Good morning everyone! My son arrived from BC Sat am. When the group all arrived, he and 2 others were taken away to their own wing and away from the group. Hes not knowing what to really expect but just heard that he will have PT for 5 hrs a day and tons of inspection. He is excited for this chapter in life but nervous he doesnt really know what is going to go on. Any info I will greatly appreciate!!! I'm learning along with him. :)
Welcome....there is so much info in our MAIN discussion group of AIRCREW-you'll find loads of reading material there to answer many questions. Also, so many experienced AIRCREW folks there too, will help you on this journey.To get there: scroll up to where your picture is right on this page, and click on the arrow that says "back to AIRCREW discussions".....then click on it AGAIN and you'll be at our main page where we "check-in" frequently. Please say hello there and ask your questions....(I'm afraid you might get a bit "buried" here-in the separate discussion you've created)
once you get there at that main discussion page, you'll see "discussion topics" toward the top--click on 'View All' to see about 6 pages of AIRCREW INFO--very informative...
Meanwhile....do you mean he arrived IN BC, so you mean he's in Boot?? or has he graduated and is now on the "other side" at Great Lakes -across the street so to speak?) But yes, the PT will continue, he'll be very, very Fit and that continues for quite a while, until he gets assigned to his "land station (fixed wing planes)" or ship some Helos etc) There, the PT eases up but there still will be fitness tests even there, from time to time.
Thank you so much for that info!! I didnt know about the main page of Aircrew. Opps! I'm sorry to confuse you. He graduated bootcamp last Friday Sept. 7th and arrived in Pensacola on Sat. :)
oh, and one more thing....he will quickly be informed by way of 'orientation' classes, instruction on protocol, rules and regulations at this new place, finances, pay checks, insurance, uniforms etc etc. Many of his questions will be answered during these first few days or weeks. Also, yes...at this level, AIRCREW is kept very very separate...from other sailors or "rates. Lots of Focus and concentration will be priority ...things will ease up a bit as he moves onward in his training. (remind him to stay at top of his class if he can, study study, form study groups or join them, and stay out of trouble and stay away from those that cause trouble. This is especially critical at this stage)
Hi Momof2boys, my son arrived in Pensacola 3 weeks ago this past Saturday. He was very lost as well and that makes it hard on us moms who can't help. They have to figure it out themselves. Unfortunately his friend from boot camp who was also Aircrew had not passed his flight physical so when he arrived on the Aircrew side of the base, he was also without any friends from BC. He learned quickly though. Storymom is right. He needs to work hard and try to do well always. My son did well on his first PFA and swim qual and actually classed up for NACCS on the Thursday of the week he arrived and will graduate next Thursday....then on to his next step in this very long road. Tell him to work quickly on Phasing up as well. My son had some trouble getting Phase 2 because he classed up so quickly. He wasn't left with alot of time of get all the inspections done and with the hurricane evacuation he has been delayed and he has just moved to phase 2 and is so glad. Tell him to hang in there, he is going to be learning by leaps and bounds this week.
Feel a little better!! Trying to research as much as I can with little time at work and home. But proud of him! He is a hard worker and loves structure! Did great on PFA and swim is "OK" he said the instructors were very nice and said that being there in the water more he will catch up quickly. Just trying to research what Phase 1, Phase 2, etc is. How long, where it takes place, etc. Thank you for the info, I really appreciate it!!
I believe all sailors will 'find their way' and be directed to what's best for them with MamaNavy-- They must never regret the path that life eventually leads them toward...just move forward and 'take the bull by horns',
and push onward. Congrats to your son for 're-directing his destiny'....Gotta love that AO crew!
HI momof2BOYS. My son arrived in Pensacol Saturday morning 9/15. He is doing aircrew candidate school and is on the marine side of the base. He thinks it is essentially bootcamp again. He is also excited but a little nervous!! Says his roommate is nice and very helpful which makes me feel better!!