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Navy Daughters and their Dads

Daughters in the Navy: A group for those of us with Navy daughters serving- either in DEP, at RTC, or in the fleet.See More
Dec 3, 2020

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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 parent of active duty sailor and son of WWII vet.
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Extreme pride
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I am a member of the Navy Dad’s FB page and just learned of the web site. I enjoy the FB postings and often want to learn a bit more about some of the things posted and/or some of the places and things that our daughter is/may be doing

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At 7:05pm on March 10, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Thanks for being here Nick. We have the greatest members. Bravo Zulu to your JAG Officer!

At 6:21pm on March 10, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Nick! When my son first told us that he had enlisted, I was very shocked! Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out later was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

I'm glad you found our web site. This is the place where it all began.

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

Best Regards- Jim

At 10:14am on March 10, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Glad to have you on the site Nick!  Even though I've had sailors in the fam since '05, I learn something new virtually every day!  The learning never stops! 

At 8:11am on March 10, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to Nick! 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 son Eric (AM1) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If 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 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 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 she 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. And Nick this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter Sarah 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

Best Regards- Paul

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