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Son left for Boot Camp August 16, 2011

Started by Bill Brown Aug 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Son leaving for boot camp 2/16/11

Started by Jim Hughey. Last reply by Lowell Yantes Feb 4, 2011. 3 Replies

Anyone up to meet on March 14?

Started by Tony. Last reply by Tony Mar 14, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by AWV Mom Suzi on February 10, 2013 at 5:28pm

Hello to all are Ohio Navy Parents!!!

I just wanted to mention again that we have an Ohio Navy Family group on Facebook. We try to get together once a month...doesn't always happen, but we do try!

Most of us are also members of another group on Facebook...

Open Homes for Traveling Military....if you are on Facebook, please come join this group. In the past couple of weeks we have banded together to help two stranded sailors. One was stuck in Ohio with a Navy Fed Credit Card that would not work at gas stations and one who was stuck in Wyoming. We made phone calls, sent emails and found ways to get both of these young men to their duty stations safe and on time. If you are willing to help out when a military member from any branch is traveling, consider joining this group and letting us know where you are located.

My son is with VQ-3 out at Tinker AFB in OK....enjoying his job and flying all over all the time.

Comment by Michael Jonas on February 8, 2013 at 10:10pm

From Springboro, OH, son just graduated from RTC. Proud!

Comment by Garret E Fields on June 7, 2012 at 1:50pm

My son just graduated High school on 26 May. He graduated from vocational school on 21 May. He received two awards. One was for $500 for going into the military to do what he was trained to do. The other was a scholarship from the family of the first Ohioan to die in Desert Storm. He was from Clermont County.

Comment by Garret E Fields on April 28, 2012 at 1:21pm

My son leaves on Oct. 2, 2012.

Comment by Eric S. on December 17, 2011 at 12:54pm

Hi there, anyone have a recruit that just left for RTC this week? 

Comment by AWV Mom Suzi on September 4, 2011 at 4:31pm
Anyone have a sailor or other military member who is going to be in the Cleveland area Sept 12? We need someone in the Armed Forces who is willing to read to a class of fourth graders for 15 mins in Solon.....anyone?
Comment by David R on July 21, 2011 at 12:22am

Link to updated regs on sea duty and in/out of conus tours

Comment by Cheryl Hartman on June 30, 2011 at 9:00pm

Hi all.  My name is Cheryl and my son Carl leaves for bc on July 19, 2011.  I'm so very proud of him.  Through a special program with the towns community college and his high school he was fortunate enough to graduate high school and college at the same time with an associate's degree in engineering.  He work very hard and got an award for the programs most outstanding student.  He joined the DEP last year and will be heading to BC on July 19.  He auto qualified for the Nuclear program which is what he has wanted for a very long time.  The last few weeks with the graduations and all , have been so emotional for me.  ( Happy Tears), but now that the time is getting so close for him to leave the emotions are mixed with sadness. I'm really going to miss him. Anyways, I am from Blue Rock, Ohio and would love to get to know some other Navy Parents.


Comment by AWV Mom Suzi on April 29, 2011 at 5:12pm

SERE is over, thank goodness! He did fine. At their debriefing he found out he did better than he thought he did. I had to laugh, though...he made it through training without any injuries and then was rushing to get to debriefing on time and went over on his ankle. He said there were officers on his team, so he didn't get the worst of the treatment. Still, he said it was the worst thing he ever imagined and has been through, but that he's glad he had the opportunity.

I was pleased with something he said. I knew he had a friend who will be attending SERE in a month. I asked if he was going to talk to him about it. His response was that if you know all what to expect going into it then you really don't get the most out of it. He felt that  learning how to react and act was a big part of it. Have to say I was proud of his observation.

Son is now out of Pensacola and on Tinker AFB in OK. The adventure continues....

Comment by Lowell Yantes on February 1, 2011 at 7:34pm
welcome to the OHIO group,my son is on the IKE as a crash and salvage person.been on 2 deployments to the PERSIAN GOLF area.he's trying to extend 17 months so he can go on a third cruise to save some money,mom's not thrilled but i think its great that he's thinking ahead.again welcome

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