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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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Latest Activity: 17 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

How's the Red Roof Inn?

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Leaving soon for Boot Camp

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Comment by MarkM on December 29, 2009 at 8:20am
Stephanie, using the link Frank posted, you can click on the drop-down menu at the top of the page for Family. There is a Family Guide that you can download that has lots of good info in it. I would recommend reading all of those drop downs.
Comment by John Frank on December 29, 2009 at 5:57am
Stephanie, kids under 12 don't need tickets. They probably still need to be on the list though.
Comment by Stephanie Waller on December 29, 2009 at 1:30am
Okay so I have a question if anybody can answer it, it would be great, not sure when my husband can get back to me. So, does anyone know if kids need tickets also to get in the graduation ceremony?
Comment by Scott L. Waller on December 28, 2009 at 10:41pm
Steve,So this is how the Navy makes beans? Now I know ! I think the Navy gave the bone to the Coast Guard after cutting all the ham off! I don't recall much meat in Coast Guard beans. Still, I love them though. Great on a cold,wet winter day. Thanks
Comment by Gingerman357 on December 28, 2009 at 6:30pm
Is this what the recruits eat 3 times a day, along with grog?
>1 pound navy beans
>2 TBSP olive oil
>3 minced garlic cloves
>1 large onion chopped
>1 ham bone plus left over ham chopped
>1 carrot chopped
>1 celery stalk chopped
>8 cups chicken stock
>1 cup flour
>1 egg
>salt and pepper to taste
>Rinse beans and use the quick soak (bring water to boil, add beans and
>let sit for an hour covered.) Some people do not use the quick soak
>but this is the way I did it. Heat oil in PC on Brown setting. Add
>onion and garlic. Cook til slightly brown. Add rest of the
>ingredients. Place and lock lid. Set on High pressure and cook 15
>minutes. Use quick release. While beans are cooking, mix 1 cup of
>flour with 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste. Keep mixing until the
>rivals are about the size of peas. When beans are done, remove lid,
>set the PC on the brown setting. When soup is boiling, put rivels in
>a little at a time stirring well. Let them cook til firm about 4-5
>minutes. If you want a thick soup, double the rivel recipe.
Comment by Gingerman357 on December 28, 2009 at 6:08pm
Carlos, I ran your first post through the Google translator, and got total junk. Not that you said junk, but that Google isn't set up to translate conversations, I guess. It didn't make any sense at all. Thought I'd be a smarty, but that sure didn't work out.
Comment by Dan (Zach's Dad) on December 28, 2009 at 3:59pm
Carlos, Thanks for the translation - I personally do not speak spanish, and if there was any questions we can help with, it would have been hard for us to help answer ~ welcome to the group. What Ship / Division is your son in? Does he have his PIR yet?
Comment by MarkM on December 28, 2009 at 3:58pm
Carlos, no problem. The reason I suggested English is so you can take advantage of everything this site has to offer. The whole idea is to share information and develop friendships along the way. We are here to help each other.
Comment by Carlos Perez on December 28, 2009 at 3:55pm
Carlos Perez
Mark Mangus
I go to do the best thing that making to yourself this favor, but my first language is Spanish, I say it with the major respect for your , which it should not understand already it is a situation that has to work, and I say it since not if coming to my son this information. For me to be part of a great organization like Navy Dad help me and benediction to know this line of help for the parents that has his son in the Navy is a great honor to form part of your organization.
God blesses you all.The organization has 304 member There have to be many people that they know Spanish .
Comment by Steven S on December 28, 2009 at 9:53am

Thats great to hear you got calls. I bet he enjoyed staying busy those two days just to keep his mind occupied. Good luck to him!

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