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When will he start boot camp.

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Nov 27, 2020. 1 Reply

My grandson left from NJ last week 11/18 and went to WI where he is quarantined for 14days. So when will he start boot camp?Continue

 

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NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to William J Fleck's discussion When will he start boot camp.
"easiest answer----with the virus and holidays....who knows !!!!"
Nov 27, 2020
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When will he start boot camp.

My grandson left from NJ last week 11/18 and went to WI where he is quarantined for 14days. So when will he start boot camp?See More
Nov 27, 2020
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for William J Fleck
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com William! 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, was that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
Nov 26, 2020
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for William J Fleck
"Welcome to NavyDads William! 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…"
Nov 26, 2020
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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Anthony
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Mm
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Navy vet, 2 yes aboard a destroyer, as QM3,the sailor is my grandson.
I also have a granddaughter in the marines, She became a marine on 2/14/20, and is
Curry ready to graduate from her tech school in Pensacola, Fl.
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
my grandson is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very proud
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Grandparent
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
My daughter, mother of the sailor told me.

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At 5:05pm on November 26, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com William! 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, 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 so proud of our son and his service to our country. I'm sure you feel that same pride for you child. This is the place to brag!

Join us on Facebook as well!

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 2:59pm on November 26, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads William! 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 daughter Kat is now a Veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currently stationed at NAS Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads 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 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 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 William this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your grandson 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.

As a grandparent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Anthony 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! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


Best Regards- Paul

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