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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a retired attorney for the State of California Department of Transportation. I have no prior military experience. My son is in his last year at the United States Naval Academy. He was selected to serve in the E.O.D. community and will begin his training after receiving his commission on May 28, 2010.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I was extremely proud, but because of his choice to join the E.O.D. community, I am also very worried for his safety.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I was lead to this site by the USNA parents list-serve. There, I was directed to a site for Navy moms, so I checked to see if there was a similar site for Navy dads.

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At 1:20pm on February 10, 2010, Bob Malone said…
Hi Frank,

I live about 9-10 miles from the academy, your son must be telling you about the grest weather we have been having the last week or so.
Congradulations to you and your son, a great school. great football team this year also. It is truly honor to meet the young Mids on a weekend stroll around Main ST and Ego Alley.

This is a great area, hopefully you'll have some spare time when you arrive for Graduation, a lot to see and some excellent restaurants.
At 7:50am on February 10, 2010, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Frank, Welcome Aboard!

My son is an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't be prouder of him. When he first enlisted I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and I hope this site will benefit fathers that come behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Dominic for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, EG
At 10:18pm on February 9, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
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At 10:18pm on February 9, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Frank! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun, useful, and educational as I have. Explore the site 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 certainly have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he 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 in the family - my son Eric (AM3) returned spring '09 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) returned fall '08 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Frank this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Dominic is doing! We do ask that you remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors in mind at all times. On the right 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 and the NavyDads Guidelines link. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul


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