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Jul 3
Scott Watson commented on NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event Meet and Greet for PIR July 13, 2018
"Scott Watson Division 282 Will will have 7 people total including myself.  We will be driving into Chicago Thursday so I hope to be able to make it on time.  We may be a little late."
Jun 26
Scott Watson might attend NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event

Meet and Greet for PIR July 13, 2018 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

July 12, 2018 from 5pm to 10pm
The meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. This is the meet and greet that you may have heard about from other moms and dads. There is food and information about what to expect the next morning as you make your way to the graduation.Please RSVP here so we can get a head count. Please provide your first and last name for the reservation. The email you used to log on to NavyDads.com will be used to send your confirmation of your reservation. Please provide your…See More
Jun 26
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Scott Watson
"Welcome to NavyDads.com 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…"
Jun 25
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Scott Watson
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com 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…"
Jun 25
Scott Watson is now a member of Navy Dads
Jun 25

Profile Information

Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Jacob
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
AV
Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am married with 3 children. My middle child joined the Navy and will graduate from boot camp in July. I'm proud of his service and grateful for all the men and women who have sacrificed for this great country.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I felt a sense of pride for him. I was also a little apprehensive because of the time away and the fact we wouldn't get to see him much throughout the year. But, we knew it was what he wanted and we are so happy and proud for him.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
I was searching for things to do in Chicago while he is on liberty and came across this site.

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At 8:51pm on June 25, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com 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 (AM1) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). 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 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! 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 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 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 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 NavyDads.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Jacob 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 and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

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At 6:59pm on June 25, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com 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 NavyDads.com.

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

 
 
 

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