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Caitlyn
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LS
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Been married twenty years and have three kids and have lived in Texas all my life. Oldest daughter is in Navy boot camp now.
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Proud of her decision. Proud of Wharton she will learn and how she will change through the experience!
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Daughter graduated LS A school

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:57am 0 Comments

My daughter graduated LS A school yesterday in Meridian Mississippi. I am sure proud of her! She is stationed in Quantico Virginia so they shipped her straight there. It will be hard on us a little as this is our first holiday without her being home. She will get to come home for Christmas though. Everyone have a happy thanksgiving!

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At 9:41pm on January 31, 2015, Mike Walker said…

Thanks again, we weren't able to see him off at the airport, for whatever reason he did not know which airport or what time he would be going.  As far as we know he may still be at RTC, but he did think that he would fly out about 7 this morning.  I guess I'll be patient and he will call when he can.  I was not this anxious with his older brothers, 1 a Marine and the other Army they were both pre 9-11 barely but the world was different then.  Both were in the sand at the same time so my 30 months total of combat dad may also make me a bit of a worrier..  Give you're daughter my thanks.

At 9:14pm on January 31, 2015, Mike Walker said…

Thanks John and congratulations on your daughters success.  Our son graduated boot yesterday and flew out this morning I was just wondering if we should expect a phone call from him.  Also we are thinking about going down to see him Valentines wknd for his birthday, would that be ok.

At 1:19pm on September 15, 2014, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

John, Welcome Aboard!

My son served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't have been prouder. I created NavyDads.Com when he was in boot camp in hopes that this site would better inform new Navy Dads and Navy Families that followed behind me. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.Com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation. I then launched NavyOutfitters.Com, our sites "Official Store" in 09'. All proceeds from the store go directly to helping fund what we do here at NavyDads.Com and to ensure our future growth for many years to come.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly us parents. We are a place for sharing experiences with others that have gone through and are going through the same thing as you. We give you real-time information from others going through it, the sense that you're not alone, and the opportunity to help another along.

So jump right in, share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your Sailors journey in the United States Navy and I thank them for their service. I wish them the best in their travels and I'm glad you've found us.

Sincerely,
Elmo Moore

At 10:24pm on September 14, 2014, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com John! 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 is currently attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3) 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 John this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter 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 Key Information. 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.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Caitlyn 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 and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

 
 
 

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