Some 10 future sailor's in my son's DEP group had their ship date pushed back to October/November. Fortunately my son was told he's still scheduled to leave at the end of this month. Hang in there Ronny Lee. I can't imagine your son's frustration but I hope he sees this through. In the context of an entire career, a couple of months will seem like a mere blip later in life.
Ronny....Go back to page 1 and read the release from the Chief of Naval Personnel....no BS.....just adjustments to available funding. Read up on sequestration....refittings and upgrades are all being pushed off until the new fiscal year. Stay the course and all will be fine!
Had one of our members just post this on FB:
Looks like BC will be limited to high priority jobs until the new fiscal year. Seals,Nukes, CTI's, Navy Divers, SWCC's and rescue swimmers are good to go. All others scoring below 50 on their asvab and no school guarantee are on hold.
I reported earlier in this thread on 30-Jun my son was apprised his normal rotation to a new duty station (NAS Lemoore to NAS Whidby Island) was being delayed until Q1-2017. Well wouldn't you know it; this Tuesday last he called saying he'd received his hard-copy orders and could check out of his current command as early as 01-Aug and had to check into his new command any time up until 14-Sep. The only catch is he will not be attending his C-School for the EA-18G Growler until Q1.
I guess the good news here is there is at least some movement for both recruits as well as Permanent Duty Station changes. :)
Any luck yet? A big factor is that the navy is dropping rates effective now and admin side is rolling out. That could possibly be a huge delay for a lot of new sailors to be let in. The navy money year ends in October so I would imagine rolling out soon after that but I'm very surprised he wasn't sent out with all the guys graduating highscool. When I joined I was told 6 months and left in 4- but my year group was undermanned. Seabees are pretty over manned right now too. I wouldn't switch rates, they try to convince people to so they get sent out sooner to meet navy manning. If you hold out you will get it as long as manning allows it. What I don't understand is why on earth he has any issues when he's signed at meps already. I had two visits for meps. I'm 26 and in the navy and when I joined I was told your contract isn't final until you graduate boot camp. Once your son goes, good luck and I'm sure it will go great. Navy boot camp is pretty easy I ended up gaining 36 lbs in it but I did a lot of cardio so navy exercise was kinda a joke to me. Seabees are pretty cool, I deployed with them into the Middle East while they had to come with my ship. Seabees is defiantly a hidden little community in the navy. Hope all goes well.
That's good news Gary! Good luck to your son at boot camp! Recruit Training Center! RTC is the first step!