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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Sean
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Former Navy CTR1
Tours in Adak and Edzell UK among others
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Happy
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad

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PIR day coming up

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm 1 Comment

Hey, son graduating from boot camp in 14 days. We are flying up to GL from Atlanta. Can anyone recommend things to do in the area on the day of graduation? Not sure how much time he'll have but thought I'd ask.

Thanks

DC

PIR day coming up

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm 0 Comments

Hey, son graduating from boot camp in 14 days. We are flying up to GL from Atlanta. Can anyone recommend things to do in the area on the day of graduation? Not sure how much time he'll have but thought I'd ask.

Thanks

DC

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At 10:27am on March 30, 2017, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to navy Dads, Dennis! Sounds like Sean is following in his Dad's footsteps! You must be very proud! I'm sure that things have changed since your time, so join our Boot Camp group and watch the videos to get back up to speed. Enjoy exploring the site!

At 12:16am on March 30, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Dennis! 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 Dennis 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 Sean 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 8:56pm on March 29, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Dennis! 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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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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