Im assuming, it means a get together to say goodbye to a deploying unit. But dont know for sure. Can some one clear this up for me
Carabiner252:Actually it's more like a going away party for people who are moving to another duty station (or getting out), and to meet new people who just arrived to the base. In my current unit we hold one every 3 months and it's "highly encouraged" that we all attend. Usually they aren't horrible or anything tho, more like a unit party. Some units can really throw down. I have not been assigned to one of those units yet.
We have these all the time in the Navy and it's like Carabiner described. The Farewells are usually more entertaining because people tend to "roast" the person leaving. At least at the ones I've been to anyway.