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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.

Members: 1643
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

Boot Camp Forum, Helpful Links and Videos

Something you should know about ADD and ADHD 

Moment of Truth - First week of Boot Camp

Complete Family Guide to Boot Camp and Pass in Review (PIR)

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

A run down of how the divisions are formed

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


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!


We talk about Holiday Routine at Boot Camp - here's the skinny

Sunday/Holiday Routine allows recruits to attend religious services and observe Federal holidays. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. recruits are able to: attend religious services, read and study, hygiene, perform uniform upkeep, write and read letters, or clean their rack and personal locker.

Discussion Forum

My son leaves tomorrow morning August 25

Started by Gary Radke. Last reply by John Alan DeMarco 7 hours ago. 13 Replies

Tickets for PIR

Started by Carlos Acosta. Last reply by Carlos Acosta Aug 21. 3 Replies

Leaving soon for Boot Camp

Started by Jan Fehner. Last reply by Jan Fehner Aug 14. 10 Replies

Phone calls

Started by John Alan DeMarco. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Aug 13. 3 Replies

A MUST READ for All New Navy Parents

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul). Last reply by Glenn Aug 8. 60 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Tony Consolo Sr. 6 hours ago
Very worth it. Proud of all our Sailors and their families.
Comment by John Alan DeMarco 6 hours ago
No problem. I am not sure it gets easier, after all when they are done with b.c. they will be off to a school and then deployment, but I believe you and I would both agree, it will be worth it.
Comment by Tony Consolo Sr. 6 hours ago
He left on August 8th and graduation is suppose to be September 30th. Just received his first letter. Still doesn't make it much easier. Thanks again for the info.
Comment by John Alan DeMarco 7 hours ago
You are welcome Tony. Good luck in the journey ahead
Comment by John Alan DeMarco 7 hours ago
I understand there are 8 or 9 Friday's until PIR depending on when your son or daughter arrived and were
assigned a dvision.
Comment by Tony Consolo Sr. 7 hours ago
Great thank you, John!
Comment by John Alan DeMarco 7 hours ago
It is at the end. Could be the last few days before PIR.
Comment by Tony Consolo Sr. 7 hours ago
How many weeks in can you expect the "I'm a Sailor" call
Comment by Daniel Williamson 23 hours ago

LOL!!!  Words can't describe the feeling of hearing your son/daughter utter those words!  I can describe the feeling of all her hard work paying off.

Comment by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom yesterday

Daniel...How does it feel to have the weight of the World lifted from your shoulders....LOL????


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