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Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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updated family survival guide

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The most updated family survival guide for PIR can be found at www.mynavytaxi.com/goodies.html also you can download it and print it. It is also…Continue

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Fraud Emails

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myboysmom Dec 1, 2016. 1 Reply

There has been another fraud email (Phishing email) posing as Navy Federal Credit Union. Please share with your sailors and loved ones that the Navy Federal Credit Union WILL NEVER send an email…Continue

Meet and Greet Security

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 5, 2015. 1 Reply

In light of the recent events in Chattanooga, we have instituted a sign-in checklist for the meet and greet each Thursday. On the event pages I can not see your real name or the actual number of…Continue

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Welcome Navy Families. RSVP on http://www.mynavytaxi.com/events.html REQUIRED IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE MEET AND GREET.

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Sarge's Meet and Greet for PIR 5/4/18 at lakehurst event center

May 3, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm
Congratulations and welcome to the Navy Boot Camp Graduation social Meet and Greet Please YOU MUST RSVP at the WEBSITE link at the end of this post if you are attending the dinner. The meet and greet social is scheduled for everyone including children. My wife and I have been hosting this pre-graduation event for seven years. Unfortunately, sailors will not be present. In 2017, we provided over 17,000 meals for our new Navy Families. We kindly ask for your voluntary contributions at the buffet table to offset our out-of-pocket expenses. We are not a 501(c)3 organization, just a good old mom and pop American family giving back to those who raised a Hero to defend our Great Country.Please plan to attend even without contributing, if you wish. We will also raffle baskets, if you’d like to bring a basket for raffle, either your choice, or themed to your home state, please do so. If you’re contributing a basket, please download the form on our website at…See More
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updated family survival guide

The most updated family survival guide for PIR can be found at www.mynavytaxi.com/goodies.html also you can download it and print it. It is also smart phone friendly.Additionally - the correct website for RTC is http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/index.html See More
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OldSarge commented on YMM (Ship 12 Div 98)'s group 'PIR Reference Information'
"this is the correct website for RTC  http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/index.html"
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OldSarge commented on YMM (Ship 12 Div 98)'s group 'PIR Reference Information'
"This is in reference to the comment about driving. The tolls are not expensive if you have an "EASY PASS" or an "I-PASS" When traveling from O'Hare to the Great lakes area you are adding at least an hour and 15 mins to your…"
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A little about me:
Welcome Navy Moms, Dads, Family, and Friends:

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is John Spadaro (Aka Sarge). I proudly served our country for twenty years of active duty and retired as a Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army. I have lived in the Great Lakes Area for over 36 years. Some of you may ask, why did a kid from Brooklyn New York retire in Gurnee? Well there is a simple answer. My wife of 41 years and I fell in love with this area when I was Stationed at Great Lakes/Fort Sheridan. We have seen this area change over the years for the better. I support our troops and their family members the best I can. Every year I am involved with the Adopt a Sailor program. See the photos on face book. My face book can be found by searching for "Sarge John Spadaro" I also host a FREE Navy Moms & Dads, Meet and Greet every Thursday before the P.I.R. On occasion I host one on a Wednesday when graduation is on a Thursday such as during the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. The Meet and Greet is free for all who are attending the Graduation. The meet and Greet starts at 5:00 PM and normally ends at 9:00 PM. It is more than an informal gathering. I show a short video and answer questions about the area; I also give you excellent information regarding the graduation that you won’t find anywhere else. Also I provide excellent buffet style food at my expense. The Sundance Saloon provides me the space for free. Beverages are the only thing you have to pay out of pocket. Here are some of the questions that many parents call me or email me (JOHNSPADARO@ATT.NET) If YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION to and from THE AIRPORTS please feel free to call me at 847-212-0246. I own a taxi service and we provide transportation 24/7 ANYWHERE to meet all your needs.

Question: Sarge, what is the best hotel to stay at and why? Answer: I highly recommend the Marriott Spring Hill Suites in Waukegan, or any of the other Marriott’s in the Area of Waukegan or Gurnee. The Spring Hill Suites is a modern hotel and is located in the Fountain Square shopping Plaza. It is only steps from the Sundance saloon where I host the Meet and Greet, and you can walk to restaurants, Wal-Mart, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotles, Chili’s, and Sweet Tomatoes’ and other businesses. Always check reviews before booking your hotel!

Question: How do I get from the airport to my Hotel? Answer: Be very careful – City Taxi fares from O’Hare to the suburbs will cost approximate $96.00 From Midway or Milwaukee, it cost $160.00. ONE WAY!! If you think I am exaggerating, read the Navy for Moms horror stories. However, there is a solution. I own my own Taxi service and have seven drivers on my team. Our rates from O’Hare are only $99.00 ROUND TRIP for the cab, not per person, to any hotel in North Chicago, Waukegan. From Midway or Milwaukee it is only $159 per cab ROUND TRIP . If you search on Navy for Moms for “Sarge's” you will see many positive comments about me and my drivers. As an added bonus, anyone who hires us from the airport to their hotel, we provide a free ride to the P.I.R. on Friday morning. We are a full service for both local and long distance service.
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Here are the RSVP so far for this week. The food will be ordered tomorrow so if you have not RSVPed please do so by 12:00 noon Wednesday at this link http://www.mynavytaxi.com/events.html

DIV # RSVP
267 Total 45
268 Total 22
269 Total 67
270 Total 18
271 Total 28
272 Total 37
273 Total 57
274 Total 25
940 Total 39
Grand Total 338

I suggest that you arrive early. There is no reserved seating - if you want to sit as a division I suggest you bring your own RESERVED signs with your division number on them.See the picture below. The event will be held downstairs not UPSTAIRS as the previous two weeks.

Sarge John L. Spadaro's photo.
Sarge John L. Spadaro's photo.
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Latest Sarge's survival Guide

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 8:18am 0 Comments

Good morning to all our Navy Family.

i just completed the survival guide. All links have been double checked. This is a major change. Please take the time to read and pass on to our new members.

Sincerely

John Spadaro

U.S. Army Retired.

SURVIVAL_GUIDE102317a.pdf

 
 
 

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