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Chapel Overflow for PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jun 12. 2 Replies

Quick question, I've read there is an overflow for PIR at the Chapel, but some of the post are older. Can you confirm that this is still an option?  I've read all of the caveats and risks, but my dad…Continue

Pre-paid calling cards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Jun 4. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,Our son is leaving soon and he was told by his recruiter that you don't need a paid calling card.  In fact, they claimed to not know what a calling card is.  Is there anyone out there…Continue

 

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"Received our letter Saturday and his PIR is July 28. Any other dads out there with the same PIR date?"
Jun 13
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Bryan's discussion Chapel Overflow for PIR
"Did you read thru this link? http://www.navydads.com/group/pirtipshintsandhelps/forum/topics/can-i-bring-extra-guest-to-pir very specific from RTC about the Chapel......"
Jun 12
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Bryan's discussion Chapel Overflow for PIR
"Also the Navy Lodge streams it live in there lobby. The Chapel is okay, but you are stuck there, can't have any snacks except water, can't leave...it really is not a good venue."
Jun 11
Bryan posted a discussion

Chapel Overflow for PIR

Quick question, I've read there is an overflow for PIR at the Chapel, but some of the post are older. Can you confirm that this is still an option?  I've read all of the caveats and risks, but my dad is older and my son-in-law could not sit on the bleachers.Thank you,B.See More
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Pass in Review: There have been so many questions & answers about Pass in Review "PIR" that we need one place to be a clearinghouse to help experience a Navy Graduation.See More
Jun 10
Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Pre-paid calling cards
"Thank you Patrick.  I was in the AF late 80s early 90s and had the same calls.  I have to say, it sure is different when your youngest is leaving and you are on the other side of the equation.  Is it tough for anyone else? B."
Jun 4
Patrick Hagan replied to Bryan's discussion Pre-paid calling cards
"Hey Bryan,  as far as I can tell, the recruiter is correct when he/she said he didn't need a calling card. My wife and I have been pleasantly surprised with 3 phone calls from our recruit in the past several weeks and he left us with…"
Jun 4
Bryan replied to Bryan's discussion Pre-paid calling cards
"Thank you."
Jun 4
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Bryan's discussion Pre-paid calling cards
"His recruiter is correct. A calling card is not needed. "
Jun 4
Bryan posted a discussion

Pre-paid calling cards

Hello everyone,Our son is leaving soon and he was told by his recruiter that you don't need a paid calling card.  In fact, they claimed to not know what a calling card is.  Is there anyone out there that can tell me if he needs a calling card.Thank you,BryanSee More
Jun 3
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Bryan
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Bryan! 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…"
Jun 1
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Bryan
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Bryan! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some…"
Jun 1
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Tyler
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AC
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Proud dad grandfather and husband
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Proud Air Force Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran
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At 7:29pm on June 1, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Bryan! 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.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 7:20pm on June 1, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Bryan! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads.com experience! I hope you take the time to 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. 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. And Bryan this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son 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 Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Tyler 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 and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

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