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Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Started Oct 13, 2016 0 Replies

Those words – or something very close to them – we’re uttered by David Farragut, one of the greatest naval officers to ever wear the uniform. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral…Continue

Breaking news from RTC

Started Oct 5, 2016 0 Replies

Due to the current trajectory of Hurricane Matthew, the Navy is taking precautionary measures and not sending any graduating recruits to Charleston, S.C. Those recruits will remain on hold at Recruit…Continue

Recruit Graduation Re-Route

Started Jul 8, 2016 0 Replies

From RTC: Until August, we will be rerouting recruit family traffic along the route shown in the graphic below. For staff who normally take MLK Drive on graduation Fridays, please be aware of the new…Continue

**** Important Care Package Information****

Started May 31, 2016 0 Replies

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE!After June 3, DO NOT use customs forms 2976 or 2976-A. Your care packages will be returned!!! The post office does not yet have the new form 2976-R…Continue

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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Joe Mooney
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Terry left a comment for NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza
"Thanks, Jim.  My son's name is Eric also. :)  He was told back in March by his recruiter that he was accepted into OCS.  He was told his letter/orders would arrive within a month.  It's been two months now and…"
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Meet and Greet for PIR June 16, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

June 15, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
The meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. This is the meet and greet that you may have heard about from other moms and dads. There is food and information about what to expect the next morning as you make your way to the graduation.Please RSVP here so we can get a head count. Please provide your first and last name for the reservation. The email you used to log on to NavyDads.com will be used to send your confirmation of your reservation. Please provide your…See More
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Terry
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Terry! 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…"
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for chris giordano
"Chris, I don't think there is much you can do to delay his insertion into boot camp. All you can do at this point is go to the recruiter with your son and plead your case. But, there is a phrase that you need to get used to hearing, "The…"
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"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Chris! 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…"
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"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jamie! 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…"
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Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR May 26, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

May 25, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
Sarge’s meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. There is food and information about what to expect the next morning as you make your way to the graduation.Please RSVP here so we can get a head count. Please provide your first and last name for the reservation. The email you used to log on to NavyDads.com will be used to send your confirmation of your reservation. Please provide your sailor's division number and the number of people attending in the discussion box…See More
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Richard Paul Jolliff
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Richard! 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…"
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to TheMindy Meacham Berry-Hinkley's discussion Graduation date in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"You can usually figure 8 weeks from the first Friday. But since he leaves on a Tuesday, I'm guessing that June 9th will be his first Friday. The 21st is about right, but can vary a week. But my best advice is to wait for the form letter from…"
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Pass this on to all of your Veteran friends and family

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online.

Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following websites for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/

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At 8:54am on May 25, 2017, Terry said…

Thanks, Jim.  My son's name is Eric also. :)  He was told back in March by his recruiter that he was accepted into OCS.  He was told his letter/orders would arrive within a month.  It's been two months now and nothing.  He's working out every day and trying not to be discouraged.  He's very ready to get on with his new career.  T

At 9:48pm on May 9, 2017, Kyle Sheffield said…

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the warm welcome. And thanks to your son for his service!

At 11:21pm on April 11, 2017, Chris Gans said…

Jim,

Thanks for the warm welcome.  I understand how the early days of enlistment can be stressful, I am watching my wife start to rev up the panic meter.  Luckily I have lived the sailor side of things and have been able to talk her off the ledge more than once.

At 11:01am on April 5, 2017, patrick j fagen said…

Ladies & Gentlemen, Thank you for the warm welcome and the confidence you all share. My son christopher made his choice on his own and is mentally, physically and spiritually solid young man. I wish I could hear from him more often as we chatted everyday in our pre-boot camp life. The only thing I have read from him was on the form letter and it read. DAD, this place is intense. He will do well and I'm looking forward to congratulating him on May 19th as he accomplishes his first step of navy life. I know how proud he was when he left and his transformation from young Palm Beach County Florida grown, to now a US Navy Sailor will be a sweet moment for his extremely proud DAD    

Thank you all and god bless, Looking forward to keep up on the site

All the best

Patrick

At 9:39am on March 28, 2017, Elizabeth Erosenko said…

Thanks so much for the admit.......am heading down to CLJ for another long weekend visit with my sailor.....I want to get in all the visits i can before he "heads out" this summer.....Again, thanks :)

At 11:47am on March 18, 2017, Andrew Warrington said…

Thanks Jim and all, yes I am proud and a little surprised he chose this as we are not a military family either. He has to do the security/ background stuff (and renounce his British citizenship) before they will schedule a class at OCS, so it could be some time. He has the SWO board recommendation so I am told that is a good sign. I am glad to be part of NavyDads and I am sure I will learn lots too. Thanks, Andrew

At 5:08pm on March 8, 2017, Jana Vrabel said…

Hi Jim and thank you for the welcome also.  Very grateful for this site and all of the work that has obviously been put into it. :)

At 10:58am on March 8, 2017, Lars Tollefson said…

Thanks Jim.  Our son heads to Newport this weekend.  He is a determined young man.  We're counting on that seeing him through!

At 7:23pm on March 3, 2017, Randy Preston said…

Thank you, we are half way through boot camp and excited to see what the future holds.

At 5:01pm on February 26, 2017, Anish Patel said…

"Thank You", my wife and I already feel good with all of your kind words and encouragements. My son has an estimated departure date for boot camp - June 22nd. Will keep everyone posted.

 
 
 

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