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USPS MILITARYKIT - **FREE**

Flat USPS Military rates of $22 for up to 70#.

The US Post Office offers free Military Package Kits. Yes, Free. Plan ahead to allow time to receive your boxes.

Included in the kit is

2 priority mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes 12"x12"

2 priority mail Flat Rate Boxes 11"x8.5"

2 priority mail Flat Rate Boxes 13"x11"

1 roll priority mail tape (not for use as packing tape)

6 priority mail address labesl

6 customs form…

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Added by Joseph Hernandez on January 28, 2023 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Before A School

Does anyone know if we can collect our sailors after they graduate from Bootcamp and take them to their A school. I already know where they are going.

Added by Philip Steinert on January 2, 2023 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

My little sailor

My little sailor PSII Jeziorski just made first class and is currently serving onboard the USS George H. W. Bush as she executes our country's needs abroad. The GHW Bush carrier strike group is on deployment and working with Nato countries to provide the safety and security all free nations enjoy around the globe. "Fair Winds and Following Seas to the men and women engaged in the strike group especially those talented sailors associated with VAW 121 "Blue Tails." I'm so proud of you…

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Added by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

my dad skII Wolfcale

just wanted to add some additional details about my father's service...SKII William Wolfcale served aboard the light cruiser USS Huntington and was on a humanitarian mission to Africa when he earned his shellback for crossing the equator. The date on my dad's shellback was 1948. I have it framed in my apartment in Calfornia...I have pictures of him onboard various ships crossing under the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in the SF Bay Area. He was stationed in Lemoore, California at the naval…

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Added by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Off to A School

Just got home from a trip to Great Lakes.  As an AF veteran, I have a hard time admitting that the Navy has a pretty sweet deal thing going up there.  Everything from doing just about everything inside, to the high-fidelity simulations used to teach and train new skills are way beyond the tools we had when I went through basic.  Granted, a lot has changed since then but it is still impressive.  

I really enjoyed PIR and watching the 900s perform.  It was far more of a show than I…

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Added by Michael J Conway on November 13, 2022 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Son leaves for San Diego

Hey everyone-thx for the welcome - dropped my son off headed for San Diego from Chicago.. as he boarded the plane the song The cats in the cradle - came to mind.. Good luck Matt  and again thx u all from my family to yours .. GO NAVY 

Added by Jeff J Sperekas on June 25, 2022 at 7:33pm — 1 Comment

Requesting a re-assignment

Does anyone know if there is an official way to request re-assignment or petition for reconsideration? My son is a submariner currently stationed in King's Bay, Georgia.  He has been in the Navy for 12 years.  He was recently made Chief and was told he would be assigned to a particular sub based in King's Bay.  He made a lot of decisions, financial and otherwise, based on this information.  The assigned sub then recanted their need for a Chief and now he is listed to be on a sub based in…

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Added by Wesley Scott Phillips on January 5, 2022 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER

We received a call on 4-Oct-2021 that our Son was promoted to Chief Petty Officer status. He will be in the Navy 17 years this November. This is an answer to prayer and as his parents - we are very proud of his accomplishments. He will receive full rank on 19-Nov-2021.

Added by John W Hensman on October 9, 2021 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Form letter

Does anyone know how long before you receive the letter with your recruits Ship and Division? My son starts week 4 today? Thanks!

Added by John D O'Rourke on September 16, 2021 at 5:58am — 2 Comments

Boot Camp

I have a question regarding boot camp. When a recruit arrives and they box up their personal belongings are they sent back home or are they kept at Great Lakes? I have seen it both ways and wonder which one is correct. Thank you

Added by Mark F Durovka on March 22, 2021 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

RTC

My sailor son is at RTC I received a letter from him it was great to hear from him. In his letter he said he received his collar device with three chevrons . Was so proud of him was hoping maybe some of you more seasoned Dads could give me some history on why he would had receive it. I have already written back to him just trying to learn and there is a lot to learn. Thanks

Added by Thomas ODonnell on January 10, 2021 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Bittersweet Happiness

My beautiful daughter has left today to stage for going to ROM then to boot camp. We are so very proud of her and of all of our sailors and military. Now I await the phone call she made it followed by the silence.

