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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


For those family and friends unable to attend RTC graduation, video will be streamed live over the internet starting at 0845 (CST) on the day of graduation.  Please follow the link below and join us in honoring the service of these young men and women. Click here for live stream of PIR


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

Can't Get Your Recruits Address From Your Recruiter? - Advice from Chief West

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!


Discussion Forum

PIR 10/24/14 SHIP 02 DIV 950

Started by Wayne Clark. Last reply by Wayne Clark 21 hours ago. 3 Replies

PIR 11/07/14 - who is in?

Started by Michael Bradburn. Last reply by Scott Gallimore 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Day 1

Started by Scott Gallimore. Last reply by Scott Gallimore yesterday. 3 Replies

Ship 12 div 340 pir date 10/24

Started by Roy Bermea. Last reply by Roy Bermea on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Ship 02 Div 945 PIR 09192014

Started by Bill Fort. Last reply by Ken Modrell on Wednesday. 59 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Jim 4 hours ago

That first phone call is such a relief to know that they're doing well.

Comment by Michael Bradburn 4 hours ago

                Comment by Michael Bradburn 1 second agoDelete Comment

What a great way to start the day! We received our first phone call from our daughter. I am very proud. There was no complaining, no whining and she is enjoying it! I guess they get their dog tags today and get to go to church tomorrow and she is excited about that.  From the outside it sounds like they have a great group of instructors that are teaching our kids to be awesome sailors. On another positive note she sees a friend from home almost daily as they train together. GO NAVY!

Comment by Michael Bradburn yesterday

We received the generic letter today. Annie arrived at the Lakes 09/09 and graduation is 11/07.....

Comment by Paul Barger on Thursday

I was on here about a month ago for my son who ended up hurting his back and was medically discharged. I want to add that my sons best friend from toddler age(is like my son as well) and we just said bye to him last week so he is in his first week of basic. He is EOD so I will be following him throughout his weeks until graduation. 

Comment by Ken Modrell on Monday

Finally got confirmation.  Division 945 won the Captains Cup by just a few points over Division 818.

Comment by Jeff Mohler on Sunday
Not all TGs have an 800 division.
Comment by Jeff Mohler on Sunday
Daniel, 800 Divisions are for SEAL,EOD,SWCC, and Aircrew recruits. They do extra PT and water work to prepare them for their training.
Comment by DANIEL TENINTY on Sunday

Anyone know about 800 divisions?  I don't recall seeing an 818 Division in the 9/19/14 PIR until a few days ago. Is that a group that has been transferred from another PIR?

Comment by Ken Modrell on September 13, 2014 at 11:14pm

Anyone hear what division won the Captain's Cup.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 13, 2014 at 12:21pm

No News is Indeed Good News !!!


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