I continue to get a stream of hits from people doing Google searches for every possible variation of "when / where / why / how is the submarine birthday ball pearl harbor hawaii," so I'm going to post this at the TOP of my blog for EVERYONE'S EASY REFERENCE until the ball is over and done with.
NEED A DATE? There are listings on Craigslist both M4W and W4M.
NEED A TICKET? It's not too late! One of my JO's has a spare ticket for sale, and my Chop needs a date.
UNIFORMS: In addition to the general "submarine ball" google searches, as the submarine birthday balls occurred in other home ports last weekend, I got a LOT of hits from people doing searches for "placement of mini-medals on dress uniforms" and whatnot.
Update 4/19/08: The previous link I provided to the Navy Uniform Regs has been down all day, but it just so happens the Public Health Service uniforms use the same placement. If you go here, page 22 has the same drawing of the placement of the mini-medals as the Navy Uniform Regs. Quick and simple: On the Dinner Dress White jacket, the bottom row of mini-medals goes 3 inches below the notch of the lapel.
DRESSES: There are probably a few young ladies out there who have not been to a submarine ball before, because I've had quite a few hits of people googling, "appropriate attire / type of dress for submarine ball." Check my wife's post on that topic for more details.
READ THE COMMENTS FOR MORE DETAILS:
What: Enlisted Submarine Birthday Ball
When: Friday, 18 April
Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village.
There are a few fund-raisers going on to defray the cost of tickets for E-5 and below. One of which is the selling of commemorative Sub Ball coins.
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What: Officer Submarine Birthday Ball
When: Saturday, 19 April
Where: Turtle Bay Resort on the northern tip of the island. Note there's a golf tournament during the day of the ball. Spouses/significant others are invited and encouraged to attend.
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