My Husband just arrived in Fort Lee, VA to due his AIT Schooling, 92G. They told him that his "classes" wouldnt start to March 24, 2008. I can't believe this. Why so long??? Has this ever happened to anyone, or maybe someone can give me some information. I now have to add on two more months till I can see him.
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Yep it can happen.
There can be dozens of reasons actually. Probably the most common one would be that there aren't students enough to start a class yet. Everyone coming out of Basic heads off in different directions to go to different AIT's. They may get in a few weeks ahead of another larger group, so it makes more sense for them to wait until they have all of them there to start rather than doing classes with just a few at a time.
happens frequently, actually,. for any of the reasons stated above.. and others not stated.
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Hi, my name is Allie. My husband is the poster child for AIT holdover status. Is there a 12 step program?
My husband got to Ft Gordon the week of Thanksgiving '06 and didn't actually start classes until March '07. That's right, he waited 5 months before even STARTING his classes, then had 4.5 months of class. The problem at Gordon, and with his MOS in particular (25B) was the opposite of what Bama mentioned - there were too many students! There were too many people in one place, not enough classrooms, not enough instructors (they had over-recruited the MOS), so they had to wait weeks at a time in between classes to let several classes graduate to clear out room. There were 4 class shifts a day and a graduating class a week, and it was still too full!
Unfortunately, there's not a darn thing you can do about it. However, if he can phase up to 5+ before he starts classes, he will have excellent chances of getting weekend passes approved if he wants to come home for a weekend or if you want to go visit him. In the meantime he'll be doing yardwork, pulling a lot of CQ duty, pushing paper in various offices, working at the library, and sometimes he'll just have free time. He arguably will have it easier than the guys in class as he will be on his own schedule instead of having to sit in class all day.
Anyways, yes it's possible, and yes there are several reasons. It certainly is a pain in the butt, but you'll get through it, with a little patience and the occasional scream in the Army's general direction.
My husband actually just graduated from AIT at Fort Lee, and he said that some of his friends had to wait a month or more for classes to start because if they already have a class in progress that they have to wait for the next session or if there are not enough people to fill a class they have to wait for other soldiers to come in from Basic to fill the class, so that might be what is going on. Maybe when he has a long weekend you can go see him? It won't be that long, at least now you two can talk on the phone instead of not hearing from him for days or weeks, it'll get better!
My husband is at Fort Gordon & he took 11 weeks to start school so yes it can take that long.
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my wife had to wait at least 30 days before her class started...
My boyfriend is at Ft. Gordon and he waited about a month and a half as well, but some of the guys he's in class with had been waiting for about 4 or 5 months. It stinks but that's just how it works sometimes...
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My husband waited 2 months before he finally started his training, and then when he graduated he had to wait another three months to get his orders amended to Accompanied because we got married while he was there.
You'll make it. They have more freedoms now, he'll have an easier time calling you.
My wife is at Fort Gordon for AIT, she told me she can't use her cell phone outside the barracks and outside the GYM, is this true? She told me she keeps her cell in her barracks while she's at school, and picks up her cell when she gets backs from school. I kind of thinking she doesn't want teh cell phone while she's out..
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This is the Army. They can not have cell phones while on duty.
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