Thank you, Jim. I was beaming with pride when he made his decision to join, and only got nervous about a week before he shipped off. The not knowing how he is doing is unsettling, but we have to let them go sooner or later. Taking it one day at a time.
Thank you very much for your warm welcome. Speaking of past lives; I too had a brush with the Marines back in the Vietnam era. My draft number was at the top of the list & I thought don't just get drafted, join an outfit you want to be in. I passed the Marine tests (height by 1/2 inch) and was all set to report the next week. Then they stopped the draft & i yielded to the chorus of ALL of my friends urging me not to become a monster., so I did not report. Regret that now.
I am very proud of my son and the choices he's making. Week before shipping, he was nervous/scared, but knew that it was the right path at the right time, so went ahead.
He is in Dicv 934 and from what I hear that may mean that he may not march in at graduation.. Any clue about that?
This morning our son phoned home to wish his mother a happy birthday. In our brief conversation he mentioned a Tiger Cruise coming up for the Stennis (CVN-74), and I'd sure like to know more about that.
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
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!
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!
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!