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NORTH CAROLINA NAVY & MARINE DADS

Navy and Marine Active, Retired, or who have Sons,Daughters, Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, uncles, Grandparents etc in the Navy or Marines and are from or live in North Carolina
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Carrier Families

This group is to bring family's with Sailors serving aboard Aircraft Carriers together. This is the place to share information about life aboard Aircraft Carriers in the United States Navy.
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USS Carl Vinson

USS Carl Vinson: This group is for parents with children serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, Ca.See More
Jul 19, 2013
Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus left a comment for Torry Gritzuk
"Welcome Torry - I have found this website to offer good, valid information on some of the experiences our Sailors are going thru.  It is especially helpful since we often get little or no information from them.  I have joined the group…"
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Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus commented on NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group PIR - Tips, Hints, and Helps
"It looks pretty much like rule of thumb that PIR occurs eight weeks from his start date - on Friday of that week.  My son shipped for RTC on June 6 - finally getting routine letters and even a recent phone call.  My son's PIR is…"
Jul 13, 2011
Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus replied to J. Moan's discussion My son leaves for bootcamp this Sunday! 5-8-11 in the group Navy Boot Camp
"Hi CruiserMB,  I feel your pain.  My son will leave for RTC on Thursday 5/5/11.  I'm not too sure how that works but they will not likely be in the same division - but may be.  My son also aspires to become a seal.  He…"
May 3, 2011
NavyDads Admin, Tim left a comment for Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus
"Welcome aboard Gregory. I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions around the site. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some…"
Mar 17, 2011
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus
"Welcome to NavyDads ! Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same. "
Mar 17, 2011
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Gregory! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in…"
Mar 17, 2011
NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim left a comment for Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus
"Welcome aboard to Navy Dads Gregory! 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…"
Mar 16, 2011
NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin left a comment for Gregory (Greg )D. Bumpus
"Gregory, Welcome to NAVYDADS. My Grandson joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. When I joined I knew nothing about the Military and this site has really helped me understand what to expect and has relieved some of the worries I…"
Mar 16, 2011

Profile Information

Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Geoffrey ( Dustin )
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
FC2 , currently serving on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN70) - home port San Diego, Ca
Describe A Little About Yourself:
No prior military service. Automotive repair business owner. Martial Arts, motorcycles, Aviation,
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Proud of his committment. Totaly support his decission. Apprehensive about him being in harm's way in today's troubled times.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Dad
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
Recruiter advised me to check out the website for advice & support

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At 8:57pm on March 17, 2011, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…
Welcome aboard Gregory.
I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions around the site. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, PIR, About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.
First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 2000 members, Dads, Moms,Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers,girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked . There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.
Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Geoffrey on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.
Navy dads Co-admin Tim
At 8:27am on March 17, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads !

Play the following video for a brief introduction to NavyDads.com. We've made some cosmetic changes to the site since this video was made, but navigation remains the same.

At 8:27am on March 17, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Gregory! I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have. Please 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. I certainly have! 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. I'm blessed to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) is stationed on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) recently completed her enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Gregory this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how Geoffrey 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 About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should and should not talk about in a public forum.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son 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.

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 6:09pm on March 16, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim said…
Welcome aboard to Navy Dads Gregory! 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. I will brag a little here and tell you that I was the first dad outside of the creator’s family to join this site. After two years, E.G. and Paul asked me to become one of the co-administrators. I was honored. But this is not about me, it’s about you and your Sailor!

I have one sailor in the family - my son Stephen is an AWO2. (Air warfare systems operator) He is a Petty Officer 2nd Class and flies in the P-3 Orion sub hunter. Currently he is with VP-45 in Jacksonville, FL. This is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Geoffrey 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 starboard side of every Navy Dads page is an area we call “About Us.” Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link and the NavyDads Guidelines link. Also check out the FAQs at the top of the pages, and also on the starboard side. There is lots of information there as well. Also be sure to check out the “Navy Dads Tutorial” in the FAQ section. It’s a short video that will help you to navigate around the site.

Also be sure to stop by the NavyDads official store- Navyoutfitters.com. The Navy Blue tee shirt with the NavyDads.com logo is my favorite! Again, welcome and we’ll see you around the fleet! GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim
At 5:25pm on March 16, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Gregory, Welcome to NAVYDADS. My Grandson joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp in February, 2008. When I joined I knew nothing about the Military and this site has really helped me understand what to expect and has relieved some of the worries I had. Please go to the Groups Page and check out all of the different Group and join in to learn more about what your Guy or Girl will be learning and doing. We are a big family here and you can find answers to most any question you may had regarding what is in store for your recruit. You will find others that are new to the Navy along with those that have Loved Ones that has been in for some time. We like to hear about your recruit the good times, the concerns and the question. I think you will find that our member are just a great big family and everyone wants to help others understand what to expect and hear how your recruit is doing.

Please feel free to ask question.

Again Welcome and keep us updated of your recruit’s progress.

HooYah US Navy!!!!!!!!!!!
At 2:00pm on March 16, 2011, Larry E Andrews Jr. said…
Welcome to Navy Dad's. I hope your son is well and doing fine. My son graduates April 1st then off to A class. Feel free to ask questions. Us dads will answer when we can. Will pray for your son.
At 11:25am on March 16, 2011, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…
Gregory, Welcome Aboard!

When my son first enlisted in the Navy I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to his future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads but found out 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 hope this site will benefit fathers that follow 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 sons journey in the Navy. Thank Geoffrey for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.

Sincerely, E.G.
 
 
 

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