I know there isn't a lot of information given out about BS21 and I understand why, but I hope this is a general question and someone knows the answer. I have seen where a lot of people have posted…Continue
Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself (your IP address/location will be checked::
Retired Industrial Electrician that specialize in IT Support. Am currently working for a Community College District as an IT Manager
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was concerned (and still am) that she was enlisting for the right reasons. She is a college graduate and spent a year trying to find a job in her field. She was over weight but was very motivated and lost over 60 lbs just to be able to enlist. She was as solid as a rock when she went off to BC and in her first letter indicated that she was upset that she hadn't been able to workout for over two weeks and all she wanted to do was workout! I was not sure that she had the mental strength to survive in BC, but I am hopeful. It's only been since 12/14, but she indicated that she will "do what they tell me to do and am determined not to give up."
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
My wife found the site.
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My wife met your daughter this week, on Sunday morning to be exact. She was walking with my daughter and another young man. My daughter said she is in the bunk next to your daughter. They seem to be good friends. This weekend was amazing. Very emotional, my wife and I are still in awe from the ceremony and the changes in our daughter. She is now confident, and mature. We stayed at the Ramada this weekend, they had a nice meet and greet for the Navy families, were you and your wife there?
Welcome to NavyDads.com Chris! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please 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. I certainly have! 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. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) is stationed on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) recently completed her enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Chris this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Blair 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 About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should and should not talk about in a public forum.
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your daughter 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.
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. Best Regards- Paul
When my son first enlisted in the Navy I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to his future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads but found out 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 hope this site will benefit fathers that follow 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 daughters journey in the Navy. Thank Blair for her service for me and thanks again for joining us.