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Can anyone pls help with SAR Swimmer Graduation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Jul 5, 2016. 3 Replies

Good day to all of you.Right now my son looks like his graduation from SAR Swimmer down in JAX will be on July 22nd. He's just beginning his 2nd week. Can anyone please share ANYTHING about the…Continue

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Ship 04 DIV 820 !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Sep 20, 2014. 57 Replies

Good day to each of you. Glad I've found this site.My son, Jared, left for RTC on the 30th and arrived safely that evening.While I can't even to begin how proud of him I am I feel a bit selfish for…Continue

 

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David King replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
"I can't remember the order but the next phase will include weapons training (Camp Pendleton), small unit tactics, mission planning, SERE school, etc. culminating in a final exam of planning and executing a simulated mission.  My son…"
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
"Thank you!!! And roger."
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David King replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
"I was thinking about him this week.  My internal clock was thinking this was the week for The Tour and obviously it was right.  Congratulations!  He will rest up this weekend and begin the real world training on Monday.  Please…"
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
"Hell Week. (70 hours) Mission accomplished!"
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David King replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
"Thanks for checking in David. I speak to him every weekend. Bottom line is that he's crushing it. 3rd week of BCT. His only complaint is that he doesn't like the weekends because they get in the way of reaching his goal. His mindset shocks…"
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"Tom, How are things going at the school house?  Any update on your son? David"
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David King replied to Tom's discussion Any SWCC Dads here? in the group NAVY SEAL FAMILIES (NSW)
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"Hi David and thank you for the kind reply. My son has gone though Pre-Buds and is now going into his third week in Coronado. He's a PO2 and an LPO in his class. He is in peak physical condition and even more so mentally. While under deployment…"
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At 8:19am on August 3, 2014, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Tom,

 

     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 8000 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 Jared 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.

 

Navy dads Admin Tim

At 9:21pm on August 2, 2014, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Tom, Welcome Aboard!

My son served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't have been prouder. I created NavyDads.Com when he was in boot camp in hopes that this site would better inform new Navy Dads and Navy Families that followed behind me. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.Com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation. I then launched NavyOutfitters.Com, our sites "Official Store" in 09'. All proceeds from the store go directly to helping fund what we do here at NavyDads.Com and to ensure our future growth for many years to come.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly us parents. We are a place for sharing experiences with others that have gone through and are going through the same thing as you. We give you real-time information from others going through it, the sense that you're not alone, and the opportunity to help another along.

So jump right in, share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your Sailors journey in the United States Navy and I thank them for their service. I wish them the best in their travels and I'm glad you've found us.

Sincerely,
Elmo Moore

At 1:27pm on August 2, 2014, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Tom! 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 carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and is currently attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3) and is currently using her GI benefits to go to school. 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 Tom 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 Jared 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

At 12:13pm on August 2, 2014, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…

Greetings Tom! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.

However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.

From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.

That's when I found this website while searching for answers...

We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.

Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your Sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...

A Warm "Thank You" from our family to you and your son Jared for his service!


Welcome Aboard and GO NAVY! :)

 
 
 

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