Hi, All! I will start by saying that this site has helped my family so much through this process. I have been lurking for a looonngg time. (Over a year)
My son is in BC right now. I got his form letter saying he is in ship 12 division 016. (What does the division mean?) He is to go to A school in Pensacola FL after PIR.
His letter also said PUR was November 23. But I have read here that it is really the 21st.
So my question is will the recruits get to spend Thanksgiving day with their family? If they have PIR on Wednesday, would they fly out on a holiday?
My son also told me that someone at MEPS said that if they have PIR on Wednesday that they may be able to come home for Thanksgiving weekend. (Keep in mind that he hadn't shipped out yet when he heard this and it was just other recruits talking)
So- any information you might have about PIR during Thanksgiving holiday would be great. I am really unsure about how to long to stay.
Also- where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in the area?
I am so happy to have found this site. So many of you have the same questions as I have. My son is also going to A school in Pensacola, Fl. I wasn't sure if they would ship him out on Thanksgiving or not. However, I just printed out the Vehicle Gate Pass. Am I supposed to fill in the blanks? My computer would not let me enter any info on the form, so should I do this by hand or do they fill it in at the RTC?
Yes, you must complete the Vehicle Gate Pass by hand.
Thanks. Will do!
What will his rating (job) be? There are groups on here for most of the "A" Schools and/or ratings. Here are two of the Pensacola groups, Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!! and Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola.
(Group names within this reply are clickable links.)