March BOLC - page 5

This is a thread for all of the people that are going to BOLC at Ft. Sam Houston in March 2011. Feel free to ask questions, make friends, etc.... Read More

  1. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from LunahRN
    I spoke with our branch manager today - she confirmed that my report date would be 23 March, and that we should hopefully have orders this week. It's a funding thing at this point, as GreyWolf referenced (March BOLC), and people who have to report early are the ones being stationed there -- that's why the early date, and why their orders were pushed through first. She hopes we'll get orders this week! Yay!!
    Did she answer the phone when you called? Or did she just return your call? Wondering, because I know she's busy & so we have yet to talk on the phone, ha. I just get voicemail when I call & she just emails me back. Ha.
  2. by   Pixie.RN
    She just happened to pick up the phone when I called yesterday - she definitely prefers email! She is really nice when you talk to her, though.
  3. by   ald11
    That's great Lunah! ...and that makes a lot of sense about the earlier date for those PCS'ing to Ft Sam I'll see you guys there!
  4. by   nevadabutterfly
    Hello All,

    Just adding two cents. I've been told that the March 8th report dates are for some direct commissionees. It's like pre-k before actual kindergarden. It's called Pre-BOLC. I have a friend who has orders to the March BOLC and is being stationed in El Paso after BOLC and she has to do to Pre-BOLC.
  5. by   ButtonRN
    Hey guys! You have no idea how excited I was when I found this thread... it made me start feeling a lot better about things. Have yall that were awaiting orders ever received them? I was told that my report date was March 23rd, but I still have nothing in writing... making me a little hesitant to put in my 2 weeks at my current job. Also, is the Pre-BOLC that's been mentioned for people with no prior service? Because I have no prior service, but haven't heard a thing about a Pre-BOLC course. I really just don't want to get there and be the only idiot that has no idea what she's doing
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    ButtonRN, I am in the same boat -- I've been told 23 March (no pre-BOLC), but no orders yet. I was hoping they'd come through today. Arrghh. I have no prior service, beyond years as an Army/civil service brat. I'll be an idiot with you, no worries! Welcome to allnurses and the forum.
  7. by   ButtonRN
    Thanks, glad I'm not the only one! Looking forward to meeting everyone.
  8. by   RNburnout
    Is anyone else getting frustrated by the lack of orders 3wks out?
  9. by   ButtonRN
    YES!!!! Extremely frustrated.
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Trying not to freak out. LOL. I know it's a funding thing, and our branch manager is frustrated, too. I did see my RFO document today, so I know my report date will be 23 March, as soon as my orders show up...
  11. by   mitch_h
    I am still waiting to hear anything at all from my branch manager. I tried to call with no success, and have sent an email with no response as of yet. This has got to be the most frustrating thing I have ever dealt with. I know how slowly the military can be b/c I am prior enlisted but this is getting to the point of ridiculous. Oh well guess all I can do is sit back and continue to wait.
  12. by   New1LT
    Quote from mitch_h
    I am still waiting to hear anything at all from my branch manager. I tried to call with no success, and have sent an email with no response as of yet. This has got to be the most frustrating thing I have ever dealt with. I know how slowly the military can be b/c I am prior enlisted but this is getting to the point of ridiculous. Oh well guess all I can do is sit back and continue to wait.
    I understand what you mean...Were you on the Nov board as well? Sounds like this fiscal year is pretty tight. Hopefully it will get better!! Good luck!!
  13. by   mitch_h
    Thanks, yes I was selected in the Nov. boards and was comissioned on Feb 3rd, now I have just been waiting. It would be great to just get some kind of news so I could plan accordingly. Hopefully either this week yet or next week. we'll see. I agree I think the tight fiscal year has a lot to do with it.

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