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Craig Shuman replied to Craig Shuman's discussion Ship 11 Div 283
"Sounds like we received the same call. Thanks for the info.  My son is getting his wisdom…"
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"Good Afternoon Steve! First, we wish your Sailor Recruit and his family all the very best during…"
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Steve Czarnecki commented on E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"We just got the form letter for our son Will.  He is scheduled for PIR on Sept. 12.  Does…"
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B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G replied to Mark's discussion My Heart is Broken!
"Hang in there Mark - I post this often on the Navy Mom's site - but just change the wording…"
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Mark replied to Mark's discussion My Heart is Broken!
"We went to MEPS in Chicago this morning to be there when our son was sworn in. First of all I have…"
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B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G commented on John Augustine's group Navy Nukes
"mlongst - wow - hopefully this will all get straightened out and your son won't be out a bunch…"
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Timothy Dingman replied to John H'ausen's discussion PIR 05SEP14 | Roll Call in the group NAVY BOOT CAMP
"He is in Div 275.  I hope they are able to meet with him and find him something that he is…"
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Timothy Dingman posted a discussion

How difficult is it for a cadet to 'quit' boot camp?

My son is beginning his third week of boot camp.  He called Saturday evening and said he wanted to…See More
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roy johnson replied to Craig Shuman's discussion Ship 11 Div 283
"his pir date is sept 12th"
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roy johnson replied to Craig Shuman's discussion Ship 11 Div 283
"yes my son is in that ship and division.he called this weekend and sounded stressed and…"
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Steve Bland replied to Jim Greenia's discussion Counting down
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Otto Boslow replied to Mark's discussion My Heart is Broken!
"My son left on 7/15. Remeber no news is good news.  You need to know that he is becoming…"
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Ship 11 Div 283

Started by Craig Shuman in General Discussion. Last reply by Craig Shuman 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

My Heart is Broken!

Started by Mark in Bootcamp Forum. Last reply by B'sNukemom&dad⚓️Prototype1401S8G 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

Counting down

Started by Jim Greenia in General Discussion. Last reply by Steve Bland 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

New Dad

Started by Ronald L. Cihak in Bootcamp Forum. Last reply by Ronald L. Cihak 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Navy Enlisted Jobs by ASVAB Score

Started by Mark Fuller in General Discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday. 1 Reply

IT and Next Basic Training Opportunity

Started by Bryant Vail in Bootcamp Forum. Last reply by Steve Bland on Friday. 12 Replies

PIR 7/25/14

Started by Michael Onusko in General Discussion. Last reply by Michael Sexton on Thursday. 3 Replies

RTC Ship 11 Div 284

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    hotel for graduation 9-12-2014 great lakes

    Posted by Kevin matthews on July 23, 2014 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

    My wife and I are going to graduation and need to know of a good hotel that we can you stay at. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Doesn't have to be fancy. 

    My son ships out 09/09/14 - Gunners Mate

    Posted by Harvey Perkinson on July 21, 2014 at 12:26am 2 Comments

    Any others with a ship date of 09/09/14? I assume boot camp begins the next week.......

    Goose Creek A School Graduation - July 25, 2014

    Posted by Gerry Mulloy on July 20, 2014 at 12:48pm 4 Comments

    Hi, albeit a very short ceremony we are planning on a last minute trip to surprise (or partially surprise) our son graduating from A School this Friday, 07/25/14.

    Due to family work schedules it's only two of us, our youngest son and myself. The benefit would be two-fold; to show our continued support for our Navy son, and spend some one on one time with my youngest. And to take some pictures as well.

    The question, does it make sense to try and surprise him or would we… Continue

    Future looking bright and excited!

    Posted by Ellizar Michael Dimapilis Abalos on July 16, 2014 at 9:55pm 2 Comments

    So, bad news first. I did not make it into the music program, but my current rating as an AECF is not a fall back. It is something I know I will excel in. I asked to be rolled in to an earlier date and instead of leaving in December, my boot camp date will be October 8th. The time I have left will be spent with my new daughter and wife. I hope to make sure they have savings and family/friend support before I leave.

    I know uniform cost and the time it takes for pay paperwork to…


    Congrats USS America on the sail-around

    Posted by william joseph wolfcale on July 16, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

    at left, my lil sailor standing on the deck of the USS America as it leaves Pascagoula, Miss last week. Godspeed to the crew and officers, may you have a safe journey...See you in SF later this year.


    Posted by Jack Conner on July 14, 2014 at 9:57pm 0 Comments

    We missed 4 phone calls from USS Red Rover med center today my daughter talked to someone on first call asking about my sons allergies she told then none they asked who they were speaking with she told them Abbi Conner(15yrs old)Austen sister,she didnt know about him being allergic to Dialudid (pian killer) anyway USS Red Rover closes at 1500 cst I got home from work at 1545 cst called his recruiter he didnt know anything have to wait till tomorrow 0700.Any guesses?


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