This official website from the Navy contains information for recruits & families. Here you'll find the phone number/email for the Public Affairs Office, FAQs, mission statement for the Recruit Training Command, the history of the program. Here is where you will find the graduation dates for various Training Groups and the link to print your pass for parking at graduation (call PIR Pass In Review). Many, many of your questions will be answered if you study the information on this site.
Recruit Training Command - Main Page (clickable link)
The Family Guide (clickable link - pdf file) The most critical information is contained in this 3 page document. Print this, keep it handy. You will refer to it often.
Welcome Jeanette! There is an Emptynester group if you haven't already found it. I am an emptynester also. So glad you found the website. There are many veteran moms that are very helpful here.