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Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael P Tatu Mar 17. 7 Replies

My son's program has him staying at Great Lakes for 3 weeks after PIR. From what I understand, he will need 4-5 hours to move/report in to the other side of the base. Will he be able to take his Cell…Continue

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Michael P Tatu replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"You are correct, he is on Ship 3 USS Hopper. Only two more Sundays before PIR so I am still sending letters nearly every day mainly to give him updates on the sports teams he follows. He is undesignated so he will stay for a week or two after PIR…"
Mar 23
Gary Eickmann replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"If he is able to send you emails on sundays than he must be in ship 03 that is the ship that has iPads issued to them. That is a nice bonus..... my son was in ship 03 when he went through RTC and was able to email us on three sundays."
Mar 22
Michael P Tatu replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"He likes the immediacy of it - he wanted updates on the NCAAs. He was excited to get his orders - does it violate OPSEC to mention the Ship he is assigned to?"
Mar 21
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"Well, there are computers in the recreation area they can use. But they do cost. Charged by the minute. Most don't use them. But look at it this way, at least he's communicating with you."
Mar 20
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail? in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
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Mar 20
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My son was able to email this past Sunday - I thought they were only getting snail mail?

I cannot tell you how surprised we were - they will only be allowed email Sunday AM - the problem is he will write the emails and the letters will stop - he has written a few letters during the week after lights out and then sent them on Sunday.He has his orders so he knows where he is going - he is undesignated so he will go to ship after some training at the Training Support Command at Great Lakes.Is this access to email a new thing?See More
Mar 20
Michael P Tatu replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"Thanks Margaret and Paul for all the advice - my son did say there was a Sailor who made the mistake of bringing her phone back to RTC after PIR - all his Division knows not to do that."
Mar 17
Margaret Clayton replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"Apologies, I forgot they have to go pick up their stuff and take the bus over.  Yeah, the pockets in the crackerjacks are not phone friendly.  You are correct, he has to wait. "
Mar 17
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"I understand that...important you know not to give him the phone until he physically leaves RTC"
Mar 16
Michael P Tatu replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"Thanks Paul - he will be on the TSC side not the RTC"
Mar 16
Michael P Tatu replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"Thanks Margaret! He did say in his letter that he leaves RTC after PIR and goes over to the other side(Training Support System)"
Mar 16
Margaret Clayton replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"He can take his cell phone over the the TSC side when he goes to check in, and should have Sat and Sun liberty."
Mar 16
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Michael P Tatu's discussion Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR
"He should have liberty but will need to return to base each night.  In addition, he MAY have duty during the weekend but usually will not. Cannot have phone on RTC grounds - "
Mar 16
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Questions on staying at Great Lakes after PIR

My son's program has him staying at Great Lakes for 3 weeks after PIR. From what I understand, he will need 4-5 hours to move/report in to the other side of the base. Will he be able to take his Cell phone so he can contact us when he is done? Will he have Liberty on Saturday and Sunday. My wife and I are currently planning on staying until Monday so we can maximize the time with him over the weekend. See More
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Feb 13

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Shane
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Unknown - delayed entry
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Army Cold War vet - my wife is an Iraq War vet - we met in Germany on my first assignment. She will retire at the end of May just shy of 39 years of service - 11 Active and 28 reserve
Prior Military Experience
Proud Army Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR), My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
very proud - we also have a son in the Army but Shane loves the sea and wanted to go into the Navy
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
google search for Naval basic training

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At 8:19pm on February 13, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Michael! 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 Michael 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 Shane 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 7:13pm on February 13, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Michael! 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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Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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