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PIR 03/09/2012 Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Event Details

PIR 03/09/2012 Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Time: March 8, 2012 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Location: Sundance Saloon
Street: 300 Lakehurst Road
City/Town: Waukegan, IL
Website or Map:
Phone: 1-847-887-0858
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: SARGE
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2012

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Event Description


Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Sarge retired from the Army after 20 years of active service in 1991. He was stationed in Ft. Sheridan in 1981 which is the sister base to Great Lakes. He has lived in the area for over 30 years and disseminates a wealth of information about what to expect from our visit there and helping to make the planning easier. He cares for our Sailors and has dedicated a large part of his life to helping them, especially the ones who stay in the Great Lakes for their A School.

Each Thursday, (and on Wednesdays when graduations take place on Thursdays), Sarge sponsors a Meet and Greet for Navy Moms/Dads/Family and Friends. Sarge has arranged for us to have the Sundance Saloon for ourselves starting at 5:00 PM AND ENDING AT 10:00 PM. The place holds over 2,000 people and they provide a DJ and low cost beverages ($2 dollar beers). FREE FOOD is served at 7:00 PM and, if you’re hungry and can’t wait, you can order off their bar menu at a very reasonable price. ALSO FREE is transportation to and from the Meet and Greet from local area hotels (Please see the hotels shown on the map). Transportation from areas other than the free ones is offered at significantly reduced rates.

At the Meet and Greet there will be a guest speaker from the base who puts out very important information about what to do, how to save $$ and the best places to eat.

FREE DINNER for your Sailor - Sarge has made special arrangements with Trattoria-Pomigliano restaurant in Libertyville for your Sailors to receive a FREE dinner, at the restaurant on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All you have to do is mention Sarge, and his friend Nick will give your Sailor anything they want FREE, including STEAKS. The address is 602 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville. Their phone number is 1-847-247-2200.

Attire is casual and Nick will take good care of all. Their website is .

Since this is a private event children are welcome. The website will advertise…over 21.

You can call Sarge anytime with questions. Texting would probably be a good idea first as he is busy. He answers promptly. Sarge – 1-847-212-0246.

He also owns several taxis (This is how we originally came to know him on here!) and lives in Gurnee, IL. The BEST taxi service around with the most reasonable rates. Also, above and beyond the regular lines of “service”. Sarge’s drivers only charge $90 from Milwaukee and Midway. Only $52 from O’Hare. This is the cab cost, NOT per person. Other companies have been quoted from $96 (O’Hare) and $130$185(Milwaukee and Midway).

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Comment by Laura (Ship 11, Div 082) on April 6, 2012 at 8:05pm

Sarge - your Meet and Greet is an absolute gift.  Our family attended March 8th and so appreciate your hospitality and sharing of information.

Comment by SailorJsMom on March 8, 2012 at 10:54pm
Sarge, thank you so much for such a great evening! The info, food and fun was a terrific way to start our PIR experience! God bless you for your service to our country and to our new Sailors and their families.
Comment by Lisa S (Mom of 3 Sailors) on March 7, 2012 at 12:44am

There may be 5 of us attending.

Comment by AM on March 4, 2012 at 1:29pm

There will be two for sure, possibly 5.

Comment by GodBlessAmerica on March 3, 2012 at 3:40am

There will be two for sure, maybe 4.

Comment by mandiekaye04 (ship 11/div 081) on February 29, 2012 at 11:44am

I have a question about the taxi service from Milwaukee to Great Lakes. Should I post that here, or where would I put that? If here, I was wondering, do I need to call and reserve in advance to have a taxi pick us up, or would I just call when we get there and are ready to be picked up? We don't have taxis where I am from so I have no idea how that works. Any help would be appreciated!!!

Comment by eblaine on February 23, 2012 at 8:58pm

2 of us are planning on attending as long as we do not run into traffic problems driving from Maine.  This sounds great thank you for doing this.

Comment by jennyemt713 on February 22, 2012 at 1:33pm

I will try to put a picture on my profile today. I have been slacking in that department. Should be a lot of fun though. Hope I get the chance to meet some of you!

Comment by msanna71 on February 21, 2012 at 11:52pm

ok.... so i hope to meet all you guys at the meet n greet. Our kiddos may or may not be in the same ship/ division but they are all going thru the same ordeal and all graduating march 9.... I have NO doubt, it'll be a magical day for all of us. My name is Anna by the way,.... if u happen to see me at the meet and greet, PLEEEEAAASE feel free to say hi to me,..... i  promise im really nice and wont bite.... my husband looks kinda mean... but i swear hes really, reaaaally nice .... Im Hispanic and my husband is Black so we shouldnt be too hard to Hope to meet all u guys and share some stories about our SR's!!!

Comment by Laura (Ship 11, Div 082) on February 20, 2012 at 10:11pm

Four of us will be attending.  Thank you for this opportunity.

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