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SCOTT MEARS commented on Randy B's blog post Pacific Partnership
"Randy, I was very mistaken, sorry.  I mistakenly took her HM3 for a Histology Tech, not Corpsman.   My bad.  I obviously didn't serve in the Navy, just a Navy Dad. They could still know each other but Balboa is a huge…"
Mar 12
SCOTT MEARS commented on Randy B's blog post Pacific Partnership
"Randy!  Congratulations on Sarah getting accepted onto the Mercy!  So it turns out you and I have a few of things in common. 1. My son Christian served two tours on the Mercy, 2015 and 2016. 2. His only duty station in the Navy was…"
Mar 12

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What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Never in the Navy but 35 years in Boy Scouting.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Apprehensive. He wanted to chase Marines up hills and bring back the ones that couldn't bring themselves back. He was newly married. But prayer and a good head on my son has proved to make us a proud Navy family.
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2016 USNS Mercy Tiger Cuise Report

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

As requested by some of you brother Navy Dads, I am posting a report on the 2016 USNS Mercy Tiger Cruise my wife, Sharon, and I have recently returned from.

Let me first say that this is our first Tiger Cruise and it was awesome!  Please excuse any rookie over enthusiasm that may spill in here.

 The Mercy pulled into Pearl on 19 September 2016 and found us rested from a few days of snorkeling and moving to aloha time.  We watched the whole arrival from the Arizona Memorial with…


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At 7:23pm on July 14, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Scott! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 4:45pm on July 14, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Scott ! 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 USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). 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 Scott this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Christian 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

Best Regards- Paul

At 4:23pm on July 14, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to Navy Dads, Scott! Thanks to Christian for his noble service. I'm sure he brings you great pride! I'm sure that your experiences can be of great assistance to the new parents! Please enjoy the site!



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