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Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Apr 19. 13 Replies

So, I have read all the stuff for parents of recruits, and it says we should receive a phone call from my son telling us he is graduating, or not. When can we expect this call? He is scheduled to…Continue

Son is in Boot Camp. Did they force him to change jobs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Henry Apr 2. 6 Replies

My son is in boot camp. He is supposed to graduate 4/14.Before he left, he told me that A school for his job that he chose, ICE, Interior Communication Electrician, was 2 years at Great Lakes.Now, in…Continue

 

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Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"....Love a happy ending!!!!"
Apr 19
Matthew Rinker replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
Apr 18
Dan Mountjoy replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Congratulations to your son!  My son has officially turned the half-way point -- looking forward to getting the same call in a few weeks."
Apr 11
Matthew Rinker joined NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group
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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
Apr 10
Matthew Rinker shared NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group on Facebook
Apr 10
Matthew Rinker replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Just got the call! He is a sailor! So proud of him! And his division won Capitan's Cup!!"
Apr 10
Matthew Rinker commented on NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR April 14, 2017
"Myself, my wife and my oldest will be there on April 13th in honor of SR Rinker, Davis J, Ship 12, Division 119."
Apr 10
Matthew Rinker is attending NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event

Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR April 14, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

April 13, 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
Apr 10
Tony Castañeda replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Bravo Zulu to our newest Sailors Div 117 & 118 Ship 6, TG 23. Our daughter is Div 124 of TG 23 PIR 14April2017 we are looking forward to hearing her voice next Wednesday (most likely?) after she and her shipmates are also Sailors. My wife and I…"
Apr 8
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"...Sounds like everything is going just fine!!!!"
Apr 7
Matthew Rinker replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Received his letters yesterday. He qualified as Sharpshooter with the M9, just missed Expert Marksman. And he has his BS-21 date."
Apr 7
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Yes...It is, in essence, their Final exam. You will hear from him upon completion..."
Apr 7
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"And as a reminder, BS21 schedules are considered secure information and cannot be shared in open forums- and no, RTC WILL NOT release any information about those schedules. Two divisions go thru BS21 at a time and can typically be anytime from the…"
Apr 6
Matthew Rinker replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Yes I did. So, it depends on when his division goes thru BS21?"
Apr 6
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Have you watched the BS-21 video in the Boot Camp group?"
Apr 6
Matthew Rinker replied to Matthew Rinker's discussion Boot Camp 'I am graduating' phone call
"Thanks. Yeah, I ALWAYS have my phone on me for that reason."
Apr 6

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Davis
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
ICE
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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Better than his previous choice - USMC, and he chose a good career
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At 9:50pm on March 30, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Matthew! 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") and is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan. 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 Matthew 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 Davis 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 9:12pm on March 30, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Matthew! 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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