Hey! Any wives living in Dahlgren, VA for hubby's C-School? I moved up here from GL about a month ago. I'm hoping to find some ladies to have adventures with...hiking, cooking, movies, wine, scrapbooking...WHATEVER!!! Let's get in touch and go from there!
Hey there, my husband will be starting his first schooling for FC in a few weeks. I know we will not know orders for other schooling tell later but are there any examples of lengths of C schools for this rate??? Thanks any advice would help!
So happy to find this post and connect with others in my same situation. My husband is leaving for boot camp next month and I'm finding it hard being so unsure of when we will all be together as a family again. I'm interested to see how long it took you all to be able to move out to Great Lakes to be with your husbands. Any information about the process of us getting to move out there would be very much appreciated. I'm also wondering what happens during C school? Will our son and I have to stay in Great Lakes while my husband goes to C school? Thanks in advance!
It will depend on the length of the C school whether you stay behind or not. Usually if it is over 20 weeks, then you go, less than that, you wait.
Thanks for your help Anti M! I understand that he has to apply for Live Ashore which from what I've read on these posts can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months... is this a couple of weeks/months from the time he officially starts A school or from the time his basic training ends? My next question is, what is this ATT I hear people talking about before A school? And I see there may be a wait time before he starts? How long could this wait time be before he starts A school or before ATT? Or do you complete the ATT part during the waiting period of starting A school? I'm sorry for all the questions... I'm just trying to prepare myself for the reality of how long it may take before we can be living together as a family again.
ATT is Apprentice Technical Training, roughly nine weeks long, and is like the prep school for A school (several different ratings use it). Yes, there is often a hold old before beginning that, and then they hold for A school. Holds vary enough I cannot give you a timeline.
The good news is he can submit his Live Ashore packet when he reaches Phase Two of liberty, whether he is on hold, in ATT or in A school as he will be under the same chain of command the entire time. And you can move there before the packet is complete, he just has to arrange your move once he gets out of boot camp. They will help him do that, even if he is in phase one. That way he can still spend some liberty time with you when possible, and you can set up a home quicker.
Here are the liberty phases. Two takes about a month.
There are things you can do to prep for a move even now. Let me know if that would help, or is too much too soon!
Here is the moving group, although it is very inactive:
I'm there too, so ask questions either place.
Start throwing away, selling, donating stuff you don't need, now. Do not put it off. Talk to him abut his things before he leaves, can he thin his stuff out?
Prepare a personal information "hand carry" file. Birth certificates, marriage license, SSN, banking, medical, power of attorney, copies of his Navy paperwork and orders, anything you may need instantly. Make it portable.
Begin taking photos of valuables, and making a personal inventory with serial numbers. Never let packers touch your jewelry or small electronics.
Get your vehicle ready. Make sure your insurance has roadside coverage or get Triple A. Have a basic "kit" ready in the car, flashlight, tools, blanket, water, snacks. Navy does not ship cars in the US.
Plan on how to move your kid, what they will need in the car, when you arrive, and so on.
That is just a few things ... moving is complicated, but tens of thousands of military spouses do it, so it isn't impossible.