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AECF FC A school and beyond

A group where proud parents of FCs can get together for chat, info and check in from time to time and see how things are going.


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Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2019

So, I haven't heard from FC1 Officer in some time. I deleted all the info here because it is probably wildly out of date. When I can get more current information I will post it here again. I'll see if my son can get me some new information.

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FC 'A' School FAQ (Updated 16 NOV 2010)

Started by FC1 (SW) Sean M. Officer. Last reply by Dianne Loflin Aug 27, 2013. 5 Replies

I thought I'd take the time to address some of the more common questions I have seen in the group. Q.) What do FCs do?A.) As Fire controlman, We Operate, Maintain and Repair Shipboard weapon systems…Continue

New to GL ATT school as of 7/15/11

Started by Jack Larwa. Last reply by Jack Larwa Oct 26, 2011. 10 Replies

I know, I know.  I don't write the date in military format. Ok, my son entered training at GL on 7/11.  He is still in indoc and will be doing ATT and AECF for FC rate.  They told him to get…Continue

Class Up Update as of 5/24/10

Started by Paul (Zac's Dad FC). Last reply by Hannah Baxter Aug 11, 2011. 5 Replies

Just some info I requested that I'm passing on. Since there were so many questions on how long it is taking to class up I ask for an update so I could post it for everyone. Here it is.The current…Continue

Aegis Ashore

Started by Mary, Proud Mom Oct 27, 2010. 0 Replies

Administration eyes land-based SPYBy Philip Ewing - Staff writerPosted : Monday Oct 25, 2010 5:37:47 EDTAs the…Continue

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Comment by Stephen Kass on June 28, 2016 at 12:31pm

Ok, I will do my best to answer Toma Pickett. First, your son "might" be on hold for 3 months. Basically, I believe they will begin ATT (Apprentice Technical Training) as soon as the class has enough enrollees stacked up. You have to pass ATT to continue on to FC A School. In FC A School, every single test goes into a score. They rank every sailor in your son's A school, based on their score. They will have a sheet of C school spots available. Each student gets to pick a spot, in order of their class rank. The higher the rank, the greater the number of choices. FC A School grads basically split into Aegis FC and non-Aegis FC slots. Non-Aegis work closer with CWIS and other guns. Aegis work with the Aegis computer network, from Network Technicians to Spy to several other NEC's. Administrator is something that happens after you've actually been in the Fleet for a while. To answer your question:  attending A School is dependent on passing ATT. Your choice of position (C School) is dependent on your rank in A School. Hope this helps.

Comment by Toma Pickett on June 28, 2016 at 11:40am

My son just graduated boot camp and is now on hold for 3 months until A school starts.  I am seeing 3 different FC categories, FC - Fire Control Administrator, FC - Fire Control Operator, FC - Fire Control Technician.  Are these choices or dependent upon something?  Looking for info, Thanks!

Comment by Steve Franke on May 19, 2016 at 11:42am

My son will be graduating from A school on May 26.  Very proud of him.  He doesn't have his orders yet for C school, but he is anxious to know where he will be going.

Comment by Clayton Norwood on March 31, 2015 at 7:48pm
My FC3 has been Deployed since October looking forward to seeing him again.
Comment by Clayton Norwood on June 20, 2013 at 9:32pm

My Sailor had PIR on 6/7/13 and is now waiting for the class to fill up; as I understand it.

Comment by Mary, Proud Mom on January 30, 2013 at 8:10pm
I know they have a heavy deployment schedule for 2013. Has he connected with his sponsor yet? They may be flying him out to meet the ship. We went to Oahu in March to visit --- not a bad place to be stationed least while they are in port!

While in port - if he is still an E4 they will provide housing in the barracks on base. Once he Is
E5 he has to move out but the BAH is nice in HI if you get a roommate.

They do have a good Facebook page, especially when deployed.

Our son has recently moved to a new ship in SaN Diego - they are out for their maiden deployment.
Comment by Christopher Hawley on January 30, 2013 at 7:51pm

Mary, my son is due to report to the Chung Hoon in June. 

Comment by Mary, Proud Mom on January 29, 2013 at 8:39pm
Nope, guns are in Dam Neck, VA. (VA beach area). And our FC just left the Chung Hoon in November. When is your son due to report ?
Comment by Paul (Zac's Dad FC) on January 29, 2013 at 8:02pm

I looked around on the net. Looks like mk45 A School is in Great Lakes.

Comment by Christopher Hawley on January 29, 2013 at 2:40pm

My son will be going to C school for the Mk 45 (I might have that wrong) gun weapons system (the 5 inch gun).  His permanent orders are for the USS Chung-Hoon based in HI.  Can anyone tell me which VA location he would be going to for the school? I think it is Dahlgren.


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