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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.
Hi, I’m new to this group. Any suggestions on how to adjust to being a military parent are welcome. Our son left in July 14, 2020 for quarantine. Does the two week quarantine still count toward boot…Continue
"Catherine, thank you for your update.
We share similar experiences. My son also was a 7/14 arrival with original graduation date 9/11/20. His entire division had to go to second ROM on 8/11/20 (division 328), so he did not have to change…"
"Just thought I would give a recap and an update in case it helps anyone:
1. Son arrived in Great Lakes July 14, 2 week hotel quarantine
2. Moved to ROM around Jul 29 (Div 327) , scheduled graduation 9/10
3. Bunkmate tested positive, moved to 2nd 2…"
"4korcan -- You may also want to join us on the main Bootcamp page as well. There have been a few moms who have had experience with going back into ROM. They may be able to offer advice! When you get there you just have to scroll…"
"Hi Catherine, just read your post. Yes, division 328 is in ROM. My son is in that division. He is so depressed. They are moved into a newly developed, but extremely cramped up space (graduation hall) and not able to do anything! I too am…"
"Hi NavyMom1013-our son's RTC dates were same I think. He is in Division 328. Unfortunately, his division was sent back to ROM last week. We received three letters from him two before the ROM, and one after. He was upbeat about the BC, but so…"
"Catherine -- I'm so sorry to hear this. Yes they get very discouraged but the RDC's know this is not anything the recruits can control. They are trying to test and catch it early but some still somehow slip through. I too…"
"Three days after the form letter we received a hand written letter from my son. Very upbeat, looking forward to the tougher first half of boot camp being almost over, thought his RDCs were “pretty chill”, looking forward upcoming RTC…"
"NavyMom1013 - the training groups are up on the RTC website but Ellen hasn't made the September PIR group on here yet.
Keep watching for it - as soon as she has it set up she'll post the link on the main bootcamp page."
"Good Morning NavyMom1013,
Yay for your letter. That's awesome!!!!
If you post on the main page you will find your information. Phoenixmom just posted the TG(training groups) up to 9/24/20.
Come and check it out ok. :)"
"Yes, my son arrived there on the 14th. Last time I heard his voice is when he called to say he had landed and was heading to the USO room at O ‘Hare which is where they were supposed to meet up for transfer to quarantine hotel.
NavyMom1013 - Welcome to the BC Moms group!! As we stated in your discussion, be sure to come to the main page and introduce yourself, if you haven't already and post a comment there. It will be noticed by a lot more people.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
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Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!