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NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Mike Stidham
Jun 27
Mike Stidham left a comment for NavyDads Admin (Paul)
"Thanks again for the welcome.  I am looking forward to the great things that will come for my son through the Navy.  He is looking forward to his role as an AE and the education and training that comes with it.  My father was a Marine…"
Jun 27
Mike Stidham left a comment for NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza
"That makes complete sense! Thanks for clearing that up!!! Mike"
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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Mike Stidham
"Hello Mike. The ships at RTC are only the barraks that are named after real ships. It has nothing to do with the ship they may be assigned to once they go into the fleet. I don't remember the name of my son's ship barraks, but he only ever…"
Jun 27
Mike Stidham left a comment for NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza
"Thanks for the welcome.  Thus us all new, but I am looking forward to finding out all I can.  My son is in boot camp now.  He has been assigned a division and ship.  If his ship is stationed at a particular port, should I assume…"
Jun 27
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Mike Stidham
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Mike! 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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NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Mike Stidham
"Welcome to NavyDads Mike! 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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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Andrew
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
AE
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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At 10:36pm on June 27, 2021, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
At 6:04pm on June 27, 2021, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Hello Mike.

The ships at RTC are only the barraks that are named after real ships. It has nothing to do with the ship they may be assigned to once they go into the fleet. I don't remember the name of my son's ship barraks, but he only ever saw the sea from the air, or if he was snorkeling! 

Best of luck to your recruit!

Jim

At 5:27pm on June 27, 2021, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Mike! 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!

Join us on Facebook as well!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/66599528175/

Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 12:27pm on June 27, 2021, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Mike! 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 (LPO) 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 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 Mike this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Andrew 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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