Tom, “Welcome Aboard”. I am glad that you have joined us. We are here to support and encourage each other because we are all going through the same things. We love and support our sailors and we are interested in what they are going through and this is a place we can ask questions and get answers from those that have gone through it already. I have two sons and they are both in the military. My youngest joined the Air Force. My oldest joined the Navy and is stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72. Please thank Clayton for his service to this great country from an old Vietnam Vet. Thank you for raising a fine young man.
OOps I meant going up..... silly me...We live in Texas so guess..... that would mean going up to Chicago... every where my kids live I always say coming up even though we are south of them.. go figures
Are you coming up for Christmas Day or will you have a little longer. Yes it seems when our sons move back in we are open to talk and they are too. I often wonder why with 4 sons ,,,it is easier to talk "after graduation" from High School than before. Maybe is because we are looking each other in the eye with new respect... well, your right it is nice to have them come back for awhile... Have a good Christmas and stay safe.
Welcome to NavyDads Tom! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore 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 have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he 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- my son Eric is almost half-way through a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat just returned from her seven-month cruise 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 Clayton is doing!
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son or daughter is going through. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you access can from the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And 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 sailors PIR more enjoyable. Best Regards- Paul
Tom, Welcome Aboard! 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 sons journey in the Navy. Thank your son for his service for me and thanks again for joining. Sincerely, EG