Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Ashley & Tim
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Ashley IT2 & Tim SH3
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Registered Nurse and mom of 3. Nicholas 24, Ashley 21 & Tim 21 (he adopted me). Ashley has been in the Navy since July 07' & is an IT2 stationed in Hawaii, but currently GSA to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Tim has been in the Navy since Feb 08' & is an SH3 stationed in Bremerton, WA aboard the USS Nimitz.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving, my daughter is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Hey Pat, update on Drew:
My son was left in home port for the last two months of deployment. They assigned him TD to the hospital to track down the GI tract problem. He's in a weird limbo place right now. I hope your daughter is feeling much better. Did they find what her problem was? Definitely hard waiting when you need a diagnosis. take care...
Thanks again. I don't blame you for being confused - SO AM I ! My son tells me differing bits of info. He is definitely staying in Groton to finish his sub training, that is, his "A" School. One day he tells me, " They got me slotted for 'Radio Man'. ", Then another day he tells me, " I tried for 'IT', but they said no." Then he tells me he is in the 'EC' rate (?), and a radio man, .....!! I can't figure this guy out. It was nice visiting him, though, up at Groton. Thanks for your kind help. Cordially, john sr.
Drew said he is getting better as they get closer to home waters. It may have something to do with water systems on board. Don't know if he was the worst on board, but others had similar problems. Hope your kids are well. Don't know if I'm quite ready for school to start again.
Well I hope your daughter gets an answer to her physical pain. It is worrisome when our kids are so far away and having those problems. And you being an RN, I'm sure you want to jump in and find out what the real problem is. I was a young mom when I navigated through years of military medical clinics as a dependent. I don't relish the memories. I'm anxious to be able to speak with my son, hopefully soon. Chat with you again soon!
Hi Pat! Your sailors are in two of my favorite places. We were stationed in Hawaii and San Diego, among other great touristy locations. I didn't know Seaport Village had a webcam, so that was fun to discover on your page. I have wonderful, wonderful memories of both duty stations. I hope you have been or will be able to visit your adult children. I appreciate them serving the country in military service. I've not been to Florida, so am very much looking forward to traveling there next year with my daughters to see my son in his environment. Take care!
Thanks for joining Navy Dads on the road.. I haven't had many responses but it is hard to get on here very often as I do drive over the road. I spend a lot of time thinking about my sailor though and praying he is safe.
A late Welcome to NavyDads Pat! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what she is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors- my son Eric is a month into a seven-month deployment on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt and my daughter Kat just returned from her seven-month deployment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln. And Pat this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Ashley is doing! Be sure to check out the Daughters and their Dads group that I formed as a place for us to brag about our sailors- and we would really love Moms to join too! Best Regards- Paul
Pat, “Welcome Aboard”. I am very glad that you have joined us. We are a group of folks who are very proud of our sailors. We like bragging about our sailors and we are here to support and encourage each other. I see that you have joined a group; you will fine a lot of help and encouragement in this group as well as others. Feel free to ask questions and answer questions. Get involved with the discussions. This is your site to use and enjoy. I have two sons and they are both in the military. My youngest joined the Air Force over 4 years ago and my oldest join the Navy and is finishing “A” school. Please believe me when I say that we share your confusion and we all have many questions that is why this site is here, to help all of us with the hardship of our children going off in the Navy. We are here for you Pat. Please thank Ashley for her serves to this great country from an old Vietnam Vet.
Pat thanks for joining us dads. I'm so glad to have the moms on here to keep us men in line. We will help in any way we can. So please jump right in share concerns, join groups, and show off your sailor. I hope this site will benefit you. Thank your daughter for me for her service. EG