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Chuck McCann commented on NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
"Walker, hi. This is our sons first time out. He's a Search and Rescue Swimmer so he's spent the past few years training. We're also hoping for a Tiger Cruise, sounds like a great time. We're also hoping we get to see him in…"
Aug 10
Chuck McCann commented on NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
"Anyone else in here have a sailor currently on the Roosevelt?"
Aug 9
Chuck McCann joined NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Support your Sailor serving on "The Big Stick". Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) is comprised of Carrier Strike Group 12 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 staff, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, and the DESRON 2 ships; the guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), as well as the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60)See More
Aug 9
Chuck McCann replied to Chuck McCann's discussion RSS Graduate in the group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"He's happy to be out doing his job now. He's with HSC-6 and they're currently on the Roosevelt which is out on COMPTUEX. Deployment should come shortly after."
Aug 8
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"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…"
Jun 21
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"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."
Mar 15
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"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…"
Mar 13
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"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?"
Mar 13
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"I wasn't sure if they were available for download Paul. But they are. For now I am sharing the specific document that addresses Kathleen's concerns. I'll upload some other files tomorrow. AWR%20vs%20AWS.docx"
Mar 11
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"Hi Kathleen, The main difference is the helo itself. The Sierra birds are stripped down and the Romeos are loaded with hi tech gadgets. Romeos spend much longer in training as they have to learn more due to the equipment used. I recommend you join…"
Mar 11
Russell replied to Chuck McCann's discussion RSS Graduate in the group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"My son Mark just graduated RSS and is in Post Grad awaiting A school. Everything you said is on the money. He also said it was the hardest thing he ever had to do. Started with 20 finished with 6. We also have the same dilemma on where he could go.…"
Dec 29, 2016
Chuck McCann and Chris Clement are now friends
Oct 17, 2016
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"Congrats Russell! Today marks my sons 1 year anniversary from the day he was sworn in. It's been amazing watching his progress. Enjoy it!"
Sep 8, 2016
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"As long as he refuses to quit under any circumstances then he will make it. They're going to try to get him to quit. They want to know that there's no quit in these guys. My sons foot swelled up like a cantaloupe during his last few days…"
Sep 2, 2016
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"RSS Will be the most challenging portion of the pipeline. As far as physical and mental stress go. Once he get's through that he will know that he can literally accomplish anything. SERE will be tough mentally too, but my son said it's…"
Sep 2, 2016
Chuck McCann commented on Brad's group Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads
"Pretty soon he'll be off base all the time. RSS will be tough, mentally and physically, but it wont be as restrictive as boot camp. they'll rotate weekend duty, but for the most part it's going to be more like being in college than…"
Jul 25, 2016

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At 6:55pm on September 24, 2015, Franky O. said…
We were estatic and happy to get a home call today from our sailer, does anyone have an idea how long does it take for our sailer to get their mail from Jersey? We sent last Tuesday
And he hasn't received any yet? Just curious...the address we wrote was the return
Address on the envelope he sent us.
At 8:27am on October 3, 2014, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Chuck, Welcome Aboard!

My son served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't have been prouder. I created NavyDads.Com when he was in boot camp in hopes that this site would better inform new Navy Dads and Navy Families that followed behind me. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.Com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation. I then launched NavyOutfitters.Com, our sites "Official Store" in 09'. All proceeds from the store go directly to helping fund what we do here at NavyDads.Com and to ensure our future growth for many years to come.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly us parents. We are a place for sharing experiences with others that have gone through and are going through the same thing as you. We give you real-time information from others going through it, the sense that you're not alone, and the opportunity to help another along.

So jump right in, share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your Sailors journey in the United States Navy and I thank them for their service. I wish them the best in their travels and I'm glad you've found us.

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At 8:00am on October 3, 2014, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Chuck! 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 son Eric (AM2) was on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and is currently attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3) and is currently using her GI benefits to go to school. If 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 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 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 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 Chuck 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

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Charlie 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!

Best Regards- Paul


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