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Alumni of PIR 10.21.2011 TG 49, 7 Divs. (349-354, 949) Discussions (37)

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Places to Eat in Great Lakes.

Chow time! Comment by fireteamleaderwife on June 16, 2011 at 2:31am   The Silo in Lake Bluff Giordanos in Gurnee…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

5 Oct 26, 2011
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

SHIP 11 DIV 349

it's official, got the form letter with 21 Oct PIR and Ship 11 Div 349 :)  any others out there in same Div?

Started by Philly5 (Justin's proud mom)

127 Oct 26, 2011
Reply by 6Idahoans

PIR 10/21 Graduation Video !!! Here You Are! Congratulations to the New Sailors from PIR 10/21 !!!

My husband compiled the highlights of 10/21 graduation in a wonderful video. Also, it tells a story that we all share: a mom proud of her s…

Started by neciet

3 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Alicia

Ship 11 Div. 351

any one else have same ship and Div.?

Started by Ship 11 Div. 351 Katelyn

101 Oct 23, 2011
Reply by Marvelmom


Here is a link to the Navy Pier webpage: Navy Pier Here is a link to a map: Navy Pier Map.pdf Here is a link to an interactive map: Navy Pi…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Oct 20, 2011

SHIP 11 DIV 350

Anyone else out there with an SR in the same SHIP and DIV?  I would love to hear from you.  

Started by Mamaof5 (Nuke mom, EM)

123 Oct 20, 2011
Reply by SheilaD

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor.

Comment by SOBE,  on June 25, 2010  Here's something that I thought I would share with you. When we first read it, my son's girlfriend was…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

12 Oct 20, 2011
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

SHIP 02 DIV 949

Anyone else with an SR there?

Started by Carebear

136 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by GnVA

Ship 12 Div 353

Any other mom's out there in this same division?

Started by B'sproudmom

45 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by Lisa (A-Mac's mom)

Ship 12 Div 354

I received my form letter from my son earlier this week.  He left for Great Lakes on August 29th, and he is in Ship 12 Div 354.

Started by Alicia

23 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by Alicia


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