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I'm in law enforcement. I served 8 years in the US Navy Reserve in the Construction Battalion (NMCB-16 and CBMU-303) as a BU. I am married and have three children, including my son, Ian. I'm very proud of Ian and hope he has great success!
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran
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my son is recently enlisted
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What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
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I'm happy to have put this out there for us dads. We are linked with N4M's but it is buried in their site in the navy links. The moms site is run by the ad agency that handles the advertising for the Navy. I wish it were front and center for the moms to know that we exist but I'm just lucky they have my link on there at all. We have been growing by word of mouth and the more dads that find us, word will spread faster.
One day we will rise and be known to all! We all must keep spreading the word about us.
My son is an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't be prouder of him. When he first enlisted I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and I hope this site will benefit fathers that come behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Ian for his service for me and for yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.
Welcome to NavyDads Andrew! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors- my son Eric just returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat returned last fall from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Andrew this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Ian is doing!
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son is going through. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And as PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com. Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. And Andrew- thank you for your service to our great country. Best Regards- Paul