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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Christian
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
IT
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Web site coordinator, Zanesville City Schools; also varsity golf coach, assistant baseball coach, sports information director, and sports public address announcer, Zanesville High School. Former newspaper and radio journalist.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Pride! My father was a machinist mate during the Korean War (USS Pittsburgh, a heavy cruiser). Also, my son made a life-changing commitment to get back into quality physical shape in order to be accepted for enlistment, dropping nearly 90 pounds.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I've seen the link a few times (wife is on Navy Moms, too) and I decided it would be good for me to join ... that way I can ask my son fewer questions (I can almost hear his eyes rolling sometimes ... LOL).

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At 9:13pm on August 31, 2015, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Jim! 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, and is attached to VAW-125, and back on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. 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 Jim this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Christian 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.

Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

Best Regards- Paul

 
 
 

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