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When does Battle Stations 21 typically happen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Aug 22, 2016. 16 Replies

My son will PIR on Sep 2.  He's in Ship 14, Div 305.  I know we can't post specifics, but if there is any information, please, Please, PLEASE message me.  We can't wait for his call!Can anybody tell…Continue

Selecting A school

Started Jul 17, 2016 0 Replies

My son knows that he will be going to nuke school, but he does not yet know which A school he will go to before nuke school. Does anybody know how and when that will be chosen?  I think he is leaning…Continue

How often do New recruits arrive?

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jul 8, 2016. 2 Replies

Just wondering how often new recruits start. If a SR falls back, do they have to start from the start or just fall back a week or two?

New recruit july 6

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Alan DeMarco Jul 16, 2016. 26 Replies

My son just started on the 6th. How do we find his division? Does anybody know how tho find out if he's with all men or integrated? Thanks

 

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Brandon
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
I don't know yet
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I went to the Air Force Academy and have tried to talk to my two kids about military options for years. It wasn't until I dragged them in to the recruiters and they found out about the Nuke program that they any interest at all, but it was a complete about face!

My son goes to Great Lakes in July, and my daughter hopes to go in 2017.
Prior Military Experience
Proud Air Force Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Great, great pride and happiness for him!
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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At 9:43pm on October 27, 2015, 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 son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is attached to VAW-125, and back on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). 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 Brandon 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!

Best Regards- Paul

 
 
 

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