Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I have 5 uncles who have served in the navy. My brother was drafted in the Army in 1973. I never served but support the military.
I am in Real Estate. Grew up in farming and the cattle business.
I am a Christian/conservative.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving, my son is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I didn't get to meet your son this trip but our sons do hang together. My son is the young kid, he is only 20. I understand they nicknamed your son as 'Old Man Hall' We have another son whom is 30 and we kid him all the time about joining, then tell him he wouldn't make it. Dave said your son is great shape and doesn't look his age. If your son can get off the same time Dave is off he is welcome to visit. We are live less than a 6hr drive and he tries to get home about every other month. We live near Baltimore and Gettysburg. Dave has brought sailors home since they live to far from Groton to see their families and shows them around (Gettysburg is a big hit).
I am very glad your son received his Dolphins, what an accomplishment, Congrats!!! Dave told me he hopes to complete his review next week, he can't wait.
Looks like our sons will be sub-mates. My son Dave, said he knew your son. We didn't get to go to his A-school graduation but we are planning a trip prior to him going out to the sub. Does your son like Groton, our David loves it. He is close enough to be able to come home for weekends when he doesn't have duty. It's like going away to college. Take care!
My son is an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't be prouder of him. When he first enlisted I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but 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 I hope this site will benefit fathers that come 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 Michael for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.
Welcome to NavyDads Dan! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun, useful, and educational as I have. Explore the site and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I certainly have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) returned spring '09 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) is about to complete her five-year enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Dan this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Micahel is doing! We do ask that you remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors in mind at all times. On the right side of every NavyDads page is an area we call About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link and the NavyDads Guidelines link. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com. Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul