My son will go to boot camp in June, his rate is CM. Praying all goes well and just wanted some info regarding the two different locations. What determines whether he goes to A school in Port Hueneme or Gulf Port? So proud of my future Seabee! Thanks in advance!
I'm pretty new to all of this, so I can't tell you specifically. My son is a SW. He went to A school in Gulfport and is now at Port Hueneme. Good luck to you and your SeaBee!!
StaceyJG1 - did your son do ECS after A school in Gulfport? Did the Navy cover his travel expenses (Flight) to Port Huenemee? Trying to figure out transportation when my son graduates from A school in Gulfport, comes home on leave, and then goes back to Gulfport for ECS (combat school) before going to join his battalion in Port Huenemee.
My son just graduated and is now in Gulfport for A school. His rate is BU. I know of someone whose son's rate is CM and he went to A school in Port Hueneme and his next stop is going to be Gulfport. This kid had PIR in October. Good luck to your son in boot camp. Tell him to workout and swim from now until when he leaves. It will help him a lot in boot camp.
Sea Bee Mom - once a new BU joins the battalion, do they just continue to train on base until they get deployed? Or are they sent to other places (even in US) to train/improve their skills as a BU? Working on transportation and my son wanting to have a vehicle the moment he arrives in CA (Port Huenemee). New to all of this and trying to teach my son to ask questions in order to get some advance information if possible.
StaceyJG1 - can you tell me anything about the base housing at PH? Also, what is the area around the base like? My son will be going to PH once he finishes A school in GP and then ECS. We have visited him in GP but have no idea what to expect in PH. I have never been to CA before and it is a long way from VA.
My son is assigned to NMCB 3. I believe Battalion 3 just came back from deployment so I hope that means my son has a long time to get accustomed to the base and surrounding area. Do you know what is supplied in the single barracks as in furniture? Is there a kitchen of any type? Linens furnished? We are new to the military and need all the help we can get on the "everyday" kind of details. Hoping my son will be asking these type of questions, but not sure he will. Just trying to be prepared.