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Discussion Forum

No billets or jobs?

Started by DNavyFamily. Last reply by DNavyFamily Sep 26. 5 Replies

DLI grad gift for CTI

Started by FloJo2 May 21. 0 Replies

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Comment by armynavymom on Saturday

Thank you sambam32 and mkl7993! It has been such a challenging year but she stayed strong and we couldnt be prouder! SAMBAM32. just remember to stay positive no matter what. They all go through some trials and doubts but  just knowing you are there for them cheering them on will get them through anything!

Comment by sambam32 on Saturday

armynavymom--that's the best Christmas present EVER!!! Congratulations to your daughter and your family! 

I'm still processing on how to get through BC, I can't wrap my mind around getting through the next several years! 

Have a blessed Christmas!

Comment by mkl7993 on Saturday


congratulations on graduate from DLI! and the bonus of coming home for Christmas! You have to be so excited!

Comment by armynavymom on Friday

Hi all! My daughter just graduated from the DLI about two weeks ago and is waiting for her processing to finish and will be leaving next week! We are excited because she has a little over two weeks till she reports to her permanent duty station so she will be home for Christmas! Monterey is beautiful but she is looking forward to moving on...

Comment by Shelby on Friday
Still living in Monterey.. fires aren't close, so the skies and air are all clear! Hope it stays that way. The fires in Big Sur last year were not fun
Comment by sambam32 on Thursday

I hope the California fires aren't affecting our loved ones in Monterey.... HUGS! 

Comment by USNwifeIL on November 27, 2017 at 1:35pm
As for age ranges it really depends. Just like with the regular late most of the recruits are on the early side of 20. There are just as many recruits for which this is their first thing they're at had a high school as there are recruits to spend some time in the workforce. There are also reservists who go Who tend to be on the older side. My sailor was in his early 30s so was one of the oldest students. It's definitely a bell curve with most of the students being in their early twenties
Comment by USNwifeIL on November 27, 2017 at 1:32pm
I'm the spouse of a sailor that was at DLI. He did not have a car as I kept it in our whole state. We separated for the time is better for my career. There are lots of buses for sale I get to write for free as long as they pick up the passes. Uber is super available as well.

They can have a fan and decoration and whatever else they want them so long as each day before they leave everything is organized and put away. Just like if they were on a ship everything would have to be stored. They do gets inspected randomly occasionally.
Comment by AKR on November 27, 2017 at 10:13am
Sambam32, mine just graduated not long ago with a Cat IV language. He didn’t have a car; he either walked, took the bus, or used Uber. I think they can get an Uber for either $7 or $10, depending on where they’re going. He got around fine and saw lots of stuff.
And if any of you can go to their graduations, GO. What an experience. We met our CTI’s teachers and that entire area, Monterey, Carmel, etc., is unbelievable. I’ll never forget that experience and neither will our sailor.
Comment by sambam32 on November 27, 2017 at 9:29am

What about transportation? I know there's public trans, etc... but if they want to go outside of the area do most sailors buddy up and go together with someone that has a car?We hadn't planned on having a car out there. Not sure how long that plan will

I'm curious how many Navy CTI's there are and the age range. What kind of jobs (I think they call them billets?) after school are available for them? 

my recruit wants to know if they can have a fan in their barracks at A School? haha...

Oh, the BAS can that be used outside of the chow hall? are there places that accept it? 


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