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Received first letter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Day Pesnell Sep 16, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello allWe received our first letter from our recruit. He is doing well and as he stated in his phone call is in the 950 group (staff service). He also stated that he is an RPO ( religious petty…Continue

Extended phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Sep 20, 2015. 9 Replies

We are so happy we received an extended phone call from Evan today from boot camp. He's only been there two weeks and was allowed a 5 min call. He says he is having a blast. (Funny but I thought boot…Continue

 

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"My grandson also graduated"
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Gary Jeffas commented on Ruben Gonzalez's blog post No Title
"Congratulations to you son and your family. My sons PIR is 11/6. We are so excited. Best of luck to your son. God bless."
Oct 31, 2015
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza commented on Ruben Gonzalez's blog post No Title
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Hello all Returned last weekend from Navy Graduation. What a great sight seeing all the recruits and their proud and happy families. My son was in the 950 division and took part as a crowd control pe…

Hello allReturned last weekend from Navy Graduation. What a great sight seeing all the recruits and their proud and happy families. My son was in the 950 division and took part as a crowd control person. My wife and I were equally proud of the accomplishment that he made and that of the other graduates. Good luck to all and may all their futures be safe and bright.My son is now in Groton Ct. Training for submarine duty.See More
Oct 31, 2015
Joe S. commented on Ruben Gonzalez's blog post No Title
"Hey They won the non-integrated Captain's Cup!  Great Job Div. 950"
Oct 20, 2015
Frank Gordoa commented on Ruben Gonzalez's blog post No Title
"My son is Ship 2 DIV 903 so they are both in the 900's My son tried out and is working with Drill team. Sore hands from throwing the rifle around."
Oct 17, 2015
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Extended phone call
"For only two weeks in to get a 5 minute phone call is really pretty good! I'm so glad to hear he's doing well. 900 division is the performing division. Band, choir, flags, etc... What is he in?"
Sep 20, 2015
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza liked Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Extended phone call
Sep 20, 2015
Jeremy Day Pesnell replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Extended phone call
"Got our first good phone call today! It was so great to hear from our SR Ship 11, Div 362. Hope everyone that shipped around 9/1 gets their call today!"
Sep 20, 2015
Jeremy Day Pesnell replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Extended phone call
"Tracy, it should be 10/30, yes.  Hopefully you have received your form letter by now telling you all you need to know.  I talked to my daughter today and she mentioned that the ladies of 362 and 361 sleep in the same berthing compartment,…"
Sep 16, 2015
Jeremy Day Pesnell replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Received first letter
"Congrats Ruben!  Received my first phone call today where we could actually talk today.  My daughter is a week behind your son, she's in Div. 362 and has the 951 company in her group of divisions.    She's doing well…"
Sep 16, 2015
Chuck McCann replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Received box in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"I told my wife. It was in his shoes."
Sep 14, 2015
Chuck McCann replied to Ruben Gonzalez's discussion Received box in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"My wife just called to let me know "the box" arrived from our SR as well. However his phone wasn't inside. His charger is there, but no cell phone. Now we're just waiting for the form letter."
Sep 14, 2015
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Received first letter

Hello allWe received our first letter from our recruit. He is doing well and as he stated in his phone call is in the 950 group (staff service). He also stated that he is an RPO ( religious petty officer) for his group. We are very proud of him.Hope everyone else's recruits are doing wellSee More
Sep 12, 2015

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Hello all Returned last weekend from Navy Graduation. What a great sight seeing all the recruits and their proud and happy families. My son was in the 950 division and took part as a crowd control pe…

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 11:02am 2 Comments

Hello all
Returned last weekend from Navy Graduation. What a great sight seeing all the recruits and their proud and happy families. My son was in the 950 division and took part as a crowd control person. My wife and I were equally proud of the accomplishment that he made and that of the other graduates. Good luck to all and may all their futures be safe and bright.
My son is now in Groton Ct. Training for submarine duty. Continue

Yay! Just received our form letter today! Now I can send my letters to him! Btw he is in SHIP 02 , DIV 950 Here's hoping that there are other people here in Navy Dads that have a son or daughter in …

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 1:07pm 4 Comments

Yay! Just received our form letter today! Now I can send my letters to him!

Btw he is in SHIP 02 , DIV 950
Here's hoping that there are other people here in Navy Dads that have a son or daughter in the same group Continue

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At 7:22pm on August 26, 2015, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Ruben,

 

     I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.   

 

     First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs. of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 9000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.      

 

     Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Evan on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.

 

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At 5:18pm on August 26, 2015, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Ruben! 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 attached to VAW-125, and back on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. 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 Ruben 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 Evan 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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