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This is a group for Navy Dads from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania.

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Comment by BillG on March 28, 2012 at 10:36pm

I lived in York for 42 years, but in Pensacola now. Really miss the 4 seasons (as long as the snow isn't a White Easter). My son is in BC now as I was 46 years ago...much easier now, they don't have to wash their clothes with a scrub brush. If your kids are headed to the Gulf coast, don't believe the oil spill hype, it's beautiful here.

Comment by Tim Hogue on March 28, 2012 at 9:01pm

I will be in GL tomorrow as well. I can't believe I would miss him so much.  Every one travel safely.

Comment by Dale Keeney on March 28, 2012 at 11:05am

Alex is a Sailor!

We'll be in GL tomorrow. I can't wait to see him again!

Comment by Chuck on March 25, 2012 at 10:06pm

Hello Dale, My daughter will be at Great Lake in a cpouple of months.

Comment by Dale Keeney on March 24, 2012 at 9:17pm

Hello. Russell, PA here. My son has PIR on 30 March. He'll be heading to Gulfport after that. We can hardly wait to see him again.

Comment by Mike Schooley on March 20, 2012 at 4:30pm

Welcome to PA Dads, Tim!  All the best to your son!  I was in GL for boot in 1971 and it sure has changed since then.  The old barracks were still there in 2006 but the recruits weren't living in them.  The old prison is gone and the new barracks are there, from what I can remember.

Comment by Tim Hogue on March 20, 2012 at 8:40am


Thanks for the advice. I saw some other folks mention Sarge on the facebook page so I will definately have to check it out. I was in bootcamp, Great Lakes, in 1992 but I bet things have changed so much since then.

Comment by Randy Leeper on March 20, 2012 at 8:20am

Welcome to all the new PA Dads!

Tim some advice about PIR, make the welcome reception the night before with Sarge, he passes out some great advice. We took advantage of his suggestions and had the best Italian meal for a very long time. Pizza at Giodonatos(spell ?) best ever and all my friends were Italian. Enjoy your trip and you'll be truly impressed with how your sailor progressed.

God bless all who serve and their families!


Comment by Tim Hogue on March 20, 2012 at 7:05am

Good Morning,

I just found this site. My son is in boot camp now and PIR is on 3/30.

Comment by Mike Schooley on March 20, 2012 at 3:44am

The PA Dads wish her all the best!


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