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My son heading off to BootCamp Nov 9th

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Nov 15. 3 Replies

Just curious if Companies fill up just as close to the major Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) as during the rest of the year and we can expect graduation 8-10 weeks after or are there…Continue

 

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Billy replied to Terry Wehner's discussion My son heading off to BootCamp Nov 9th
"My son also left on Nov 09, we have just received his cell phone in the mail. we are waiting on the form letter so we can send off letters. "
Nov 15
Terry Wehner commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"My first twin son leaves for boot camp today.  Swears in tomorrow. Any other Dads have kids shipping out?"
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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 replied to Terry Wehner's discussion My son heading off to BootCamp Nov 9th
"Still looking at 8 weeks. The day of the holiday will simply be a day off like a Sunday. The divisions that are close to PIR near Thanksgiving will be treated to a day away from boot camp to various organizations that feed them turkey and all the…"
Oct 25
Scott Henry replied to Terry Wehner's discussion My son heading off to BootCamp Nov 9th
"I went to Boot Camp around the same time of year. (Nov 7, 1994 - Jan 11, 1995). You can expect a normal time frame for graduation barring any unforeseen circumstances such as injury, illness, etc. There is generally a reduced training schedule on…"
Oct 25
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My son heading off to BootCamp Nov 9th

Just curious if Companies fill up just as close to the major Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) as during the rest of the year and we can expect graduation 8-10 weeks after or are there longer delays and he may not graduate for 12-16 weeks?Also, what should the Recruits expect on these days?  An extra hour of sleep, nothing?Thanks (Aircrew Dad)See More
Oct 25

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Austin
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AWF
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Proud Navy Veteran
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My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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At 11:01pm on May 4, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Terry! 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 Terry 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 Austin 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!

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At 8:07pm on May 4, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Terry! 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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Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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