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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

No News is good news....

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This Is It

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Comment by Dan (Zach's Dad) on December 23, 2009 at 8:05pm
Scott - i know it took me about 10 or so days before we got our 'actual' first letter from my son. and it has been 23 days since we got to actually physically talk to him on the phone! :) .. sooo keep patient.. keep writing letters, and when you get the address, send them. Tonight my son told me they don't have hardly any time to write, but its the letters that keep him chugging along!!!
Comment by Scott L. Waller on December 23, 2009 at 8:00pm
Hi Dan, Brian reported in Dec 15. We got his box last friday but no letter yet.Go his 5 second hi-bye call last Tuesday night. Guess with the weekend weather the mail's running slow.
Comment by Bob Kline on December 23, 2009 at 7:51pm
We got another letter from Rosie today. Things seem to be going well. They made her the Division Religion Petty Officer. I got a real kick out of that, especially after they took her Rosary away from her during P-week. We may get a phone call tomorrow so I've put the whole family on phone watch.

I hope everybody has a great Christmas!
Comment by Dan (Zach's Dad) on December 23, 2009 at 6:36pm
Hey Scott ~ when did he go in?
Comment by Scott L. Waller on December 23, 2009 at 6:35pm
Haven't got a call or a letter yet from my son Brian. Did find out through his recruiter his Address Ship 14 DIV 99. Driving us and his wife nuts.
Comment by Steven S on December 23, 2009 at 6:29pm
Dan, Marty
Mom got a phone call. They talked for about 26 minutes. He says he missed one on a test and they game him a call.
Comment by Dan (Zach's Dad) on December 23, 2009 at 4:12pm
Marty ~ ditto! however, our phone call was 20 minutes... sure was glad to hear from him ~ and to know that he is doing good!
Comment by marty slautterback on December 23, 2009 at 3:38pm
Phone Call!!!. just got a phone call from my son, it was static and hard to hear but he said he was doing good. it lasted about 1 min, better than nothing
Comment by MarkM on December 23, 2009 at 1:31pm
I was spending too much time waiting by the phone! LOL
Comment by John Frank on December 23, 2009 at 1:19pm
jeez Mark, you really had to go!

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