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At 6:47am on September 19, 2023, Barbra Georgellis said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Jim.  Looking forward to connecting with those who understand what we will be going through as our son embarks on his Navy journey starting with OCS and who can help answer questions we have or provide advice. We are very proud of our son for taking this big step, but both he and we approach this major change and step into the unknown with some trepidation! 

At 4:15pm on January 24, 2023, Joseph Hernandez said…

Thank you very much Jim.

Receiving  letters from our son has given us pride for all the young men and women that have sacrificed and dedicated their livelihood to serve and defend. 

At 10:05am on January 19, 2023, Joe Marquez said…

Thank you Jim, for considering my request to join. My Grandson is very excited to start the OCS training and will fly out tomorrow 01/19/2023 Class 09-23. 

At 10:48am on November 30, 2022, Charlie Cruit said…

Thanks Jim glad you have this board 

At 10:40am on November 30, 2022, Charlie Cruit said…

My son is in his first week of OCS and his class will run into X-Mass and New Year so it is possible for his 13 weeks to be 15. Don't know what his class number is yet.

At 7:15am on November 17, 2022, Emory Smith said…

Thanks Jim! I'm on the FB group. Connor leaves on Monday for RTC. Excited to see where it takes him. Go Navy (except when they play Army lol)

At 6:43am on September 29, 2022, Dave Miller said…

Thank you for the add! My son just left on Tue morning for RTC and there's some adjustment taking place in my life with the hole he's left. Super proud of him but miss him dearly. I was Navy from 1995-2001 and although I didn't "force his hand" towards the Navy, I'm really glad he chose that route; will make it easier to understand and swap sea stories!

At 5:11pm on September 5, 2022, Pat Kremer said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Jim.  My son just started OCS school in Newport this week.  We are trying to figure out what his class number he is in so we can write him a few letters while he is in OCS.


At 4:12pm on July 14, 2022, ChrisG said…

"Welcome aboard to Chris! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect"

Thank you for approving my membership to NavyDads.

My daughter is in active duty and somewhere in the South China Sea( as what you said, no idea what to expect and always no info what the mission and always I am  the last to know)

"I was a little scared and worried for him."-- that a little bit underrated--- I am always scared, worried, sleepless nites and anxiety.

Oh well, I guess I have to get use to it!!

Thanks and have a good day-Chris

At 7:52pm on June 28, 2022, Steve MCCaffrey said…

Thank you Jim, looking forward to learning from your website, I’m not a veteran, but real proud of my son as he begins his Naval service.

At 10:57pm on June 19, 2022, Gary E said…

@Jim, Happy Father's Day as well!

At 9:33pm on June 19, 2022, Tyler Matson said…

Thanks Jim! My family isn't from a military background besides my grandfather's and an uncle. So basically going in blind. He left for boot camp June 16th. Have found alot of useful information on the site so far. 

At 7:57am on June 8, 2022, Robert Tennant said…

Thanks Jim, Funny story... my son received a letter last week from his 8th Grade self addressed to his graduating Senior self. In it he challenges himself to follow through with his commitment to joining the Navy. Pretty special to see that at 14 years old he was already focused on the Navy and serving our country.

Military service skipped our generation, but my wife and I are so proud of him.

Best - Bob

At 11:25am on May 14, 2022, Daniel J Drury said…

Yes that was something wasn't it and they were spot right on they hit that right on the nail head he said the Seas could be 15 ft high and that ship doesn't move but when that missile comes out of the ship the whole thing vibrates violently Like An Earthquake

At 8:42am on May 14, 2022, Daniel J Drury said…

Thank you I appreciate that Jim when my son enlisted I was happy cuz there was nothing out here for him in our region northeastern Pennsylvania and he has great knowledge of computers he did his first four years on the USS Lake Erie and he was on the ship when they shut down the satellite enter in space he said it was the best bullet he ever shot LOL I hope to have a good experience on this site can you definitely have started off right for me

At 5:59pm on April 23, 2022, Mark Alcock said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Jim

At 6:34am on March 30, 2022, Brother Green said…

Thank you for your son's service. My son graduates from boot camp on April 1, 2022; the wife and I are excited and proud of him.

Thank you for allowing me to join. I have read so much in just the last 24 hours, and it answered a lot of my questions just reading on this site. 

Go Nav!!!!

At 6:07am on March 18, 2022, Naomi Marino said…

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome! I absolutely understand the pride you feel for your son. We have no prior military background before our son enlisted as well. And we agree that it was a life-altering, amazing decision that he made. We are so proud. Thank you for accepting me into your group. 

At 6:28pm on March 7, 2022, Rondah Delos Reyes said…

Thanks Jim!

At 5:40pm on December 28, 2021, Tony Gallo Sr said…

I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to become a member of your group and I the kind words that put me at ease.  I also wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.   


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