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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Abigail & Zachary
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
AC & AM respectively
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a Journeymen Toolmaker have been for 26 years and very much enjoy riding motorcycles. My wife (Allison)and I plan on traveling now that the kids are spread around the world.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving, my daughter is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I knew they would have a lot of oppurtunities in the Navy
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
A friend of mine, whose son is also a sailor told me about the site when I was questioning him about the tiger Cruise that I hope to particapate in.

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At 8:19am on April 10, 2013, Don C Douglas Jr. said…

Got my shirt and hat!  Ready to go.  I have reservations for the Arizona on Monday at 11:30 and yes you should try to get reservations.  http://www.nps.gov/valr/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm

go there to start the reservation process and get details.  I bought the full package to the museums, USS Missouri and Bowfin tours plus the airplane museum on Ford Island.  That is going to be my Monday morning and early afternoon fun.   Call me when you get to Honolulu.   719-332-1836

At 8:30pm on March 27, 2013, Don C Douglas Jr. said…

William,  Good to hear from other soon to be Tiger!  I get in Saturday 4/20 in the evening, so call anytime on Sunday after you arrive.  I plan on going to the Pearl Harbor museum places on Monday and will be doing that all morning and into the afternoon.  My cell is 719-332-1836.  Yes I did order the shirt from the navyDads Website, navyoutfitters.com.  Hope it gets here soon!

At 9:56am on November 28, 2012, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard William.
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 therate 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 5000 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 sailors Abigail and Zachary on their enlistment and please thank them for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Admin Tim

At 10:28pm on November 25, 2012, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…

William, Welcome to NavyDads. My Grandson joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. He Graduated and received his Trident in Oct. 2009 and is now with his Team. When I joined this site I knew nothing about the Military. It’s really helped me understand what to expect and has relieved some of my worries.

Be sure to check out our Groups. We have several Groups for PIR and Boot Camp, plus Groups for the different Rates like Navy Nukes, Master at Arms and Special Ops. Also Group for different Ships and Bases. Check to see if your State or area has a Group already formed to locate others in your area. There are general interest Groups like: Care Packages,
A School for Dads, NASCAR for NavyDads and the book of acronyms and ranks. We’ve also added a Spanish language Group.

Also check us out on Facebook just search for Navy Dads.

We are a big family here and you can find answers to most any question or concern regarding what’s in store for your recruit. You will find members that are new to the Navy along with those who have Loved Ones who’ve made the Navy a career. We like to hear about your recruit; the good times, the concerns, and we welcome questions. I think you will find our members are a big family and everyone wants to help others understand what to expect and hear about the progress of your recruit.

Please feel free to ask questions.

I would also like to Thank You for your Service.

Again Welcome and keep us updated on your recruit.

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

At 9:02pm on November 25, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Before I post my greeting William, I wanted to say you are our 6000th member! Thank you so much for joining NavyDads !!

Welcome to NavyDads.com William! 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 (AM2) was on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and recently reported to Helicopter Squadron Light-37 (HSL-37) in Hawaii after re-enlisting last year. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist and is currently using her GI benefits to go to school. If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my journey as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com 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.com 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 sailors and what they are 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 William this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Abigail and Zachary are 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 like NavyDads.com.

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

Best Regards- Paul

At 8:57pm on November 25, 2012, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…

Greetings William! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.

However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.

From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.

That's when I found this website while searching for answers...

We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.

Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...

A Warm "Thank You" from our family to your daughter Abigail and your son Zachary for their service!

You are our 6,000th Member!

Welcome Aboard... :)

 
 
 

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