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MEPS & DEP group...
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It is very important that your future Sailor be physically fit prior to shipping to the RTC (these are new standards beginning 1/1/2018) and that he be able to pass an initial run test. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. "The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits."
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Totally clueless! My son told me he had to meet with a dr to be evaluated and take the ASVAB. 2 days back to back. Talk to the recruiter last night and that is not the whole story. He is doing the MEPs and suppose to pick a job and swear in. WOW, we are not ready for that quite yet. He is still in HS. Senior year and definitely wants to enlist, but have not even begun researching what job/area he wants to go in. Recruiter just picked him up and they are off. I told him to sign nothing today/tomorrow until we have time to ask questions. Will this hurt his chances to go into the Military? What are the next steps after MEPs? Can he go back in a month or two and sign his job holder and swear in?
Hi PaulaMS4 :)
my daughter left today and her boyfriend leaves on 9/9 also!
Are you a member of Boot Camp for Moms? There’s a lot of information on that group including things to do in the last month before they ship.
its quite a ride and I’m really grateful for the experience, information and support offered in that group! There are lots of links with ample information to help us navigate, even with the changes because of COVID. Best of luck and stick around :)
Any advice for a new Navy mom? My son is heading out to boot camp on 9/9/2020 and I have no idea what to expect.
Sorry I meant DEPS! Darn spellcheck!
Hi All! New to the group! My son was sworn in Mar. He is currently “Hurry up and waiting now.” Could be any time July - Sept. My question is... He had 2 DEPA this month. I thought it would be once a month. Is their a reason for 2 or more?
Hello everyone! I am new to this website and group. My son was cleared for MEPS and goes this Friday. He just graduated from HS from a military academy and has basically been in their BC for the last 5 1/2 months.. What are the chances of him shipping from MEPS directly to BC? He mentioned that he may be placed on DEPS but I'm not sure how all of this works. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Good Morning all... I'm looking to connect with anyone who's future sailor started Day One BMT this past Tuesday...
My son is leaving in July too! He is super ready. Graduation in just two weeks and then we will start working on his list to prepare for him leaving. I am excited for him, but this is my second son to go, and I know what to expect. It will be all the feelings coming up!
Happy Monday to all fellow moms of future sailors! My son's ship date is getting closer (early July) and I know it will be here in the blink of an eye. Right now I'm just focusing on planning his HS graduation party and all of the other senior stuff we have to do. My son is so ready to be done with HS and just move on to his next step. I think he's running through all sorts of emotions right now but really won't talk much about it until we make him talk. Anyone else out there with future sailors who will ship in the next couple months? How are things going?
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