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Best VA loan that I have found to date! One of the few benefits that are still good!

To all my Navy Brothers and Sisters

I like to let people know when I get a benefit that actually works for me.  I had several bankers tell me I had to bring the 16k to the table!  I didn’t really feel like that was a VA benefit because I could do a little better on the conventional market.  I also had a heck of a time with other brokers to get me a 15-year loan!  They really didn’t listen to my goals or needs.

 Jennifer had a program that was able to roll the funding fee into…

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Added by Sean T Duley on September 23, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

C Program

Looking for shipmates that were aboard the USS John R. Perry DE-1034 when she was  decommissioned  in 1973 and have a copy of the decommissioning program.

Added by Lee Damicone on September 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Help with WWII Navy Records - NAVPERS 553 / DD214

Hi All,
Trying to research my wife's father so that I can build her a shadow box of his career.  I'm an active member in the USAF Reserve so my Navy is a bit weak. Could anyone help me out with awards and decorations and rank insignia?


On the NavPers 553 ratings held shows: AS, S2/c, S1/c,…
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Added by Matthew Dunphy on June 22, 2017 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

MY YEARS AT CHELSEA

IN MAY OF 1956 ,I WAS CALLED INTO COMMANDING OFFICERS OFFICE,I WAS TOLD THAT I WAS PICKED OUT OF THE COMPLETE NAVAL DISTRICT THE ONE CORPSMAN ,TO GO TO ANNAPOLIS,TO BECOME AND OFFICER AND A INTERN  IN THE US NAVY MEDICAL FIELD. IT WAS RECOMMENDED,BY LL HAYNES COS,CAPTIAN ROGERS,AND REAR ADM GILMORE.BEING YOUNG ,MARRIED AND A BABY AT HOME,I DECIDED NOT TO ACCEPT,THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN LIFE,THEM YEARS I RAN THE ADMISSION ROOM AT CHELSEA,I AM NOW 81 AND STILL REMEMBER MUCH ABOUT…

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Added by DONALD E MC CONKEY on June 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

name for a service number

I have a service number but no name> anyone have any ideas how to find the name associated with a service number?

Added by Mack Louis Horn on May 6, 2017 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

Looking for WWII Navy AROU Veterans

We are looking for any living WWII Pacific Theatre AROU (Aviation Repair and Overhaul Unit) Veterans.  Our annual AROU reunion is taking place in October in Nashville TN and we'd love to find more of the living members of that group who were on various islands creating and operating air bases for the repair and overhaul of Navy planes.  We honored 5 veterans at our last reunion in Clearwater, FL with a fun event but the ranks of these wonderful men are thinnning at an alarming rate as you…

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Added by Tim Lewis on March 30, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

NAVY BLUE JACKETS CHOIR IN GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER

Was a member of the choir while in boot camp and loved every minute of it.

Added by William Craig Doty on March 22, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

PTSD

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Added by ROBIN HOPE TARAVELLA on March 17, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Carrier-based squadron and shipmate members

Any carrier-based squadron and shipmate member should consider joining Squadrons & Shipmates Inc. (google it) for excellent reunion activities. The group was originally formed for members of USS Midway and FDR carriers, but is NOW open to all carrier and ship-based squadron members.  June 2017 reunion will be held in Dayton,Ohio and 2018 reunion is scheduled to be held in Tuscon, AZ.  Great group of folks who enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow veterans.     

Added by Joseph Tetrault on March 15, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

USS Independence going for scrap

BREMERTON The USS Independence soon will become the third inactive aircraft carrier in 2 ½ years to be towed away and dismantled. Final preparations are being made for a mid-March departure from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard's Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Navy spokeswoman Colleen O'Rourke said Monday. The exact date hasn't been set. The Indy, farthest south of the ships, will follow the USS Constellation, which left in August 2014, and the USS…

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Added by Norman Atwater HTCS on March 8, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?61697-J-Dillon-11-years-on-a-27-footer-WOW!!!&highlight=J.+Dillon+11+years+27+footer+Wow

The above blog or post contains my sailing, living aboard a 27' sail boat and travel adventures as well as US Navy stories including a boot camp yarn of company 256 1948.

