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PIR attendance cancelled!

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza Jun 12, 2020. 7 Replies

Just saw the email that you can no longer attend graduation!  Makes you wonder if there is something to this virus besides the media hype. They also cancelled a huge event here in Austin that would…Continue

110714 PIR is today! PHOTOS to be added later

Started Nov 7, 2014 0 Replies

It's a brisk 28, geez! Up and getting ready to roll out. Fellow dads post photos here later.

Ship 11 Div 356 PIR 110714

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Oct 13, 2014. 2 Replies

Got the form letter today. Anybody lest have a SR in this ship?


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NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
"* * *  Graduation Ceremony Suspension  * * * Effective immediately, the U.S. Navy is suspending all Recruit Training Command (RTC), in Great Lakes, IL, and Officer Training Command (OTC), in Newport RI, formal, large-scale graduation…"
Jun 12, 2020
Jillian Fallows replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
"My kid grad today.  He did quarentine for 2 weeks. Then someone tested poz around week 5 and he went back to quarentine.  I think graduation is cancelled becuase they arent streaming it.  The first couple ofnweeksnafter attendance was…"
Jun 12, 2020
Steve Janss replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
"Nope.  Just the virus.  Given it's aggressive rate of infection and the potential harm, the United States Navy -- as are all the services -- are taking extra precautions to keep the fleet both ready and strong."
Jun 1, 2020
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
"bet it will not be anytime soon......"
May 14, 2020
Alan Albright replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
"Any word on lifting guest attendance ban? My son was finished with quarantine and started training Tuesday."
May 14, 2020
John Lillyblad liked Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR attendance cancelled!
Mar 23, 2020
Michael Bradburn replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR cancelled!
"I read the notice. Read my post "Just saw the email that you can no longer attend graduation!""
Mar 9, 2020
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Michael Bradburn's discussion PIR cancelled!
"read the notice....PIR is NOT canceled just suspending guest attendance at graduation ceremonies - Graduations themselves will continue"
Mar 9, 2020
Michael Bradburn posted a discussion

PIR cancelled!

Just saw the email that you can no longer attend graduation!  Makes you wonder if there is something to this virus besides the media hype. They also cancelled a huge event here in Austin that would have brought in 1/2 billion in revenue.We attended in 2014 when our daughter graduated, and our son ships off next week. Maybe it will change by May, but doubtful since this will probably get worse before it gets better. Waiting to see if they cancel our pass to see him take the final oath next week…See More
Mar 9, 2020
Michael Bradburn updated their profile
Mar 9, 2020
Michael Bradburn replied to Peter Jander's discussion A school graduation in the group Navy Corpsman
"We went. Good presentation. We live close so it was a win win."
May 4, 2019

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Annie and now Michael
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Proud dad. Grew up at a Navy base, both my dad and brother were Navy. Closest I got was Sea Cadets. Daughter hit the Lakes today. I'll bet her night is going to be fun.
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My daughter is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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At 8:05am on September 12, 2014, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…

Greetings Michael! When my son joined the Navy I really had no idea nor a clue on what he’s about to partake in besides what I’ve seen on tv and some stories I've heard from friends and relatives who have served in the military.

However, I'm so honored and very proud of his decision to serve our great country.

From the start, I’ve perused Navy and recruiter information online and beyond but I felt that I needed more peace of mind to help keep me from worrying too much. I also wanted to hear from real people who've been around the block and others to share knowledge and experience throughout this entire journey.

That's when I found this website while searching for answers...

We're all in this together and I hope you too will find NavyDads.Com useful with lots of real shared information.

Don't forget to check out our Groups section and join a group that shares your interest. Please keep us posted on your Sailor's progress via status updates, discussion forums, blogs and photos...

A Warm "Thank You" from our family to your brother, dad and daughter Annie for her service!

Welcome Aboard and GO NAVY! :)

At 12:46pm on September 10, 2014, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Michael, Welcome Aboard!

My son served as an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't have been prouder. I created NavyDads.Com when he was in boot camp in hopes that this site would better inform new Navy Dads and Navy Families that followed behind me. I designed, built, and launched NavyDads.Com June 18, 2008, two days before his Navy graduation. I then launched NavyOutfitters.Com, our sites "Official Store" in 09'. All proceeds from the store go directly to helping fund what we do here at NavyDads.Com and to ensure our future growth for many years to come.

NavyDads provides the best community for learning about Navy life for everyone but particularly us parents. We are a place for sharing experiences with others that have gone through and are going through the same thing as you. We give you real-time information from others going through it, the sense that you're not alone, and the opportunity to help another along.

So jump right in, share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your Sailors journey in the United States Navy and I thank them for their service. I wish them the best in their travels and I'm glad you've found us.

Elmo Moore

At 9:26pm on September 9, 2014, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Michael! 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 son Eric (AM2) was on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and is currently attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3) and is currently using her GI benefits to go to school. 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 she 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 Michael this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. 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

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Annie is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul



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