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New rules for PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Sep 4. 2 Replies

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

Tags: dress, attire, PIR

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

 

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Meet and Greet for PIR October 27, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

October 26, 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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September 21, 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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October 5, 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 10:02pm on September 18, 2017, Rodger Cary Scoggin said…

Thank-you, Jim!!  Can't wait to look around.

At 7:53am on September 18, 2017, Rick Stinehour said…

Thank you, Jim. A very impressive website. I look forward to the opportunity of exploring it and being a helpful contributor to the group. Thanks again!

At 5:05pm on August 19, 2017, steven stanilewicz said…
Thanks for the welcome jim.....my son steve has been in uniform most of his life....scouts which he eagled and jrotc which he was an officer.....his dream was to serve in the navy ..he now is living the dream....ultra proud navy family....thanks for the welcome
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!

 
 
 

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