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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are actual questions and responses forwarded through the Great Lakes Home Page. RTC Great Lakes does not speak for the entire Navy. For general questions about the U.S. Navy, go to the official U.S. Navy web site at www.navy.mil. If you still have a question that was not resolved here contact the RTC public affairs office at rtc.pao@navy.mil.

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I was just curious if there is an electronic mail delivery system setup for the recruits at Great Lakes. I think this would be a great way for relatives to send mail to their family. I guess it would probably be an administrative nightmare to maintain.
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Will you ever give email access to recruits so that they can get in touch with their family via email?
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I need to contact my recruit because of a family emergency. How do I do it?
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How to Contact the Red Cross to Send an Emergency Message
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Navy Exchange Photographic Services - Can I get a video of my son's graduation from boot camp?
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The Keel (Yearbook for Recruits) - I was wondering if there is anyway to get a copy of my Year Book or how to get in touch with that department? Time frame was early 60s.
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What information will not be released if I call the Public Affairs Office?
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Privacy Act

The RTC Public Affairs office is not permitted to release information on individual recruits which is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. section 552a.This includes all personal information related to a recruit's training record, medical treatment, official service record, or administrative separation processing.Family members and other interested parties may have access to such information only if a recruit has signed a written waiver of his or her rights under the Privacy Act.The waiver must list the specific individuals to whom release of personal information is authorized.Any recruit may request permission from a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) to visit the Legal Department and complete a Privacy Act waiver form.
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