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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.

At 10:22am on August 11, 2018, David Dieterle said…

Thank you for the welcome, Jim! I work for Lockheed Martin and we do most of our work for the Navy so I am not a complete fish out of water when it comes to the Navy, but I am sure this site will help me learn many things that I am unaware of. Thanks again for the welcome.

At 12:28pm on August 10, 2018, RYAN J RICE said…

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!!

At 12:55am on August 8, 2018, Natasha Jones said…

Good Evening/Morning...I have been searching for a link to R.S.V.P. for the Sergeants Dinner...cant find it. Is it too late. My son invited me and one other guest and we'd love to come. Been reading about the past ones and the consensus is that all had a great time. 

At 7:53pm on June 20, 2018, Drew Taylor said…

Thanks for welcome, Jim!  I'm glad I finally joined.  It's definitely been a tough first week. I agree, though.  The more information I see about the process, the more confident I become with his decision to become sailor.

At 8:40pm on June 12, 2018, Mack McGhee said…

Thanks for the welcome Jim! Also, please give my thanks to your son for his service.

At 2:40am on June 10, 2018, Natasha Jones said…

Thank you for the warm welcome and all the information. I am reading and learning so much from this site its amazing. Thank you again.

At 7:28am on May 2, 2018, Greg Schueller said…

Thank you very much sir.  Have a great day!

At 12:30pm on April 19, 2018, Tobin said…

Thank you Jim.  My Step Son just reported to Great Lakes on April 17th.  Looking forward to see the information available on this page. 

At 8:14am on April 11, 2018, Kevin Hayes said…

Thank you both for the quick acceptance and insight you've offered.  I wish I would have found this site prior to my son's PIR.  He's just bagan A school and I think I'm more excited than he is.  I did review the OPSEC link, I get it.  I too am very proud of my son.  He is the first in my immediate family to serve our country.  Thanks agin guys............KEV

At 7:54pm on March 26, 2018, Robert said…

Hi Jim,

I thought it was odd she asked for my address. She probably meant email but either way. Thanks for following up. 


At 6:59pm on March 10, 2018, Nick Padway said…


Thanks to you and Paul for a great web site and all that you do on FB as well.  While both my dad and my wife's father served in WWII, neither of us or our siblings served in the military.  When our daughter went off to law school the Navy was not a part of her plans.  However, while in law school she met some great folks who attended the Naval Academy, served their initial commitment and then took a break from service to attend law school before going back active in the JAG Corps.  The rest is history as it was a great decision and she has loved every bit of her service as a Navy JAG officer.  

Thanks again, great web site.


At 2:27pm on February 26, 2018, Marcel Provencher said…

Oh wow, thank you guys for the warm welcome! My son has just enlisted. This is a whole new adventure for us as a family and we are so proud of him. I'm sure I'm going to use all the wrong vocabulary words for what I try to say. And, oh boy, what about those acronyms?  I'll try not to ask too many stupid questions as I work to catch up!


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