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DEP leaving for boot camp August 2017


DEP leaving for boot camp August 2017

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Comment by patty227 17 hours ago


My son leaves for Boot Camp on 8/2, does anyone else have a son or daughter leaving that day?

Comment by marybeth on June 2, 2017 at 8:20am

Good Morning!  Leaving this group today as my son will be shipping June 18, just 4 days after high school graduation.  I guess when it is the second time around you just go with it.  

Comment by TexasNavyMom213 on June 1, 2017 at 9:33pm
My son will ship out 8-29-2017
Comment by lemonelephant on May 14, 2017 at 10:06am
Comment by lemonelephant on May 14, 2017 at 10:06am

bluelucky, DEP is Delayed Entry Program and PIR is Pass-in-Review, the Navy term for graduation from boot camp.

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across.

Comment by Mrs_Creative1 on May 13, 2017 at 1:15pm

Hi.  I have never joined a forum so I am completely new to this.  My son is leaving Aug. 8. I know absolutely nothing about the military.  This world is brand new to me.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!  I hope I don't sound ridiculous asking some of the questions I'm bound to ask. LOL.  Like: What is DEP and PIR? Hello to all!!

Comment by Samray5 on May 4, 2017 at 9:36am

Sorry have to leave group.. moved my sons date up.

Comment by SebJar on May 2, 2017 at 9:50am

Hi Samray5 .. my son leaves August 17th.. .same thing. . high school graduation then boot camp. . .it will be a whirlwind!  Enjoy your time with your son & good luck to him!

Comment by Samray5 on May 2, 2017 at 9:00am

Hi everyone.  My son is scheduled to leave Aug 23 unless he gets called sooner. He is going to be a MA. Enjoying everybody we can from his high school graduation til basic.

Comment by lemonelephant on April 7, 2017 at 1:12am

It's not too early to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for..., and to start discussing some of the things there with your future Sailor such as how to handle bad news and who will be put on the Access List....

If you have not yet joined Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones), now is a good time to do so and to begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) starting with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (some of you have changes that you need to make--at least change 3; make change 4 if your profile pic includes your future Sailor) and then go on to Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.


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