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My son left for boot camp on 2/26/18. Still no address has been giving to me as of today :(. Does anyone know about how long it takes to receive their address? 

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Comment by Phoenixmom on March 9, 2018 at 6:03pm

Hi Carol Nav18 welcome to BCM.

Your recruit will mail the form letter, which will include the address, to you on day P-4 or P-5. (You can find a copy of the current form letter in the Page, The Form Letter. The brochure that is included from MWRGL about hotels and other things is at RTC Friends and Family Brochure July 2017 rev.pdf.) The average time to receive the form letter for those with a recruit in a regular division is 10 days after arrival.

a Recruit Mail Petty Officer has been trained in how to handle mail, which means it is usually sometime in the third week or later (1-3 or 1-4 DOT) when they start receiving mail depending on when P-days ended and the division formed.

If you receive a "real" letter without receiving the form letter, don't worry. Determine if there is another person that your recruit would have sent the form letter to and ask to see it. If no one received a form letter,

There are times that a form letter is not sent by accident if a recruit was one of the last to fill a division (usually a Push Division or if a recruit was moved from one division to another at the end of P-days) and the form letters were already sent out by the others in the division. Some recruits have not sent the form letter because they had a medical or dental appointment or were being interviewed for security clearance when the form letters were being sent.

It is very important that you let your recruit know if no form letter is received because you need to send back the security form that comes with The Form Letter in order to obtain the tickets for PIR.

Comment by MBear99 on March 9, 2018 at 7:55pm

Hi Carol Nav18,

My daughter left for RTC on 2/26 too and I have not yet received the form letter.  I am going to try to be patient for a few mores days. Maybe tomorrow will be the day.

Comment by lemonelephant on March 9, 2018 at 9:29pm

Since it has been at least 2 calendar weeks since your recruit arrived at the RTC and you do not have a form letter, then you can call the recruiter and get the address and mail letters to your recruit, but be sure to double-check the address against those at or Ship/Division--How it Works. 

Comment by lemonelephant on March 9, 2018 at 10:38pm

If you do not receive the form letter, then print out the Security Access Form and complete it and send it to your recruit.

Comment by Carol Nav18 on March 10, 2018 at 6:31pm

Got my letter today!!

Comment by Seabeemom on March 12, 2018 at 1:43am

Hope I get one by tomorrow . 

Comment by Scuttlebutt on March 12, 2018 at 8:59am

My son left 2-26 and I received the letter this past Saturday 3-10 

Comment by Seabeemom on March 12, 2018 at 11:33am

Yay, my letter will be here today according to the informed mail email I got today. He is in ship 11, division 172

Comment by Seabeemom on March 12, 2018 at 12:39pm

Getting my letter today. Ship 11, division 172

Comment by Carol Nav18 on March 12, 2018 at 1:20pm

4/20 for my son :)


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