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Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.

This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.

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Boot Camp Forum, Helpful Links and Videos

 Moment of Truth - First week of Boot Camp

Complete List of Navy Boot Camp FAQ's - Need to Knows

Pass in Review Dates - Dates for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

Contact Your Sailor - RTC Division Addresses -
RTC Ship/Div Addresses

Bootcamp Weekly Training Schedule - Follow Your Sailor's Training

Recruit Division Command Structure - Division Recruit Command Positions

Bootcamp Videos - Several Videos about Bootcamp

Return To Bootcamp Videos - Series of Videos from All Hands TV

Captain's Cup Competition - Final Competition between Divisions

BattleStations 21 - Videos and Infomation about BattleStations

Navy Lingo & Slang -
 Learn to speak their Language

Navy Enlisted Ratings- Navy Job Descriptions

Boot Camp Checklist - Items you can and cannot Bring to Boot Camp

Being Paid While in Boot Camp - Yes, you get paid in Boot Camp!

A MUST Read for All New Navy Parents - Bootcamp....and how it changes your recruits!

Small Arms Training and Qualification -
 OPNAV Instruction 3591.1F

Current Weather Conditions at Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL

Pass in Review Group- Tips, Hints, & Help for Navy Graduation

(PIR) Pass in Review Support Ribbons - Custom Ribbons for Bootcamp Graduation


You must save the form letter you get from your SR. It will have important information on it including the password so you can download the parking pass when it's time to go to PIR. Even if you rent a vehicle to drive to PIR from your hotel, you will need the parking pass. SAVE THAT FORM LETTER!

That is all...stand down!


Discussion Forum

SR on Ship 03 Division 053

Started by Joe Ayala. Last reply by James Swett yesterday. 1 Reply

arriving today (16 Nov 15)

Started by Richard Elliott. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on Wednesday. 7 Replies

SR Ship 11 Div 045

Started by Rod ADams Nov 20. 0 Replies

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Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim on November 14, 2015 at 8:53am

TJ, here is the web site for Goose Creek. But your son will have to provide his specific address. You will also need to make sure with him that he can accept a care package. Usually he can't receive anything like that until he phases up.

Comment by TJ creech on November 14, 2015 at 7:47am
Hi All
The hospital I work at sends "care packages" to servicemen for Christmas. My son will be heading to Goose Creek after PIR.

Can any tell me the address to that site and if possible how to send a package directly to him?
Comment by Tracey McCoy on November 13, 2015 at 2:22pm

My daughter was most interested in HM also, but the not available.

Comment by Charles Wright on November 13, 2015 at 2:10pm

he changed over to hm. wants to go fmf. he is at for sam houston in san antonio.

Comment by Tracey McCoy on November 13, 2015 at 2:07pm

what is his rate Charles? Where is his "A" School?

Comment by Charles Wright on November 13, 2015 at 1:59pm

he actually said boot camp was fun. he ran track and cross country in high school, so the physical part want going to be an issue. but that being said, he like a school so far. has his own "dorm room", bath room, tv, microwave etc. guess we will see how he feels once class really starts. 

Comment by Tracey McCoy on November 13, 2015 at 1:56pm


She originally contracted as a PACT Seaman, shipping in March '16, but was able to change to MA earlier this week with the new ship date.  I am sure your son is happy to be done with basic and at "A" school.

Comment by Tony Pitt on November 13, 2015 at 1:14pm

My son ships out on Nov. 24th. Yeah. I know. Timing isn't the best. Right before Thanksgiving but that's what they gave him. Anyone else have a future sailor going that week?

Comment by Charles Wright on November 13, 2015 at 12:50pm

@ TRACEY MCCOY, what rate did she pick? my son was initially assigned to go on that day and ended up going much earlier. he was going for missile tech and they called him up early. He left for rtc on sept 8th. We just watched him graduate on the 6th of this month.

Comment by Tracey McCoy on November 13, 2015 at 12:06pm

My daughter Kenzie has a ship date of February 8, 2016. Anyone else have a son or daughter leaving on that day?



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