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fit program

Members: 301
Latest Activity: Aug 20

If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

Discussion Forum

What comes after rcu

Started by Jagsfan. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 7. 3 Replies

How many chances

Started by Parrothdgal. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 11, 2017. 1 Reply

Any info anyone

Started by IgWhisperer. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 15, 2017. 8 Replies

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Comment by Ellen on August 20, 2019 at 7:07am

My husband and I both missed a call from our son yesterday (Monday) morning. He left no message. I balled the number back and the Officer of the Deck at his Divisions Ship answered, but would provide no information. They only offered to let his RDC know that I called, and we have heard nothing since.

About three weeks ago, our son told us he was having trouble with the PRT. But other than that we have no real idea what is happening. We are devastated....we don’t know what happened or even where to send letters of encouragement. He must also be devastated...this has been his dream his whole life. 

We don’t know what happened or why. We are confused and deeply worried. He is (was?) scheduled for PIR in 11 days. We have all of our travel arrangements made. We are lost, and don’t know what to do.

Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2018 at 9:55pm

Everyone, Make it a habit to check your My Page because you may have comments from Members and not even know it if you have the notifications turned off for comments on your My Page. To reply to someone who leaves a comment on your My Page, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment. Also check in the upper left to see if you have Friend requests or any new messages in your Inbox. 

Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2018 at 9:53pm

sharonmomofzach, he MAY have been in FIT for the 48 hours or so after failing the initial run or he MAY have been in STEP, but he is now in a division with a PIR date and he has begun training or soon will begin training. He needs encouragement to push through and meet all of the requirements needed to become a US Navy Sailor. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).

Comment by sharonmomofzach on August 28, 2018 at 2:34pm

We got a call yesterday from my son that he was changing divisions and that his graduation date would now be Oct 19th. I have no idea what the change is - but I would bet that he had an issue with the run. Does that seem like that would be the issue? He was put in a FIT program or did he probably pass now and is moving onto his new unit to start training?

Comment by AbbyF on August 21, 2018 at 12:40am

That’s great!  I haven’t heard from my son yet!  Hoping the first hsm s he is allowed the test he will pass his run. He was 10 seconds off. 

Comment by lemonelephant on August 21, 2018 at 12:13am

That is wonderful!

Comment by Ola on August 21, 2018 at 12:05am
I have great news! My son passed FIT and will participate in PIR on Friday:) God is Awesome!
Comment by lemonelephant on August 20, 2018 at 11:08pm

Ola, your will recruit have ten chances to pass, but I am not sure of the exact number of practice tries.

Comment by Ola on August 20, 2018 at 2:32pm
Thanks Lemonelephant! I’m thinking my son failed the prone float because that’s the area he was having difficulty in. Do you know who many tryouts he will get and how many often he will be practicing?
Comment by lemonelephant on August 20, 2018 at 12:54am

Ola, yes, this group is current. We see fewer recruits going to FIT now that there has bee a change at the RTC and most recruits are ASMO'd to a division in a later TG with a PIR date rather than to FIT, but some still go to FIT. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).


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