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ATF/AIRC??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Wiles Apr 25. 4 Replies

Okay, well my son went to MEPS yesterday for medical, ASVAB and getting his job. He wanted IS, OS or CT. However they claimed those rates weren't available. SO they put him in ATF/AIRC, with the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Murray Jan 27. 2 Replies

Hello,My son left for Bootcamp Jan 18th. We just received his letter about PIR, including his mailing address. However on P2 of the letter it states " Recruits may not receive any food items due to…Continue

 

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Dale Wiles replied to Neil Murray's discussion ATF/AIRC??
"Neil, I am not sure what ATF is but I am familiar with AIRC/AIRR since my sailor trained and went through AIRC. The physical requirements are pretty hard (in my opinion not my sailor's since he flew through them). Check the Navy Enlisted…"
Apr 25
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom replied to Neil Murray's discussion ATF/AIRC??
"Scott is correct.....your Son is still in the driver's seat! Slots open up frequently...so keep pushing!"
Apr 25
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza replied to Neil Murray's discussion ATF/AIRC??
"You also have to consider, "the needs of the Navy." There are a lot of rates that are more attractive and popular than others. Those rates fill up quickly. It may take a while, but tell him to hang in there. Chances are good that the rate…"
Apr 24
Scott Henry replied to Neil Murray's discussion ATF/AIRC??
"It is a common practice to put people into a job and then reclassify them later. If his recruiter is at least halfway decent, he will continue to stay on the classifiers and watch for a slot to open up. If a slot opens up he should immediately…"
Apr 24
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ATF/AIRC??

Okay, well my son went to MEPS yesterday for medical, ASVAB and getting his job. He wanted IS, OS or CT. However they claimed those rates weren't available. SO they put him in ATF/AIRC, with the promise that they would continue to look into getting an IS, CT, or OS rating for him if one happens to open up. I find it hard to believe that there's no ratings he wants available in the next 6 months. However, if they don't find an opening is he stuck with ATF/AIRC? This isn't at all what MEPS told…See More
Apr 24
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Jan 27
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Hello,My son left for Bootcamp Jan 18th. We just received his letter about PIR, including his mailing address. However on P2 of the letter it states " Recruits may not receive any food items due to diet and sanitation concerns". Is this correct? I recall when I went thru Boot' March of '93, I was allowed to receive candy/cookies. Has this changed? No cookies/candy from home?Also, my wife seems to think that although we have four tickets to see the PIR in person, additional relations may "watch…See More
Jan 27
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Neil Murray
"Welcome to NavyDads.com Neil! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some…"
Jan 4
Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom left a comment for Neil Murray
"Welcome to Navy Dads, Neil...You have found the place that you were looking for! This is the premier site to find that support! Things have changed up since you went through it. You can get up to speed by joining our Boot Camp group. There you will…"
Jan 4
NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza left a comment for Neil Murray
"Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Neil! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his…"
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Kyle
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IT
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Proud Navy Veteran, Iraqi Freedom Veteran
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At 9:59pm on January 4, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to NavyDads.com Neil! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If NavyDads.com were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find NavyDads.com as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your NavyDads.com experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...be sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Neil this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like NavyDads.com.

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Kyle is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

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At 9:10am on January 4, 2017, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Welcome to Navy Dads, Neil...You have found the place that you were looking for! This is the premier site to find that support! Things have changed up since you went through it. You can get up to speed by joining our Boot Camp group. There you will find everything you need to learn about RTC. Please ask anything as you need to!!! Enjoy the site!

At 5:54am on January 4, 2017, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to NavyDads.com Neil! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on NavyDads.com.

My son Stephen was an AWO2 on the P-3 Orion. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

 
 
 

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