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Captain's Cup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Helgans Jul 17. 2 Replies

Does anyone know who won yesterday for divisions graduating on Friday, 7/21?Continue

Week 7 or week 8?

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jul 14. 5 Replies

I'm confused.  My sailor is scheduled for PIR on 7/21, next week.  So, are they doing Battle Stations this week or next?  I read somewhere that families may not get the "I'm a Sailor" call until as…Continue

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Jennifer Helgans replied to E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's discussion Navy Boot Camp Graduation Schedule in the group Pass In Review - Tips, Hints, and Helps
"I am over-the-top, indescribably excited!"
Jul 18
Jennifer Helgans replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Captain's Cup
"U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command · 7 hrs · Congratulations to this week's Captain's Cup winners! Div. 817 won in the non-integrated (all-male) divisions while Div. 221 won in the integrated (male-female)…"
Jul 17
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Captain's Cup
"RTC usually posts that on the Facebook page. It's not there yet.  Here's the link if you don't have it. https://www.facebook.com/NavyRecruitTrainingCommand/ Just keep checking."
Jul 16
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Captain's Cup

Does anyone know who won yesterday for divisions graduating on Friday, 7/21?See More
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Pass In Review - Tips, Hints, and Helps

Pass in Review: There have been so many questions & answers about Pass in Review "PIR" that we need one place to be a clearinghouse to help experience a Navy Graduation.See More
Jul 15
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Week 7 or week 8?
"Ya see....we told you to have faith that all would work out!!!!!!"
Jul 14
Jennifer Helgans replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Week 7 or week 8?
"We got the "I'm a Sailor" call!!!!"
Jul 14
Jennifer Helgans posted a status
"We got the call! Our son is a US Navy Sailor!"
Jul 14
Jennifer Helgans replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Week 7 or week 8?
"Thank you both!"
Jul 12
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Week 7 or week 8?
"Two divisions at a time go thru BS21 therefore BS21 occurs, by need, over different days- and yes, that call may not be made until Thursday prior to PIR......always assume everything is on track unless you are informed otherwise...as Jim says, BS21…"
Jul 11
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Jennifer Helgans's discussion Week 7 or week 8?
"Battle Stations should not be till next week. We have heard stories of getting the call almost as they're running from Battle Stations to the drill hall. Also please keep in mind that this final test they take, the time and day that your…"
Jul 11
Jennifer Helgans posted a discussion

Week 7 or week 8?

I'm confused.  My sailor is scheduled for PIR on 7/21, next week.  So, are they doing Battle Stations this week or next?  I read somewhere that families may not get the "I'm a Sailor" call until as late as the Thursday before PIR.  Any thoughts?  Thanks!See More
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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
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Jennifer Helgans commented on NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event Meet and Greet for PIR July 21, 2017
"Hi - 2 of us will be there. Our Sailor is in Division 221. Thank you!! This is wonderful. Jen and Tom"
Jun 25

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Matthew
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
E2 EMSA
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Proud parents of a future Sailor!
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Pride
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Mom
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Searching the web for info about boot camp.

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At 9:49pm on June 19, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Jennifer! 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 now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). 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 Jennifer 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 Matthew 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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At 9:30pm on June 19, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jennifer! 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 out 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 proud of our son and his service to our country.

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

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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