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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July

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

Members: 726
Latest Activity: 23 hours ago

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

Approximate Graduation

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by lemonelephant yesterday. 13 Replies

My spouse has left the building! Lol

Started by lovemysailor07. Last reply by DNavyFamily yesterday. 5 Replies

Son leaving in July

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by Navmom on Wednesday. 54 Replies

Daughter leaves in July 2017

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You need to be a member of DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July to add comments!

Comment by lemonelephant yesterday

Stating the division number will help you to connect with others who have a recruit who is with your recruit rather than stating the ship number. There can be as many as 16 divisions in a ship and  generally only two of those divisions are in the same TG. Those two divisions are brother divisions (that is the term even for integrated divisions that contain males and females) and train together. Brother divisions are two consecutively numbered divisions in the same TG. For the regular divisions, the brother divisions are an odd numbered division and an even numbered division. For example, Divisions 265 and 266 on Ship 12 in the 09/01/2017 TG are brother divisions. The males of the two divisions share a compartment and the females of the two divisions share a compartment across the hall from the males. See Ship/Division--How it Works.

Comment by ellen0502 on Wednesday

Here are the current PIR groups:

PIR: July 21, 2017 TG 37 - 8 Divisions (221-226, 817 & 937) 4 guests

PIR: July 28, 2017 TG 38 - 9 Divisions (227-234 & 938) 4 guests

PIR: August 4, 2017 TG 39 - 11 Divisions (235-244 & 939) 4 guests

PIR: August 11, 2017 TG 40 - 8 Divisions (245-250, 818 & 940) 4 guests

PIR: August 18, 2017 TG 41 - 7 Divisions (251-256 & 941) 4 guests

PIR: August 25, 2017 TG 42 - 9 Divisions (257-264 & 942) 4 guests

PIR: September 1, 2017 TG 43 - 13 Divisions (265-276 & 943) 3 guests (This is Labor Day Weekend. If your recruit will be staying in GL for “A” School or training, s/he will also have Liberty on Monday. The holiday weekend will not affect those flying out.)

PIR: September 8, 2017 TG 44 

Click on the date of your recruit’s PIR and join the group to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit.

Comment by Shelly on Wednesday

My son left for RTC on July 5th, and is on Ship 12.  Anyone else got a kid on that Ship?

Comment by Nicknukemom on Wednesday
Tiffytat, I was the same. I was sniffing his dirty socks, which I normally complain about
Comment by Tffytat on Wednesday

I came home to one of the best surprises after working a 16 hour shift. "The Box" arrived today! My SR has been gone and I am missing him like crazy. Who knew one could have so much joy from a cardboard box. (insert smile here)

Comment by Sailor⚓GirlsMom on Wednesday
My daughter left for BC July 12th. She arrived around 1:30 am GL time 7/13. She's been in DEP since Aug. 2016.
Comment by Liamsmom on Wednesday
My son left today. I sobbed. Got his "I am here" call about 4 hours later. Miss him so much.
Comment by RDJuly17 on Wednesday
My son left for BC July 13 anyone else have someone in ship13? Or have any info.
Comment by Tffytat on Sunday
Hello everyone. My son left July 13th for BC. He swore into DEP last year July while waiting to complete his senior year of high school. He's my first born and oldest of 4. I did well until he swore in again at MEPS prior to shipping out. I didn't think it would be so tough. I'm so happy to be part of this elite group of moms and to know that I'm not alone in this. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, encouragement and experiences.
Comment by TracyK on July 13, 2017 at 9:45am

My son leaves July 25 for BC. He swore into the DEP program on Jan. 5. He turns 18 on July 23rd and leaves 2 days later. I have been part of this group since January and other groups that were mentioned on the N4M site, but I have not been an active member. It is really starting to sink in that he will be leaving soon, so I am getting a little anxious now. He was in the JROTC program all 4 years of high school, and he was the Vice Corp Commander his senior year. I know he will be fine. I am taking next week off work to spend time with him. I feel I have barely seen him, since he graduated because he was working and spending time with all his friends. Thank you for letting me join this group. I am glad to know I am not alone in how I am feeling right now.


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