Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 56

Hey everybody, I'm starting a thread here for those applying to the Army Nurse Corps in FY2013. I figure this might be a good place to get to know other future nurse corps officers and a place for... Read More

  1. Visit  brandonscott116 profile page
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    So time is flying by and it seems like I have nothing done. Anyone know the exact date BOLC starts if you dont have to attend pre BOLC? Is it MARCH 16?

    How are you guys getting your CAC cards, packing list, etc??

    Last question is does anyone on here know how the "E" pay works? I was told by my recruiter that when I get to Ft. Sam I have to go to finance and they will set that portion up so I get my "E" pay. I know it's not much but every little bit helps.

    Thanks in advance guys.
  2. Visit  lizzardmommy profile page
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    LauRin Isee we can pick our roommates if we are both present together at check in! I think it would be cool if we could room together! Perhaps we could look at our travel plans once it gets closer and arrange it! Let the countdown begin!
  3. Visit  lizzardmommy profile page
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    Thanks Chudder! Sorry if I seem helpless!
  4. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from brandonscott116
    So time is flying by and it seems like I have nothing done. Anyone know the exact date BOLC starts if you dont have to attend pre BOLC? Is it MARCH 16?

    How are you guys getting your CAC cards, packing list, etc??

    Last question is does anyone on here know how the "E" pay works? I was told by my recruiter that when I get to Ft. Sam I have to go to finance and they will set that portion up so I get my "E" pay. I know it's not much but every little bit helps.
    brandon, did you see the link chudder posted? U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School Portal -- pretty much all the info you need there.

    As far as your "E" pay, the finance folks will work with you during your finance briefing to ensure that you get the appropriate pay. If there are forms you need to have that establish prior service, etc., they will tell you what they are. My roommate had some "E" pay issues, and they got them worked out for her.

    I did not have a CAC until Ft. Sam. Until that point, I just carried my orders and my drivers license, that got me into where I needed to go. Our cadre folks just rounded us up early one morning and took us over to the ID card place and got them done. There were a lot of us that didn't have a CAC yet.
  5. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from lizzardmommy
    Thanks Chudder! Sorry if I seem helpless!
    How are you supposed to know stuff if you don't ask?? That BOLC website is a lot better than it was a couple of years ago, LOL.

    I am excited for you all.
  6. Visit  DaniRN421 profile page
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    I'm giving my 2 weeks notice today!! .. I can't believe BOLC is so close. I'm not looking forward to the long drive to Texas, but it will be so worth it.
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  7. Visit  lizzardmommy profile page
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    LunahRN thanks! Normally I feel pretty smart but this process has made me feel unprepared and vulnerable at times for sure! I still haven't gotten any type of written orders and am just unsure how and when they are going to come. Can I go to TX without them? Do I need my recruiter to assist me in making flight reservations? Can my husband and I start looking at homes to rent? How much of this uniform stuff do I buy before I get there? Aaaahhhh! So many questions!!!
  8. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from lizzardmommy
    LunahRN thanks! Normally I feel pretty smart but this process has made me feel unprepared and vulnerable at times for sure! I still haven't gotten any type of written orders and am just unsure how and when they are going to come. Can I go to TX without them? Do I need my recruiter to assist me in making flight reservations? Can my husband and I start looking at homes to rent? How much of this uniform stuff do I buy before I get there? Aaaahhhh! So many questions!!!
    Most of these are answered in your BOLC link. You can start with housing when you have your orders, and your dependents are enrolled in deers.
  9. Visit  brandonscott116 profile page
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    Quote from LunahRN
    brandon, did you see the link chudder posted? U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School Portal -- pretty much all the info you need there.

    As far as your "E" pay, the finance folks will work with you during your finance briefing to ensure that you get the appropriate pay. If there are forms you need to have that establish prior service, etc., they will tell you what they are. My roommate had some "E" pay issues, and they got them worked out for her.

    I did not have a CAC until Ft. Sam. Until that point, I just carried my orders and my drivers license, that got me into where I needed to go. Our cadre folks just rounded us up early one morning and took us over to the ID card place and got them done. There were a lot of us that didn't have a CAC yet.
    I have looked at that website through and through. I still haven't seen a date for BOLC though. The ones that pop up when I look at class dates are from last year. I have looked at the packing list and have already started gathering what I have now from being prior service. The ASU's will be the worst because that is a lot of money it seems to get all that stuff. Thanks for your help though. Can't wait to start training.
  10. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from brandonscott116
    I have looked at that website through and through. I still haven't seen a date for BOLC though. The ones that pop up when I look at class dates are from last year. I have looked at the packing list and have already started gathering what I have now from being prior service. The ASU's will be the worst because that is a lot of money it seems to get all that stuff. Thanks for your help though. Can't wait to start training.
    You will receive a 1 time clothing allowance of 600$, of course though this is a repayment since you need these things before you report.
  11. Visit  lizzardmommy profile page
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    Quote from nursespouse
    Most of these are answered in your BOLC link. You can start with housing when you have your orders, and your dependents are enrolled in deers.
    But when and how do we get our orders! Also, it says in there buy/ bring everything but there is no retailer by me and I hate to buy that much stuff without knowing if it will fit properly.
  12. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from lizzardmommy
    But when and how do we get our orders! Also, it says in there buy/ bring everything but there is no retailer by me and I hate to buy that much stuff without knowing if it will fit properly.
    You will get your orders through email, from what the history shows within the past couple years, people have gotten them 2-3 weeks out from reporting. You will have to travel to a retailer, if you can. Or maybe get to post a day or two earlier and buy some at the clothing and sales in Fort Sam. There are also size charts online, where you can actually tape yourself to make sure you are getting the perfect size uniforms.
  13. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    I had to go to my nearest clothing sales place to buy my uniforms. Yes, expect to spend about $1K, you'll get reimbursed (one time) $600 after you arrive at BOLC. Your recruiter should be able to help you with this.


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