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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Bradley
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
CTT
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Worked 30 years in the medical field.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Could not be prouder of him for serving!
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At 4:03pm on April 5, 2013, Chuck said…

Please feel free to ask me any questions that you want.

At 4:02pm on April 5, 2013, Chuck said…

James,

  Here is a little information to get you started.

  We went to visit our son stationed at Marine Base Hawaii in 2010.  My in-laws traded condo weeks to get us a place to stay.  We bought food loally and made meals as you are planning.  My father in law rent a 7 passenger van at the airport.

  Here is a link to aplace to stay that rents condos:  http://www.winstonswaikikicondos.com/  Be carful about renting , look and see if there is parking.  This place charges extra for parking. This still may be cheaper than one of the bigger hotels.

  There are also Military places to stay.  You will need a military ID to check in.  The Hale Koa is a military resort in Honolulu on the beach.  There is a Navy Lodge near the Naval Station.https://www.navy-lodge.com/lodge_page.html?p_lodge_number=19

There is a lodge on the Marine Base and Cabins that can be rented.http://mccshawaii.com/lodge/  http://mccshawaii.com/cottages/

  Have your sailor check with people in his command that have had family visit. Get on the internet and decied what you want to see while you are in Hawaii. Reserve flights and book lodeging as early as possible.  It can save you money.

 

At 8:20pm on February 1, 2012, Craig said…

They're different.

The Navy had to do something after the USS Stark and the USS Greenville incidence which basically was the CTT faults.  Now the Slick 32 is totally awesome.  

I wrote this for my website, it might help you understand the CTT rating and the difference between the Slick 32's.  

http://www.navydep.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2004

At 1:45am on February 1, 2012, Craig said…

It's a tough call.  Everyone has a good and a bad part.

V4 Carriers stay out forever, and their port suck.  However, they don't do much work because they have manning.  It's a huge ship.

V5 FFG are small boys and they get great ports and they don't stay out too long.  But there isn't enough manning so you work your @ss off.  

V3 Amphib are great.  I loved them, but the new Amphibs stay out out real long time now.  They are almost like carriers.  

At 9:46pm on February 14, 2011, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
James, 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 Bradley for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, E.G.
At 5:21pm on February 10, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Welcome aboard James.
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 Bradley 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 11:31am on February 10, 2011, Proud parents of Ty (CTT) said…
Hi there James i TY is a 6 year e and that he has re enlisted for another 3 years .
At 9:22am on February 10, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads !

Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but nagivation remains the same.

At 9:22am on February 10, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com James! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. 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 direction to find out. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) is stationed on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) recently completed her enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And James this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Bradley 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. On the right or starboard 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 for some guidelines as to what we should and should not talk about in a public forum.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well.

As PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. Best Regards- Paul
At 6:21am on February 10, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
James, 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!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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