Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.See More
I am a former HM and my son is a HM1 (FMF)
After boot camp we have HM A school. Your son needs to do well here because that may allow him to be more selective in the next training phase. Sometimes the Navy has open billets for a particular…"
"Is there anyone here whose sailor is in the HM-ATF program? My son is in P-week at RTC. He enlisted under the HM-ATF program. So he'll ship to Sam Huston for A-school. What happens after that? I know there is 3 pipelines he could get. But does…"
Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
ABE ( Aviation Boatswains Mate ) - Equipment
Describe A Little About Yourself:
My name is E.G. and I have three sons and a beautiful daughter. I also have the most amazing wife, Cindy. Our oldest son "Evan" served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca and my family and I couldn't have been prouder.
My Navy Dads journey began when my son enlisted in April, 2008. I started building NavyDads.Com while he was still a recruit at RTC in Great lakes. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation.
My hope is that this site will help Navy Families find answers to questions, share concerns, help another along, and lastly, a place to show their pride for their Sailor.
What Brought You To This Site:
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Elmo, thanks for the kind words and introductory message. I've invested a great deal into my daughter and it was difficult handing her off to the Navy. Her PIR is at the end of January and then she's off to language school in Monterey for CTI training. The information found at "Navy for Dad's" and words by you and others has been comforting to me.
Thanks everyone, it's been an adjustment for my family and I having a sailor in the family. When I hear friends talk about sending their kids off to college and how tough that is I think to myself, "They don't know n'thing" Dropping my son off at the recruiting station and having to turn my back and walk away, not knowing when I'd hear from him again, was probably the hardest thing I have done since he was born.
But it's all good, he's home on leave for a week and soon will be off to the fleet on a guided missile destroyer
This is my first post here, and I'm glad I found you guys. I may or may not have met one of your sons through my son. But all of the Navy personal have been very friendly and professional. I am concerned due to recent events for the safety and security of all our Military personal including my son.
I cannot mention which areas are of concern but in time I will know who and where I can bring up my concerns. Are there others that feel certain things need to be looked at or changed to make our guys safer overall?
My son Graduated Buds on 10/6/2014 and is in Alaska now and returning to Coronado on 11/26 will be graduating 6/12 /2015 is there any other fathers that have your son graduating then?
I knew that you were always around. We are well on this home front. Adam is still with us Andrew has transitioned to shore duty at NAS Whidbey Island. Alyssa is with VFA 34 at NAS Oceana. All are healthy. working through life.