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Sarah H replied to Chad Bowers's discussion Mail time in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"Lol, roger that."
Jul 9
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Chad Bowers's discussion Mail time in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"not true- when a division forms it takes awhile for the mail officer and mail system to get organized.  mail is not held on a arbitrary reason....."
Jul 9
Sarah H replied to Chad Bowers's discussion Mail time in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"They hold the mail and pass it out when they please, no rhyme or reason. Good luck and grateful for your son’s service!"
Jul 9
Chad Bowers added a discussion to the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
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Mail time

Hey all.  My son left for Great Lakes on June 20.  We got his form letter on July 1.  Anyone else in Arizona or other western states able to tell me how long it takes for mail sent from these states to Great Lakes?  We sent some on the 1st and wonder if he's gotten them yet.  We got a letter from him most recently dated the 3rd, and as expected he'd not received them yet.Thanks ahead of time all!See More
Jul 9
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NAVY BOOT CAMP

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
Jul 9
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Chad Bowers
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Chad ! 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…"
Jun 21
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Chad Bowers
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Chad! 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, was that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
Jun 21
Chad Bowers is now a member of Navy Dads
Jun 21

Profile Information

Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Christian
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
BU
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a local PD detective, married, with two kids. My son just entered the Navy from the DEP program. We are a huge Hockey family. My son played varsity 3 of his 4 years in H.S. and my daughter is one year away from doing the same. We are strong patriots, love our country, and believe in the value of serving our country.
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:
I was beyond proud.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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At 7:23pm on June 21, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Chad ! 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 daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads.com were around in those early days. 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 Chad 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 Christian 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! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


Best Regards- Paul

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At 6:54pm on June 21, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Chad! 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, 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 so proud of our son and his service to our country, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

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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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