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Bahrain - Shipping knife to base?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Andrews Jul 28. 3 Replies

My son is an MA in Bahrain. His cousin purchased him a pocket knife while on leave. He did not think he could bring it on base. While travelling back into Bahrain by flight he also did not think he…Continue

Div 245 and 246 pictures posted on Facebook

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Alan DeMarco Jul 8, 2016. 3 Replies

For those of you who have recruits in Div 245 and 246 they have posted group pictures of the recruits on Facebook. Go to the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page. There are about 47 pictures I…Continue

Another question. Prepaid phone cards and writing material

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Andrews Jun 14, 2016. 7 Replies

Another question I have is when my son went to boot camp we sent him stationary to write with but he sent it back with his back pack. Not sure why it didn't stay with him.Do I need to send him…Continue

Master at Arms "A" School daily routine and leave time?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom May 31, 2016. 3 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has any information on "A" school in San Antonio (Master at Arms). My son graduates from basic on July 8th and heads there. We only live about an hour and a half from there…Continue


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I am proud dad of new naval recruit. Interested in the current day to day life of new naval sailor.
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My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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Proud dad. No one in my family has served in the Navy since WWII.
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At 7:32pm on May 12, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Jason, follow this link to the weekly training schedule for boot camp. We can't give you day to day, but this will give you some idea what he's going through.

At 7:23pm on May 12, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Jason! 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

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

At 3:03pm on May 12, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to Navy Dads, Jason! You have come to the right place to learn about what Seth is going through. Start by watching the videos in the Boot camp group. Find other parents who have Recruits graduating (PIR) on the same day. You will be receiving a Form Letter in a week or so with that information and his address! Write him as often as you helps them a great deal! I wish Seth the best of luck!

At 1:45pm on May 12, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Jason ! 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, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). 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 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 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 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 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 Jason 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

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Seth 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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