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I work in Human Resources. My father was a Marine and my Grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and Korea.
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
At first I was stunned. After a while and I knew she thought things out, I am very proud of her.

My nephew is planning on joining the Marines. I am trying to help my sister with the process.
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PIR - 3/20/09

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

Taking the shuttle was definitely a good move. It was a great experience to see my daughter graduate from Great Lakes.

Waiting for the shuttle

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 6:15am 0 Comments

The shuttle will be leaving the hotel for PIR at 6:30. Trying to figure out how to send my phone pictures to my page.


Call last night and PIR 5 days away.

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 10:48am 0 Comments

My daughter called last night. She said there were permitted the call because her division won a competition. She was very excited and is looking forward to graduation. She said her division still has a chance at being a Hall of Fame division. She said her division is working very hard to be a successful team.

Mara indicated that the tear gas did not affect her much or as bad as others. She indicated tear gas smelled more like when our dog got sprayed by a skunk than curry powder.… Continue

PIR - 9 days away

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Mara's graduation from Great Lakes is only 9 days away. My wife and I are looking forward to her call after battle stations. I have started gathering directions to the hotel and list of things she requested we take. Everyone in the office is sick with flu. Everyone except me and a couple other people are coughing and sneezing and blowing their noses. I hope I do not get sick for the weekend.

Roosevelt quote re: Effort and Critics

Posted on March 8, 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood: who actually strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows the triumph of high achievment: and who, at worst, if… Continue

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At 9:35am on November 25, 2009, CCR said…
was wondering if I could use your Taps story from the navy history group, on the Navy History group on N4M's. Wanted to ask your permission. Carol
At 11:32am on September 3, 2009, NC1 Sean Erickson said…
Hey Tony sorry its taken so long to get back to you, but its been real busy in the recruiting world. As for your ansure your sons time starts the day he left for boot camp. If you need anything else let me know.
At 12:30pm on August 13, 2009, Bruce said…
Hi Tony - My oldest son is a CTR and he was in California for a while. Then he served for 3 years in Misawa Japan and is now based in Pensacola as an instructor. Thanks for the invite - I look forward to communications.
At 11:36am on April 14, 2009, Georgia said…
Thank you, Tony, for the congratulations for my girls. Can you tell how proud I am of them? Jessica also received a J-Com medal and her second Blue Jacket of the Quarter, before she left Denver for Norfolk (3 weeks ago). I may be a little prejudiced because I am the Mom, but I think my girls are great Sailors!
At 9:59am on March 31, 2009, Paige said…
Hi Tony,
Thank you for the friend invite. And, congratulations to your daughter Mara on her recent PIR.

I am at work now and all my jerky recipes are at home, so I will send those to you tomorrow if that is alright. I read the "recipe posting" regarding the USO comment and I agree. I have received an overwhelming response from the Sailors and Marines that I have been sending jerky to. I started off sending it in care packages to my son and one of his bootcamp buddies who is deployed overseas. And because they shared with others, I continue to get requests for more.
I'll be in touch.
At 8:28pm on March 30, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Tony--- Paige is our jerky expert as she makes it all the time to send to troops around the globe. Stop by the Care Packages for Our Military Group and get involved--- check with Paige as she has several tasty formulas for jerky
At 2:00pm on March 25, 2009, Bob said…
He called the night he arrived. He borrowed a cell phone from his temporary roommate. We then mailed his cell phone the next day and two days later it was in his hands.

Your daughter should have a chance to call you tonight, if she can access a phone.

Congratulations on the next step!!
At 11:18pm on March 22, 2009, HM (FMF) said…
Hi Tony. HM here and I's sorry our sailors and families didn't get to hook up.
Congratulations to Mara and her entire dividion. I thought it was an amazing ceremony.
Please wish Mara smooth sailing to Monterrey and suggest she grab her surf board, wake board, SPF 30 sun tan lotion, kayak, bicycle and an Amtrak map to the San Francisco Bay. Not only is she reporting to a highly motivated and physically beautiful location, her liberty will be indescribable.
Congratulations to all!
At 2:27pm on March 18, 2009, Bob said…
Thank you, Tony, for that helpful word of advice. It had been noted!-Bob
At 3:39pm on March 12, 2009, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…


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