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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: 432
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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 mern on January 17, 2018 at 10:34pm

Our son called today- his ship date has moved from June to April! so excited. 

Comment by lemonelephant on January 17, 2018 at 4:05am

Maryann, I left info on your My Page, including the link for the January DEP group.

Comment by Bandmom on January 16, 2018 at 11:55am

Hi Kaye,

My son needed to loose weight, he started by joining a fitness club, hooked up with another sailor to be and they pretended to be in the navy doing there physical workouts.  They helped each other and pushed each other.  They lost weight and passed the P.T. test on the first time!!

Comment by ellen0502 on January 14, 2018 at 7:37pm

Maryann, There is no way to tell exactly when your son will graduate until you receive the form letter from him. You can guess by counting nine Fridays from the day he arrives, but again there is no guarantee that will be the day.

Comment by Maryann on January 14, 2018 at 4:36pm

Hello, my son leaves this Wed.1/17 for Bootcamp and I was wondering if there is a graduation schedule out there somewhere? I am working and I really need to request time off from work asap. If anyone has any info I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much

Comment by Kaye on January 12, 2018 at 10:18pm

Hey there, I'm Kaye. My son's leaving in April and needs to lose some weight before then, so I'm going to help him do that.

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 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!
 

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