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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Matias
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
We are a family sending the fourth generation into the Navy
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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At 7:38am on May 17, 2016, Bill Yoder said…
Well Britton they are down to 10 days. I seen a picture of your son while scanning the photos of the div. on the Recurit training Facebook page. I suspect it was your son since the only still I caboodle see on the name tag was rrell. It's great to see the young men in "action", well Marching. Hope to see you on the 26 or 27
At 3:50pm on April 19, 2016, Bill Yoder said…

Thanks Britton. 

At 7:17am on April 19, 2016, Bill Yoder said…

Britton - No letter yet. Very busy sailors 

At 2:49pm on April 16, 2016, Bill Yoder said…
Britton - any mail from your son? No letters on our end, maybe Monday. Hope all is well. - Bill
At 9:17pm on April 12, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Britton ! 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, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). 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 Britton 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 Matias 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

At 7:34pm on April 12, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Britton! 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

At 12:16pm on April 12, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Britton...Welcome to Navy Dads! 4th generation....Thanks to you and your family for your service to our Nation! You must be very proud as Matias takes up the cause! I hope that we can assist you & your family along the way. Watch the videos in the Boot Camp group to see what your Son will be doing. Don't be afraid to ask questions as things progress! We wish Matias the best of luck in his journey!

 
 
 

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