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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

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!


Discussion Forum

DIV 270 PIR 08AUG16

Started by Leslie on Tuesday. 0 Replies

First Letter

Started by Bill Yoder. Last reply by Rebecca Beeman Jun 19. 17 Replies

SR Ship 14 Div 246

Started by Joe Cox. Last reply by NavyDads Co-Admin Jim Jun 16. 18 Replies

Ship 06 Div 227 PIR 24 June

Started by Toma Pickett Jun 7. 0 Replies

27 May PIR Dads

Started by Britton Morrell. Last reply by Bill Yoder Apr 25. 5 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

I've driven in a bunch of places in the US on both coasts and trying to get into and out of RTC for PIR is a different animal.....the shuttle is a good way to go!

Comment by Dennis O'Neil yesterday

Oh, I plan to take the hotel shuttle. I don't mind Los Angeles traffic, but in a different city, not so much. Our hotel has a shuttle, and there is always Sarge's taxi service as well.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

We ALWAYS recommend you take a taxi or shuttle to PIR and avoid the traffic

Comment by Dennis O'Neil yesterday

RTC has indicated that there will be gate construction that will affect the route used to access RTC on PIR days. They have posted a map at:

RTC Gate Impact & Map

Those of us going to see our newly minted Sailors in the next 8 weeks should make sure we know how we are getting to RTC on those Friday (or in my case Thursday) mornings. In this case, that would be almost all of us I think.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

Division 257 and 258 Males

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

Division 257 and 258 Females

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

Division 817

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Division 256

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

Division 254

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) yesterday

Division 255


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