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Is "P" Week the First Week or Week Zero?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Buzz Oct 9, 2022. 2 Replies

My recruit arrived at RTC on Sept. 19 of this year. Division 426, Training Group 51, which jives with the explanation on this website as to how TG's are numbered (First week of October being Week…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Austin Oct 3, 2022. 6 Replies

My recruit arrived at Boot Camp on September 19, 2022, two  weeks ago. Still have not received the form letter with his ship and division  so therefore, no address yet.  I've read this should happen…Continue

 

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"Thank you, Paul."
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Buzz replied to E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin's discussion Battle Stations 21
"As I understand it, Battle Stations 21 used to be the conclusion of 8-week Boot Camp and the "Capping Ceremony" took place then ... from "Recruit" ball cap to "Navy" cap. Now that Boot Camp is 10 weeks, is the Capping…"
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Buzz replied to Buzz's discussion Is "P" Week the First Week or Week Zero?
"Ahh ... this is from your post, "A run down of how the divisions are formed."  Although I had actually read it before, I did not recall that info when I posted my question. (There's so  much information to absorb all at…"
Oct 9, 2022
NavyDads Admin (Paul) replied to Buzz's discussion Is "P" Week the First Week or Week Zero?
"The first 4-11 days after a new recruit arrives are Processing Days (P-days). P-days can last up to 14 days for some recruits if they have to wait for additional recruits to arrive to fill a division. Although recruits are assigned to a ship and…"
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Is "P" Week the First Week or Week Zero?

My recruit arrived at RTC on Sept. 19 of this year. Division 426, Training Group 51, which jives with the explanation on this website as to how TG's are numbered (First week of October being Week 1).According to the RTC's graduation schedule, PIR will be on Dec. 2. (https://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/tg_grad_dates.html)I count 11 weeks from Sept. 19 to Dec. 2, not 10. Was the week of Sept. 19 not the first week, i.e., was it "Week…See More
Oct 9, 2022
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Buzz replied to NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's discussion A run down of how the divisions are formed
"Appreciate your input Dave."
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Buzz replied to NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's discussion A run down of how the divisions are formed
"Thanks for the explanation, Paul."
Oct 6, 2022
Buzz replied to NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza's discussion A run down of how the divisions are formed
"Other than 500, 800 and 900, is there any significance to the division number in which a recruit is placed? 400 for instance? "
Oct 5, 2022
Eric Austin replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"AWESOME !!!  Boot camp can be rough. It means so much to them to hear from home. "
Oct 3, 2022
Buzz replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"Just wanted to let you know we heard from our guy today. Got my first letter off to him via Sandboxx already. Thanks again!"
Oct 3, 2022
Buzz replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"Thanks for the info, Jim."
Oct 3, 2022
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"Just an FYI...I sent a message to RTC via FaceBook messenger and they are no longer doing two week quarantine at the beginning. "
Oct 2, 2022
Buzz replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"Thanks for the encouragement, Eric. Guess I'll just have to hang in there until we get that letter. I appreciate the reply. "
Oct 2, 2022
Eric Austin replied to Buzz's discussion No Word Yet
"Do not be worried. I am not sure, but both my boys had to do a two week quarantine in a hotel before boot camp. ( Even though both of them got Covid durning boot camp) If they are still doing this nonsense then it will be a bit before you get the…"
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My recruit arrived at Boot Camp on September 19, 2022, two  weeks ago. Still have not received the form letter with his ship and division  so therefore, no address yet.  I've read this should happen within a week to 10 days. Should I be concerned? I appreciate your reply.See More
Oct 2, 2022

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Chris
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
FT
What Brought You To This Site:
my grandson is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Grandparent

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At 4:50pm on September 19, 2022, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to NavyDads Buzz! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - My daughter Kat is now a Veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist (MC3). My son Eric (AM1) did two cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails") stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, and was stationed at NAS Pensacola where he was an instructor (LPO) in A-School. Currenlty he is is San Diego and is attached to a new squadron VRM-40) being formed. If NavyDads were around in those early days it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Buzz this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your grandson is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.

As a grandparent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Chris is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps! To better understand how the Navy creates sailors, watch this video Making A Sailor to see what life is like at Great Lakes RTC.


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At 10:20pm on September 18, 2022, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Buzz! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found, was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are so proud of our son and his service to our country. I'm sure you feel that same pride for you child. This is the place to brag!

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Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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