Welcome to NavyDads Peter ! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors- my son Eric is on the tail end of a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat recently returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Peter this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Kevin is doing!
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. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And 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. And Peter- thank you for your service to our great country. Best Regards- Paul
your welcome Peter. I'm not sure how much you have looked around the site but there is a group that is for DEP'rs and just about every stage there after. when I got into this site my son ahd already gone through his PIR from basicand was in his ATT school, so these didn't help me out any but I did go in and read the posts and found information that made things make more sense afterwards. so feel free to explore around, it is a very informative site.
Peter, Welcome Aboard! I found navyformoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and I hope this site will benefit fathers that come behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Kevin for his service for me and yours as well. Thanks again for joining us.
Welcome to the group Peter. Thank your son for me on his enlistment. I hope you find what you are looking for on this site. Feel free to ask questions and join groups there are alot of knowledgable people here and someone will have the answer all you got to do is ask it. Again welcome to the group and good luck to Kevin on his adventures to come.