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Hello ladies this a group so that we can keep in touch with others who sr are goingto the same A School.

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At the risk of putting foot in mouth again... Just wondered what the other moms/wives/girlfriends thought about the process/risk/benefit/career choice. I understand some of this is out of my sons hands (and certainly out of mine), but to the extent that he can make an informed decision I hope to help. He went into BC in a better position because he studied and trained. I am very proud of him. I trust the Navy and our country will be well served.
Well now I feel kind of stupid!!!  Hahahaha - I guess you all know where my head is at.  My son hasn't indicated one way or the other what he is going to do - but I assume that he is going to stay Navy since that's all he talks about.

Well...I feel that whatever he wants to do will be OK with me.  Am I thrilled that he could go "green".  Not necessarily :)  I have heard from a ton of people that the marines make sure the "Docs" are taken good care of.  They want to make sure they are OK so they can help them.  My son said one of the main reasons was you can rank up much faster going "green" than just staying "blue."

Does anyone know which base they are at for A School in San Antonio? 
Fort Sam Houston, I believe.
Hey ladies spoke with my sr today they do leave on sat for a school. He also said that it could be 2 months before he startes a school because they have to wait until a slot opens.

Hi desireenavygf. Any chance you know what time they fly on Sat and/or which airport? Was hoping my SR would share that with me, but no such luck. And congrats on your new sailor!

my son thought it was very early in the morning - like 1 a.m. - but now I am hearing that they only drop the boys/girls off once per day and leave them at the airport until their plane leaves.  So, now I'm not sure if he is flying out at 1 a.m. or just being dropped off and his plane leaves later that day.  Waiting for his "I'm a Sailor" call to find out for sure then I will let you know. 
Hello - I'm new to this page but my son is attending A - School in San Antonio.  He wants to be an FMF but thought be may not make it :(  Time will tell.  It's great to find a forum where we're all in the same situation for at least the next 4+ months.  Thanks for starting ti!

Welcome Nibrocsmom!


ok so i am totally out of the loop. green vs blue? if they are with the marines that means in harms way more often? what is FMF? and does that mean they will leave for San Antonio but not start class for 2 months? is that the whole group? so confused, please help

Hi DRod - there is soo much information in soo many places. Here's some of what I've found...


good groups:

Corpsmen Moms and Dads; check out the video - FMTB West 2010


HM (Hospital Corpsmen) A School in San Antonio;

check out discussion from HM_Mom Ruth - information-to-those-new-or-not-so-new-to-san-antonio-hm-


My SR went in with the plan to go blue (Navy), but I'm not sure that he hasn't changed his mind. I've seen some info/discussion that there is a year long wait for FMTB and more sailors are going to C-schools. Oh, FMF is the designation or credential. FMTB is the training.

Hope that helps a little.


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