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John Lillyblad liked E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's discussion Liberty Rules @ Navy Graduation
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John Lillyblad commented on John Lillyblad's blog post Introducing Myself
"Yep, that's the non-acoustic crew station! Being in a squadron transitioning to the P-8s, we're definitely excited for the upgrade. The P-3 is a great aircraft but the mission systems were so cobbled together over the years. Plus, being so…"
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza commented on John Lillyblad's blog post Introducing Myself
"Pretty sure he was non-acoustic. We got to visit him in Jacksonville just as the P-8 was being introduced. We were there for an open house at his squadron and watched the first P-8 touch down. I gotta tell ya, almost all the guys who were there in…"
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John Lillyblad commented on John Lillyblad's blog post Introducing Myself
"Nice, I flew P-3s too! Was he an acoustic or non-acoustic?"
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza commented on John Lillyblad's blog post Introducing Myself
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com ! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
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Introducing Myself

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. The following is taken from my profile:I am a prior enlisted Sailor that is currently serving in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as a Naval Flight Officer. I first joined the Navy in 2004 as a Fire Controlman (FC). I served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Port Royal and completed two WESTPAC deployments to 5th Fleet AOR.In 2012, after achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class (FC1) I was accepted into the Seaman to Admiral-21…See More
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"Welcome to NavyDads John ! 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…"
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I am a prior enlisted Sailor that is currently serving in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as a Naval Flight Officer. I first joined the Navy in 2004 as a Fire Controlman (FC). I served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Port Royal and completed two WESTPAC deployments to 5th Fleet AOR.

In 2012, I was accepted into the Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program. I went on to graduate from Arizona State University and got my Wings of Gold after commissioning. Most recently, I completed a P-3C Orion deployment, serving in Japan, Africa, and the Arabian Gulf. Currently, our squadron is transitioning to the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

I am familiar with the surface fleet and the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community. Feel free to reach out with any questions, I always like to talk Navy!
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Introducing Myself

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 4:38pm 5 Comments

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. The following is taken from my profile:

I am a prior enlisted Sailor that is currently serving in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as a Naval Flight Officer. I first joined the Navy in 2004 as a Fire Controlman (FC). I served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Port Royal and completed two WESTPAC deployments to 5th Fleet AOR.

In 2012, after achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class (FC1) I was accepted into the Seaman…

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At 8:02am on March 26, 2020, James said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( pollardjames96@gmail.com ) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

At 3:57pm on March 18, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads John ! 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 daughter Kat is now a Veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currently stationed at NAS Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads 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 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 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 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 John this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how you are doing! 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.


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