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Navy Cryptology

Navy Cryptology: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing as a Cryptology Technician in the United States Navy.Click this link for a description of the Cryptology RatingSee More
Apr 28
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TSP/Thrift Savings Plan

Here is the place to share and learn about TSP/BRS Retirement Investment Options, Tax Shelter Information, Financial Planning and other Financial Benefits for all military personnel. See More
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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
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Jeff
"Don't hesitate to ask if you can't find something you're looking for specifically. We were all new to this "Navy Thing" once upon a time. "
Apr 17
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"Thanks for the add, my son is in DEP and soon to ship to RTC he has a rate of CT-m. So just getting info on all things Navy."
Apr 17
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"Welcome to NavyDads.com Jeff! 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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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Jeff
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jeff! 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…"
Apr 16
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Apr 16

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Ian
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
IT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Semi retired, work 30 years in telco industry, part time work in a Heath and Wellness Gym, front desk
Prior Military Experience
Proud Air Force Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR), I am a veteran
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud and honored that he is willing to serve our great country.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Google search, found Navy Moms figured their had to be a Navy Dads

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At 8:25pm on April 17, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…
At 8:23pm on April 17, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Don't hesitate to ask if you can't find something you're looking for specifically. We were all new to this "Navy Thing" once upon a time. 

At 9:42pm on April 16, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Jeff! 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 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 Jeff 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 Ian 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 7:55pm on April 16, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Jeff! 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.

Join us on Facebook as well!

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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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