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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions by families and friends of recruits onboard Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. If your question is a general inquiry about the U.S. Navy, please click here for the official U.S. Navy Web site. If you still have a question that was not resolved here, please contact the Recruit Training Command Public Affairs Office at rtc.pao@navy.mil.

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What is the proper mailing address for a recruit?
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What can I send my recruit in the mail?
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My recruit is in RCU (Recruit Care Unit) or on hold to pass a fitness test (FIT). May we be authorized a visit?
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My recruit failed their fitness test (run) or swim qualification. When will he/she graduate or what is their status?
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How can I find out if my recruit is graduating? Will you put a list up on the Web site?
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What are award winners/honor recruits, and how do I find out if my recruit is one of them?
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How many guests per recruit are allowed to attend Pass-In-Review?
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When will I receive tickets/passes to graduation?
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I am not sure I am on the access list. Can you find out and make changes if I am not?
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Are wheelchairs available for use and is there designated handicapped seating available?
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Is handicapped parking available?
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What items can we bring or not bring to PIR?
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How much weekend liberty will my recruit receive?
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Can I bring my recruit’s cell phone to him/her?
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Can you assist me with hotel reservations?
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What is the closest airport?
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Can I obtain a DVD of the RTC graduation?
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I was in boot camp in the early 60’s. Is it possible to receive a copy of The Keel from my time onboard Recruit Training Command?
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How can I get a tour of RTC?
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What information will not be released if I call the Public Affairs Office?
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