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PIR 12/3/10---Ship 9 Div 10

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PIR 12/3/10---Ship 9 Div 10

Time: December 2, 2010 to December 5, 2010
Location: Great Lakes, IL
Event Type: pir
Organized By: Tabbi (ship 9 Div 10)
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2010

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Comment by Silma on November 19, 2010 at 10:19pm
oops wrong ship/div, disregard me. lol
Comment by Sailor'sGirl NukeWife on November 2, 2010 at 12:14pm
which Ramada? i have check out Ramada near the RTC and there's 3 of them showing up on the search... BTW i just got my real letter!
Comment by Dorine - Shana's MA Mom on November 2, 2010 at 10:38am
Chelsea's grandma - I'm staying at the Ramada Inn and they do a "meet & greet" the night before graduation so I will definitely attend that one. I was referring to what there is to do after graduation, but I hear there's a mall pretty close and I'm sure my daughter will love to go their. Thanks for the tip, though!
Comment by my sweet sailor on November 2, 2010 at 8:29am
our granddaughter graduates dec. 3rd from bootcamp 009 013 i've seen several meetings for meet and greet the thur. night before at restaurants. is this what you're talking about?? chelsea's grandma
Comment by Dorine - Shana's MA Mom on November 1, 2010 at 6:53pm
Hey anyone know what there is to do after PIR? Just found out my daughter is grad & go so we'll only have Friday w/her. She's headed to A school b/t 0100 and 0800 Sat. a.m. We'll be staying at the Ramada. Suggestions much appreciated!
Comment by Sailor'sGirl NukeWife on November 1, 2010 at 3:12pm
Ms.Maria it's okey i got the address from my boyfriend's mom and he called me last Friday and i told him what's going on and he promise me a lot and he was kind a sad when i told him about the letters and the address... jeez i was crying while i was talking to him in the phone 18minutes wasnt enough but it makes me super happy... he promise me that he will do anything so i can move wherever he is going that he will never forget me :) i love him so much... i miss us how we used to before...
Comment by MsMaria68 on November 1, 2010 at 9:48am
Hi sailor'sgirl!! So sad to hear that:( Try to get your dad to check the mailbox...Fix a nice dinner for him and tell him you love him ;) Just try ok? let me know if it worked...take care!!! Hey the Address it's the same my son had the only diference is their name!! I will send it to you in a message ok
Comment by Sailor'sGirl NukeWife on October 27, 2010 at 11:41pm
wow everyone is getting letters now... except me... my dad dont like checking the mailbox... now... i dont know how can i communicate with my boyfriend in boot camp,..
Comment by Dorine - Shana's MA Mom on October 22, 2010 at 10:58am
Hi Tabbi. Do you have any more information on the Meet & Greet? I know you just started it, but I thought I'd ask. I'm waiting to hear from my recruit to figure out where we'll be staying - either the Ramada Inn for hotel pampering for our recruit, or The Navy Lodge (if we'll be spending time sightseeing and not a lot of time in the hotel). Where are you staying?
Comment by Sailor'sGirl NukeWife on October 20, 2010 at 6:01pm
he is my boyfriend =)

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