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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Bowen Jun 15, 2012. 15 Replies

These are Tribute Videos that I have created for Members.  I hope you all enjoy them.  Continue

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Posted on July 7, 2012 at 2:53pm 2 Comments

I have recently started a new project that is sending care packages to deployed units.  If you have a Sailor that is deployed and would like to add their name to the list to receive care packages, please email me, or contact me through here to get me their names and addresses...These packages will be for the units as a whole and filled with lots of goodies and support...:)

FREE Phone Calling Cards for Recruits

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 10:32am 1 Comment

Hi all...  Just wanted to let you all know about a great program for Recruits. has FREE phone cards for recruits in bootcamp.  If you or someone you know is leaving soon for bootcamp, go to the website and get some phone cards for them to use while they are at BC.  They can use them at A school or anytime if they need them, although most people have cell phones these days LOL.  Just thought I would pass along the info.... 

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At 5:43pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

here is a direct quote form RTC's FB page (link at bottom)


Battle Stations-21 is the recruits' final test that can take place anywhere from eight to two days prior to graduation. We do not give out the specific date your recruit's division will be taking this test nor do we allow the dates to be posted. We do not post any specific training details and we urge everyone to practice Operational Security by not posting such information.

At 5:41pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

I had found this a long ago....great reminder.....

Do you like OPSEC and ham?

I do not get it, Sam I am.

I do not get OPSEC and ham.

We must use it here and there.

We must use it everywhere.

You CAN share it in a car.

But you CANNOT in a bar.

You CANNOT share it in a text.

You CANNOT share it at the NEX.

You CAN say it in your house.

But should NOT tell a random spouse.

You CAN say it in the shower.

But do NOT go sharing at happy hour.

DON'T make the Ombudsman sweat.

DON'T post it on the internet.

You CANNOT share it in a tweet.

That would not be very sweet.

Beware of Facebook and Myspace too.

It's tempting to let your feelings through.

You Cannot tell it to a friend.

NOT even at the very end.

It is a privilege to know a date.

DON'T tell ANYONE or they may be late!

Oh, I get it, Sam I am.

Now I get OPSEC and ham!

I will not tell anyone. I will keep hushed until they're done!

I will not tell him or her. I will not tell my dog with fur.

I will not tell my child's teacher. I will not tell any creature.

Thankyou, THANK YOU, Sam I am.

Thankyou for clearing up OPSEC and Ham!!!
At 5:37pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Ron....this was sent to me by the PAO at RTC:


"We do not give out any specific training schedules of the recruits including Battle Stations. Your recruit is the only one who is allowed to give you that information."

the entire quote was on my old computer which died last year, but I know it still IS on the RTC FB page- but as replies by RTC staff to comments made and are a pain to find in print........but I'll see what I can do

in essence: posting schedules would define a location and time where sailors would be massed. That is a no-no......

At 5:01pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

sorry missed your message Ron...was busy at the stove with dinner!!!!

At 12:00pm on October 19, 2012, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…
Ron's Videos Rock!!
At 11:38am on October 19, 2012, jim peterson said…

omg what a video its brings tears to my eyes and trhey are tears of pride

At 11:36am on October 19, 2012, jim peterson said…

hey ron hows it going

At 12:42pm on June 21, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

good job on the profile page Ron!!!!

At 11:44am on May 30, 2012, Chuck said…

I got the Phone Cards yesterday just as you said.  Thank you! They are in the hands of my future sailor.

At 9:04pm on May 14, 2012, Gerry Davis said…


Just wanted to let you know that we just got a call from our daughter, Jessica.  You were correct.  She needed to her recruiter's phone number because the paperwork for her E2 rank had not come through.  She is doing great and said she is in the top 20 of her division out of 70 recruits.  Great to have communication.  Thanks for the support.



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