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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

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my recruit didnt pass her running test. I know she is very upset and I only got to speak to her for a few minutes. Her dad and I are worried about her. She said she had to move out of her ship and away from her division. She will not graduate on Friday. But, what's next? We are out of our minds worrying about it, with no contact to find out what happens next. Can anybody shed some light?

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Girls have to finish the mile in 14 minutes 45 seconds.

Cindy - As Angie said, it depends on the age.  In boot camp you can be up to 40 and still join (reserves).  So in boot camp alone the women have a wide range of times:

17-19 = 14:45

20-24 = 15:15

25-29 = 15:45

30-34 = 16:15

34-39 = 16:38.....

The PT charts actually go to age 65+, which allow women 20:31...   It's hard to get that walker around the track....

jeenNY - Go to this link, go to about page 77.  It starts with males, then goes to females.  It's sorted by age.... Make dang sure you look at the below 5000 ft times.    In boot camp you must have a satisfactory medium to pass.  When you get to the fleet, then you can go as low as probationay, but not in bootcamp....

http://doni.daps.dla.mil/Directives/06000%20Medical%20and%20Dental%...

Thank you! :)
JennNY
Do not worry...she will be fine. They will work with her to better her time. Since my son has been in the Navy I have seen other instances where recruits have needed help academically and physically, and they have gotten it. It is not unusual. The most important thing for her to remember is to keep a positive attitude, that is what the Navy will look for. I had a Navy4moms friend back when my son was in BC and her son needed extra help academically and graduated later. He excelled in his other division because of his attitude and became a strong leader. Many will struggle at certain times in their Naval career, but that's what builds character. Will be praying for her:)
True!  The Navy only wants your daughter to be a success!  She will be fine and they will work with her!  Good luck and I'll pray too! 
This was a helpful discussion....thanks for everyone's input. My daughter is in her 3rd week of BC and hasn't called home yet, I'm still waiting to see how she's holding up physicall & emotionally. Just reading this made me feel better because every kid has their own skill level. I was worried mine wouldn't keep up even though she's a tough kid. Thanks for the confidence boost!

Best of luck to you and your daughter. This is a hard waiting game for parents....  I'm still waiting for more news from my daughter. We got a letter written about a week ago telling us she's being treated for tendonitis. She's down that she didnt get to graduate with her division, but still hanging in there hoping to move on soon. We're not sure what happens next, but still hopeful everything will work out for the best her. She's a great young lady and we know she'll do her best. Again, good luck to you! jenj (JayJ)

Your daughter will be fine, she will probably retake the test before graduation so she can stay with her group. She has to be positive and say to herself she can do it!!! My son graduated in July, in fact it was July 4th weekend so graduation was actually Thursday instead of Friday. Anyway, his training was cut short a week so they had alot of cramming to do. My son did not pass one of the academic part of the test because of so much to get through in that week right before graduation. We received a call on Tuesday night and he was absolutely torn up. I told him to take a deep breath and chill, they let him take the test the next morning on Wednesday @ 6 am. We still left Midland, Tx at 9 am to catch our flight to Chicago not knowing whether he was graduating or not (we left anyway). I received a call at noon that he had passed and would have his last part of the test all day and night Wednesday, I think it was something with the Physical  - Fireman stuff (can't remember) but anyway we flew into Chicago Wednesday evening. Attended Graduation that nex morning at 10am, he wasn't able to march with his group because he had not slept all night. Anyway, he had to sit on the balcony but he was there and we were so very proud of him.

So I am telling you she will make it! Keep the Faith - through God all things are possible. AMEN!! 

Now he is a sailer in Norfolk Virginia and loving every minute of his time being a SAILOR.  

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm glad your son is doing well after his little bump in the road... My daughter didnt graduate with her group, that was Feb. 4, but we're hoping and praying it will happen soon. Keeping the faith, jenj (JJay)
thank you, we are hanging in there.  love that you told her to think about you pushing her while running, I might borrow that thought fro my daughter :)
Thanks for asking! She's still in the FIT  (medical), staying off her foot and letting it heal. She had xrays that showed a stress fracture in her heel and tendonitis. They told her to stop trying to run on it and take a few weeks to heal. Then she'll get to begin working out again and working toward passing her run. She's not happy she's stuck there for awhile, but trying to stay positive. We get to talk to her for a few minutes once a week. The waiting is hard on her and us! :) jenj

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