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Jennifer
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My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by beachlover0214 May 9. 23 Replies

Why can't I stop crying.  I'm so proud of him and excited for him, but feel such a strong sense of loss.  It seems so permanent, since he really will be gone.Continue

Son leaving in 2 weeks for Boot Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Apr 3. 8 Replies

Hello Navy Moms,I just joined this group yesterday (thank you Google!) and already have learned so much.  Can anyone point me to a thread which discusses graduation from Boot Camp for family/friends…Continue

Tags: camp, boot, graduation

 

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Jennifer commented on Mary, Proud Mom of Nick's group 'AECF - FCs and ETs'
"Hello Navy Moms - my son just finished BC in June and then was on hold for a few weeks at GL waiting to begin his A - school - he's been in Ad Tech Training for two weeks now.  How long does ATT last?  He said his official A School…"
Jul 18
LoveRules liked Jennifer's discussion My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week
May 12
beachlover0214 replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Jennifer, I was so relieved to see your post. My husband and I feel the same way!  Our son left for boot camp two weeks ago.  We are so proud of him and know this is a wonderful opportunity for him, but we were not expecting all the…"
May 9
Phoenixmom left a comment for Jennifer
"I stayed at the Residence Inn I liked it was clean, nice front desk and the service was awesome! down the street from Walmart and the Meet and Greet. Has shuttle service, full kitchen all amenaties."
May 7
Phoenixmom left a comment for Jennifer
"I was given this from lemonElephant There are lots of suggestions within this site and usually also in the PIR group. The brochure that is included with The Form Letter from MWRGL about hotels and other things is at RTC…"
May 7
lemonelephant left a comment for Jennifer
"Yes, you did figure out how to reply. To reply to a comment here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment. "
May 6
lemonelephant left a comment for Jennifer
"Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to…"
May 6
lemonelephant left a comment for Jennifer
"Join PIR: June 15, 2018 TG 32."
May 6
lemonelephant left a comment for Jennifer
"Divisions 245 and 246 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask…"
May 6
sarah9310 left a comment for Jennifer
"Hi Jennifer, I too recently commented on lemonelephant's page and just wanted to let you know that our recruits are in the same Divison! My husband is Div 246. Hope all is well.  "
May 6
Phoenixmom replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Hi Debbie, glad to have you along. Please know you are not alone, we are here for you in every way. I help out on Boot Camp Moms. Come join us, and if there is anything I can do or answer please let me know."
Apr 18
lemonelephant replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"4Roses92, I put info on your My Page that will help you and your future Sailor to prepare."
Apr 18
mern replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"4Roses92 He has time to be sure he can meet the PT standards. If he has access to a pool that would help as well. Knowing he can pass his pt standards will take one burden off his mind. "
Apr 18
4Roses92 replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"I'm a mess already and have 4 months until he leaves.  Graduates HS in June, don't want to ruin all of the upcoming events by focusing on August, but I can't help myself.  So glad we're not in this alone."
Apr 18
lemonelephant replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Debbie, I left info on your My Page that will help you prepare for her to leave."
Apr 16

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At 5:56pm on May 7, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I stayed at the Residence Inn I liked it was clean, nice front desk and the service was awesome! down the street from Walmart and the Meet and Greet. Has shuttle service, full kitchen all amenaties.

At 5:49pm on May 7, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I was given this from lemonElephant

There are lots of suggestions within this site and usually also in the PIR group.

The brochure that is included with The Form Letter from MWRGL about hotels and other things is at RTC Friends and Family Brochure July 2017 rev.pdf. It should have some suggestions with contact information. 

The Page, Saving Money PIR Weekend, has information on hotels, transportation to GL, and more. 

The Navy Gateway Inns & Suites is located on the main base, about 1.5 miles from RTC. Only those with military IDs can access the base to stay there.  http://dodlodging.net or 1-877-NavyBed (1-877-628-9233). 

The Navy Lodge is located 1.9 miles off base from RTC and guests of graduation are allowed to stay there.  https://reservations.staydod.com/hotelSearch.do?action=View&pro... or 847-689-1485

At 9:36pm on May 6, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Yes, you did figure out how to reply. To reply to a comment here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment. 

At 9:34pm on May 6, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to "Members" so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom. 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 9:33pm on May 6, 2018, lemonelephant said…
At 9:32pm on May 6, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 245 and 246 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 10:08am on May 6, 2018, sarah9310 said…

Hi Jennifer, I too recently commented on lemonelephant's page and just wanted to let you know that our recruits are in the same Divison! My husband is Div 246. Hope all is well.  

At 7:42pm on April 5, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined AECF - FCs and ETs; your recruit will discover his rating while in BC, usually near the end of BC. "A" School is in GL, so you will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school momsYou can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. 

The Rating Information Card for AECF can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/aecf.pdf(It has an error in the number of weeks for ATT; it should be 9 weeks instead of 11 for FC and 11 weeks rather than 119 weeks for ET.) The Rating Information Card for Electronics Technician (ET) can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/et.pdf and the one for Fire Controlman (FC) can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/fc.pdf(If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) 

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.) 

If your Sailor has “C” School in Dam Neck, then you may want to join Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends since Dam Neck is in that area. Check out http://wavy.com/category/news/military/ for news from the Norfolk area. If your Sailor has "C" School in Hawaii, then check out HAWAII (OAHU). 

At 3:42pm on April 3, 2018, KathyProudCorpsmanmom said…

Hi Jennifer,

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area, and have several members in the San Ramon area.


Check out our Directory & come join us!
Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:
SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/sfbayareanavyfamilies


KathyProudCorpsmanmom

At 12:32pm on April 3, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will soon be happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter. 

 
 
 

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