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My daughter went to boot camp in July and was supposed to graduate September 8 but failed the running portion so they put her in a different division. She called me a week ago and was feeling exhausted in terrible. She was unsure if she even wanted to finish and be in the Navy! She told me that she was going to be in the new FIT division for 21 days and this past Friday would have been 21 days and I still have not Heard from her! Has anybody else had a similar experience like this? I am stressing out and really want her to pass and MoveOn!

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Amy, I went through the same thing with one of my twins this time last year. One twin weny through with flying colors, the other struggled. She failed the running test and got held back. Please keep encouraging your sailor. Every time I spoke with mine, I let her know that I was with her running along side her. Your sailor will make it. Tell her that. Be strong. I know its hard.
She called and told me she didn't pass ☹️ She is in a separation unit and is being sent home. If she wants to try again she will have to reenlist and start all over but has to wait 6 months. She hasn't decided if she will or not. ☹️ She is so disappointed and feeels embarrassed and sad.

tell her not to give up on her dream. my daughter couldn't pass the run test either and then i told her to get with someone who has passed the test and ask them to run the test with her. that way she could stay at their pace. it worked and she passed and was able to  continue on and graduate. so in 6 months from now if she is having trouble with the run test have her try running with someone that has already passed.

but most of all don't give up on your dream of being a sailor!!

Amy, your daughters setback is the platform for her comeback. I'm sending prayers for her.

What is the requirement for passing the run test.  My daughter is terrified. She's been practicing for months.

Stephanie - this is an older post - not sure if Amy is still on here. Here's the new guidelines for the run:

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp.

See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information.

Tell your daughter not to be terrified - just be prepared! She's got this!


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