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At 7:26am on March 1, 2019, Thomas Case said…

Thanks, Jim,

It's pretty coincidental: After my son told me he re-signed again I was cleaning out some stuff in my bookmarks and re-discovered Navy Dads.  

Once I stumbled upon it I remembered what a great support resource it was when he was in boot camp.  Simply scrolling through and reading others who had the same questions I had was a big help.

Now that my son has announced an intention to make the Navy a career, I have taken Navy Dads out of the depths of my bookmarks and placed it front and center on my bookmark bar.

Thanks again for the welcome back.


At 2:27pm on February 7, 2019, Victor G Baumzweig said…

Thanks so much for reaching out and the warm welcome Jim! We are are very excited about this new chapter in all our lives!

At 11:47pm on February 2, 2019, Robert Marshall said…

Jim, thank you good Sir for your reply, your outreach and your welcome.  It is certainly a new journey and between you, Paul and Navy Dads I feel I am getting caught up to speed.  My boy Christopher and I have had letters flowing regularly while he is in boot camp, graduating on Friday. Thank you, your son and your entire family. God Bless - Bob

At 9:07pm on February 2, 2019, Allan said…

Thank you 

At 7:23pm on January 30, 2019, Stacey Land said…

Thanks for the add, Jim. Since I, too, have no military experience, I feel like I’m in the dark. However, I have found a wealth of helpful info on this site already.  Thanks to your son and all your family for his service and your sacrifice. Thanks for your support of all us newbies!

At 4:39pm on January 29, 2019, Bret W. Davis said…

Thank you Jim for the kind words. I am very proud of him. Looking forward to hearing from him in a couple of weeks or so.

At 8:24pm on January 23, 2019, Richelle Horner said…
Thank you, and you hit the nail on the head!
At 8:21am on January 17, 2019, Luis Figueroa said…

Thanks all for welcome. Surprised didn't learn of this group till now.  My son (AW) left RTC thanksgiving weekend for Pensacola and was finally classed up for NACCS and starting next week.  He can't wait to find out his final rate. He would like AWF or AWS "Dry". Have a lot of questions so looking forward to hearing the experience of other seasoned Navy Aircrew Dads with Airman in Pensacola.   GO NAVY!

At 12:46pm on January 6, 2019, Dennis Valdez said…

Thanks for the welcome, Jim!

I look forward to exploring the site!



At 11:38pm on November 27, 2018, Mark Engel said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!  I’m very excited and proud that my son joined the Navy. I have no doubt it’s one of the best decisions that he has made and that it will be so good for him and his future. Honestly, I’m a little jealous of him. I’m super excited to go to PIR in December and see my boy after his time in training. 

Thanks again for induction into Navydas. Go navy! HOOYA!


At 5:39am on November 27, 2018, Maureen Plant said…

Thank you Jim!  This has been a remarkable journey for our son John.  I look forward to learning more about the process and experience of others.

At 5:42pm on November 20, 2018, Jeff Staggs said…

Thank you for accepting me. I’ve very proud of my daughter and not having a military background I hope to better understand her life in the Navy. 

At 12:14pm on November 8, 2018, Dax Eaton said…

Jim, thank you for the information and support. I joined NavyDads yesterday while we were waiting for my son's swearing-in ceremony at HOU MEPS. I look forward to PIR in late DEC or early JAN (TBD).

At 8:16pm on November 6, 2018, Tyrone J. Thomas said…

Thanks for accepting my request Jim!!  I'm looking forward to meeting other military dads and I'm sure it will ease the process for me!!

At 8:23am on October 22, 2018, Jaime Caldwell said…

Yes, he is being sent home soon...possibly before the 31st is what he was told...From what I hear it's going to be a pain to be able to re-enlist...I hear it's going to depend on if the recruiter wants to deal w/ it or not...Any advice is greatly appreciated...what should we do when he gets home?  Go straight to doctor?  Is it my doctor or a Military doctor?  Do we go straight to recruiter?  

At 7:43pm on September 24, 2018, Marty Muehlegger said…

Thanks Jim.  I appreciate the add.  

At 7:15pm on September 24, 2018, Peter Lee said…

Thanks Jim.  I am very excited for him.  I know he has prepared himself for this both physically and mentally.  We have many family members that are former military, including myself and both his grandfathers.  Although he is the first in the family to join the navy and an officer to boot!  We are all so very proud.  He started on Sunday 9/23.  Is this where I can ask specific questions...such as graduation date?...or is there another forum that would do that?  The video was nice lining out the 12 week course...made me feel better having an idea how things would go.  thanks


At 3:29pm on September 22, 2018, Tom J said…

thanks Jim, I have learned a lot from this site.  It has been very helpful knowing what my son is going through!!

At 9:28pm on September 5, 2018, Joe Garcia said…
Thank you sir! She just finished Basic this past friday. She is now at Pensacola for A school.
At 11:51am on August 16, 2018, Bob Wayne said…

Thank you for your email. It will be an interesting journey.


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