that's great news Luis...give your son a Bravo Zulu for me!! I can't make 'em, my system is so old I can't put videos together! EG made the last one....I'm hoping maybe to get a bonus in a couple months and maybe then a new system is in the books....THEN I might be able to make some of those videos!!!
It is nice to see you back my friend! I know the tranisition from RTC to A-School to the fleet can be rocky...I am glad your son is settling down into his role in the greatest Naval force the world has ever seen. Stay in contact with Jim Gramza--- his son is assigned to the new P-8 squadron...you may have much in common!!
Luis---- how goes life with your sailor? Where is he stationed now? And how are things with you and the family......have economic conditions moderated any down there? Look forward to seeing you back on the site on a regular basis!!!
Good morning everyone, I started the Fantasy Football again this year with Yahoo. See the information below for instructions on how to be part of the league. It is free and a lot of fun.
Luis-Navy Dad & DAMN Proud
Hey there Navy friends,
You have been invited to join firstname.lastname@example.org's custom league in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football, United States Navy & Proud.
In order to join the league, follow the link above or go to game front page, click the "Sign Up Now" or "Get Another Team" button and follow the links to "Join a Custom League". When prompted, enter the League ID# and password below.
League ID#: 682535
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Glad to hear all is going good with you and your Sailor. It depends on what contract they signed. The majority of contracts are 4 years active and 4 non active. Once they serve their first four years and have full-filled that contract, they are what you could say, on call! They do not have to be in the reserves or do anything with the Navy after 4 but if the Navy needs them, they can call them back to active duty anytime during their last four years of un-active duty. That would never happen though. Unless your son signed a contract with 4 years active and 4 reserves. My son went the 4 active and 4 un-active route. You'll have to ask trouble which one he signed or his recruiter. Thanks for the update and don't be a stranger.
Evan is currently overseas, working on the flight deck, loving life and ready for the next port. lol Tell the family that I said hello and will talk to you soon.
Thanks for your kind words Luis....I am sure PIR was everything that we assured you it would be--- and more! It is such a powerful event and it is very hard to put into words the pride you feel when you see your son or daughter walk through that big door. I am one of the few that has been lucky enough to have done two PIRs and the second was just as emotional as the first!
It is important to always remember that Navydads is here for support as your son makes his way into the fleet....it seems like so many people only come here for bootcamp days, when there are just as many, if not more, questions about life in the fleet and what everything means. I am slowly making my way through the photos and videos and writing my Tiger Cruise blogs for all to read and enjoy. When you get to see your son involved in the greater scheme--- in this case being part of launching combat aircraft and helping fight the war on terror you realize just how important eveything is that led up to that Tiger Cruise. I sincerly hope you too have the privilege one day of seeing your son be part of something as impressive as an aircraft carrier. God bless the United States Navy!
I can see how proud you are of your son by the look on your face in your pic. Ain't it great?! I feel the same way. It was hard when Gene left home, but seeing him now I wouldn't change anything.
Hi Luis, thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm off to PIR tomorrow -- I cannot wait!! You have a beautiful family and I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. I hope to add some of my own next week!!
Luis, Congratulations to your son I know you must be very proud of him.My sons PIR is May 01,we are getting very excited we can't wait to see him. Again Congratulations and best of luck to your son.....
Luis Congrats! So how good did that feel watching your little boy standing before you all grown up as a United States Sailor? It's been a long time a coming for you and your family. When you get back home and settled, please do a blog about the experience. You have been here from the start and I'm sure a lot of us members will want to know how PIR went. Tell trouble to make the best out of his new Navy career and that we wish him the best.