When I went to A School many moons ago we used to get mail delivered to us in class. My son just got to Goose Creek yesterday and said he has to rent a mailbox... is that for real or is he just not…Continue
"They have a post office they use for free. Many rent mail boxes because base mail isn’t always efficient. My son has had zero problems getting his mail however.
Also he will get his class number when he starts a school. And you write SN…"
When I went to A School many moons ago we used to get mail delivered to us in class. My son just got to Goose Creek yesterday and said he has to rent a mailbox... is that for real or is he just not talking to the right people? If he is wrong, does anyone know what address I send his mail to?See More
"He'll be fine and wind up saving a bunch on insurance/car payments/etc. Someone always has a car. I didn't get my first vehicle until many months into my first duty station and truth be told, I didn't need it, simply…"
"It is tough for your child but in truth tough for us parents as well... at some point the little bird has to fly on it's own. My oldest just graduated bootcamp and while he was in I was telling my buddy how hard it was for me because I…"
"Tony. Did your son make it to A School yet? How long did it take to get orders after getting cleared and did he class up right away when he got to Goose Creek? My son just got cleared to transfer from THU Great Lakes and I'm…"
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Andrew! When my son first told us that he had enlisted, I was very shocked! Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out later was that he had made the most mature decision…"
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Andrew! 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…"
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Andrew! When my son first told us that he had enlisted, I was very shocked! Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out later 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 Andrew! 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 sailors and what they are 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 Andrew this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your sons are doing! 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.
Best Regards- Paul
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