I was trying to figure out who your wife is. The mom's only know each other by first name or "so-in-so's mom". OPSEC best practices has the N4Ms trained not to reveal last names on these forums. It's great to make your acquaintance! Your son's choice of rating is something to be very proud of. I don't know if Kim told you that our Mark is trying to go from Reserves to Active and pursuing the same rating. It's entirely possible that they could wind up in the same school at the same time. I see you folks only live a full day's drive from us. We'll all have to get together after the tulips start blooming. We'll pray that all the details work smoothly as Alex get's closer to departure. Keep in touch.
Welcome to NavyDads John! 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 is on the second half of a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat recently returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And John this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Alex is doing! And John- thank you for your service to our great country. Best Regards- Paul
John, Welcome Aboard! 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 Alex for his service for me and yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.