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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 Jim Butler on December 19, 2009 at 9:47am
We got our first letter yesterday, quite an event as you all well know. Chris is in Ship10/Div74, and is currently Master-at-Arms, though he said he wasn't sure how long he'd have the job, since there were some guys who just seem dead set against being part of the team, so it's more work for him.
Sounded very up-beat, and basically had no complaints.
Sure did put Momma's mind at ease ;)
Comment by Robert S. on December 19, 2009 at 6:06am
Meghan, My son was in Bootcamp during last Christmas. There were some that were able to go off base to a host home on Christmas Day but they were recruits that were within a week or so of graduating. For the majority they were given the day off and served a special meal. They were able to call home around Christmas Day. Our call was Christmas Eve night and lasted about 20 minutes.
Comment by David R on December 19, 2009 at 4:38am
Sorry, once in BC they will keep them on base unless there is some official reason for them to be off base. Remember Xmas day is most likely the only day during "holidays" that they won't be training. The holidays are hard enough for a lot of young folks to be gone, I can't see the Navy making it harder on them by allowing them to walk around and see the other families together.
Comment by David on December 16, 2009 at 3:23pm
Got a call from the boy today found out when his Battle stations is going to happen. And also when he ships out from Great Lakes, don't know if he is a grad and go but he ships out to A school on Saturday Morning.
Comment by John Frank on December 15, 2009 at 2:45pm
We're paying $139 a night which I didn't think was so bad considering we'd need two Navy Lodge rooms at $65
Comment by Terry Beals on December 15, 2009 at 2:12pm
John & Mitch. We stayed at the Residence Inn and got the 1 bedroom, 2 room suite with a separate dinette and living room area with a pull out sofa/sleeper for my son's girlfriend who joined us. The room was great and we were treated really great too. They really catered to the Navy families. On Wed and Thurs nights before the Fri PIR, they had a free buffet with all kinds of stuff. We got to meet other Navy families too. All in all, the Res Inn would be highly recommended if you need the extra room. The cost was up there a little bit but we got the 3-way deal: airfare, car, and hotel for a great price.
Comment by John Frank on December 15, 2009 at 1:43pm
David, and anyone else with a PIR of 1/08/10, I've started another group called PIR 1/08/10 (original huh) so that we can keep up with our wives on N4Ms!
Comment by MarkM on December 15, 2009 at 1:16pm
We are Ship 06/ Div 911 with PIR on 2/5/10. My son will be playing the tuba with the Drum and Bugle Corps. The ladies on N4Ms are planning a dinner Thursday evening. Stay tuned.

We are staying at the Navy Lodge. Rooms are $65/night with no tax!
Comment by John Frank on December 15, 2009 at 1:09pm
Mitch- I'll be sure to let you know. we chose it because it has 2 bedroom suites and Dan's brother and sister are coming too. Plus it has a room with a sofa to hang out with our sailor.
Comment by Steven S on December 15, 2009 at 1:04pm
Anyone else Ship4 Div76 PIR 2/5/10?

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