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Looking for friends who have sons or daughters in div 272 she went in on June 13th

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Jun 24, 2016. 19 Replies

Just looking for support from others. My oldest daughter and I are very close to my youngest girl and we both are having anxiety with not being able to speak with her daily. Is this normal??Continue


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I am a single mom of two girls. I am very proud of them in their life choices. My oldest will graduate this year with her Bachelors of Science Degree in History Education and my youngest just joined the Navy.
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud and scared.
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Googled Navy Boot Camp

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At 6:27pm on June 30, 2016, Brett Morgan said…

Hi JoDean. I've been following your comments on Navy Dads regarding Falon's stay in Ship 5. I just wanted to say that I'm very sorry that it didn't work out for her, but am proud of her for taking the bold step to serve our nation. Please let her know that there are people out here that have nothing but respect and admiration for her. She is in our hearts and prayers. Enjoy your 4th of July weekend.

All the best to you and your girls.


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At 10:51am on June 15, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

JoDean...Welcome to the Navy Dad's site. We have all felt those feelings! Use this site to learn about what Falon will be going through. Join our Boot Camp group and share the videos with her. They will show you just what goes on at RTC. We are all here for support, so ask anything that you need to! I wish Falon the best of luck!

At 11:06pm on June 14, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to JoDean ! 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, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). 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 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 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 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 she is going 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 JoDean this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter 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

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

At 8:26pm on June 14, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to JoDean! 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 out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

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 proud of our son and his service to our country.

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

Best Regards- Jim



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