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Hotels near Naval Base

My son is date is May 12th 2017 for graduation. I see so many hotel in the area.  I wanted to know a few of the better ones.  (Some look very outdated). Can anyone give me some recommendations?  

                                                          Thank you,  Lisa  Navy Mom

Added by LISA BARNA FERREIRA on April 12, 2017 at 12:38pm — 4 Comments

PIR day coming up

Hey, son graduating from boot camp in 14 days. We are flying up to GL from Atlanta. Can anyone recommend things to do in the area on the day of graduation? Not sure how much time he'll have but thought I'd ask.

Thanks

DC

Added by Dennis Cronin on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm — 1 Comment

PIR day coming up

Hey, son graduating from boot camp in 14 days. We are flying up to GL from Atlanta. Can anyone recommend things to do in the area on the day of graduation? Not sure how much time he'll have but thought I'd ask.

Thanks

DC

Added by Dennis Cronin on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Amazingly helpful site

My sincere thanks and appreciation to the admin team of NavyDads.com!  The information provided was critical in my preparation to visit my son's PIR last week.  With all the rules and regulations involved in getting on base and seated it was very stressful.  I couldn't imagine trying to navigate the entire process on my own.  From helping to understand the life of a recruit during boot camp, how to communicate with them, promoting Sarge's meet and great (brilliant), etc, this site and all…

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Added by Scott Bates on March 24, 2017 at 12:49pm — 4 Comments

I`m a Proud Navy Dad

My Son Marco Is a Petty Oficer second class in the NAVY, he live in Hawaii 

His Assigned to Gas Turbine Ingeneer electrician in the USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110), I`m so Proud To my SON, HE IS BRAVO ZULU.

Added by MARCO ANTONIO BLANCO RAIS on March 23, 2017 at 10:10am — 3 Comments

He's officially a Sailor!

So proud of our U.S. Navy Sailor! Got to talk to him for over an hour last Friday after Battle Stations was over, he sounds good and is excited to move on to the next phase of his training. Was awesome to know I was talking to a sailor and not a recruit anymore. Can't wait until this Friday when we get to see our son graduate and then we get to spend time with him both Saturday and Sunday.
For those with kids just staring all I can say don't blink, boot camp went by in  a flash!

Added by Jeff on March 21, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

Daughter

Anyone have a daughter go to Boot camp yesterday(2/21/2017)

Added by chris dingevan on February 22, 2017 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Boot Camp Call

We got our call from boot camp from our son last Sunday evening, the 4 week call actually came in about 3 weeks, I saw the number was from Illinois and almost didn't answer but then realized what I was doing and it was him!  We got to talk for about 15-20 minutes. It was great to hear his voice and to hear how well he is settling in to Navy life. He said he likes his Chiefs and Petty Officers and has made some friends in his unit, some he said already feel like brothers. The yelling and the…

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Added by Jeff on February 15, 2017 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

The Bluejackets Manual

I am trying to research the history of this particular publication. My other half found this book among her late step fathers belongings related to his military and police careers.

The printing of this book appears to be the fourteenth edition from 1950. Published by The United States Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland, it appears to be a basic training manual for new recruits. I would imagine that my father himself probably received an issue also when he enlisted in the Navy during… Continue

Added by Jeffrey McGee on January 30, 2017 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

The time has come!

So I haven't been on here for a while, guess I was just avoiding things, time for that to change. I need that support I felt when our son first told us 6 months ago that he wanted to join the Navy. My wife suggested I join Navydads.com and I am so glad I did.

That 6 months went fast and he ships out next Tuesday.

I have no doubt he'll be a great sailor!  That he'll have a great adventure and become the man we know he can be.

And I feel confident that he is starting this…

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Added by Jeff on January 20, 2017 at 10:38am — 3 Comments

Class Number Question

how do I find my sons class number? He started Jan 8, 2017, from what I see his class number would be 08-17. Is that correct?. If not, what would it be ?

Added by Lennox York on January 12, 2017 at 9:15pm — 10 Comments

December 6, 2016 Reporting Date

Well guys...... Down to about 12 days until my son leaves for RTC.  I'm sure I'll be on here daily after that.  Just been trying to make the best of our remaining time together. I've heard of delays in December(in regards to "grouping up"), anyone know if that will hold true for his reporting date of 06December?

Added by Chris Tessitore on November 23, 2016 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

The Night of the Buckeyes and the Cubs!

Military Ministry at the Wagner's...to read our latest blog post click here...…

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Added by John and Yvonne Wagner on October 18, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Time For An Update - Post Surgery - On Our Military Ministry!

Check out the story for the past few weeks during my recovery period here.…

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Added by John and Yvonne Wagner on October 15, 2016 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

2016 USNS Mercy Tiger Cuise Report

As requested by some of you brother Navy Dads, I am posting a report on the 2016 USNS Mercy Tiger Cruise my wife, Sharon, and I have recently returned from.

Let me first say that this is our first Tiger Cruise and it was awesome!  Please excuse any rookie over enthusiasm that may spill in here.

 The Mercy pulled into Pearl on 19 September 2016 and found us rested from a few days of snorkeling and moving to aloha time.  We watched the whole arrival from the Arizona Memorial with…

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Added by SCOTT MEARS on October 13, 2016 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Promo for NavyOutfitters.com

NOW HEAR THIS!!! NOW HEAR THIS!!!! New promo code for NavyOutfitters.com Type in CHRISTMAS for 10% off your order of $75 or more. The dates are from Oct. 12, 2016 to Dec. 19,2016.

Added by Edward Fields on October 12, 2016 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

RTC

My Daughter arrived at RTC on the night of the 4th of Oct, trying to find out if she has been assigned a Division and what is her graduating date would be?

Added by Randall Folse on October 10, 2016 at 10:16pm — 4 Comments

Navy For Moms Web Site Down??

Does anyone know what is going on with the Navy for Moms web site?

Added by John and Yvonne Wagner on October 6, 2016 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

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Hotels near Naval Base

Posted by LISA BARNA FERREIRA on April 12, 2017 at 12:38pm 4 Comments

PIR day coming up

Posted by Dennis Cronin on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm 1 Comment

PIR day coming up

Posted by Dennis Cronin on April 9, 2017 at 7:16pm 0 Comments

Amazingly helpful site

Posted by Scott Bates on March 24, 2017 at 12:49pm 4 Comments

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