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Memorial Day, remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Summers May 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Memorial Day has a rich history dating back to the end of the Civil War. Read about it here:http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html In 1971…Continue

Trip report from my Tiger Cruise aboard the USS Nevada, SSBN 733 upon completion of their DOSA test lauch deployment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Wallace Aug 26, 2011. 8 Replies

Sorry for the overlap but this was also posted over in the Groups-Tiger Cruise page, not sure how many look for sub TC info there so thought I would post here as well.Rub A Dub Dub, My Trip On A…Continue

questions about a Submarine Tiger Cruise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Feb 3, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello, I am a new member here and did some searching but did not see my questions directly addressed. If I missed it somewhere, my apologies!My son is a Lieutenant on an Ohio class Sub based in…Continue

 

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Colin
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
LTJC, currently is TSO or Tactical Systems Officer
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I have 5 children by my first wife and my oldest one is Colin, who is the reason I am here at this website. He is my only married child and has a baby boy on the way. I have 3 step children via my second marriage and 12 grand children. I never served in the military, was a teenager at the end of the Vietnam conflict when most things military were not popular. I am a commercial photographer, semi retired and like to travel.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
When he enlisted after flunking out of college and working at McDonald's, I was just happy that he would have a steady job. When he applied as an enlistee to the USNA and was accepted and graduated I was very proud of him for his accomplishment.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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Google

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At 8:28pm on February 3, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads !

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At 8:28pm on February 3, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Chris! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please explore the site and make some new Navy friends.  Be sure to read the discussions add your comments or start a new discussion.  Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. I certainly have! If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) is stationed on the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) recently completed her five-year enlistment on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Chris this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Colin is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind at all times. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads.com page is an area we call About This Site.  Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should and should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com!  Show your support for NavyDads.com by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire.  Best Regards- Paul
At 7:26pm on February 3, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Welcome aboard Chris.
I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, PIR, About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful.
First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 2000 members, Dads, Moms,Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers,girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked . There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.
Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Colin on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Co-admin Tim
At 8:58am on February 3, 2011, Kenorian said…
Hi, Chris:  Wow, you are in for the opportunity of a lifetime!  I've said that, after seeing my kids being born, the most amazing experience of my life was my Tiger Cruise.  My son's on a fast attack sub, so it may or may not be different, but photos were fine.  We were asked not to photograph in a few areas, i.e. sonar, operating controls, etc. I was frankly amazed at how much freedom we had. Following is a link to a little ditty I wrote after the experience:  http://www.norian.org/tiger.pdf  If the photo link at the bottom doesn't work, use this: http://classic.kodakgallery.com/kenorian/main/uss_cheyenne_tiger_cruise  http://classic.kodakgallery.com/kenorian/main/uss_cheyenne_tiger_cruise
At 7:08am on February 3, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Chris, Welcome to NAVYDADS. My Grandson joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. When I joined I knew nothing about the Military and this site has really helped me understand what to expect and has relieved some of the worries I had. Please go to the Groups Page and check out of the different Group and join in to learn more about what your Guy or Girl will be learning and doing. We are a big family here and you can find answers to most any question you may had regarding what is in store for your recruit. You will find others that are new to the Navy along with those that have Loved Ones that has been in for some time. We like to hear about your recruit the good times, the concerns and the question. I think you will find that our member are just a great big family and everyone wants to help others understand what to expect and hear how your recruit is doing.

Please feel free to ask question.

Again Welcome and keep us updated of your recruit’s progress.

HooYah US Navy!!!!!!!!!!!
At 7:03am on February 3, 2011, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Chris, Welcome Aboard!

When my son first enlisted in the Navy I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to his future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads but found out I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and hope this site will benefit fathers that follow behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Colin for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, E.G.
 
 
 

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