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Mailing address for sailor on board the USS Carl Vinson

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Ship 13 Div 324

Started by William Higdon in Bootcamp Forum. Last reply by Patrick J. Doherty 12 hours ago. 16 Replies

Missing our Son

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Son ships out 9 Sept 14

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Ship 02, Div 950. PIR Oct 24, 2014

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Paying for uniforms?

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Ship 11 Div 356 PIR 110714

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Son ships out tomorrow on 09/16

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Sarge's Meet and Greet

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    Got my kid in a box.

    Posted by Charles Cherry on September 18, 2014 at 12:41pm 1 Comment

    Not bad just 3 days. Now waiting for the form letter and personal letters so I can start sending the letters I remember helping so much while I was in Marine Basic.

    Can I make it to sometime in December to get my Sailor home for a visit?

    The Call

    Posted by Charles Cherry on September 16, 2014 at 10:53am 5 Comments

    Got the "I'm here along with a bunch of tears on both ends of the line at 2205 last night. Plugging along puttering around the house taking care of the critters and feeling totally lost. Praying she remembers my warning to keep her mouth shut & ears open. Going to be hard for my brat with attitude but she'll learn quick.

    PIR 10/24/14

    Posted by Jimmy Rivera on September 13, 2014 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

    Hi I am excited for this day to watch my son. I am new to the site and was wondering if anyone else has a child graduating this day. He is on Ship4 division 338.

    Thank you

    Posted by Dave Pienta on September 5, 2014 at 9:00am 4 Comments

    First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to the admins who have created and maintain this website. I feel very fortunate to have found NAVYDADS.COM The warm welcome is truly appreciated. There are many useful resources here that I will take advantage of to learn more about the Navy and what my son is experiencing. My son is CS on the USS Mahan. I was surprised to see that the food being served looked nothing like the SOS described by my Grandfather during his service. 

    So, I have a…


    A Newbie

    Posted by Michael Asher on September 3, 2014 at 4:48am 5 Comments

    Hi all I am new here. My son decided to give his life some direction and join the Navy. I am very proud of him. He is 20 and has been on his own for a couple of years now. His ASVAB score was very high and his recruiter has talked him into going nuke. I guess they are waiting for his paperwork to come back and he thinks he will sign in early October with a probable report date of early 2015. Seems like a long way off right now. The nuke program is one hell of a tough road so I worry about…


    Second Boot Camp Blog

    Posted by Brett Jennings on September 2, 2014 at 8:42pm 0 Comments

    I haven't posted since my son shipped to Great Lakes. I have learned a a lot inline an the last three weeks. The support of the people in the groups on line and here on Navy dads has been amazing. If have a question just ask.Somebody knows the answer. The new friends that have been made and continue to be made daily is overwhelming. The story you hear about the navy being one big family is really true. My son is set to graduate on October 3 and I am looking forward to putting real faces to…


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