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We fly the American Flag every day here at home.  It occurred to me how wonderful it would be to be able to fly a flag at home, that had previously flown on our daughter's ship.I know they have a…Continue

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"Thanks for the tip. My daughter says she checked with whomever it is that is responsible for the flag raising.  I think she may have said it was the quartermaster.  Anyway they told her that it was "unlikely" that they could…"
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We fly the American Flag every day here at home.  It occurred to me how wonderful it would be to be able to fly a flag at home, that had previously flown on our daughter's ship.I know they have a program at the US Capital Building to rotated several flag a day so as to provide mementos, but I have no idea who or what would be involved in sending  our daughter a flag and then her being able to hoist it for even a few minutes onboard and the returning it to us.Any ideas or suggestions?See More
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Oct 20, 2016
Roger Apple commented on Navy Dad Mark's group Japan Dads
"From Pollywog to Shellback .... she was a high school cheerleader 4 years ago.  Oh my."
Oct 20, 2016
Roger Apple commented on Navy Dad Mark's group Japan Dads
"Dry Dock in Yokosuka."
Oct 20, 2016
Roger Apple commented on Navy Dad Mark's group Japan Dads
"We have one daughter.  She is the baby (youngest child) of the family. After 2 years of an alphabet soup of RTC, A & C schools the Navy sent her to meet her first ship in Yokosuka, Japan.  That is a bit north east of Iwakuni and the…"
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Navy Career Planning: This area deals with the choices that our sailors have to make about their Naval career and what happens after.Around the world around the clock, in defense of all we hold dear, back home...See More
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Dec 27, 2015
Roger Apple commented on Navy Dad Mark's group Japan Dads
"Ken, I know it is tough when they leave, but our sailor comes home from Yokosuka from on Tuesday.  Only 9 days of leave, but Mom and I are high as kites.  Merry Christmas to all."
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AECF FC A school and beyond

A group where proud parents of FCs can get together for chat, info and check in from time to time and see how things are going.AECF (FC) (ET)See More
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"Hey Roger....sorry I left chat- I have an issue with the carb on my old 4x4 and was trying to rebuild the float/needle system...."
Dec 10, 2015

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We are from Dallas. Miranda is our youngest of three children and only girl .... our baby girl is a sailor.
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my daughter is currently serving
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She sounds as though the Navy has offered her a great opportunity, but she is my baby girl ... and we will see how much college credit she actually get as part of this program.
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At 6:05pm on December 10, 2015, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Hey Roger....sorry I left chat- I have an issue with the carb on my old 4x4 and was trying to rebuild the float/needle system....

At 10:32am on June 24, 2013, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Roger.

I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.

First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs. of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 6000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.

Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your daughter Miranda on her enlistment and please thank her for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.

Navy dads Admin Tim

At 9:08am on June 24, 2013, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…

Greetings Roger! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.

However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.

From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.

That's when I found this website while searching for answers...

We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.

Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...

A Warm "Thank You" from our family to your daughter Miranda for her service!

Welcome Aboard! :)

At 6:29am on June 24, 2013, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Roger, 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 of him. I created NavyDads 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 the "Official Store" of NavyDads, "America's Navy Family Store", NavyOutfitters.Com in 2009.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly the 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.

Elmo Moore

At 5:54am on June 24, 2013, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Roger! 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 recently reported to Helicopter Squadron Light-37 (HSL-37) in Hawaii after re-enlisting last year. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist 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 she 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 Roger this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Miranda 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 About This Site. 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

Play the following video for a brief introduction to We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

Best Regards- Paul


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