My son is currently at Great Lakes in basic training. He is in Ship 02 Div 902. Anyone out there have a son or daughter in the same?? Just wondering I am proud as hell of my son making this decision…Continue
Navy Submarine School: Questions and Answers to what Training will be like for your Sailor During Sub School.This Support Group is for the Families & Friends with Sailors Serving aboard Navy Submarines.See More
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
"Count me in as well, different ship and division though. My son, at age 31 will be one of the old guys. I'm sure this will present some challenges but I know he's up for it. He looks much younger than his actual age which is…"
"Great sharing of info. My son is Ship 12 Div 16. Shipped 25sep17. 4th generation Navy. Great Grandpa, both Grandfathers, me and now him. We are proud. I was enlisted and then picked up my commission. Honorable Discharge, LCDR, SC. My son got his…"
"Yeah my daughter is at Great Lakes right now as well .. she has 2 weeks left before PIR .. she made this decision on her own .. no one in my family has ever been in the military .. im a nervous wreck but confident that she will do great ... congrats…"
My son is currently at Great Lakes in basic training. He is in Ship 02 Div 902. Anyone out there have a son or daughter in the same?? Just wondering I am proud as hell of my son making this decision on his own. I knew he was interested in the military since he was in elementary school as I am a army veteran myself. He actually asked me if I would be upset if he decided to join the Navy instead of the Army. That was when I explained to him that I was sort of the black sheep of the family. My…See More
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Bill! 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…"
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Bill! 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…"
Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Bill! 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.
Welcome to NavyDads.com Bill! 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 (AM1) 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 Bill 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 Robert 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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