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I just got back from MEPS and I enlisted as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I ship off July 3, 2012. While i'm waiting to leave for boot i'll be finishing my senior year of highschool. I'm 17 years old and i'll be celebrating my 18th in boot. I hope to tryout and make AIRR (aviation rescue swimmer). Then of course my ship date will change. I'd love some advice from fellow deppers, or rescue swimmers on how they achieved their goal, or from ASM's, and from some of you about moving throughs ranks and stuff like that. I have a great recruiter who has explained everything about advanced pay grade and such but I need it dumbed down! lol It'd be really neat to find someone with maybe the same ship date as me! And on a side note: my boyfriend of 9 months is in the army, it'd be really encouraging if i could find a friend in the same situation as me to tell me how they handled it! Any response would be much appreciated, thanks!

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Brooke,

 

I just wanted to share with you that my son will also ship off on  July 3  for Boot Camp.  He will be training with an instructor SpecOps Navy Seal trained in Fitness and swimming. He enlisted in the AIRC.  Your recruiter will help with fitness trainers.  Maybe our paths will cross at PIR (graduation).

 

 Good luck to you Brooke.

I really need to find the instructor in my area! Thanks (:

Check out the various GF, wives, finances groups by going to the tabs above, just below the N4M banner at the top of the pages.  I think you will find a lot of information there and possibly someone just like you.  You would have to join to ask questions, but you can read posts to see which group best suits you, or possibly find someone with similar circumstances.

I am not involved in the rescue swimmer...but I believe that I have read posts so you might want to check the groups for the swimmers and other rates you listed.  Queen Bee has a number of discussions on the Main tab...that deal with groups, where you can look up almost anything.

Check out the various GF, wives, finances groups by going to the tabs above, just below the N4M banner at the top of the pages. I think you will find a lot of information there and possibly someone just like you. You would have to join to ask questions, but you can read posts to see which group best suits you, or possibly find someone with similar circumstances.

I am not involved in the rescue swimmer...but I believe that I have read posts so you might want to check the groups for the swimmers and other rates you listed. Bunker QB has a number of discussions on the Main tab...that deal with groups, where you can look up almost anything.
google some keywords and websites will pop up that will link you eventually to many different sites which may provide you with answers. You tube also has shown me all info about bootcamp , PIR , what they require, what to expect etc. I talked to people who may know people who has done the job and asked if its ok to call them. I find that people are excited to tell about their experience and of course I always asked what they dont like about it also AND how and what to do to EXCEL or ADJUST to the field you chose. Facebook has groups so using different keywords may land you some results. Good Luck

hi! i am also joining the navy i leave nov 9th 2011. I first contacted my recruiter in feb this year i was also wanting to do airr. He said okay sure and he took me to meps and i was going to go to meps get a job then do the next pst and get my contract. so i did my depth perception test while i was at meps. I scored an 82 on the asvab and the job they gave me at meps was ctm. well i did my first PST and i did pretty good i only needed to work on my situps and id have my contract next pst.  The thing is at the pst your going to need to be  under the 9s that means a 9min swim 9 min run and above 90 pushups and sit ups and above 9 pullups. you get your contract after that usually. I found out after a while that the job i got at meps(CTM) is actually an amazing job and ive heard its good for when you get out and its one of the best in the navy.  So i decided to stick to it because i started to think if i dont retire in the navy its not going to be useful to me to be Airr because lifeguards dont get paid much. in my opinion if you wanna do Airr i would dedicate everything to it. wake up early swim for a couple of hrs and workout alot everydayy. but Good luck and i hope you make it but no matter what you joined the navy so you cant go wrong no matter what.:D

Brooke,
My daughter just left 3 weeks ago to Great Lakes, 5 months before her contracted ship date. Be ready! She's also going to be a rescue swimmer. She is a certified life guard, which I think will help her. Consider getting certified, I think it will help with your 2nd class swim rating and will keep you in swimming shape. Good luck. If we remember ( next year) we'll let you know what to expect.
Julie, Steph's mom.

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