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:
Business professional, writer, active outdoorsman, and active cyclist. Married, two adult children, daughter graduated from TCU and son is now proudly entering the USN.
My father was Air Force. We travelled the world. I really enjoyed watching my father serve and am delighted to see my son have a similar passion.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Excited for him! My wife and I were delighted as this is an opportunity of a lifetime. He is an ideal candidate for the Navy. His MOS is a perfect fit for his technical and creative skills. We do hope he makes it all the way to active duty in the sub fleet.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Our good friends just had their son go through boot camp and raved about this site.
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 sons journey in the Navy. Thank Jack for his service for me and thanks again for joining us
Welcome to NavyDads.com Jack! 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 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. 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) just completed her enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Jack 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 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 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. Best Regards- Paul
Welcome aboard Jack. Congratulations on your sons recent enlistment. I hope that you find this site informative about your sons rate.
I myself joined the site in Jan. 09. I was looking around after my wife had joined Navy4Moms, thinking there had to be a site for us dads too. I have a son that is an E.T. in his 2nd year in the navy and a 2nd son that is currently in the DEP program working on becomming a SWCC.
I urge you to join the Bootcamp group and the PIR tips, hints group and any number of the other groups . Go back to the start of the comments and read up . There is a lot of good information there to be had and a lot of answers to questions that you may have. Another place you can look is on the right hand side of the page under the about this site. There are videos in the How to get started section and information about the OPSEC rules and the community guidelines.
I would like to thank you and your family for raising such fine young man that has decided to take a big step in his young life and defend this fine country that we live in. Bravo Zulu to you, your family and your son. Any questions that you might have feel free to ask away there is someone here that has theanswer.