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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April

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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in April...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of April of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 427
Latest Activity: Oct 22

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of April (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have January ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in January, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...
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About a week after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the password for parking at PIR. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets. Wait until their PIR date is posted to do so, and don't worry, you will still have plenty of time to get your traveling ducks in a row! =)

Next stop, Boot Camp Moms Group:http://www.navyformoms.com/group/bootcampmoms
That is where and when permanent Groups for your PIR date and Divisions will be posted.


Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

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Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2017 at 1:21am
Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2017 at 1:20am

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 get the tickets for PIR....

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) and then go on to Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.

Comment by Kelly4ryry on August 27, 2017 at 6:50pm
Hello everyone, I do not get the opportunity to come on often, but my son is 37 days away from leaving for Bootcamp. I'm just wandering if anyone has any suggestions or maybe a checklist that I should make sure certain things are done before he leaves? I would appreciate any advice.
Comment by lemonelephant on June 10, 2017 at 1:50am

Everyone, Make it a habit to check your My Page because you may have comments from Members and not even know it if you have the notifications turned off for comments on your My Page. To reply to someone who leaves a comment on your My Page, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment. Also check in the upper left to see if you have Friend requests or any new messages in your Inbox.

Comment by Bootsysmom on June 9, 2017 at 10:31pm
Yes, I got mine today!
Comment by Mittmedicx on June 9, 2017 at 9:18pm

Does anyone who has a son or daughter graduating on June 16 which is this Friday already had a I'm a sailor call?

Comment by ldyastrid on June 3, 2017 at 10:39pm

I sent Sarge a facebook message - thanks lemonelephant!

Comment by lemonelephant on June 3, 2017 at 10:14pm

Ask Sarge.

Comment by ldyastrid on June 3, 2017 at 10:37am

I made this for the meet and greet raffle - my brother saw it and offered to make prints (he's a prof photographer) - would the prints be good for individual raffle items? What do you think?

Comment by ldyastrid on June 3, 2017 at 10:32am

Kevsmom - I'm not sure if the keychains would actually get to the SR - it's my understanding they are only allowed to receive letters or cards, giving them to the family at meet and greet is a great idea - the extras maybe to your son on Friday to distribute?  Shoot off a letter and let him know that you have something for each of his div members so he can let them know they all have something coming from you! How generous of you!

 

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