"Welcome Tom! Wow, I just realized it's been quite a long time since I've been here. My son is currently an MA2 stationed at Coronado, and he's spent the last five years between Coronado, two stints at Bahrain and 18 months in El…"
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
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Sometime actor, bookstore owner with my wife Ari, father of a sailor and son of a sailor.
I should add I've been a security supervisor at Yankee Stadium since 2011, and I currently handle the press gate and broadcast area, and handle liability issues in liaison with Stadium Operations.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I felt some trepidation, along with a great sense of pride that my son saw service to his nation as a great opportunity and a duty.
Ray, It was my second visit to Norfolk, Stayed at the Hyatt Place in Chesapeak, my sailor is married and lives in Chesapeake so it was nice for both of us .... Hotel was great, very large rooom with fridge, couch, Big TV on wall mount that you could swing if you were sitting or to the other direction if you were in bed, reasonabley priced also, lots of restaurants in the area, I can reccomend thehotel and the area .... unless your interested in the VA Beach area ... the next time the wife and me may try the beach after the season is over, Sept or Oct. Jon has hard orders to stay in Norfolk that will take him to with only 8 months left of his Hitch, so I doubt they will transfer him. He is currently working in the Armory, he is an MA3 and will take the test for MA2 the next test period in Sept. '12. Got my fingers crossed for that one. By the way congrads on they Yankee performace this year so far. Watch the Nationals Kid by the name of Bryce Harper, a great hustling ball player perfomiong very well so far at age 19.