Great Information! Thanks so much. My son is currenly @ boot camp with a PIR date of 8/5. I live in Pensacola so I'm looking forward to him doing some training here!
Wow!! Thank you for this post! My SR graduates BC 9/1/11 also so I'm glad to have read this.
This is a lot of good information. Thanks. The recruiter told us it could be 3 mos. to 1 year between MEPS and BC. I was wondering what some of your sons'/daughters' wait time was before getting to BC. My son is planning to enlist soon.
I was randomly looking for some info and found this forum. My hubby is a Rescue Swimmer and we just got orders to head to San Diego for his FRS (Fleet Replacement Squadron). For those who doesnt know, normally they leave boot camp and are headed to Pensacola. Sometimes they are allow to take "leave" aka vacation time but some prefer to save the time for later. Once they get there it takes around 1-2 months before they class up for their first school which is NACCS, then they wait again aprox 1-2 months and class up for RSS which is 5 weeks long. ONce they finish this they move to ther "other" side of base and then takes them 1-2 more months to class up for A-school. It takes approximately 7-8 months to finish and be send to FRS for Sierras and about a year for Romeos. A-school is 6 weeks long for SIerras and 18 weeks long for Romeos. Once they are done with this school they get sent to FRS. Sierras go to San Diego or Norfolk and Romeos go to Jacksonville or San Diego. Like it was said on the previous post they can do SERE (2 weeks training) either at the beggining right away, in the middle or even at the end. It all depends on availability and space. FRS training its supposed to be pretty decent and allows them to have more of a "normal" life. They are normally attach to squadrons that will then take them to their permanent squadron once they graduate. I'm not sure about Virginia but in California they are attach to HSC-10 and HSC-3. HSC-10 is consider "top of the notch" since its now assign as a Special Ops squadron and works mainly with SEALs and combat rescues. Just FYI warn your sons/husbands that they will have much more of an intense training if they get this squadron and in the end less time at home (like me, I go with my sailor wherever he goes BUT there's gonna be tons of deployments I'm sure). HSC-3 will normally take you to HSC-25 but things can change for this squadron so its not a set and stone thing. I hope all this helps, because in my case, I was new to all this and it takes to be home alone to find all this info!!! Good luck and God bless all of your sons/husbands/brothers/ etc
Lydia, you need to be send Cyber flowers and chocolates for taking time to write this out for us. Thank you!!!
This info was very helpful My son is currently at bootcamp with a PIR of 10/12/2012.....then off to Pensacola. Thanks for informing me of the path ahead.
Thanks for the info - it really is an informative site - my sailor just graduated boot camp and is on hold in Pensacola to be an Air Rescue Swimmer - sounds tough, hope he can make it.