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Phone shopping

Started Nov 2 0 Replies

I'm trying to do some shopping for my son who will get to Goose Creek Dec 16. His old cheap android phone is pretty much dead and I know he will want an upgrade when he gets out of boot camp.I…Continue

Shortened boot camp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Clayton Oct 30. 4 Replies

My future nuke finally got the call that he's leaving next week. Originally we were told we would have a couple weeks notice, but we got 7 days.Apparently this is because of where it falls in…Continue

Security clearance for nuke

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Henry Sep 4. 1 Reply

So we got a call from our recruiter telling us they figured out why my son's ship date has now been pushed back to Jan 2018. Orignailly was June 2017, then August, now January. He's been in DEP for…Continue

Visiting Goose Creek

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray W Theiling Aug 18. 13 Replies

We are trying to think ahead about plans for Christmas, anticipating it's likely our future sailor will be in nuke A school at that time. We anticipate him getting to A school around Thanksgiving but…Continue

 

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Phone shopping

I'm trying to do some shopping for my son who will get to Goose Creek Dec 16. His old cheap android phone is pretty much dead and I know he will want an upgrade when he gets out of boot camp.I thought we could do the shopping for him while he's at RTC rather than having him risk not having a phone over Christmas. (Wish we had thought of that before he left).Are there any things to consider about what we should or shouldn't look for?I assume there are not really any restrictions on phones at A…See More
Nov 2
Margaret Clayton replied to Tony Goss's discussion Shortened boot camp?
"The divisions right before Christmas are "push" divisions.  They still get all the same training, there is just less wiggle room.  He'll get to Goose Creek and be offered the opportunity to take holiday stand down leave. I…"
Oct 30
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Oct 27
Tony Goss replied to Tony Goss's discussion Shortened boot camp?
"Yes! It's possible that the timing was coincidence but we don't think so. At the last DEP meeting my wife mentioned to the 'right person' that we were going to look into him filling out the FAFSA and researching college choices.…"
Oct 20
Scott Henry replied to Tony Goss's discussion Shortened boot camp?
"Looks like his clearance issue got resolved."
Oct 19
Scott Henry replied to Tony Goss's discussion Shortened boot camp?
"He'll still get the same training. If anything is shorter it will be the P-days. They will take a day or 2 less to in process the recruits in that particular training group. The actual training schedule is pretty rigid in that event…"
Oct 19
Tony Goss posted a discussion

Shortened boot camp?

My future nuke finally got the call that he's leaving next week. Originally we were told we would have a couple weeks notice, but we got 7 days.Apparently this is because of where it falls in relation to RTC graduation and Christmas. Because his normal expected graduation date (Dec 22) is the same day that they close down for Christmas, his graduation is apparently bumped up to Dec 15.Two questions...Anyone have experience with a shortened boot camp experience, and how is it therefore different…See More
Oct 18

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Nathan
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Nuke
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Full time music minister. Qualified for navy nuke program coming out of high school. Decided to go another route. Proud of my son for taking this step. Now his sister is looking into going navy too.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud, excited, uncertain.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
My wife found it. Has been enjoying the navy moms group.

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At 10:54am on July 27, 2017, Mirela Mirkovic said…
Thank you, Tony for your reply. I've been trying since to get on navy for moms but have a little problem. I will figure it out soon. Again thank you for the info!
At 8:22pm on June 22, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Tony! 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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At 8:16pm on June 22, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Tony! 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"), 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 Tony 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 Nathan 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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