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Just wanted to share some of the letter i recieved from my SR today this is a break down he gave me of what Hell week was.



RDC Assessment PFA- Fitness Test (Run,Push ups,Curlups)

WTI- Weapens turnover Inspection ( To see how safely they handle their weapons)

PI- Personal Inspection ( Make sure they wear their uniform correctly also must answer questions and stand at Attention for long periods of time)

Other Crap (lots of marhing)



Zone- zone inspection ( they inspect their racks inside and out. everything must be perfect- no stray strings, lint, etc.)

Live fire training- gun simulator (practice shooting 9 mm pistol on a simulator)

other crap ( see above)



Drill Inspection- Drill= marching (they are graded as a division and as an individual)

Live Fire- Shoot 9mm for medal

other crap ( see above X 2)



Test 2- ( covers everything they have learned so far)

he then said there is more but he cant think that far ahead....


anyway, its over now i hope they all passed! COME ON PIR!!


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Thanks NavyPops.....he tells us what is happening but doesn't describe it all very well.  Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for posting this Navy Pops!  Wonder how long it takes to grade their exam?  Got a letter today  dated 1/17 and my son said he would be too busy studying for test 2 to write any letters this week. Hope everybody passed.  I am so ready for this to be done.   My SR is in Div 069, what Div is your SR in?
Thanks Navy Pops!  It really helps to fill in some of the blanks!  It makes so much sense to share our SRs insights and info about boot camp.  Patiently (or impatiently, depending on the moment) waiting for PIR 2/11/11!!
Thanks for this!! What division is your SR in? My DH commented that he has Test 2 next week and needed to study like crazy for it. He said that this week they would have Marlinspike, firefighting, and live fire, "and a bunch of other tests" but he didn't say what was happening when. When I talked to him briefly on the phone yesterday he didn't mention any problems so I'm assuming he passed any tests they may have had this week. I was busy trying to find the medical records he needed from me and didn't think to ask what all they had done. Oh well! Guess I'll just have to wait for a letter or two next week...
Thank you NavyPop for sharing.  They are almost through it.  Can't wait to be at PIR
Thank you for posting this.  I had the same question about what HELL week was.
thanks for the info.. knew hell week was this past week but not what detailed... just couple more weeks.. till we see them.. yeah love and prayers to all our loved ones
Thanks for the info NavyPops! My son was worried about passing PFA run - it was on Tuesday so... no news is goods I hope!
thanks for this!!!!!!!!!! its always awesome to know what there doing! :)
Thanks so much for posting! My husband told me he'd be doing all of these things but I didn't realize it was hell week haha
NavyPops, thanks for the info on HellWeek--- my son told me he got 'Sharpshooter' on a test when I spoke to him last Sunday, so I guess that was part of all these tests...??  


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