"Congrats Jeffrey! Glad to hear you got that call. We got ours on Monday. What a long day that was waiting for it to come through! Our daughter said they had been up for about 36 hours but was on such a rush she didn't feel tired, but was really…"
"Congrats Jeffrey, We got our calls Monday and what a relief it was. Waited with the phone by my side all day! My son also sounded very happy but tired. Hope they have energy for us all on Friday. Hope to have the chance to meet you at Sarges or…"
"My son is Ship 03 Div 368, the division RCPO. We (my wife actually - I was at work) just got the "I'm a Sailor" call. She said he sounded happy but very tired (go figure). Can't wait to see him Friday."
"Brandon: I let my daughter know how proud I was of her each and every letter I wrote. Most letters were usually just about trivial stuff to me, but I know she enjoyed about hearing about my day, what video game her brother was playing while I was…"
"Congratulations to our sailors and to the rest of the graduating sailors. Had a great hour long talk with Mike. We are so proud of his accomplishment and the fact the division all came together. He said BS 21 wasn't to bad, but was a long day.…"
"Congrats!! Pete also called. HE IS A SAILOR with the GREATEST NAVY in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!
We are so proud of his and the divisions accomplishments. We talked for about an hour in between the static from the pay phone. Congrats to Mike and Savannah.…"
"Got the call! She's a Sailor! HooYah! She sounded amazing. Was so grown up. She said there is no doubt she did the right thing by enlisting into the Navy. She was so proud of herself, she didn't know how to express it. *big sigh* Now, onto…"
"Gents! Just got off the phone with Savannah! She's a Sailor!! We talked for over an hour. She sounded great! I'm so emotional right now, I honestly don't know what to say from here. I'm so proud of her. It was awesome to hear how…"
"Hey Brandon - my wife wrote our daughter each day starting with the day she left, and wrote and sent the last one on Saturday morning as she graduates this Friday. I wrote her about every other day, and her brother wrote her about once a week. And…"
"Lance, thanks for the prayers! // Yup, we will be at Sarge's. For sure myself, Amy, and our son, possibly my Mom and Dad. We are flying into Midway and having Sarge pick us up and he is taking us to the Hertz office in Waukegan where we'll…"
"HI Guys, The mail must be moving a little faster these days. Got our letter today instead of Friday. Mike sounded really good in his letter and I could tell he is excited to be graduating next week. Is looking forward to BS21 next week and said to…"
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
STG (Sonar Technician - Ground)
Describe A Little About Yourself:
41 year old Former Marine - Christ Follower - Like to hike and camp - learning to play guitar - live in Las Vegas, NV - Couldn't be more proud of my daughter - Have a 13 year old son who wants to be a helicopter pilot, he looks up to his sister immensely, I could end up with 2 in the Navy!
Prior Military Experience
Proud Marine Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
my daughter is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Ecstatic. All plans were that she would go to college and earn her degree. However, school is boring to her and by the time she was halfway through senior year, the realization was that she had set herself up that a 4 year university wouldn't take her. She was quite directionless and was at a fork in the road. Myself being a former Marine and wife being prior Navy herself, re-introduced the option of the military to her. In the past, she scoffed at the idea. This time however, she was much more receptive to the idea. 2 months later she was in the DEP.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Wife clued me in after hearing about it on NavyForMoms.com
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, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.
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 7000 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 daughter Savannah on her enlistment and please thank her for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Greetings Jason! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.
However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.
From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.
That's when I found this website while searching for answers...
We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.
Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...
A Warm "Thank You" from our family to you and your daughter Savannah for her service!
Welcome to NavyDads.com Jason! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and recently reported to Helicopter Squadron Light-37 (HSL-37) in Hawaii after re-enlisting last year. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist and is currently using her GI benefits to go to school. If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!
I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads.com experience! I hope you take the time to 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. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what she 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. And Jason this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter Savannah 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 not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com.
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, Welcome to NavyDads. My Grandson joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. He Graduated and received his Trident in Oct. 2009 and is now with his Team. When I joined I knew very little about the Military. This site has helped me understand what to expect and relieved some of the worries I had.
Please be sure to check out our Groups. We have several Groups for PIR and Boot Camp, plus Groups for the different Rates like Navy Nukes, Master at Arms and Special Ops. Also Group for different Ships and Bases. Check to see if your State or area has a Group already formed to locate others in your area. There are general interest Groups like: Care Packages, A School for Dads, NASCAR for NavyDads and the book of acronyms and ranks. We’ve also added a Spanish language Group.
Also check us out on Facebook just search for Navy Dads.
Join in to learn more and meet others whose guys or gals are the same Rate as your Loved One. We like to hear about your Sailor; the good times, the concerns, and the questions. I think you will find that our members are just a great big family and everyone wants to help others understand what to expect and hear how your Sailor is doing.
Again Welcome and keep us updated to your Sailor’s Progress.