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Recommend Phone Service Provider at Great Lakes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Clayton May 19. 2 Replies

Good morning.  I''m wondering what is the recommended phone service provider at Great lakes for A school training.  My daughter contacted me about setting up a plan there for her and while I use…Continue

 

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Paul Bent commented on NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR June 9, 2017
"Looking forward to attending.  Thanks, Paul and Carmen Bent"
Jun 6
Paul Bent is attending NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's event

Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR June 9, 2017 at Lakehurst Events (Formerly Sundance Saloon)

June 8, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm
Sarge’s meet and greet is held the night before each PIR. All are welcome. 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 sailor's division number and the number of people attending in the discussion box…See More
Jun 6
Margaret Clayton replied to Paul Bent's discussion Recommend Phone Service Provider at Great Lakes
"Just be aware that with any carrier, the reception can be lousy in some of the barracks.   I like Verizon, and they give a military discount."
May 19
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Paul Bent's discussion Recommend Phone Service Provider at Great Lakes
"I don't think there is any one in particular preferred over another. I personally use Verizon with an Android. When I go to Chicago, I have no problem with service. I don't live far and go to the meet and greet once in a while."
May 18
Paul Bent posted a discussion

Recommend Phone Service Provider at Great Lakes

Good morning.  I''m wondering what is the recommended phone service provider at Great lakes for A school training.  My daughter contacted me about setting up a plan there for her and while I use straight talk where I live, I am not sure what is the most trouble free carrier where she is stationed in IL.Her previous carrier was ATT but that expired in the middle of BC and she will be able to get what is most problem free.  Android, Iphone, windows doesn't matter to her.Thanks - PaulSee More
May 18
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Paul Bent
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Paul! 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…"
May 12
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"Welcome to NavyDads.com Paul! 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…"
May 12
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May 12

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At 8:37pm on May 12, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Paul! 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 9:50am on May 12, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads.com Paul! 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") and is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan. 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 she 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 Paul this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter 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 Lauren 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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