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New to Navy Dads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willard (Bill) Fleming Sep 30. 3 Replies

Hi I am a new Dad here on Navy dads , my son is in boot camp and I just joined today . I am excited for him and a proud father of him and the decisions he has made . Now for me to learn and…Continue

 

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Willard (Bill) Fleming liked Stephen Cochrane's discussion New to Navy Dads
Sep 30
Willard (Bill) Fleming replied to Stephen Cochrane's discussion New to Navy Dads
"Howdy Stephan, welcome to the Navy family!  My son graduated from boot camp last Friday (Sept 27th).  He's at A School in Great Lakes for another 8 weeks, and then off to Coronado Island.  Like you I was not a member of the armed…"
Sep 30
Brian Lee replied to Stephen Cochrane's discussion New to Navy Dads
"Also New. Son in boot camp. PIR scheduled for 10/25/19  Hope to learn from this site and pass on information when possible. My son is expecting to go the Pensacola for A school for CTN rate. Does anyone know when he will ship out after PIR?…"
Sep 29
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Stephen Cochrane's discussion New to Navy Dads
"best way to learn....click things on the site, explore, and ask questions!!  We were all new Navy Dads (and moms!) at one time or another....."
Sep 15
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Stephen Cochrane
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Stephen! 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…"
Sep 15
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New to Navy Dads

Hi I am a new Dad here on Navy dads , my son is in boot camp and I just joined today . I am excited for him and a proud father of him and the decisions he has made . Now for me to learn and understand what he is doing and going threw , I have never been in the military but I have had other family members in the service . But thanks and I am happy to join Navy Dads and hope I can learn and enjoy this experience with my son in the Navy .See More
Sep 15
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Sep 15
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Stephen Cochrane
"Welcome to NavyDads Stephen ! 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…"
Sep 15
Stephen Cochrane is now a member of Navy Dads
Sep 15

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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
OS
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a mechanic , love fishing and hunting and riding my Harley and I am a proud father for my son to join the Navy .
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Very happy , proud and very supportive of him , this was his choice and I couldn't be anymore happier and proud of him for doing this .
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Just looking to see if there was anything for Navy dads online so I could keep up and fallow what's stuff and things my son would be doing in the Navy .

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At 9:48am on September 15, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Stephen! 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 8:45am on September 15, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Stephen ! 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 Navy 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 currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If NavyDads were around in those early days. If navydads.ning.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 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 Stephen 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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