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Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads

Navy Rescue Swimmer: This group is for dads of children who have chosen Naval Aviation and have chosen the Rescue Swimmer rating to serve our country.

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Rescue Exercise HS-14 of USS GW

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RSS Graduate

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Navy Rescue Swimmer highlighted in the book "Valor"

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Our Son's Aircrew Candidate School Starts 14 January 2014

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SERE School

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SERE training

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Comment by Chris Clement on June 22, 2017 at 5:44am

Hey Chuck, great to hear to news of sons "moving on" to next phase of what can be a truly rewarding, exciting career working within a  community of dedicated professionals. My son Jon just started a 30-day leave yesterday after finishing up his first 3yr shore duty at the HSC Weapons School there at North Island. Checks into HSC85 across the flight line next month. He's really pumped about it and is looking forward to the challenging workload ahead. The Weapons School had a "send-off" luncheon for him this Monday where his skipper awarded him his 5th NAM and wished him well at 85. Laura and I  will be spending 10 days with him up at the lake house in central Virginia the first part of next month. We'll have to make the most of it as he says that it will probably be a long while before he gets another a chance at an extended leave. A long time buddy whom he started his Navy career with who has been out for 4 years or so will be spending time at the lake with us too---I say this because it is a testament to the lasting friendships and sense of brotherhood that develop between the members of the AWS community. Jon has numerous friends that he maintains social relationships with that like Wayne's son Chris, left the Navy to pursue other endeavors. The life-skills foundations that these young men and women develop over their tenures in the Navy, especially those in the AW community, will go a long way to bolster their chances of success in civilian life. I echo Jim's wish of success to Waynes son Chris, as he starts the next chapter in his life and also thank Chris for 6 years of dedicated service to his country.     


Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on June 21, 2017 at 9:20pm

Thanks for being with us the 6 years Wayne! Good luck to Chris and tell him "Thank you from us for his service!"

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on June 21, 2017 at 8:56pm

After 6 years Chris is out of the Navy and going to college. Thank You, everyone, for your input 

Comment by Chuck McCann on June 21, 2017 at 8:12pm

Got his first wings the day he graduated FRAC and ranked up to E4. He received so many high accolades from his Chief that it kind of blew my mind. He's doing some CSAR training now and then getting ready for his first deployment with his squadron. It's been awesome so far, he's doing great and we're very proud of him. How is everyone else?

Comment by Chuck McCann on March 15, 2017 at 8:57am

Final flight completed and passed! Just waiting for 1st duty assignment and graduation date. Really proud of him, always have been. He was an amazing kid and has become an amazing man.

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on March 13, 2017 at 3:00pm

Just a picture out of their office window in Naples.

Comment by Chris Clement on March 13, 2017 at 2:33pm

Yes, it does take a while to make it into the fleet --- but from what my son describes as a regular work day, its well worth the time and all that effort. Your sons got one of the best rates the Navy has to offer enlisted personnel and there are quite a few "perks", especially when on deployment, that comes with the job of being a Seahawk aircrewman.    

Comment by Chuck McCann on March 13, 2017 at 10:34am

He is pretty excited to move on. He's been putting everything he has into it and so far he's had no bumps in the road. It's been about a year and a half now since the journey began. We're all looking forward to the rest of his journey.

Comment by Chris Clement on March 13, 2017 at 10:08am

At the cusp of getting that last box checked off, Charlie must be getting pretty anxious to move on..........hats off to him for meeting all the challenges.

My AW is counting down the days to a 30-day leave in June prior to reporting to his new command in July ------ After 10yrs in the Sierra, he'll be going to the Hotel. To say the least, he's pretty excited about the transition.       

Comment by Chuck McCann on March 13, 2017 at 9:14am

Final Board passed with high remarks. Did one of two remaining flights on Friday. One more and he's done with FRAC. How's everyone else coming along?


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