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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

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

Members: 477
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of December (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...

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:
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! :)

Discussion Forum

On his Way

Started by polomom Dec 5. 0 Replies

Pir feb 3, 2016

Started by hunternavy. Last reply by Dallass Mom Dec 24, 2016. 8 Replies

Son left for boot camp on December 6 2016.

Started by Boobie. Last reply by Dallass Mom Dec 21, 2016. 8 Replies

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Comment by Phoenixmom 4 hours ago

That's Great News Sandi thanks for sharing, Yes very bittersweet. if you would like to know hat he has done in the weeks time he has been there I put a link that will give you that info at the top it has links like recruits all the way to graduation and it gives you week by week.

Comment by Sandi 4 hours ago

Received my son's box today!  Bittersweet.  I have not opened it, but knowing I have it is good enough for now:-)

he has been at bootcamp for 6 days now, tomorrow will be 1 week completed.  I am sure he is doing great as he trained for 6 months prior, but you still cannot be fully prepared for the experience.  I write daily in a "journal" (sheets of paper) that I will send to him once I get his address.  just 1 long letter with dates to say how the family back home is and how proud we are and we support him from miles away.  Miss him crazy!  but sooo proud.

Comment by Phoenixmom 4 hours ago

This site has great info. click on the top for recruits and it will let you know what to expect, the trainings also the P-days if you want to follow along. this site will take you all the way to graduation just click at the top it has recruits graduation links.

Comment by Phoenixmom 4 hours ago

Awww that is too sweet AggieBeast1999. he will be fine he is in good hands.

Comment by AggieBeast1999 4 hours ago

Today I said see ya later and show em what you’re made of to my proud of him...such a bitter sweet day

Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday

Welcome Danita and Best wishes to your Husband.

Comment by Danita yesterday

Thank you for the invite into this group! It will be my go-to while my sailor is away.
My husband leaves for MEPS tomorrow and flies out of SeaTac on Thursday.

Comment by Phoenixmom on Monday

Good Morning Ladies hope you all had a Great weekend.

PIR: January 26, 2018 TG 12  is up and running.

Comment by AggieBeast1999 on Sunday

The days are zipping by...I just wanna freeze time for a little bit to have more time with him!

Comment by Phoenixmom on Friday

Good Morning Ladies hope all is well, Happy Friday.


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