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The guided-missile destroyer USS Wiiliam P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits the Pacific Ocean. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Lawrence, commanded by Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor and assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific Deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn (Released) 160206-N-OR184-146
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Got our call last night at around 9PM. My wife took the call, and said it sounded very scripted... but not much different than his usual calls... My son is very quick, and to the point.. just thought it rather funny that his communication style already matches the Navy!
When did Todd turn into Mr. Melillo?!?! Today I say goodbye to my Todd as he goes off to his new adventure. He is leaving for Navy Boot Camp today, and we will not see him for 8 or 9 weeks. After that he will be heading to A School for a year, then off to his new career in the Navy. I am not sure if it is going to be harder on him, or on me. For the last 19 years, he has pissed me off at least once every day... and also made me laugh out loud, as least twice as much. I lived 26 years…Continue
It was very exciting to get my son's box from RTC via FedEx last Tuesday. It was eerie however, opening it up to find everything he had on him in this little cube. It was symbolic of, "here's your boy ... We've (the Navy) got him now. We'll return him later as a man and as a sailor". There's a finality to it that kind of hit me when we opened it.
The next day we received "the letter". I was excited to see that his PIR is March 4 - about a week sooner than I expected. So now I…Continue
I just joined the Navy Dads family. I am not a military veteran myself, but I am an ARMY brat of 25 years. I just want to say how proud I am of my son Mickey. He began his Naval career just this past Dec. 3, 2015. He is scheduled to graduate boot camp the end of this month. We can't wait to see him. It's been a very long nine weeks.