"Welcome to NavyDads Lori! 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…"
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Lori! 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…"
Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Proud Christian, Texan, Conservative, America First, Navy Mom. Will die for those I love and what I believe .
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
At first I was worried, concerned & heartbroken but couldn’t figure out why. Later I realized it wasn’t that I was heartbroken about him joining the military, it was more about having to face the reality he was “all grown up”. When your kiddo is just away at college, they are still coming home C calling you, NEEDING YOU. The military is a slap of reality that he isn’t t your baby anymore . I cried every day from the day he told
Me until he graduated boot camp. Then I cried the whole drive home. Now as proud as I am AND I AM SO PROUD it is bittersweet … and I still cry, just he fini not as much lol. ❤️
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I found this website when he first told me he was joining the military trying to find every bit of info I could because he was youn g and of course believed EVERYTHING his recruiter told him- not tjhay they “LIE” but they are there to pitch how great the military is so youlll join. They’re not going to tell you the bad things … so of course o was the dream killer at first lol but I’m the ONLY one who will have no other agenda or who will ALWAYS. Want what’s best for HIM it’s hard to see that when you’re a young adult trying to find yourself and your independence .
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Welcome to NavyDads Lori! 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 was stationed at NAS Pensacola where he was an instructor (LPO) in A-School. Currenlty he is is San Diego and is attached to a new squadron (VRM-40) being formed. 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 your sailor and what he is going through...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 Lori this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Lane is 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.
Best Regards- Paul
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Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Lori! 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 life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.
My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are so proud of our son and his service to our country. I'm sure you feel that same pride for you child. This is the place to brag!