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Started Jul 17, 2011 0 Replies

SHIP 02 DIV-942...PIR 1 SEPT 2011...."HOOYAH SAILORS"... I LOVE YOU SON........YOUR MY HERO!!!!:)


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Hard working PROUD Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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Gotta be another one out there somewhere....................

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 4:52pm 0 Comments

Is there anyone other than me with a sailor in Ship 02 Division 942....CAN I GET A HOOYAH!!!!!!!!!!



very proud

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 10:23pm 0 Comments

My son arrived for boot camp on july 6th 2011... anyone else out there??

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At 9:54pm on July 27, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

hate to disappoint you , but if not grad and go, he'll have to muster each night at the base...and ANY time with your new sailor should be considered quality time.....

At 3:44am on July 27, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Mark my son is the kne Jim was referring to as having PIR on the 1st. Maybe you jim and i could meet up somewhere in the pier and put a face to the name that you see on here.
At 12:34pm on July 26, 2011, Michele said…
Welcome to the ranks Mark! :) I pop in the site now and then, my son is no longer in the Navy but I have a couple groups I made and check in on them when time allows. This site will be your freedom from worry, everyone is ready to help you and put you at ease. If I can help you in any way feel free to email me here and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

Enjoy and God Bless,
At 4:44pm on June 25, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Welcome aboard Mark.
I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, PIR, About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.
First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 2000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.
Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Brandon on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Co-admin Tim
At 9:29pm on June 24, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to Mark! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please 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 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. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) was stationed on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and just re-enlisted, and my daughter Kat is a Navy vet and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Mark this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Brandon is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call About This Site. 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.

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. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well.

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
At 9:28pm on June 24, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads !

Play the following video for a brief introduction to We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

At 6:54pm on June 24, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Mark, Welcome to NavyDads. My Grandson Joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. When I joined I knew nothing about the Military and this site has really helped me understand what to expect and has relieved some of the worries I had. Please go to the Groups Page and check out all of the different Groups and join in to learn more about what you Guy or Gal will be learning and doing. We are a big family here and you can find answers to most any question or concern you may have regarding what is in store for you recruit. You will find others that are new to the Navy along with those that have Loved Ones that has been in for some time. We like to hear about you recruit the good times, the concerns and the questions. I think you will find that our member are just a great big family and everyone wants to help others understand what to expect and hear how your recruit is doing.

Please feel free to ask question.

Again Welcome and keep us updated as to you recruit’s progress.

HooYah US Navy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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