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New rules for PIR

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If you are attending PIR in October and after, this is for you. Families - it's important to note that effective with the 10/6/2017 PIR, everyone coming onto the base MUST PICK-UP A TICKET from the…Continue

Proper attire to wear at PIR

Started Jul 7 0 Replies

Outfit for the PIR The going consensus is that the attire is business casual, though there is currently no enforced dress code, so jeans and a tee are welcomed. But really? Your new Sailor will be in…Continue

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Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Started Oct 13, 2016 0 Replies

Those words – or something very close to them – we’re uttered by David Farragut, one of the greatest naval officers to ever wear the uniform. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral…Continue

Breaking news from RTC

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Due to the current trajectory of Hurricane Matthew, the Navy is taking precautionary measures and not sending any graduating recruits to Charleston, S.C. Those recruits will remain on hold at Recruit…Continue

 

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Meet and Greet for PIR September 29, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

September 28, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
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Pass this on to all of your Veteran friends and family

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online.

Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following websites for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/

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At 7:15pm on August 14, 2017, Stephen C Laredo said…

Thank you. We are pretty much a military family for the most part I guess you could say.My Grandfather fought in World War II. He was wounded twice shot once and tripped on a trip wire. We look forward to seeing our son in RI. And hope to get the most of this experience since we are not from the area. Any and all advice to make the trip the most fun for class 01-18 Charlie.

At 7:53am on August 11, 2017, Dave Sandstrom said…
Thanks for the warm welcome Jim and thank your son for his service to our country. Things are still a little surreal around the house with being empty nesters on top of a child entering the military. We have a daughter entering her junior year at UW Lacrosse. Wesley reported to RTC GL on 8\8. It was tough for us to watch the van leave MEPS that day and the phone call a few hours later didn't really help. We raised him to be a respectable young man to this point and I guess he's learned something along the way. I know I've underestimated his character some too.
At the end of the day it's not about us, it's about him. We are both very proud of him for answering the call and trust he will make the most of the opportunity in front of him.
Thanks for listening and God Bless.
Dave
At 7:08pm on August 7, 2017, Kim Gerads said…

Thank you Jim! Thank you for your son's service!!

It has been a definite roller coaster ride with the unknowns.

My son's best friend went into the Navy also and left a week before July 20th and my son left July 27th so it is like we had two that left but at different times. My son's friend's Dad already got his grad date letter and a letter from his son a week ago and we are still waiting for the letter telling us his grad date and mailing address so we can hurry and get letters off to him soon here. We did receive his box of belongings already.  

Thank you again for the invite and also for this site to talk to others and hear what everyone have experienced.  

Thank you!!

At 9:36pm on July 25, 2017, Mirela Mirkovic said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Jim.

I have no military experience whatsoever and I am a mother so of course I'm on edge a bit:) My daughter just went to RTC a week ago. I received her belongings package already but I do not know anything about her address - ship and division. Do you have any idea when will I get this info? I already wrote her a letter but I need an address.

Thank you again and thank your son for his serving!

M&M

At 7:12pm on June 30, 2017, Dan Engle said…

Jim,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am sure I will be frequenting this page during my son's career in the US Navy. It is great to have a community for support here.

At 12:56am on June 26, 2017, George Demetriou said…

Thank you Jim!

At 4:39pm on June 25, 2017, Holly said…

hey mr magoo!

long time no chat or talk. just figured I would say hi to you and mrs. magoo! hope you,bev and Stephen are well. miss you!

At 8:09am on June 21, 2017, Wesley A Kanost said…

Jim,

Thank you for your comment and warm welcome! Also, thank you to your son for his service! My daughter Hannah is just completing her first full week of RTC and I'm sure, is still getting her sea legs.

I come from a family with some military background. My Dad was in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and my older sister served in the Navy in the late seventies and early eighties in Antarctica of all places.

Hannah is very patriotic and wants to serve her country. She is also ambitious and after her Navy career will go to a school that specializes in the technological end of the entertainment industry. She has a plan. That's more than I can say when I was 18. LOL!

Thanks again and I will make full use of the NavyDads.com website as things progress.

Sincerely,

Wes Kanost

At 9:38am on June 8, 2017, Evangelina Hernandez said…

Thank you! I'm hoping to learn a lot here. My daughter will be my only "experience" with the military.

Nothing has ever been SO new to me and I'm looking for all the "help" I can get. :)

At 7:42pm on June 6, 2017, Jerome May said…

Thanks for the welcome. To those who are "lurking" , my son has made it through boot camp and now is in the ET programme at Goose Creek, SC.  Week 8 or thereabouts.

Yes, I'm proud of him.  Excessively.

Background:  I'm not military; the draft expired the year I graduated college (they probably wouldn't have wanted me because my eyesight was terrible), and my father was Army Air Force (yes, that long ago) before I was born.

God bless you all.  Now, if only the .mil and .gov would update the security certificates on their sites, so that I would not need to add Firefox security exceptions...

 
 
 

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