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My son Noah is with Ship 2, Division 904? Anyone out there with an SR in this same ship/division?  Are you heading to Great Lakes to attend 12/5 PIR?  Hoping to meet other parents at Sarge's Meet-n-Greet.

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Hi, my son Doug is also in Ship 2, Division 904. We plan to attend Sarge's Meet-n-Greet the night before the 12/5 PIR also, so hope to have an opportunity to meet you there. Thanks, Jay Pierce

Hi Jay...great to hear from another parent.  From what my son says, there's about 88 SRs in this division so hopefully they've gotten to know each other.  Hope your son's experience has been a great one these past 5 weeks.  We're coming in from Seattle and I chose to fly into Wisconsin on Thursday and hope to make Sarge's Meet-n-Greet as well.   Hoping the weather doesn't impact any plans to attend PIR.  In my next letter to my son, I'll share with him our connection and your son Doug...in the case he knows your son. Looking forward to meeting you at PIR. Awesome to hear from another parent.  Is your son remaining at Great Lakes or is he transferring to A-school elsewhere?

Thanks for the reply, Mike. My wife had recently written to our son in kind of a questionnaire format, making it easier for him to reply to some of her questions, & when I read your message to her, she remembered that she had asked him if he had made any friends. Well, he listed (3), with one of them being Sagawinit, so what a coincidence that we would find each other on Navy Dads! I hope that we will be able to meet in person as well. I will also let Doug know our connection when I write to him next. We will be driving out on Thursday before PIR, so praying for clear roads & favorable weather so we can get there in time and attend the Meet-n-Greet. We will be staying at the Navy Lodge while there. Our son will be going on to Texas for A-school after boot camp.

Wow Jay...how cool is that!  Thanks for sharing that...Noah mentioned he's met a lot of cool guys in the division.  I'll have to share this with him in my letter and send that off tomorrow.  I did tell Noah to encourage his fellow SRs to get out to NavyDads so we can all leverage off each other.  I know I'm doing "much" better now that I've got to speak to him directly a couple of times.  That first call especially alleviate any curiousities (aka anxieties) and I was in a good place knowing he was thriving and doing well. Maybe you and your wife can relate to the transition that I've experienced.  Now I'm looking forward to PIR.

By the way Jay...my son is also going to A-school in Texas.  His job class is HM.  So you may have the same questions I have in regards to post PIR...curious to know if we'll have a couple of days to visit before they leave to TX or if they are heading out the next day.  More info to come on that I'm sure as PIR gets closer. I'm heading to PIR no matter what even if just for a few hours to stand proud in front of our sons and all the SRs.

 

Jay, is your son performing at PIR?

Our son's job class is HM also, sounds like several of them in Division 904. It will be nice for them to have some friends when they head off to A-school. It sounds like the 'usual' protocol is that they would be leaving on Saturday. We are very excited to attend the PIR, what an amazing choice these young people have made to help defend our freedom. It will be interesting to see how our sons have changed from their boot camp experience. Hopefully we might hear from some others who have a son or daughter in Division 904 also. We don't know if our son will be performing at PIR, he plays snare drum but told us on his last phone call that he wasn't able to do that. Haven't heard if he might do something like carrying a flag or something else yet. Thanks for all of your replies Mike.

Thanks back at you Jay...and thanks to your son for mentioning my son's name in his letter to you and your wife.  This website truly has served it's purpose and I am glad to have connected with you.  I've already written a short letter to my son and informed him of tonight's events.  It should put a big smile on the boys' faces.  I believe Noah will be singing at PIR so I am hoping to log into the live stream and watch two PIRs prior to the Dec 5th one...that I understand, DIV904 "may" be performing at those two PIRs.  I'll keep you posted if Noah confirms that in the next few days.

We're not sure yet about what, if anything, he may be doing at PIR. We haven't heard from him about that, other than had asked him a while ago whether he was able to play snare drum (he played in HS) & he told us that those spots had already been taken. How about your son, has he told you whether he will be performing at PIR?

Last I heard from Noah is that he will be singing (choir I believe).  He was in Choir and Jazz Choir for 3 years of HS.  Says he has a few nicknames from the DIV...They call him MusicBox, Tunes, SAGA (which was my nickname throughout GS and HS), Sagajaweeyah and Sag-in-the-Box.  Too funny eh?  I think the boys are heading into week 6 next week so I think they are learning Fire Fighting skills...should be a fun week...just wondering how they are handing the cold.  Noah said "Hawaiian's are not made for this cold....at least not this Hawaiian"!

I will let Doug know of our connection here on Navy Dads also. This is great, and I am sure he will be very surprised to hear about it! Best of luck to Noah in the coming weeks, and I am glad that Doug has met him. I hope that they can develop a great friendship as they finish boot camp & go on to school.

Right on to that Jay.  I'll keep you posted in the upcoming weeks...especially as Noah gets this letter.  I'm sure the boys can use any shot of positivity and knowing we've connected on the outside will be a nice surprise for them.  I'll be in touch...take care Jay and best wishes to Doug as well as we head into PIR. Catch up in the upcoming days...this old dog has to get what beauty sleep he can get in. Thanks for replying to this forum...made my eve. Cheers!

 

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