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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
Randy B replied to NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s discussion Navy Enlisted Rating Modernization
"I think Trump nixed this and they are staying with what they have."
Mar 11
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Pacific Partnership

It's been a long time since I have been here. A lot has changed. My sailor Sarah, is now a HM3 and spent the last year stationed in San Diego. She is now deployed and is serving on the USNS Mercy (PP18).  Perhaps there is another Father that has a loved one stationed on the Mercy or with the 7th fleet?  If so, I'd love to hear from you.See More
Mar 11
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Aug 26, 2013
Randy B commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group Navy Boot Camp
"Great pictures.  My daughter is in Division 329.  Of course they had pictures of Div 327,328, 331 and 332!  LOL  We are in the home-stretch.  PIR is August 30th!!"
Aug 22, 2013
Randy B commented on ROBERT's blog post Graduation 8/30/2013
"My daughter is in Div. 329 and graduates on August 30th.  Just received a letter this past Wednesday.  She stated her last test was on Friday. She will call us late Wednesday (28th) afternoon to let us know that…"
Aug 22, 2013
Randy B commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group Navy Boot Camp
"My daughter is scheduled for PIR on August 30th.  She is doing well, but no phone call for the last 2 weeks.  I do miss her terribly.  From what I gather in her letters, she is striving.  Already went up in rank and earned a…"
Aug 19, 2013
Randy B commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group Navy Boot Camp
"Barry Anderson-  I understand how you feel.  When our daughter called home to let us know she arrived, my wife answered the phone and was so excited to hear from her, she forgot about me.  It was very short call, seconds.  Yes,…"
Aug 14, 2013
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Aug 13, 2013
Randy B commented on NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group Navy Daughters and their Dads
"Chuck-  Yes, her "A" School will be in San Antonio. She is going to be a Corpsman.  "
Aug 3, 2013
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Jul 30, 2013
Randy B commented on NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group Navy Daughters and their Dads
"Thanks Chuck.  We are excited and proud, that's for sure.  Her PIR is August 30th.  So she is alomost 1/2 way through BC.   I did receive a 9 minute phone call from her this past Sunday.  She stated she got promoted to…"
Jul 29, 2013
Randy B commented on Dan J Douthitt's blog post Push Division
"  Greetings Dan.  My daughter went into BC on July 3rd.  She had to wait around for over a week for other females to arrive because there was not enough to form a division.  When they finally arrived, they started their…"
Jul 29, 2013
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Jul 25, 2013

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Sarah
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
HM
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a Police Officer for a mid major city in the Midwest region of the country.
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Extremely proud
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Internet search. Also, my spouse stated there was a Navy Moms website. She obtained this information through the Navy DEP.

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Pacific Partnership

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 6:09pm 2 Comments

It's been a long time since I have been here. A lot has changed. My sailor Sarah, is now a HM3 and spent the last year stationed in San Diego. She is now deployed and is serving on the USNS Mercy (PP18).  Perhaps there is another Father that has a loved one stationed on the Mercy or with the 7th fleet?  If so, I'd love to hear from you.

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At 10:59am on July 11, 2013, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Randy.

I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.

First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs. of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 7000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.

Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your daughter Sarah on her enlistment and please thank her for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.

Navy dads Admin Tim

At 10:09pm on July 10, 2013, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Randy! 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 things 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) and recently reported to Helicopter Squadron Light-37 (HSL-37) in Hawaii after re-enlisting last year. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist. She is using her GI benefits to go to school. If NavyDads.com 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 NavyDads.com 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 NavyDads.com experience! Take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what she is going through...be 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 Randy this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter 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 About This Site. 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 NavyDads.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Sarah is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well.

As PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable.

Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

Best Regards- Paul

At 11:53am on July 10, 2013, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…

Greetings Randy! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.

However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.

From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.

That's when I found this website while searching for answers...

We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.

Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...

A Warm "Thank You" from our family to your daughter Sarah for her service!

Welcome Aboard! :)

 
 
 

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