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Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Alan DeMarco Apr 8. 7 Replies

Have any of you ever had a break up where the other person seems to be gone before you realized what happened. And months later you seem to still be trying to catch up while they have long sense…Continue

Packages during holidays

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Nov 4, 2016. 6 Replies

How does the packages work during the holidays. I am seeing a schedule, and assume partly this is to insure your package arrives in time you must ship by dates. Do we get any Discounts? I noticed…Continue

Changes to enlisted ratings in Navy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Lengyel Dec 21, 2016. 13 Replies

Got a call from my sailor last night. He is very upset about the new sytem of doing away with the ratings. he asked me to share why and ask anyone I know to sign the petition. the navy has a…Continue

9/30 PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Consolo Sr. Sep 29, 2016. 1 Reply

I know we have several dads on here with sailors graduating on Friday. Just wanted to say congratulations and wish you guys safe travels. Enjoy the ceremony and the time with your sailor!

 

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John Alan DeMarco commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"My son initially put my mom and I. Then in a letter to him i mentioned his uncle was thinking of coming, so on his I am a sailor call he asked me that day if he needed to add my brother or anyone else."
Apr 23
John Alan DeMarco replied to Beverly Ryan's discussion Phone calls? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"I got one other call before the I am a sailor call."
Apr 22
John Alan DeMarco replied to Beverly Ryan's discussion Phone calls? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"He got my first letter on 7/30. I believe I mailed it on 7/20."
Apr 22
John Alan DeMarco replied to Beverly Ryan's discussion Phone calls? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"I believe phone calls are motivational meaning they can be won or lost as a division. To give you an idea, my son arrived on 7/7 and I got his first phone call on 7/30 and his first letter on 8/4"
Apr 22
John Alan DeMarco commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"My son struggled with push ups. He passed everything when he got there but push ups and could have ranked up. Learn the proper form. He said once they showed him the correct method it was much easier."
Apr 18
John Alan DeMarco replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"I think that is it. I wanted something to do. And there isn't anything "to do" Instead I am just going to let it be. He cannot relate to where I am cause he is not feeling what I am feleling. Answering that question honestly there is…"
Apr 8
Michelle Bloomfield replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"Glad I could help. Thank you for the good wishes for my son. Seldom (like never!) does anyone equate anything I have to say with a message from God (but I get it, this happened to me just last year!), more like the ramblings of a mad woman. hahaha…"
Apr 6
John Alan DeMarco replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"Thanks for your encouragement Tom. And your kind words."
Apr 6
John Alan DeMarco replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"By the way, congratulations to your son. Best wishes to him and thanks for his service and your sacrifice. Hope you get to go to PIR."
Apr 6
John Alan DeMarco replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"Thank you Michelle, this helped a lot. I prayed yesterday when I posted this. This was a word from God. Thanks for taking the time to share some insight and asking me the questions I need to ask myself."
Apr 5
Michelle Bloomfield replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"I'm a single mom of four adult children (that makes me mom and dad!) and I understand how you feel. I'm going to ask you a single question. What exactly is it that you're hoping for; that scenario where you feel like you're…"
Apr 5
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to John Alan DeMarco's discussion Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown
"John....you have been a well versed man since joining Navy Dads. Put your thoughts and feelings to paper and give it to your Son. He will read it a hundred times over the coming years as his life unfolds. It might be difficult for him to have this…"
Apr 5
John Alan DeMarco posted a discussion

Coming to terms and accepting your son or daughter is grown

Have any of you ever had a break up where the other person seems to be gone before you realized what happened. And months later you seem to still be trying to catch up while they have long sense gone? That is the only way I can use to describe what I am feeling. My son left last July for boot camp and I am still kinda still there. Like I want to be here in the present. I just can't figure out how too and I would like to be in the present when he comes home in June. Much of it I know comes from…See More
Apr 4
John Alan DeMarco commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"No problem. I just remember that sinking feeling I had when I got coverage again. We had been white water rafting all day and when I stopped to get gas on the way back and it popped up 6 missed calls and every voicemail was a hang up... I was…"
Apr 3
John Alan DeMarco commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"I know the feeling Dan. I was out of town the day my son got his first call. Around the 3rd week mark. He tried multiple times and then tried my mom who was in church and he exhausted the funds off his phone card. The last time he called he left me…"
Apr 3
John Alan DeMarco replied to Dan Mountjoy's discussion Got the Kid-in-the-Box Today - Bible? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"I got a package from myn son with some personal items yesterday and this was in there. This is not the one he got from MEPS. I sent him that one while he was at boot camp cause he forgot it. Maybe he got this one while at boot camp"
Mar 21

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
K.D.
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
MN
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Middle aged Christian single dad and recovery ministry leader; variety of interest and hobbies. Utility worker.
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My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud and excited
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Son
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Arriving at boot camp PT ready - important or not

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 9:45am 7 Comments

Maybe a month or so a few of us had the discussion about whether or not preparing before boot camp would impact a recruit passing boot camp. I had this discussion last weekend with my son after PIR. He passed everything initially with little preparation before leaving. When I say little, we began running 2 weeks prior. Some dads had said their recruits had begun as much as 6 months before. As you all know this means you automatically move up to E-2 when you pass initial academic and pt. Except… Continue

Saturday mail

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Just waned to revise that apparently navy moms cannot take any new members right now. If you sign up though you can read post. So I was curious about mail on Saturdays because I had read a post that recruits only get mail Monday they Friday. I got a letter from my son yesterday and he wrote in there he received my first letter Saturday. So I don't know if it was a prayer answered cause he said it really helped him since he could reach me on his phone call home. I also wondered about the mail… Continue

Arrival

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 10:17pm 4 Comments

I was watching the video of the recruits arriving and it helped to kind of know what he is experiencing right now. I am anxiously awaiting the "I arrived " phone call.

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At 8:34am on October 12, 2016, JackRich said…

Thanks!

At 10:31pm on September 20, 2016, Tony Consolo Sr. said…
Thank you. Barely. Going to be the longest 10 days of my life. But can't wait tone see him. Hope your son is doing well.
At 10:08am on September 1, 2016, Earl Wolfe said…

Thanks for the reply John .Its been nearly 40 years since i went through RTC

A lot has changed since that cold and lonely night, Back in Feb 1974 Looking back several times over those years , I Wish ,I coulda , I Shoulda . But I know what Cody is going through !  Cause i told him ,You will wake up and wonder what in the H--- , have i Gone and done Now !  Iam Looking forward to that First letter ! Thanks and GO NAVY :)

Earl W.

At 4:11am on July 19, 2016, Robb Brown said…
My son is in Ship 3, Div. 308
At 3:35am on July 16, 2016, Ginger said…
Separate from the box? Yes box came Fedex on Monday and letter
Came usps on Thursday!!
At 1:21am on July 12, 2016, Ginger said…
Omg shocked about the box today - my daughter
Did not answer the door as trained because
My husband was down at the animals! He look
Through the neighborhood nothing.
They headed to grocery when they saw a Fedext
Driving having lunch and asked her! She was the driving
and could get it when off break!!!! Totally lucked
Out! Only 6 days!! Hooray!
At 7:21pm on July 8, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com John! 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

At 10:53am on July 8, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to Navy Dads, John. I see that you are already finding your way around....outstanding! Learn as much as you can and feel free to ask for anything that you need! There are many great Moms & Dads here ready to help! Welcome to the Navy family!

At 9:17pm on July 7, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com John ! 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, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). 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 John 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 K.D. 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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