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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

Started Oct 5, 2016 0 Replies

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

Recruit Graduation Re-Route

Started Jul 8, 2016 0 Replies

From RTC: Until August, we will be rerouting recruit family traffic along the route shown in the graphic below. For staff who normally take MLK Drive on graduation Fridays, please be aware of the new…Continue

 

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Meet and Greet for PIR July 21, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

July 20, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
The meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. This is the meet and greet that you may have heard about from other moms and dads. There is food and information about what to expect the next morning as you make your way to the graduation.Please RSVP here so we can get a head count. Please provide your first and last name for the reservation. The email you used to log on to NavyDads.com will be used to send your confirmation of your reservation. Please provide your…See More
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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 7:12pm 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...

At 11:01pm on May 28, 2017, Rudy Mui said…

Hi Jim,
Thanks very much for the warm welcome! Look forward to learning from everyone's experiences and sharing my own. Thanks to your son for his service.

GO NAVY!

Rudy

At 8:54am on May 25, 2017, Terry said…

Thanks, Jim.  My son's name is Eric also. :)  He was told back in March by his recruiter that he was accepted into OCS.  He was told his letter/orders would arrive within a month.  It's been two months now and nothing.  He's working out every day and trying not to be discouraged.  He's very ready to get on with his new career.  T

At 9:48pm on May 9, 2017, Kyle Sheffield said…

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the warm welcome. And thanks to your son for his service!

At 11:21pm on April 11, 2017, Chris Gans said…

Jim,

Thanks for the warm welcome.  I understand how the early days of enlistment can be stressful, I am watching my wife start to rev up the panic meter.  Luckily I have lived the sailor side of things and have been able to talk her off the ledge more than once.

 
 
 

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