March BOLC - page 6

by traumaRN1908

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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


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    Quote from ald11
    Care&Joy: I only know of the prep course from an email from the TAC a few days ago. There was a one line mention regarding reporting for people that were already there for the prep course on 3/9 ... sounded like it matched up with your report date. I don't know anything about this course other than that.

    Regarding housing, somewhere in your orders it will tell you if housing is being provided or not; if not then you'll get a per diem for this TDY period which will be plenty to cover rooms and meals (http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/perdiemCalc.cfm). You can still stay in lodging on post, you'd just have to make a reservation and pay up front until you're reimbursed. If you can't get a hold of your branch manager or recruiter I'd be glad to help you decipher your orders, just pm me
    Thanks again. Yeah, I was concerned because even though I could stay w/ grandparents, they live waaayyyy on the other side of SA & I don't think driving that drive every morning would help me w/ timliness considering dreaded traffic. I'd prefer being close so I can be early every day w/out stressing about traffic congestion!

    I'm going to have to look over my orders again & see if you can help me w/ the parts that are greek to me...your last sentence was like music to my ears, Ha ha! . It's not the deciphering really, it's just the order & what applies where, since I have 2 report dates .
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    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 (http://allnurses.com/government-mili...ml#post4786993), 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!!
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    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 (http://allnurses.com/government-mili...ml#post4786993), 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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    Thanks, glad I'm not the only one! Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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    Is anyone else getting frustrated by the lack of orders 3wks out?


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