Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Joshua and Lauren
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
IT and CTI, respectively
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am an IT manager living in Simi Valley, California. Father of 4...two of which are in the Navy. My son joined last year, and is an IT serving on board the USS Vandegrift. My daughter just left for boot and will be a CTI. I am a Navy vet, serving as an FC on board the USS Wm. H. Standley (CG-32).
Prior Military Experience
Proud Navy Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was a little surprised when my son told me, though proud and happy with the decision. I simply did not want to push them towards the military unless they wanted it. When my daughter told me she was going in, I was very happy as well, but kind of expected it.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I searched for 'navy dads' since my wife has a profile on Navy moms. I did not want to be left out. :-)
That was a great reply to Tim's post about bootcamp questions Larry. Thanks for steeping up to help communicate about the first couple of bootcamp weeks.....those of us mthat have had two go trhogu the system know what to expect and it really helps when other dads out there are able to help answers concerns from new Navy dads!!
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 sailors and what they are 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 just returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat returned last fall 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 Joshua and Lauren are doing!
And Larry- thank you for your service to our great ocuntry. Best Regards- Paul
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 son adn daughters journey in the Navy. Thank Joshua & Lauren for their service for me and for yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.