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USS Paul Ignatius DDG 117 group

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Barbaro Aug 18, 2019. 2 Replies

Hey everyone, is there a group out there for the USS Paul Ignatius? And if not how do we start a group on here?


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USS Paul Ignatius DDG 117 group

Hey everyone, is there a group out there for the USS Paul Ignatius? And if not how do we start a group on here?
Aug 18, 2019

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My son got his orders...USS Paul Ignatius

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 11:13am 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm brand new here. My son just got his orders. He will be on the brand new destroyer USS Paul Ignatius. He's still in C school in Pensacola and should be out in a month. Was wondering if anyone put there has a sailor going on the same ship. 

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At 9:31pm on March 10, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

sorry for delay in response- dealing with computer issues all not think the Navy has set exact day for commissioning yet. Use the link Jim sent to contract others. They have an Ombudsman page on Facebook but not sure it's active: 

At 11:46am on March 10, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Bob, I found a link to your son's ship on FaceBook. You might be able to find out about the commissioning ceremony there.

At 10:31pm on February 25, 2019, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to Bob! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and is currenlty stationed in Pensacola where he is an instructor in A-School. If were around in those early days. If were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Bob this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Bobby is doing! Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like

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At 7:38pm on February 25, 2019, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Bob! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are so proud of our son and his service to our country, as you will also burst with pride of your child! This is the place to brag!

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

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