Hi there, shipping to FT. Sam for 68W training in about 2 weeks. I heard from some married 68W that once they hit phase V their spouses were able to sign them out on weekends (not overnight) and weekdays after classes (after they were released) until they had to be back. Wondering if anyone else that graduated recently has had this experience? Also, many of my battles have already gotten to their AIT sites and they ALL have "dorm style" living accomodations..I'm female if that makes a difference (probably doesnt), and wondering the same about Ft. Sam. Also, how are the NCO's (platoon seargents) there? Very simliar to BCT DS or more toned down?
No dorm style living for you soldier medic. You will be staying in an open bay with around 80 roommates.
Not sure about your spouse being able to sign you out. As far as I know, as long as you are phase V, you should be released to do what ever you want as long as you make bed check and formations. I don't think the spouse has to sign you out. I didn't have to, but that was 8 years ago.
Awesome! Thanks rcj, I asked because my fiancee will living just outside the base. Sounds good..how are the NCO's? Are they as intense as BCT or no? Do you do the whole regular smokings lots o yelling or no?
I thought all the NCOs were knowledgeable and professional. The Platoon Sgts all worked hard to take care of their soldiers. The Whiskey instructors were all fantastic and pushed you to be the best you could be.
In terms of yelling and smokings, it is MUCH more relaxed than BCT. Maybe too much. You get dropped when you screw up, but other than that, it is pretty rare. Don't get me wrong, they still work you hard. Especially when training at Pecan Grove or out at Bullis, but it is all very doable.
They don't seem to yell much because they can de-phase you if you are really bad or put you on extra duty.
How was inprocessing? Similar to BCT (48hrs no sleep, standing in lines and general misery) What time is first formation for PT in the mornings? Sorry to ask alot of questions, but I've been home on con leave and out of the environment..have to take my final PT test when I get back next week and ship out. Just a bit nervous about the next step.