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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Surf
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
SEAL
Describe A Little About Yourself:
never in military, but been in or on the water since 2 years old.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
We encouraged him, although SEALs was his focus. We are proud that he elected to join - He is the only one in his circle of friends from both HS and College that have joined the military.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Web - checking out sites related to pre-BUDs, BUDs, and SEALs.

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At 2:26pm on March 7, 2015, Poolratus said…
Russell live close by in Bowie.
Would like to be able to talk to you.
At 10:27am on November 3, 2014, WilliamSP said…
Russel, may also had to drive car west. Can you explain liberty and leave. Can a pre bud sailor use leave or liberty for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Thanks
At 11:30am on April 12, 2013, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

and you know, I used to do a lot of glass sand etching and sand carving in a "prior life" and maybe will drag out the equipment and start again.....you've given me some ideas for things that may appeal to our members!!!!!

At 11:28am on April 12, 2013, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

thanks Russell...am forwarding your message to EG so he can contact those vendors to see about adding them to the store!!  Know you're looking forward to seeing your sailor!!!!!

At 7:55pm on April 11, 2013, Jim said…

Russell - I think this is a semi-private note.  (I will keep short and look to see if it is visable to group).  Anyway - will be arriving SanDiego next Wednesday and hope we can meet.

At 8:55pm on February 28, 2013, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

forwarded your message to Calvin...since he's out SEAL expert he might have an answer for you!!!

At 4:13pm on January 28, 2013, Jim said…

Hoo Ya 2 nine 4

At 6:27pm on September 27, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Welcome aboard Russell.
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, PIR, 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 4000 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 son Surf on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Co-admin Tim
At 10:51pm on September 26, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com J! 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 (AM3) was on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and just reported to Helicopter Squadron Light-37 (HSL-37) in Hawaii after re-enlisting earlier this year. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist. If Navy Dads were around in those days, it would have made my journey 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. 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 J 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 About This Site. 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 your son 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.

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At 6:04pm on September 26, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…

Russell

, We have a SEAL Dads (NSW) Group. When you have a chance be sure to read one of the following post or all three This is a must read before posting, OPSEC and Social Media and Posting on NSW Forums (this is a must read). There are other OPSEC Guidelines also on this site. After read you will see the need to remove your Last Name from you profile and remove your sons Name. Everyone here is ready and willing to help answer any questions you have regarding this long journey your Guy is starting. Tell him 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.

If you have question please feel free to contact me or the SEAL Dads Group. My Grandson was in BUDS Class 273 and is now on his Team and has one deployment behind him.

Again Welcome to NavyDads.

 
 
 

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