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Here is a little more information on the ABE Rate:
ABE A-school is about 5 weeks, but he may be on hold for awhile until there are enough sailors to start a class. As to the second part of your question- he'll be attached to the USS Eisenhower as you state and wherever that ship goes he'll go as part of the ship's compliment......
Hello my son just graduated PIR today, he told me he`s headed to Pensacola FL and afterwards he`ll be going to be stationed on the USS Eisenhower. My question is how how long will he be in A school and how does he know where he`ll be stationed before finishing A school? His job is ABE ( A101 ).
I stumbled upon this great post by a Sailor currently attending HM School in Texas! Sounds like the Liberty Policy mirrors Great Lakes, thanks for the information:
So far it has been busy here. Study, study, study for EMT. It is definitely as hard as they say. Don't let up for Corpsman Fundamentals. That's the test I'm studying for this weekend. It is a TON of information to learn in a short time. As far as liberty, you'll have phase 1 which is the first 2 weeks. Everywhere you go you have to be in uniform and you have to be in the barracks by 2200. The second 2 weeks is phase 2 and you can wear civies. You have to be in by 2200 on week days and 0000 on the weekends. Phase 3 is civies, home by 2200 on week days and on the weekends you can leave at liberty call on Friday and don't have to be back til 2200 on Sunday. There is a ton to do here. There are a couple huge malls, the River Walk, the Alamo, Sea World, 6 Flags. There's more but that's just the list of stuff I can name off the top of my head. There are tons of places to eat.Here's your typical Monday, Wednesday, Friday0430-0530ish : PT0630 : Muster for Super Fleet, form up with your class, march to chow with all of Corps School0700-0730 : Muster for Super Fleet to march to the school house with your class and all of Corps School0800-1200 : Class which usually consists of death by powerpoint or a lab and a few 15 minute breaks in between1215 : Super Fleet again!!! Yay!!!1245ish-1320 : Chow1320 : Super Fleet back to the schoolhouse1400-1700 : Class1700 : Super Fleet!!! Head back to the barracks.Tuesdays and Thursdays are pretty much the same with the exception of PT. You'll have to field day on Thursday so liberty is secure at 1900, you muster for field day at 1915, then you clean from 1930-2030. You'll have duty every 5 days. There are 10? duty sections. I say 10? because there were 10 when I got here and we had duty every 10 days but they just started doubling up on Friday so there are now 5? duty sections. It's been progressively getting more strict since I've gotten here so there's kind of no telling what you're in for. There are 2 classes that literally muster and practice marching in circles every night at 1930 because they can't get right.If you have any more questions just let me know.Good luck!
He'll earn liberty in phases. Phase one is very strict, and they can only leave base, in uniform, with an early curfew. Phase two adds civilian clothing and an evening curfew which includes week days. Phase three means they can spend the night offbase on weekends. They need liberty buddies, but can put in a chit or be signed out by family. Phase one is usually about two weeks or so, phase two is about a month. This varies, of course. He will get the final details when he checks into his school. There is a limit to how far he can travel. 300 miles is usual.I only have the Great Lakes liberty phases as a link, you can look them over to get a rough idea of how it works. If anyone has the TX link, please post it!
My son is graduating PIR on August 18th (God willing). He will then be off to San Antonio, TX for his A School training for HM! What are the guidelines for his liberty time? Would love to plan a trip to visit with him but not sure how he can get time away from the base....
He would be surface from what I know. Thank you so much for all your responses! They've been very helpful.
Yeah, Great Lakes is surface.
He'll be at A school Great Lakes for about 18 weeks.
That's the rate! EM. Electricians Mate! Nailed it! Follow this link:
I am going to assume he would be on the surface. There are similar rates for subs and nuclear.
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