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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 12, 2012) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Justin Fortuno fires an M-14 rifle during a live-fire exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility while on a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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AO's on the fleet...

Started by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary Sep 16, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on January 5, 2013 at 1:12pm
Apprentice Technical Training (ATT) is computer-based training (CBT).
It is self-paced and can take from 8 to 63 days depending on the rating.  

I write 6 weeks because that is average.

Ratings with ATT at GL prior to "A" School
There are more

Comment by Carri Newby on January 5, 2013 at 11:53am

Jim and Paul, Here is the link concerning "AO" A-school, says it was updated 12/29/12. The link at top of page opens an Excel spreadsheet, schroll down to find Pensecola A school, then schroll down to AO, out to the right it says Apprentice Technical Training is at GL prior to A-School.

Let me know if this info is correct.



Comment by Carri Newby on January 4, 2013 at 10:01pm

I sure will Jim , thanks

Comment by Carri Newby on January 4, 2013 at 9:59pm

Jim , I found that same info. My wife is looking for what she found last nite that showed extra training prior to "A" school. I will share when we find.



Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on January 4, 2013 at 9:28pm

I have to question that Jim as I seem to recall 2-3 weeks of indoc training at Great Lakes.....seems to me Eric was there for about three weeks before going to Oceana for his AM training

Comment by Carri Newby on January 4, 2013 at 8:49pm

After PIR is there an additional technical training school in Great Lakes prior to new sailors going to Pensecola for "AO" "A School" ?

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on December 6, 2012 at 5:27pm

Richard, Welcome to the AO group!

Comment by Chuck on November 19, 2012 at 1:36pm


  My daughter is finishing her A school today.  Graduation is tomorrow.

Comment by Carri Newby on October 20, 2012 at 8:37pm

THanks for the welcome. Our son leaves for "Basic" on December 11th, then to AO "A School"


Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on October 20, 2012 at 7:56pm

Carri, Welcome to the AO group! Have a great weekend...


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