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Joe DeCristoforo
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Describe A Little About Yourself:
We live near san Antonio Texas.
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very excited for her. My grandfather was a sailor in the Navy maybe in the 1910s and my father was a master sergeant in the Air Force and served during WW II in the China/Burma/Theatre on the B-52 bombing runs.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Wife is member of navy for moms and got me interested

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At 8:03am on January 28, 2010, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Not to sure of how much running is involved, I'll ask my son and will get back with you on that. I do know they do a lot of marching on a daily basis and do the timed run three times during boot to pass. The timed run is indoors. My son always played sports in school but went to Great Lakes out of shape and had no problem with the physical stuff. He actually loved boot camp. The best way to bring this question to every one's attention is to go on the main page and where the discussions are click start a discussion " right above where the photos are ". Give it a title and copy and paste your question in the discussion. This way it will be at the top of the discussions. Let me know if you have any problems with this. Also, I wish Maria the best of luck, she'll do just fine.
At 4:35pm on January 27, 2010, Joe DeCristoforo said…
Thanks! I guess I do have a question. My daughter is 25 years old and has trained with a personal trainer who was ex-military for about 14 months prior to Sunday's indoc. However, shortly into her training regimen began, she injured her knee. After about 3 months, she finally went to see an orthopedic surgeon, who did an MRI, and said that there was no permanent damage but it was badly bruised. So, she had to spend about 6 to 7 months resting her knee and then doing rehab therapy. She was not allowed to even run on treadmills, so her trainer focused on building up her upper body strength.

Well, her knee now is in great shape and she can do 45 good, military pushups under 2 minutes and 60+ curls (something like situps but a bit different) under 2 minutes, and when she did the 1 1/2 mile PT run she finished one minute under the cut off time for ladies ( 13:54 sec). But she's not really in the type of running shape that I imagine she really should be. I'm just curious how much they run them on a daily basis - 2 miles, 5 miles, 10 miles? I think this is the one area that I worry about the most. Does anyone have any feel on how much they focus on running during these rigorous workouts?

Also, this is a general question to anyone - I'm not sure if I'm only responding to you EG but I'd like feedback from any of the Navy Dads too, so if I'm posting this incorrectly, could you make it available for others to see too? thanks!
At 4:21pm on January 27, 2010, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Joe, Welcome Aboard!

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 daughters journey in the Navy. Thank Maria for her service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, EG
At 9:53am on January 27, 2010, Edward D. Cookenham said…
Welcome Joe. My son just graduated last Friday. lots of good help here.
At 11:30pm on January 26, 2010, Joe DeCristoforo said…
Hello - appreciate the comments you all have written. My daughter is an OC and just started a few days ago and is in Newport, RI right now. She's been training for over a year for this event so my wife and I are really hoping that she can stick it out and become an officer. While I was not able to be in the service (heart murmor) my father was retired Air Force and served in WWII in the China/Burma/India theatre under General Chenault. He's deceased now, but I sure know that he'd be proud of what our daughter Maria is doing right now with the Navy. My wife has been following Navy for Moms for several weeks now and has really gotten so helpful information. So glad that there's a Navy for Dads site too. Thank you all for any insights you have...take care....
At 8:59pm on January 26, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Joe! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun, useful, and educational as I have. Explore the site 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 certainly have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what she 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 in the family - my son Eric (AM3) returned spring '09 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) returned fall '08 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Joe this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Maria is doing! We do ask that you remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors in mind at all times. On the right 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 and the NavyDads Guidelines link. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul


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