What should I expect in the first nine months of Navy Enlistment?
November 11, 2012 12:05 PM Subscribe
What is the first year or two of Navy service generally like? I am such a planner and right now, I know nothing...
posted by stormygrey to Work & Money (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband, at 32, is about to ship off to boot camp. He is in great shape , feels mentally prepared and is genuinely happy to embark on this voyage. I am too! For the most part, but it's this first little bit I can't wrap my mind around. He will be at boot for about 8 weeks, it seems like some rounds of recruits get almost a week shaved off that eight weeks for holidays, but is there a schedule somewhere online that more clearly illustrates "if you leave Nov. 14, expect to be done x"?
Next question, some people have a gap between Boot and A School, some don't . Is there any rhyme or reason to whether you get a break in between/how long a break you get?
You aren't "really in" the Navy till a couple of weeks into boot camp, what about insurance coverage?
I'm struggling with my lease timing, prescription timing, if I should just pack up his stuff because he is unlikely to be at thi apartment gain, etc.
If you have any experience, insight, advice, etc on these subjects or whatever else you think I should know about being a Navy Wife in my 30s, I'd love to hear it.
He is going in as a E3, CTR if that matters.