"if you need to contact RTC about PIR contact the PAO:
Recruit Training Command
3355 Illinois Street
Great Lakes , IL 60088
Phone: Public Affairs Office 847-688-2405
For personal and family related issues, please email RTC:
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Hey everyone.. just wanted to make a group for you all to ask sailors fresh out of boot camp any questions you have about your sailor. I promise one of us here in Pensacola will know the answer. Thanks for everything you all do as parents.See More
Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.See More
Navy Prayers: This is for anyone to post prayer request. We need a quiet place to go and leave prayer requests and to read them and pray for those requests. This is nondenominational. Please feel free to leave a prayer request or to take a moment and pray.See More
Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Retired Navy Damage Control Senior Chief Petty Officer, served for 27 years. Currently am working with Lowe's and enjoying attending Texas A&M activities with my younger son, who is in the Corp of Cadets Fighten Texas Aggie Band. Whoop!
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was proud of him, we talked about him wanting to join and i gave him information he wanted but told him ultimately the decision to join had to be his. He would have to live with his decision throughout his 4 years or career if he chooses.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Took a chance there was a site for dads after signing up my wife with the N4M site
When my son first enlisted in the Navy I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to his future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads but found out I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and my hope is that this site will benefit Navy families that follow behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Justin for his service for me and for yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.
Welcome to NavyDads.com Paul! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please 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. I certainly have! 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. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) is stationed on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) just completed her enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Paul this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Justin 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 About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should and should not talk about in a public forum.
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son 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.
As PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. Best Regards- Paul