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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
First of all, I am so sorry this message is so late getting to you. I have been crazy busy with some family matters and have not been able to keep up to date on this website. But I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters…"
"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
"Jana -- Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it…"
"SydsMom - be sure to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group - here's the link:
Moms of Daughters 2
I don't think this is a normal thing - sounds like something fishy with the recruiter. But definitely unfortunate for the recruits!"
"I am so sorry she had to go through that! I’m brand new on this site and anxious to reach out to other moms of female recruits. My daughter just joined DEP and has a ship out date in August. She would be heartbroken if she got discharged."
"Jana, good for her. I am so happy that what happened before didn't deter her from her dreams.It took my son 8 years to finally get in and now he is in the nuclear program. Keep encouraging her reminding her if how she fought for this. There is…"
and it does say that some RDC's will allow small toiletry items not available in the NEX to be sent. However, I would only send if your daughter has specifically requested them. Because all packages are opened in front of the RDC and if it is not allowed they could get IT (intense training) which is extra push ups, sit ups, etc.
I saw you posted yesterday in the main room chat a question that Partyofseven replied to. But since those messages tend to disappear, I just wanted to answer here as well.
NO - The SRs are not allowed to receive any sort of packages at BC. They are given an allowance card to buy items at the NEX. Save those sorts of small gifts for once she gets to her A school and has a mailing address there. Even then, sometimes packages are reported as being lost or never received.
Be sure to post in the Moms of Daughters 2 group as well as in the BC Mom group.
First of all, I am so sorry this message is so late getting to you. I have been crazy busy with some family matters and have not been able to keep up to date on this website. But I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on the group page!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
Jana, You are welcome!! - Be sure to look at the video links that are posted on the left hand side of this page. The behind the scenes one, I think is similar to something that my husband found for me, and it at least gave me an idea of what my son was going through so that I could have something to pray for him regarding what was going on.
I am having trouble with the chat so I am posting my note here.
You should receive the form letter in about 4 - 5 weeks. Some have received a letter from their SR before they got a form letter. Shanny never received hers, but had letters with his ship # / div # With that information we can help you figure out the rest of the address.
As far as a phone call - Those have also been coming about 4 - 5 maybe 6 weeks out from leaving home.
Bogus things happened and daughter did not ship Feb 2020. Along with several other females that were given false reasons on ‘why they were discharged out of DEP’! One year later, she decided to join again. She shipped on the 9th of March- 2 week quarantine at Fort McCoy Wisconsin. P.S. I was told that the previous Recruiter was discharged for his “false DEP Discharges”.
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