Christopher, during the…"
Oct 1
Jay and Jean Henry replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Thank you so much for this very encouraging reply!. Fortunately, we heard from him today. He is very hopeful that he will be going back to training soon. He has received a lot of encouragement that would be the case. He said that he has been told…"
Oct 1
Patrick J. Doherty replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Good Morning, Mr. and Mrs. Henry: Thankfully, we had a positive outcome after our son was sent to Ship 5.    Initially, I was actively communicating with Legal.    Whenever my son met with Legal, he was permitted to call home and…"
Oct 1
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Jay and Jean Henry's discussion Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training in the group Ship 5
"Your son I'm sure is on a really rocky emotional roller coaster right now as are you. We have learned through the years that the less phone calls you make to legal, the better it will be for him. At this point, the folks at RTC consider the…"
Sep 30
Jay and Jean Henry replied to carrie elizabeth bratton's discussion In need of help for SR in the group Ship 5
"Do we know what the outcome was?"
Sep 30
Jay and Jean Henry added a discussion to the group Ship 5
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Ship 5 Wanting to go back to Training

Our son worked hard to prepare for boot camp during the lockdown. He created a work out room on our front porch when school and gyms closed down. Kept a strict daily schedule for himself of keeping up with current events, studying nutrition and health, helping out the family, and working out, even though he could have slacked off with no requirements imposed on him except that we don't let the kids sleep past 8AM.  He also convinced his best friend to join and they went running together. He is…See More
Sep 30

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Brendan
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
HM
Describe A Little About Yourself:
We have been married for 30 years. Due to an old football injury, Dad was unable to serve, and Mom was never called to. However, we are doing our part for our Country by encouraging our children to serve. Of course, not all of them are called to that, but are following their God given paths. We have 10 children altogether, 1 daughter a Veteran of the Army, 1 daughter currently in the Air Force, and now our son, Brendan, has enlisted in the Navy. We have three more children coming up that are interested in Service. Two sons for Navy and the youngest, daughter, for the Coast Guard.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very Proud
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Mom
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At 7:15pm on October 19, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

That is great news!!

At 4:19pm on October 19, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Most excellent news!  Sometimes the system does work !!!

At 4:38pm on September 24, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Jay and Jean,

Here is the link to our Ship 5 group. Scroll through and be sure to look through the RE Codes. Re-Enlistment codes. When he's discharged he will get a code letting him and you know if he can go back and try it again if he wants to. 

If you can, write to him and get him to have you sign a waiver of HIPPA so that the staff at RTC will be able to give you information. 

Good luck and let us know how we can help!

At 1:51pm on September 24, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

So sorry to hear about his issues......that Moment of Truth can be a killer......Jim is our Ship 5 pro....you've done the correct thing by talking to legal.....now a waiting game......

At 6:27pm on September 23, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jay and Jean! 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!

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 2:19pm on September 23, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Jay and Jean! 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 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 Jay and Jean 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 parents of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Brendan 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.


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