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NAVY BOOT CAMP

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: 1458
Latest Activity: Apr 12

Boot Camp Forum, Helpful Links and Videos

 

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

NOW HEAR THIS! NOW HEAR THIS!

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

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My son arrived at GL RTC 7 Apr last night

Started by James Potter. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Apr 10. 3 Replies

Storm

Started by Rich Huelbig. Last reply by george lupo Apr 10. 2 Replies

April 7 bootcamp

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LIBERTY AFTER GRADUATION

Started by george lupo. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Mar 30. 6 Replies

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Comment by Earl Ahmay on April 8, 2015 at 8:23am

My son started RTC 3/24/15. I just received his form letter a few days ago and even got a call from him Saturday. It was a surprise to both of us. I didn't think he would be able to call home for at least 3 weeks in. . Even though I didn't get to talk to him long he sounded good and said he was learning a lot. He even said he thinks he has lost 10lbs from all the exercise and running....I'm very proud and excited for him. He graduates on 5/22/15. The letter said he is only allowed 4 people at his graduation but we have a large family. That is dissapointing that we all won't be able to see him graduate but hopefully we will be able to spend a few days with him after he graduates and has to ship out to "A" school. Anyone else have a son/daughter graduating the same time?

Comment by george lupo on March 30, 2015 at 11:42am

MY SON CALLED SAID THY MIGHT BE ABLE AFTER GRADUATION AND CK IN TO HIS A SCHOOL AT GREAT LAKES BE ABLE TO BE CHECKED OUT FOR LIBERTY ALL WEEKEND AND NOT HAVE TO GO BACK TIL SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY BEFORE 600 IS THIS TRUE HAS ANYBODY ELSE HEARD ?

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on March 13, 2015 at 6:42am

Typically the first 4-10 days  after the new recruits arrive at RTC are called Processing Days or P-Days.  Around holidays and sometimes for unforeseen issues (flight delays, severe weather, etc.) P-days can last up to 14 days.  Although recruits are assigned to a ship and division upon arrival, these assignments are not final and they do not move to their designated ship until P-days are over.   Unplanned events may change that ship assignment.   Your sailor's recruiter may give you an address a day or two after your recruit arrived at Great Lakes with a particular division that may not be final. This is why NavyDads always advises you to wait for your sailor's form letter with his or her correct address.  That letter typically arrives 5-10 days after they have shipped to RTC.

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim on March 13, 2015 at 6:13am

Mike, the form letter is coming. They have to make sure the division is all set up first. Patience is the name of the game.

Comment by Greg Sigurdson on March 2, 2015 at 2:09pm

Thanks Blake for letting me know. I am going to assume that is a good thing.

Comment by Blake Owen on March 2, 2015 at 2:07pm

Greg, the "Nasty 9" is the nickname given to the head crew. The head crew cleans the head (bathroom). If your son is the Head PO that means he is in charge of the head crew.

Comment by Greg Sigurdson on March 2, 2015 at 2:03pm

Good day to all! I just received a letter from my SR and he mentioned that he is part of the Nasty 9 and the Head PO. Can someone please elaborate on these? He did not explain either. Thanks in advance!

Comment by Chad Anderson on February 16, 2015 at 6:47pm

Good times!!  He graduates next Friday, the 27th!!  Can't wait to get that call saying he's a Sailor!!

Comment by Gary Ray on February 13, 2015 at 9:47am

Roy and Chad - Our son had the same experience. His frustration continued through A-school and to some degree continues to this day with his first duty station (apparently, day shift doesn't do much work while he and his buddies on night shift do the bulk of it). I have tried to explain that not everyone had a father like me. A father who taught their kids responsibility, working hard and doing their best are three things that will carry them a long way in this life. It seems that you guys are a couple of fathers who taught your kids the same kinds of things. I applaud you! Bravo Zulu!

Comment by Roy B on February 13, 2015 at 8:55am

Chad- We received 3 letter yesterday also. Our son said the same thing about his division. very frustrating for him because ever since he was 10 years old he has made his bed washed his clothes cleaning his room. OCD maybe and he like thing structured. I think he will made a good military man and a great leader one day. But I am his dad.

 
 
 

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