Larry, welcome to NAVY DAD'S. You will find many parents here who are going through what you are, have gone through or will be going through the experience of having a young sailor in basic training. Please read the many comments of so many parents and feel your worries melt away. Your son James is doing something so special for this country of ours that should make your pride swell. Please ask any questions you may have and feel free to make comments about your sons journey. Please let us know your felling and above all any of your sons successes. Write him regularly, tell him of your pride and also of the many parent in this group who are standing behind the many young sailor serving our country. Above all give him my thanks for his commitment to our country. Gary T.
Larry, 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 James for his service for me and thanks again for joining us. Also be sure to check out our boot camp group.
Welcome to NavyDads Larry! 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 tail end 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 Larry this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how James is doing!
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. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And 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