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At 11:34pm on July 3, 2019, Robin Lady said…

Thank you, Jim.  I still kind of shocked right now, to be honest.  I read many of the discussions on this page including all of the information about separation on this page and on the boot camp page.  I mailed a letter today that requested Michael sign a HIPPA form.  I have not called legal yet or the separation administration office.  I am hoping Michael will call tomorrow so I can get a little more information from him.  Do you recommend I call either one of them to get more information?  Thanks again, Robin

At 1:42pm on June 6, 2019, Rich Tate said…

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.

At 6:57am on May 12, 2019, Bernard Jonathan (Jon) Anders said…

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?

At 8:42pm on March 15, 2019, James Dale Wilson said…

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.

At 1:46pm on March 12, 2019, Bob Barbaro said…

Thanks Jim..we friend requested them..waiting for a response. Heading to the commissioning  ceremony in July..should be exciting 

At 2:36pm on March 7, 2019, David A said…

Thank you Jim!

I have a counter on my phone that now says 4-days before boot camp!

I am excited for him and sad he is leaving after 18+ years

This Sunday we will be celebrating with friends and family.

Thanks for the welcome,


At 10:04am on March 7, 2019, Will R Santillana Jr said…

Thank You for the warm welcome Jim!

At 9:37am on March 2, 2019, Thomas Case said…

Thanks, Jim

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. 


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