Navy Boot Camp: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, IL.
This Support Group is for Families & Friends with Recruits attending Navy Boot Camp.
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2021
No More "Sailor in a Box" - From RTC- Posted 5 Sept 2019
Attention families and friends of RTC: Previously, upon arrival to boot camp, recruits would box up their civilian belongings and ship it to their choice of destination. Our new procedure now has those boxes being stored locally and will be returned to the recruits the day before graduation. The new procedure went into effect this week beginning with Div. 409 in Training Group 52.
Moment of Truth - First week of Boot Camp
Complete List of Navy Boot Camp FAQ's - Need to Knows
Pass in Review Dates - Dates for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies
Contact Your Sailor - RTC Division Addresses -RTC Ship/Div Addresses
Bootcamp Weekly Training Schedule - Follow Your Sailor's Training
Recruit Division Command Structure - Division Recruit Command Positions
Bootcamp Videos - Several Videos about Bootcamp
Return To Bootcamp Videos - Series of Videos from All Hands TV
Captain's Cup Competition - Final Competition between Divisions
BattleStations 21 - Videos and Infomation about BattleStations
Navy Lingo & Slang -Learn to speak their Language
Navy Enlisted Ratings- Navy Job Descriptions
Boot Camp Checklist - Items you can and cannot Bring to Boot Camp
Being Paid While in Boot Camp - Yes, you get paid in Boot Camp!
A MUST Read for All New Navy Parents - Bootcamp....and how it changes your recruits!
Small Arms Training and Qualification - OPNAV Instruction 3591.1F
Current Weather Conditions at Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
Pass in Review Group- Tips, Hints, & Help for Navy Graduation
We talk about Holiday Routine at Boot Camp - here's the skinny
Sunday/Holiday Routine allows recruits to attend religious services and observe Federal holidays. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. recruits are able to: attend religious services, read and study, hygiene, perform uniform upkeep, write and read letters, or clean their rack and personal locker.
RTC is making important changes to polices regarding PIR Guest Access as well as Bag Checks and Restriction Policies. Take the time to read thru these and be prepared when you head to Great Lakes for PIR.