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POST PIR STORIES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Mar 28, 2016. 6 Replies

Okay Folks....   We have listened and helped whenever we could.....Now I want to hear how your stories ended! Tell me your thoughts of PIR.....the Meet & Greet...What you learned and what advice…Continue

Let Me Introduce Myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Jan 29, 2016. 1 Reply

   Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am the newest Co-Admin for Navy Dads. My name is Tom and I am from the South Shore of Massachusetts. My daughter finished her…Continue

Patriot Pride Jewelry

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Feb 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey Guys....just a reminder to remember the wife for Valentine's Day! I purchased a Navy Mom pendant for my wife from Patriot Pride Jewelry.....I think I did it right this year! Part of your purchase…Continue

Homesickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Darwin Feb 18, 2016. 13 Replies

....Hi folks....My daughter has completed A school and has been on hold for the last 6 weeks. She excelled in Basic and her A School. She came home for the holidays and has been suffering from…Continue

 

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Bob Kenyon left a comment for Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom
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Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom left a comment for Donny
"Welcome to Navy Dads, Donny! As Thomas begins his journey, we can help you to learn what lies ahead. Start by joining our Boot Camp group. We offer videos and a breakdown of the weekly Training schedules. Feel free to ask any questions that you…"
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"Welcome to Navy Dads, Ian! You can learn all about what your Son will be doing by joining our Boot Camp group. Watch the videos of RTC to get an insider's view. Take time to explore your way around. We wish Ian the best!"
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"Welcome to Navy Dads, Robert! Thank you for your service! We can show you how the Navy does it! Start off by joining our Boot Camp group. There you will find videos and all kinds of useful information that will answer a lot of your questions over…"
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"Hey Tom - thanks so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate you pointing me in the right direction here & will be making the most of NAVYDADS, believe me!  I'm a little anxious, but that's only because there's a…"
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"Quade...glad that you came over. This is where we keep all of the information that you will need in the coming weeks! Welcome to Navy Dads! Believe me that we have all felt those very same feelings! Start off by joining our Boot camp group. There…"
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"Tim...Welcome to Navy Dads! I think that it is harder for those of us whose Daughters choose to serve! We all share your pride in Taylor! There is much for you to learn as she begins her journey into a bright future full of opportunities. Join our…"
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"Hi Andre....Welcome to Navy Dads! You will be able to find much more information here on the Main Site....glad that you came over! Start by joining our Boot Camp group. There you will find informative videos of what Korey will be doing at RTC. We…"
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"Welcome to Navy Dads Bob....and congratulations to Matthew for his acceptance to OCS! We have a very active OCS group on the site. Join it and link with others who are going through the journey with you. You will find lots of helpful answers...."
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"Welcome to Navy Dads, Ken...As Kyle begins his training, we can help to begin yours! Start by joining our Boot Camp group. There you can learn about what your Son will be going through. Watch the videos of RTC and read about the training schedule.…"
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"Hi Julie....Welcome to Navy Dads! We understand your trepidation...we probably have all felt it. Jacob has made a decision that will open many opportunities for his future. Learn about what lies ahead by joining our Boot Camp group. We have videos…"
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"Hi Dan....and Welcome to Navy Dads! My Daughter did the same thing! We had never talked about it....but she had done her research! You can certainly find all the information that you seek right here. Start yourself off by joining our Boot Camp…"
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"Thank you for the welcome. I'm looking forward to staying in touch during my son's enlistment and beyond. "
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At 7:08pm on May 18, 2017, Bob Kenyon said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.  

At 1:30pm on May 15, 2017, Tim Pilcher said…

Hey Tom - thanks so much for the kind words.  I really appreciate you pointing me in the right direction here & will be making the most of NAVYDADS, believe me!  I'm a little anxious, but that's only because there's a LOT I just don't know & a LOT to figure out ASAP...or at least that's how I feel - but I'm as proud as any Dad can be of my daughter's decision to join the USN & I know I'll benefit from the wisdom and experience of those of you who have gone before me!!

At 3:41pm on May 1, 2017, Craig Dunn said…

Thank you for the welcome. I'm looking forward to staying in touch during my son's enlistment and beyond. 

At 8:09pm on April 9, 2017, Bruce Buterbaugh said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.  Trevor had been in Boot Camp about a month now.  I wish I had found Navy Dads MUCH sooner.  Great Information and great insight in the world that kinda leaves us behind to wonder how things are going .  Ultimately great for them but tough to start. You guys do a great job, thank you for that!

At 11:19am on April 3, 2017, Larry Burt said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the reply.  Small world, right?  Yes, Matt is on the Carl Vinson right now and I just got the "You're approved" for the Tiger Cruise in May.  Matt is still finding his way in the Navy, wanting to get back to Special Forces.  Hopefully that will happen this summer.

Anyway I love this site.  I've already accumulated a few pages of notes for the cruise.  Thanks to you and everybody on here.

At 4:23pm on March 29, 2017, Stephen J Connor said…

Thanks Tom.  My son is an officer going thru SQT and scheduled to get his pin in Nov.

At 7:56pm on February 19, 2017, john j connor jr said…
I would like to thank all who have messaged me and welcomed me as new member of Navy dad's ...Kinda hard getting use to having my boy gone but it gives me great comfort knowing he is out there helping keep our country safe ..... I told my son before he left that no one person is the Navy and no matter how small you think your part is , It takes all those small parts to make up the whole ...Finally heard from him from Great Lakes , he's more than halfway thru and I am very happy how acclamated he is to his new lifestyle ....Go Navy .
At 8:38am on February 7, 2017, Jessie Belk Hoffman said…

Thanks guys for the Add I cant wait to look over the videos of RTC.

 

At 3:36pm on February 5, 2017, Richard Joiner said…

Thank You Paul.  I am waiting on some information from my son, then I will make a final decision.  

At 6:18pm on February 4, 2017, Richard Joiner said…

Thank you Tom!  It's definitely different right now, not being able to contact him.  He originally was supposed to go to Boot in June, but an opening occurred and he was asked if he wanted to leave early.  He was so excited as it was for the June date that he jumped on the earlier date.  As a parent, we are always protective and planning for things for our child's future, but now that he is gone, plans we had before he was supposed to leave in June have definitely changed and the next time I will see him, he will be a changed man.  I have a question about the Great Lakes area.  I received the package from the Navy in reference to his graduation date.  I will need to make hotel/car/flight reservations.  Many of the hotels listed on the brochure are the kind of hotels which are dives here in the Atlanta area.  Obviously, I would like to stay close to the base, but in a relatively safe area (his grandmother is coming to the ceremony).  Is there an area which is close and fits the bill for a safe area?

 
 
 

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