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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in March

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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in March

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

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 571
Latest Activity: Apr 15

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of March (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 rrmrm on April 13, 2018 at 9:05am

Anyone have a son/daughter in div 223, my son is in 224 and I am told that they train together with div 223?

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 2:02pm

You know truthfully I expected the Recruiters Office to speak to me on that behalf, and my son to inform me what he was signing, he didnt sign any forms in front of me at all. This being the first time for me, I didnt know. then helping out on BCM I come to realize there was alot I should have known. They did ask if I had any questions but how was I suppose to ask if I didnt know. I know they had received info from My sons High school and the years he was in ROTC. and then at the time my Son was having problems with one of his Instructors because he signed up Navy and not Army or Marines. That I had a problem with, but the Recruiters office asked me not to say nothing because he was being a pushover. so I didnt I waited until my Son Graduated since he was enlisted already and I gave him a peice of my mind and reported him to the office. Everyone in my Son's class asked him why is he throwing you under the bus and doing that, my Son said he's mad but My son didnt let it affect him in no way and it made that Drill Instructor more mad. Crazy Hu!

Comment by rrmrm on April 12, 2018 at 1:47pm

Phoenixmom, truthfully I would not have know it either, if it was not posted on this site. I am so glad I joined this group, it makes things much easier when you are informed. I would have went crazy not knowing anything! 

Comment by Kbpoohbear on April 12, 2018 at 1:41pm
Our kids left the same time. Now I can resume the stalking.
Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 1:34pm

 rrmrm LOL! you know when I went thru this with my son I never knew anything about all of this, I just waited patiently, I have karned so much being on this site. I guess I'm old school but I never knew anything about the paperwork my son took care of everything and didnt talk to me about anything. the only thing he told me was that I was his benificuary (go Figure) I was so blindsided, oh and what it was he was going to be. other than that I knew nothing, now that I know there is more to it, I feel so Dumb. But he has done good by taking care of everything I havent come acroos any problems but I am ready for him when he comes visits to get my POA'S done.

Comment by rrmrm on April 12, 2018 at 1:27pm

Phoenixmom, Oh it is, I really think my clock stopped working! :)

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 12, 2018 at 1:16pm

rrmrm that is awesome News, but the anxiety of waiting till you get home, completely understandable!

Comment by rrmrm on April 12, 2018 at 12:28pm

I signed up for the USPS notification as suggested. I see that I have a letter coming from my SR, HAPPY DAYS! The worst part is I have to wait until 5pm-ish for the mailman! How am I going to keep my mind on work today?? Hahaha, I think I will be a mess today!

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 10, 2018 at 1:24pm

The normal scenario for sailors flying
> out of state to their A school is that they will be released
> for liberty immediately following PIR. They may spend the
> rest of the day with their family and are expected to report
> back in the early evening. Your sailor will know when they
> need to return and plan for being back at RTC about an hour
> or more prior to their report time. In the Navy, on time is
> considered late, and you will want to avoid the long line of
> cars waiting to get back on RTC. You should be able to
> return to RTC (be sure to have tickets for everyone) and
> your sailor with his ID.
>
> Your sailor may not bring any
> electronics back to RTC, including their cell phones the
> night of PIR. If your sailor's flight out is the day after
> PIR, they will leave at one of two very early morning
> departures for one of the three area airports. Flights out
> are based on where the Navy got the best ticket prices, so
> just because one group for an A school flew out of O'Hare,
> doesn't mean all of them will. Be sure to get flight
> information from your sailor before you leave them at RTC.
> Only they are allowed to tell you their flight, and you are
> not to share their flight information with others,
> especially not on social media. You may meet your sailor at
> the airport to give them their cell phones. If you wish to
> go to the gate with your sailor, they will have to take you,
> or in the case of very large groups, the USO volunteer might
> assist you in acquiring a guest gate pass. Be sure to have
> ID for everyone, including children, and be prepared to go
> through TSA security with your sailor.
>  You may stay with your sailor at their
> gate until they depart on their flight.
>
> This is the normal scenario, there are
> a few exceptions. These exceptions and further details are
> explained in in my discussion  What PIR weekend may be
> like for those flying out of GL (http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms/forum/topics/what-pi...) Sometimes
> your sailor has to finalize their orders, in which case they
> are not actually on liberty immediately following PIR, and
> you will need to wait for them at the RTC NEX. Other sailors
> have been moved to THU and they most likely will not fly out
> that weekend. They are not housed on the RTC site and may
> have their phones and computers and you will most likely be
> able to spend the weekend with them, just as parents of GL A
> school sailors are able to do.

Chipmunk has did me a favor to so kindly put this together for those who have Loved One's flying out for A school.

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 10, 2018 at 1:22pm

June 1, 2018

TG 30

233, 234. 235, 236 .237. 238,

813,814, 815, 930

Not up and running as if yet, when it does please join.

 

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