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July 3rd Graduation

My son just called me last Friday from the classifier to tell me he's in a 900 division but they held them in P-days for 9 days waiting to fill up a 900 division. He said their PIR is tentatively set for July 3rd.Any other time they graduate on a Friday and if they leave for A-school then they depart RTC on the next day after PIR.Since their PIR is on a Wednesday would he still leave RTC on Saturday for A-school or will he depart on Thursday? I'm wanting to make hotel reservations ASAP but…See More
May 13
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Navy Cryptology

Navy Cryptology: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing as a Cryptology Technician in the United States Navy.Click this link for a description of the Cryptology RatingSee More
May 13

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
AJ
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTM
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I'm retired HMCS. Son is leaving for RTC on 29APR19. Proud and excited but sad to see him leave.
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, Iraqi Freedom Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR), I am a veteran
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Google

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At 7:17am on April 23, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jeff ! 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!

I also want to take a moment to thank you for your service!

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 10:09pm on April 22, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Jeff ! 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.com were around in those early days. If NavyDads.com 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.com 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.com 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 Jeff 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.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what AJ 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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