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May 12
Stan S left a comment for NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza
"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…"
Jan 25
Stan S left a comment for NavyDads Admin (Paul)
"Paul, thank you very much for the information, links and sharing your personal story.  I appreciate the time and energy devoted to making this site available and welcoming to those of us new to this experience! Stan"
Jan 25
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Stan S
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Stan! 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…"
Jan 25
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Stan S
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Stan! When my son first told us that he had enlisted, I was very shocked! Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out later was that he had made the most mature decision of…"
Jan 24
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Jan 24

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
James
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
ND
Describe A Little About Yourself:
As a pilot for a major corporation I was able to bring my son along on a trip to Connecticut where we visited the submarine museum in Groton. This sparked him and he joined our local Sea Cadet division that week. He is currently in DEP with a ship date in June. While I don't have prior military experience I have had a life long curiosity about the people, equipment and history of our military. I am proud and honored my son has chosen to serve in the US Navy and have the experience I was not able to have.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud, Excited
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
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At 6:29am on January 25, 2018, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Stan! 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 Stan 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 James 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 9:15pm on January 24, 2018, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Stan! When my son first told us that he had enlisted, I was very shocked! Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out later 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.

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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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