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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Connor
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTN
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Cyber Engineer
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Elated!
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
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Next Stage - C School

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

Graduated A school at Great Lakes, on to C School in sunny San Diego!  

Disappointment, but a new start

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 2:26pm 2 Comments

Found out early last week that our son was dropped from CTN on the last week of class.  He had already received his orders.  He was given three choices, PACT Sea, PACT Air or IC.  He chose IC.  This was a bit of a blow for all involved.  He should be going back to Great Lakes for A school for his new rate, then a follow-on C school as he is on an ATF contract.  Hopefully this will work out for him.

Make sure you tell your sailors not to coast at the end of their A school - we…

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The Finished product - so far

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 10:35am 0 Comments

We have a sailor!

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

After 9.5 months of pregnancy + an additional 21 years, my wife and I have a Sailor!  We got the call today (Div 320).  Our tickets to Chicago were not bought in vain!  Hope to see everyone at the meet & greet on Thursday.

Email from bootcamp

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

My son commented that he had been issued an iPad during boot camp, and that they were going to allow them to use email!  I told my wife that I'd believe it when I saw it - of course the very next Sunday I got a text from my son asking which email account we wanted to receive our communications on.  Hmmm, we were able to exchange a few emails before the privileges were over.  He told us that he would probably get to do this every Sunday.  Well, his PIR is this Friday, and needless to say we…

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I can't believe I did this...

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

My son gets a second call.  I was travelling back from a business trip and was anxiously awaiting his call before I boarded my connecting flight.  Shortly after I was seated, he called!  Since I was wearing bluetooth headphones, I tried to set down my phone...AND HUNG UP ON HIM!  about 45 seconds later he tried calling back as I was manipulating my phone between screens - as his call came in, I hit the deny button.  Luckily, he was able to get my wife on her lunch hour and was able to talk…

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Don't screen your calls

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Funny story...well, at least now it is! My son called after 3 weeks at boot camp. I was home, looked at the number, and figured it was a telemarketer so I didn't answer. Refused a second call from the same number (persistent SOB). Went and walked the dog and discovered that I had voicemail. Of course, it was my son who had been trying to call!
Even better, my wife was working and couldn't receive his attempts to contact her either - poor kid, a total washout!

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At 9:53pm on June 22, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Mike! 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 now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). 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 Mike 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 Connor 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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"To raise a child, who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you've done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach them to soar on their own"
At 9:20pm on June 22, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Mike! 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 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 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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