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Tom Fretch
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  • Opa Locka, FL
  • United States

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

Started this discussion. Last reply by diane (Shawn's Mom) Feb 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Today along with the Molly's adopt a sailor program including Molly herself (who flew across the country for this) was able to pack up 200 boxes of goodies to support our Navy Sailors. It was really…Continue

Tags: Sailor, A, Adopt, Molly's

Dad wanting to enlist.

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Oct 5, 2010. 2 Replies

So after watching my daughter graduate about a week ago I've decided to try and join the reserves. I have a 10 year old step son otherwise I'd consider enlisting full time. But I wanted some advice.…Continue

Graduation Date

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Cashin Sep 23, 2010. 4 Replies

Does anyone know how long until we should receive my daughter's graduation date for  Navy bootcamp? We have started shopping for airfare since it is expensive and there are 5 of us. But, we were…Continue

Tags: Boot Camp, Navy, United States Navy, When will I find out when my Sailors PIR is, Navy Graduation

Bootcamp Paperwork!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris B. Aug 6, 2010. 1 Reply

Well, this is my first time posting on here. But, my daughter left for bootcamp this past Monday and well this is a new experience for my wife and I. We are very proud of our daughter.We received a…Continue


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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Elizabeth and Melissa
Describe A Little About Yourself:
My daughter just finished with ATT and now is off to A-School. We are very proud of you Eli!
What Brought You To This Site:
My daughter is recently enlisted
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
I am so proud of Elizabeth.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Step Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
My wife is on so I looked this up.

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At 9:14pm on March 2, 2010, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Tom, 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 daughters journey in the Navy. Thank Melissa for her service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, EG
At 8:15pm on March 2, 2010, Robert Hartman said…
Welcome to Navy Dads Tom, They dont talk as much here as N4Ms but there are a lot of good tips and advice offered on the site, My son had his PIR on Feb 19. He said boot is what you make of it and actually enjoyed most of the experiance. Gas chamber has to be the only thing he really disliked.
At 8:08pm on March 2, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Tom! 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 she 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) is about to complete her five-year enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Tom this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Melissa 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.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your daughter is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Take a few minutes to 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 as they address many of your questions and concerns.

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. Best Regards- Paul
At 8:07pm on March 2, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
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