Sorry for the delay - I think I told you I don't get on here that much. He seems to be doing well - is in weapons training now and that is going great. He doesn't have an assignment yet, but form what I understand his order will be VA, MS, CA.
You mention in your post that MS is the Riverines - I didn't know that. What is the difference bewteen that group and the guys who got assigned to the riverines after dropping SWCC? I am just learning all this so it is probably a stupid question.
Thanks again for the info - I will keep you posted as the day get's closer.
I have not heard to much about SWCC on this site. Glad you for this site, it is interesting to read comments from all the different Rates, I know nothing about the Military and this is giving me a real education.
Fred, Welcome to NAVYDADS and SEAL Dads (NSW) Group. When you have a chance be sure to read Posting on NSW Forums (this is a must read) for the SEAL Dads (NSW) page. Everyone here is ready and willing to help answer any question you have regarding this long journey your Son or loved one is starting. Tell your Son that my Family and I appreciate his desire to join the Navy and we are Proud of his decision. He will be in our thoughts and we wish him the best.
Welcome to NavyDads Fred ! 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 Fred this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how your son is doing! And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com. Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire.
And Fred- thank you for your service to our great country. Best Regards- Paul
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 SB for his service for me and yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.