Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing in Navy boot camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL
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For those family and friends unable to attend RTC graduation, it 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.
Sage Advice from NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin - For all you worried bootcamp parents
Complete List of Navy Boot Camp FAQ's - Need to Knows
Official RTC Trainee Guide - link to the trainee guide used at RTC by all sailors
Complete Family Guide
- Must read before attending PIR
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 Command Structure at RTC
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
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!
Click here for a form to order division T-shirts - not currently available
Small Arms Training and Qualification - OPNAV Instruction 3591.1F
Possible RTC Awards and Flags - The Six Possible RTC Awards and Possible RTC Flags
Possible RTC Ribbons and Medals - What Can Be Awarded at RTC
Current Weather Conditions at Recruit Training Command- Great Lakes, IL
Pass in Review Group- Tips, Hints, & Help for Navy Graduation
PIR Support Ribbons - Show Support for your Sailor and their Shipmates by wearing this Custom PIR Ribbon to Navy Graduation
RTC Plan and General Layout - Wonder how RTC is arranged?
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.