Added by Jim Lisi on December 13, 2020 at 1:21pm — 3 Comments

Pride and Honor

I have a hero.  That hero is my son.  He is about to begin his 10th year in service to our nation as a sailor in the US Navy.  He volunteered.  I am sure you feel the same way about your sons and daughters who have done the same, volunteered to stand in readiness and defense of our great nation.  

They are frontline heroes.  Everyday, they stand at attention and promise you and me that they stand ready to sacrifice and prevent harm from coming to our shores. They and all those…

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Added by Elliott Peigen on September 7, 2020 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

Introducing Myself

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. The following is taken from my profile:

I am a prior enlisted Sailor that is currently serving in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as a Naval Flight Officer. I first joined the Navy in 2004 as a Fire Controlman (FC). I served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the USS Port Royal and completed two WESTPAC deployments to 5th Fleet AOR.

In 2012, after achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class (FC1) I was accepted into the Seaman…

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Added by John Lillyblad on March 18, 2020 at 4:38pm — 5 Comments

Mail problems

Greetings I have a concern my son writes regularly and it is very gratifying to receive news of his progress and his experiences but I have sent him almost a dozen letters and in which he arrived this week he tells me that he has only received two, I suppose the first and The address is fine because he has received at least two, now my questions are the following, that is normal and from now on with the situation that exists of the disease that is around, they will not delay the mail…

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Added by Fernando Bolano on March 17, 2020 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

SHIP 06 DIV 100

Had a great phone call with our SR yesterday. He sounded strong and ready for week 4. Anyone else here with SR in SHIP 06 DIV 100?

Added by Chris Koning on February 9, 2020 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Ship 10 Div 114

Anyone else have a SR in Ship 10 Div 114?

Added by Mike Cunningham on February 3, 2020 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Day ONE

My son left today for RTC Great Lakes. The journey and adventure begins! An overwhelming sense of pride and joy.

Please god watch over him and all our men and women in uniform. 

Added by Mike Cunningham on January 15, 2020 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Ship 2 Division 907

Anyone here with a SR in Ship 2 Div. 907?

Added by Mark Poindexter on December 17, 2019 at 2:36pm — No Comments

leaving the Service Information

End of time in the service.

Here is a small bit of information concerning the end of enlistment; When I got out I had 30 days' leave on the books. Unless you have a civilian job waiting for you from day one I suggest using up all your leave time. As with any job once it's over and you depart you're entitled to unemployment compensation until you get the next job. But if you have leave time on the books they will not pay you unemployment until that leave time is used up. It caught me…

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Added by Tony Belmont on December 15, 2019 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

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USPS MILITARYKIT - **FREE**

Posted by Joseph Hernandez on January 28, 2023 at 11:54am 1 Comment

Before A School

Posted by Philip Steinert on January 2, 2023 at 2:10pm 2 Comments

My little sailor

Posted by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:08pm 2 Comments

my dad skII Wolfcale

Posted by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Off to A School

Posted by Michael J Conway on November 13, 2022 at 9:55pm 1 Comment

Son leaves for San Diego

Posted by Jeff J Sperekas on June 25, 2022 at 7:33pm 1 Comment

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER

Posted by John W Hensman on October 9, 2021 at 4:21pm 0 Comments

Form letter

Posted by John D O'Rourke on September 16, 2021 at 5:58am 2 Comments

Boot Camp

Posted by Mark F Durovka on March 22, 2021 at 8:46pm 2 Comments

RTC

Posted by Thomas ODonnell on January 10, 2021 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

Bittersweet Happiness

Posted by Jim Lisi on December 13, 2020 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Pride and Honor

Posted by Elliott Peigen on September 7, 2020 at 9:56am 2 Comments

Introducing Myself

Posted by John Lillyblad on March 18, 2020 at 4:38pm 5 Comments

Mail problems

Posted by Fernando Bolano on March 17, 2020 at 2:36pm 3 Comments

SHIP 06 DIV 100

Posted by Chris Koning on February 9, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Ship 10 Div 114

Posted by Mike Cunningham on February 3, 2020 at 2:15pm 1 Comment

Day ONE

Posted by Mike Cunningham on January 15, 2020 at 1:23pm 2 Comments

Ship 2 Division 907

Posted by Mark Poindexter on December 17, 2019 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

leaving the Service Information

Posted by Tony Belmont on December 15, 2019 at 8:05am 1 Comment

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