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    My youngest son just joined the Navy. At least he is not leaving till after he gets his associates degree next May (on a program called "College First").
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    Thank him for me for sacrificing so that my family can live free. And thank you for raising a son that is willing to serve his country.
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    I come from a family with a lot of individuals who all enlisted on their own, including my nephew enlisted 2-3 years ago and who is over in Bahgdad for his second tour at this moment.

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    You must be proud (and scared).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki View Post
    My youngest son just joined the Navy. At least he is not leaving till after he gets his associates degree next May (on a program called "College First").
    I am from a country saved by people like him several times - and it is not forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    You must be proud (and scared).
    Yes to both! I am sure I will fall apart when he leaves next summer. And he is a mama's boy and a real homebody....he is gonna be sooooooo homesick!
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    Better the navy than the marines or army.

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    Worry not my lady...the navy is likely the safest route he could go, it is for a noble cause, and if he has an ounce of character from his upbringing he will come home a much better man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Better the navy than the marines or army.
    Too true!




    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    Worry not my lady...the navy is likely the safest route he could go, it is for a noble cause, and if he has an ounce of character from his upbringing he will come home a much better man.
    He is full of good, and I have no doubt that he will be fine. I will sure worry about him the whole time though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki View Post
    My youngest son just joined the Navy. At least he is not leaving till after he gets his associates degree next May (on a program called "College First").
    Thats awsome he is going to college and it is a great duty and something to be proud of when a family child wants to serve his/her country.
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    My grandfather always complained that the Navy boys had the best food. (he was Army Air )
    So your son has that going for him.
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    Good for you for raising such a son and good on him for being willing to serve.

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    Navy guys get cool tattoos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Better the navy than the marines or army.
    Careful......................
    As a lifetime member of Uncle Sam's Marble Club, I'm glad your son is joining! After all us (former) Jarheads gotta get a ride from somebody.
    He'll do just fine.
    Happy Birthday BTW.

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    You've raised him well MsVicki, he'll be an asset to the Navy, plus he'll see the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    Worry not my lady...the navy is likely the safest route he could go, it is for a noble cause, and if he has an ounce of character from his upbringing he will come home a much better man.
    Well, not to burst anyone's bubble here about being "safe" or whatever, but there are over 10,000 sailors wearing tan cammies in the desert at the moment.

    Also, sea duty can be pretty dangerous. If he'll be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, for example, it's pretty much the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the face of the earth.

    That said, he'll do fine, MsVicki. We have great training to keep him safe. Tell I said welcome aboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Navy guys get cool tattoos!
    He is already planning his first tatoo.




    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Well, not to burst anyone's bubble here about being "safe" or whatever, but there are over 10,000 sailors wearing tan cammies in the desert at the moment.

    Also, sea duty can be pretty dangerous. If he'll be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, for example, it's pretty much the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the face of the earth.

    That said, he'll do fine, MsVicki. We have great training to keep him safe. Tell I said welcome aboard.
    I will be doing a lot of praying while he is gone.
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    Also, sea duty can be pretty dangerous. If he'll be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, for example, it's pretty much the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the face of the earth
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    Been there, done that, what does he want to specialize in?
    I would have to say that I enjoyed it. Spent a couple years on a carrier and a couple on shore duty.
    wish him luck and tell him boot camp is all mind games, its just to bring you around to the navy's way of thinking.
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    Wish him good luck and to be safe. I love the armed forces and what they do for "their" countries. You should consider trying to talk him out of it though, Really. They do have a cooling off period right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Thank him for me for sacrificing so that my family can live free. And thank you for raising a son that is willing to serve his country.
    Ditto!

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    I would like to point this out for comedy's sake:

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    ^^ And that is funny HOW?

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    I previewed the thread and saw "My youngest son just joined the Navy. At least he is not leaving till after he gets his ass..."


    Maybe I'm just a simpleton.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    I previewed the thread and saw "My youngest son just joined the Navy. At least he is not leaving till after he gets his ass..."


    Maybe I'm just a simpleton.


    Oookay .... I guess I just didn't find it as amusing as you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Thank him for me for sacrificing so that my family can live free. And thank you for raising a son that is willing to serve his country.
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