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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Penrod Sep 25, 2015. 3 Replies

Our daughter was informed by her command master chief  she was selected for Chief Petty Officer.  She joins grandfather, me, and my brother all chiefs..........Continue

Can the Navy Locate You....................

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Penrod Dec 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Can a Navy Representative locate you especially those that live in rural Area.  I was a Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) that had to make personal notification to family members of deceased…Continue

Pensacola Schools Command

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Penrod Nov 18, 2014. 2 Replies

This is directed to the Sailors waiting to class-up. They can volunteer at the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola, Florida. See their LPO/Chief for details. Continue

Slugs......

Started Nov 18, 2014 0 Replies

Have a son or daughter going to DC area then they may be come slugs too. What exactly is a Slug in short a hitchhiker. Our  daughter lives in Woodbridge Virginia and didn't relish the  daily drive to…Continue

 

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Kat
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
IT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Retired Navy Chief Corpsman, Served on the Hospital Ship Sanctuary in Vietnam. Served USNH Gitmo, NFCH, MEPS Wilkes-Barre,PA, OSO in Charlotte,NC, NRC Duluth,MN, Repair Ship Ajax, and 48 months on Okinawa.
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran, Vietnam Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very proud she is following in my foot steps. Wow she has over sixteen years......
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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Surfing...............

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Daughter's CPO 365 Phase II

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 11:21am 1 Comment

My brother AGCS Mel and I was fortunate enough to attend the last day/evening of CPO 365 phase II.  The Mess took us in and it was like we always belonged. We arrived and I called my daughter's sponsor so he escorted us back to the Code of Conduct  interrogation room where Kat was being interviewed by "terrorists." Mel and I stood right behind Kat and she didn't realize it.   It was real. 



Then came the main event "acceptance."  Yep acceptance into the Mess.  It wasn't easy…
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Together We Serve..........Navy

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I just want to mention a great site that your Sailors can help them keep in contact with their Shipmates.  Have them registrar with  "Together We Serve.....Navy"    This site has over 500,000 current and former Sailors so as time fades they can look up Shipmates. They are stories of Sailors locating shipmates and friends lost for forty years.

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At 5:44pm on October 27, 2014, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Bill,

I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.

First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs. of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 8000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.

Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your daughter Kat on her enlistment and please thank her for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.

Navy dads Admin Tim

At 8:59pm on October 25, 2014, Roy Blaine said…

Welcome to the - rather dormant, I fear - Rugby group, Bill

Roy Blaine

At 8:51am on October 23, 2014, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Bill, Welcome Aboard!

My son served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't have been prouder. I created NavyDads.Com when he was in boot camp in hopes that this site would better inform new Navy Dads and Navy Families that followed behind me. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.Com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation. I then launched NavyOutfitters.Com, our sites "Official Store" in 09'. All proceeds from the store go directly to helping fund what we do here at NavyDads.Com and to ensure our future growth for many years to come.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly us parents. We are a place for sharing experiences with others that have gone through and are going through the same thing as you. We give you real-time information from others going through it, the sense that you're not alone, and the opportunity to help another along.

So jump right in, share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your Sailors journey in the United States Navy and I thank them for their service. I wish them the best in their travels and I'm glad you've found us.

Sincerely,
Elmo Moore

At 6:37am on October 23, 2014, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Bill! 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 joining VAW-125, the "World Famous" Tigertails in Norfolk. 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 she 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 Bill this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter Kat 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.

Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

Best Regards- Paul

 
 
 

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