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NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Mark Cisneros's status
"PAUL CORONA·FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019· I asked Naval Operations Security about the use of Sandboxx- they are noncommittal but did say this:"We are not the approving authority for using social media or applications throughout…"
20 hours ago
Mark Cisneros posted a status
"Any thoughts on using Sandboxx rather than snail mail to communicate with our recruit while he’s at RTC?"
23 hours ago
NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Mark Cisneros's status
"Patience- typically in 7-10 days you'll get a form letter with PIR info and address info....."
yesterday
Mark Cisneros commented on Mark Cisneros's status
"He did not give us a Division or Ship address. Is there a generic address that we can send letters to him?"
yesterday
NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Mark Cisneros's status
"anytime in the next 3-4 hours"
yesterday
Mark Cisneros posted a status
"Our son just landed in Chicago. He’s on his way to RTC. How soon after his arrival can we expect that last phone call?"
yesterday
NavyDads Admin (Paul) commented on Mark Cisneros's status
"It's a balancing act- read thru this and see some of the challenges the Navy sees- https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/11/02/navy-sees-recruiting-challenges-on-the-horizon/ ASVAB scores determine much as to  how badly…"
Wednesday
Mark Cisneros posted a status
"Is the Boatswain Mate rating that coveted of a job that it could be used as leverage to get a recruit to sign instead of entering the DEP?"
Wednesday
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Mark Cisneros
"Welcome to NavyDads Mark! 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…"
Nov 30
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Mark Cisneros
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Mark! 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…"
Nov 30
Mark Cisneros is now a member of Navy Dads
Nov 30

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Eric
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
BM
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Retired Firefighter
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Other
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Internet

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At 9:36am on November 30, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Mark! 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 Mark 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 Eric 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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At 6:17am on November 30, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Mark! 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!

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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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