Added by John F. Dillon on February 24, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Passing of a shipmate

It is with great sadness that I have just learned of the passing of yet another shipmate. PRC Kenneth Owen Getchey. Kenny stayed the 20 plus. I just learned of his passing earlier this month through the internet. Ken passed away back in 2007. Yeah, 10 years ago. How time flies. You young guys and girls in uniform will soon learn as you grow older, you lose touch as the 4 winds scatter you and your friends to all corners of the earth. You lose touch. Fortunately for me, I found my shipmates…

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Added by Edward A. Blumberg on February 22, 2017 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Navy has decided to reverse the decision and restore ratings!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is scrapping its decision to eliminate dozens of enlisted sailors' job titles, including many that end in "man," after hitting an onslaught of opposition from the force.

The decision to drop long-held traditional titles and instead refer to sailors by their rank was announced in September and signaled a sharp cultural shift for the Navy. Three months later, after hearing persistent complaints and questions from sailors around the world, Navy leaders are…

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Added by Jim Decota on December 20, 2016 at 11:49pm — 3 Comments

health

I have an issue - having inertial fibrosis - scaring of the lungs from asbestos.  Served on the USS Springfield (CLG 7), two MSO's:

USS Exultant (MSO 441) and USS Dominant (MSO 440).  Any other sweep sailor dealing w/similar lung issues.

Added by Robert P. Macey on December 18, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

Retirement benefits

I lost touch w/my financial benefits - what would be due to my wife if I should kick off before her.  I have VGLI.  I read some where that my wife would only get 55% of my pension.  Is that true?

Added by Robert P. Macey on December 18, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments

Wild Orchid Resort

I am going to stayat the Wild Orchid Resort on my visit to the PI.  It should be fun.

Added by william c. mitchell on December 16, 2016 at 7:09pm — No Comments

What NTC San Diego ..a shopping center now

Yeah shipmates i have been outt the loop far,far too long ..without checking anywhere beforehand i tripped to San Diego a few years ago thinking i was going to visit the Radioman A School location as a veteran and then head over to Balboa Park (my old neighborhood on 1st overlooking the harbor......what a shock.....found a pic of my old barracks Nimitz but what about that damned missle we used to polish for "character" development where did it tend up ...lol…

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Added by RolloKnows on November 28, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments

HI Dean Hager

Glad to hear from you.  Slowly but surely we make contact with old shipmates.  I am Facebook friends with Kent Garrison from boot campo and with Elaine Carey from Corps School.  I know Ernie Goodwin is on Facebook, I have messaged him a few time with no response.

There are four Facebook pages for RTC Orlando, the largest being Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC) Boot Camp.  There are multiple HM sites and Great Lakes hospital & corps school sites also..

Also FYI, there is a…

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Added by Randall L. Bruns on July 25, 2016 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Blue Jacket Choir

http://blue jacket choir

I was in the Blue Jacket Choir in August-September 1967 at San Diego. What a privilege this was! It was a fun adventure and, at times, a real challenge. I also was on the whale boat who delivered Coronado to the beach of San Diego so he could "discover" California. The press was waiting for him to be delivered to the shore so the could interview him.

I believe the chief who taught us how to…

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Added by Gary Wayne Bible on July 1, 2016 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Shipmates

Looking for shipmates from my boot camp company. My company number was 080 and I was at RTC, San Diego from Jan 1990 thru March 1990 our RCPO was Martin Strozier and laundry Petty Officer was Billy Parker from Russelville, Arkansas other than that I do not remember anything else

Added by Kevin M. McQuillen on June 28, 2016 at 6:31pm — No Comments

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