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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

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Latest Activity: 18 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

Son leaving in July

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by NukeMomInTexas Aug 1. 55 Replies

Hurry up and wait!

Started by schuylerc83 Jul 31. 0 Replies

Approximate Graduation

Started by librarianmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 20. 13 Replies

My spouse has left the building! Lol

Started by lovemysailor07. Last reply by DNavyFamily Jul 19. 5 Replies

Daughter leaves in July 2017

Started by CA NavyMom. Last reply by CTMom Jul 17. 16 Replies

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Comment by CA NavyMom on August 7, 2017 at 5:01pm

SunshineMom - that's great news!  I'm really hoping my letter arrives today. I'm glad she is able to call you on Sunday!

Comment by SunshineMom on August 7, 2017 at 4:47pm

I've seen a couple of recommendations for hotels to stay for PIR.  Our date is 9/22.  Those hotels are currently booked.  What might be other recommendations?

Comment by SunshineMom on August 7, 2017 at 4:46pm

CA NavyMom - my daughter is also in Ship 12/Division 301!  I've now seen the letter.  She took the time to write a personal note and I'm so excited.  She actually told me to answer the phone this time, she plans to call on Sunday.  We missed her "I'm here" call the night she arrived at RTC...bummed about that.

Comment by CA NavyMom on August 7, 2017 at 1:10pm

SunshineMom - I've been anxiously waiting for the form letter and hope mine arrives today.  My daughter also left 7/26 and her recruiter let me know she is Ship 12/Division 301.  Knowing that you received your letter today makes me happy!!

Comment by SunshineMom on August 7, 2017 at 1:06pm

My daughter left for boot camp on July 26th and we received her box on time with what I'm seeing with other posts.  Today, I'm happy to say the first letter is waiting for me when I get home!  The USPS informed delivery service shows it will be delivered today.   I'm so excited and anxious to find out what the PIR date is for her division.  From the return address label, it looks like she is in Division 301.  Love all the posts and information that is being shared!  It is very helpful to get all the great insights.  Booking the hotel next....

Comment by Nicknukemom on August 3, 2017 at 10:09am
CA Navymom, I was the same way. I smelled his stinky socks
Comment by CA NavyMom on August 1, 2017 at 6:32pm

My daughter arrived at boot camp July 26th and her box was delivered today.  I've never been so happy to see her dirty clothes and shoes!!  I was a mess when we opened the box! I miss her everyday and can't wait to see her in September. 

Comment by WaitingforJustin on July 31, 2017 at 11:15pm
@Dawn my future son in law left on the 27th. It been so hard especially as "the girlfriends mom" because I won't get any updates directly. This website has been a true blessing. We miss him so much already!
Comment by Dawn on July 31, 2017 at 10:57pm
Still waiting for my sons box and form letter, he arrived at bootcamp on July 26th. Praying for him and all of the recruits strength.
Comment by Spizna78 on July 31, 2017 at 7:43pm
She's lucky though, all of us PIR 9/1 only get 3 guests. Also the first day of school and my ex won't let my son come. He's pretty upset. He won't be able to see his sister until December.

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