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At 9:28pm on September 5, 2018, Joe Garcia said…
Thank you sir! She just finished Basic this past friday. She is now at Pensacola for A school.
At 11:51am on August 16, 2018, Bob Wayne said…

Thank you for your email. It will be an interesting journey.

At 10:22am on August 11, 2018, David Dieterle said…

Thank you for the welcome, Jim! I work for Lockheed Martin and we do most of our work for the Navy so I am not a complete fish out of water when it comes to the Navy, but I am sure this site will help me learn many things that I am unaware of. Thanks again for the welcome.

At 12:28pm on August 10, 2018, RYAN J RICE said…

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!!

At 12:55am on August 8, 2018, Natasha Jones said…

Good Evening/Morning...I have been searching for a link to R.S.V.P. for the Sergeants Dinner...cant find it. Is it too late. My son invited me and one other guest and we'd love to come. Been reading about the past ones and the consensus is that all had a great time. 

At 7:53pm on June 20, 2018, Drew Taylor said…

Thanks for welcome, Jim!  I'm glad I finally joined.  It's definitely been a tough first week. I agree, though.  The more information I see about the process, the more confident I become with his decision to become sailor.

At 8:40pm on June 12, 2018, Mack McGhee said…

Thanks for the welcome Jim! Also, please give my thanks to your son for his service.

At 2:40am on June 10, 2018, Natasha Jones said…

Thank you for the warm welcome and all the information. I am reading and learning so much from this site its amazing. Thank you again.

At 7:28am on May 2, 2018, Greg Schueller said…

Thank you very much sir.  Have a great day!

At 12:30pm on April 19, 2018, Tobin said…

Thank you Jim.  My Step Son just reported to Great Lakes on April 17th.  Looking forward to see the information available on this page. 

At 8:14am on April 11, 2018, Kevin Hayes said…

Thank you both for the quick acceptance and insight you've offered.  I wish I would have found this site prior to my son's PIR.  He's just bagan A school and I think I'm more excited than he is.  I did review the OPSEC link, I get it.  I too am very proud of my son.  He is the first in my immediate family to serve our country.  Thanks agin guys............KEV

At 7:54pm on March 26, 2018, Robert said…

Hi Jim,

I thought it was odd she asked for my address. She probably meant email but either way. Thanks for following up. 


At 6:59pm on March 10, 2018, Nick Padway said…


Thanks to you and Paul for a great web site and all that you do on FB as well.  While both my dad and my wife's father served in WWII, neither of us or our siblings served in the military.  When our daughter went off to law school the Navy was not a part of her plans.  However, while in law school she met some great folks who attended the Naval Academy, served their initial commitment and then took a break from service to attend law school before going back active in the JAG Corps.  The rest is history as it was a great decision and she has loved every bit of her service as a Navy JAG officer.  

Thanks again, great web site.


At 2:27pm on February 26, 2018, Marcel Provencher said…

Oh wow, thank you guys for the warm welcome! My son has just enlisted. This is a whole new adventure for us as a family and we are so proud of him. I'm sure I'm going to use all the wrong vocabulary words for what I try to say. And, oh boy, what about those acronyms?  I'll try not to ask too many stupid questions as I work to catch up!

At 6:59pm on February 23, 2018, john gambardella said…

Thank you,I am sure this site will be a great tool ,very informative,thanks again god bless

At 11:05pm on February 20, 2018, Robert Beaudoin said…

Thanks for the welcoming message. Even though I am an Army veteran, I am very proud that my grandson made a very mature decision to become a naval officer. He is doing great and my wife and I look forward to his graduation ceremony. 

At 6:01pm on February 10, 2018, keith bryan avery said…

Thank you Paul and Jim for accepting me to the group and for the encouraging words.  Im very proud of Ethan for his courage to serve his country.  I have a lot to learn before he graduates so I'll take all the advice i can get.  Thanks again.

At 10:58am on January 25, 2018, Stan S said…

Jim, thank you for your welcome note and for making yourself available to those of us new to this experience.  Like you I have been impressed by my son's mature decision making and the commitment he's shown in joining and participating in DEP.  I look forward to the journey.

Thank you again!


At 6:23am on January 23, 2018, George Hels said…


Being a Vet, I knew my Son made the best decision. He didn't want to tell me he went Navy, fearing I would be unhappy since he didn't go Army like me. I didn't ( and don't )  care which branch he chose, I just wanted the best for him. The amount of growth I've seen in his letters is a Blessing. I hope your Son is doing well... I understand the shock of not realizing his plans can be overwhelming , but GOD does have his hand in all our kids do. I am dismayed they only give him the day for Liberty - I got the weekend when I finished Basic Training, and I didn't even think to check if things had changed since 1979.


GOD bless you for your service to Navy Dads... and thank you for your quick response!!

At 10:03am on January 19, 2018, Jeffery Tytel said…

Thank you for sharing. My son will be honored on the last deployment of the vessel he was assigned to. I had the heart to heart that he MAY be called to the supreme sacrifice, but he assured me he understood. We both know he will see the Lord if that happens. WOW, what a great young man has emerged - GO NAVY!


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