JULY 2018 UPDATE
Navy Boot Camp Family Newsletter
Welcome to the World's Greatest Navy Family.
This newsletter will be updated monthly with the latest tips and announcements that you need to be aware of to make this once in a lifetime experience; both memorable and stress free. For the Independence Day celebration, see the link below.
Hot off the Press:
NAVYBOOTCAMPGEAR has officially opened. The store is set up right across the street from the Boot Camp Graduation Entrance at the Metra Station for your convenience. They are open at 6:00 AM on Graduation days for last minute gifts and customized patriotic gear. If you order in the morning before you go into graduation, your customized gear will be ready when graduation is over. They also have boot camp ship challenge coins available for sale in the store. Cold refreshments and hot drinks are available. Customized PIR Navy Flags are available for purchase. This is your one-stop for gifts and personalized T-shirts, hoodies, you name it, they got it.
For customized apparel that you can pick up at the meet and greet or on graduation day, go to www.navybootcampgear.com
Breaking News - The following dates are Federal Holidays and your sailors will be off that day provided they don't have duty. Boot Camp Recruits who graduate that weekend and who are staying at Great Lakes for their "A" school, or for follow on training, are exempt from duty that weekend. Those scheduled to ship out to their "A" school outside of Great Lakes will depart on Saturday morning as usual. Always check with your sailor and make appropriate travel plans. Those who have graduated prior to those days will be off provided they are not scheduled for duty or watch.
Remaining Federal Holidays 2018
Wednesday, July 4th - Independence Day See events scheduled for the 3rd and Fourth.
Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day
Monday, October 8th - Columbus Day
Monday, November 12th - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25th - Christmas Day.
Always make your travel plans for the holidays as prices change and availability is limited. Please don't wait until the last minute to make your taxi pick up reservations. Once you have your itinerary and need our service, please click on the reservations tab and make your appointment for pick up from either O'Hare, Midway, or Milwaukee. Also don't forget to register for the meet and greet that is held the night before graduation.
For special Challenge Coins go to www.pirgifts.com this is an eBay site and you can order your coins to either be shipped to your home or picked up at the meet and greet.
Want a great free meal for your Graduate, please contact the restaurants below and make your reservations in advance. Contact them for the details.
Café Pomigliano - 160 East Cook Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048 Phone 847-247-2208 or 847-247-2209.
The website is http://www.cafepomigliano.com The owner is a proud Viet Nam Veteran who served our country with honor, courage, and commitment.
Independence Day official calendar of events – click the link below.