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"Making a Sailor" documentary - by By CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II | STARS AND STRIPES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Ross Nov 20. 1 Reply

Please remove this if it's breaking any rules for posting.  A link of this documentary was sent to me yesterday by my Sister.  Wish we all had seen it prior to my son shipping off to RTC.  He is 4…Continue

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"Making a Sailor" documentary - by By CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II | STARS AND STRIPES

Please remove this if it's breaking any rules for posting.  A link of this documentary was sent to me yesterday by my Sister.  Wish we all had seen it prior to my son shipping off to RTC.  He is 4 1/2 weeks in and appears to be doing fine.  His 1st letter home spoke of him not being prepared for the emotional stress of those first few weeks.  I believe this video is a must see for most Seaman Recruits prior and definitely informative for parents.Link to video:…See More
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Don Ross commented on NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR December 14, 2018
"My son's Division is 053. There will be 3 people attending the Meet and Greet."
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Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR December 14, 2018 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

December 13, 2018 from 5pm to 10pm
Sarge’s meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. 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. The email you used to log on to NavyDads.com will be used to send your confirmation of your reservation. Please provide your sailor's division number and the number of people attending in the discussion box below.There is a buffet and a cash bar. Donations for the food…See More
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"Welcome to NavyDads.com Don! 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…"
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"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Don! 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…"
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Andrew
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NF-Subs
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My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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At 8:45pm on October 26, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Don! 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 will soon report to Pensacola where he will be an instructor in A-School. 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 Don 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 Andrew 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 7:38pm on October 26, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Don! 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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