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Peter J McFarland left a comment for Alice Karen Edwards
"Welcome aboard Mom!!! Kyle is blessed with the best Grand Mother on this planet. I am blessed with the best Mom on the Planet. The NAVY is blessed with this, our loving and supportive family. We stand for Kyle and his NAVY brothers and sisters as…"
Mar 15
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Peter J McFarland
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Peter! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
Feb 17
NavyDads Admin (Paul) and Peter J McFarland are now friends
Feb 17
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Peter J McFarland
"Welcome to NavyDads Peter! 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…"
Feb 17
Peter J McFarland is now a member of Navy Dads
Feb 17

Profile Information

Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Kyle
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
SR
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I have no personal military experience. My son has enlisted in the NAVY as a Sea Bee. I could not be more proud and I am thrilled to see him live his dream.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was initially surprised as I was not aware that he was ready to make the decision to join. I passed through concern and fear to pride, exhilaration and tremendous hope for his future and that of our family. My son is my hero on this planet.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I found while searching for ideas about how to make a graduation anchor to present to my son at graduation from NAVY bootcamp on 3/20/20

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At 8:15am on March 26, 2020, James said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( pollardjames96@gmail.com ) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

At 9:05pm on February 17, 2020, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Peter! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are so proud of our son and his service to our country, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

Join us on Facebook as well!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/66599528175/

Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 10:29am on February 17, 2020, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Peter! 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 daughter Kat is now a Veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currently stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads 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 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 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 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. And Peter this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son 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.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Kyle 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! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


Best Regards- Paul

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