Roberta Welcome to the site of BCM, Nice to have you along, she sure is coming from very far out, wishing her the best! here are some sites that you can read before hand. if there is anything that you may need please reach out.
Can recruits take anything to BC with them?
Recruits should go with what they have on their backs, their cell phones, and not much else. (See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for....)
What will the first day be like at BC?
How long is the "I'm here!" call and when will s/he be able to call again?
When will "The Box" come?
It will usually arrive by FedEx within a few days, but it can take up to 2 weeks at times.
On about their fifth day at the RTC, the new recruits are tested on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes 7 seconds for female recruits. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. Those who pass continue with BC. Those who do not pass are moved to FIT and will be retested in 48 hours and must pass in order to continue at the RTC. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information.
Thank you for your support. She's leaving today and I will travel in spirit beside her. I went through army bootcamp 27 years ago so I hope I have prepared her as best as I could. I'm sure to have questions and will gladly ask. Next few weeks I pray to hold it together for her and her fiance and family here in Alaska. Thanks again you are so very appreciated.
My best wishes to your family and her Fiance! I think she will do Great!
Hi Roberta, my son left 3/13 too. I am looking forward to knowing what his training group and division is.
Hi NaptownMom, hoping that she has the PIR date of May 11, 2018. That is my guess until the form letter finally arrives. I'm like a child waiting for Christmas morning to open a gift from a loved one. I know your just as excited. Let's join forces in support of one mom to another. Hope you got the Box from your son.
I did get the box and was surprised how quickly it arrived! It arrived last Thursday. Now waiting for the letter. I am thinking 5/11 will be the PIR.