I dropped the group membership but we also had a member that joined the site in Dec '08 drop due to reasons I sent out. Considering the hundreds of hours that I have invested in ths site I don't want to see anyone leave for these sorts of non-Navy related issues...it lowers the vluse of the site and we loose focus of the reason we are here. My two-cents worth...........
I favor deleting the group, but I didn't create it so will leave the decision in others hands.
Mike, “Welcome Aboard”. I am glad that you have joined us. This site is for you to use and enjoy. We love to talk about our sailors around here and we have been known to brag on them a little. We are also here to support and encourage each other. After all we are all in this together. I have two sons and they are both in the military. My youngest joined the Air Force 5 years ago. My oldest joined the Navy and is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72. Please thank Mike for his service to this great country from an old Vietnam vet.
Thanks, gentlemen, for your kind welcome. To answer Leonard's question, no I haven't heard yet -- but then I'm usually the one who calls anyway. I follow to some extent via his fiancee's facebook page -- they are a real happy couple right now, and I will contact them this weekend once they are a little used to Mike being home.
Michael, welcome to NavyDads and welcome to the SSN-778 group! We're a small group so far and its good to have you. Have you heard from your nephew since they got back in port?
We heard from our son yesterday. He said the home coming was something special. For so many of the crew this was their first cruise. Nathan's mom asked if it was hard to walk on dry land after being at sea for so long. He jumped back, "You have no idea!"
Welcome to NavyDads Michael! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore 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 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- my son Eric just returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat returned last fall from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Michael this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Mike is doing! And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com. Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul
Michael, Welcome Aboard! 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 Uncles with us. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your nephew's journey in the Navy. Thank Mike for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.