USAF 2012 NTP Board - page 38
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- 0Aug 15, '12 by HBaumQuote from cateeteeThat's awesome!!! Make sure to go down to the river walk! It's BEAUTIFUL! I visited there a few yrs ago and put Lackland as my first because I loved the area so much!
Yeah! I've heard from everyone I've talked to that they loved it there and the hospital was big so that worked for me!
- 0Aug 21, '12 by HBaumHey everyone..I'm not sure if any of you have heard, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Bands For Arms is an amazing company that is a group of military members that volunteer their time (after a long day of work), to make bracelets out of old donated military uniforms. I highly suggest you guys check it out! The bracelets aren't expensive, and it's pretty cool because they send you a card with your bracelet of who the person was that donated their uniform and what their job was!
I just received two bracelets I ordered..the 2011 Nurse's bracelet (the one that says Comfort) and the 2012 nurses bracelet! Both of the Nurse's bracelets are sold out...but there are LOTS of others that are awesome. Check it out at www.bandsforarms.com. Also, if you're on Facebook, I highly suggest 'liking' them on Facebook too!
- 0Nov 4, '12 by tashacorinneSooooooo, a very late addition to this thread... My recruiter got a hold of me just to make sure that things are going good and if I've gotten a hospital job yet (still no). I then found out that I am #18 on the waiting list, woo! He said that when the new year comes, they assess the budget and might let more people in. I'll just keep waiting around and hope that they feel like taking 20 people, haha. He also told me that the second I can land a hospital job, I can be automatically accepted after 6 months of work, but I highly doubt I'll find a hospital job in this giant city that I live in right now...
- 1Nov 7, '12 by Lvelasquez89Hey everyone, seems like no one has talked on here for awhile since the results were posted. I just wanted to say good luck to everyone on the waiting list. I was selected for a MEDSURG position and leave to COT in Jan. For all the selectees still waiting to go to COT I just wanted to let you know some things. If you want to get a military ID card before COT and get your family in DEERS before you leave to training then you can. I just got done doing this, and was able to get a military ID for myself and my husband and put them in DEERS. The benefits of getting an ID card before you leave is that if you are like me and live near a AF base then you can go on there and get your uniforms before COT if you want or utilize the BX and Commissary. My husband was active duty so he helped me get throughout the whole process. In order to get your ID:
1) You must be in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment System). You can verify if you are in deers by going to http://milconnect.dmdc.mil/ and then clicking on "Sign Up Now" on the right hand side of the screen. If it will let you create an account you are in DEERS and can go to your nearest ID card center which you can locate using the RAPIDS site www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl
2) Bring two forms of ID's to the ID card center, (Drivers Lic, Passport, SSN Card) your orders if you have them and your comissioning paperwork. If you have dependents then you need to bring their birth certificate, marriage license and also two froms of ID's. You can contact the ID card center closest to you to find out if they require any additional documents.
If you are 30 days or less from going on active duty per your orders, they will give you a CAC card which is the Acitve Duty ID card. If you are more than 30 days out from being active then you will get a reserve ID card. Your dependents will get an ID card also, if you have a child they have to be 10 years or older to get an ID card unless they will not be with your spouse who has an ID card, in which case they would get one.
As far as getting your household goods shipped to your ulimate duty station, you can do the process electronically through move.mil. You have to request a User name and Password through the site which for me took less than an hour. Once you have access to the move.mil website you can start setting up your household goods to be shipped. You will need to have your orders we all get EAD or extended active duty orders to start the process. Once you fill out all the information on the website it will have you print two documents at the end of it. You will need to email, fax or bring in person to your nearest TMO office. For us in Colorado it was Peterson AFB down in Colorado Springs. We just scanned those two papers we got at the end of the process and a copy of our orders and emailed it to the TMO office.
Good luck everyone, and I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions. I went on Buckley AFB the other day to start getting my uniforms and they had a lot of stuff there and it was a pretty easy task as my husband helped me know what to get. You can get a list of the uniform items you need on the COT inbound trainees section on the COT website.
- 0Nov 8, '12 by bvRNThe only benefit from getting your military ID prior to COT is the picture they take at COT is notorious for looking really bad. Regarding uniforms, you will still have to go to the clothing store and wait arround with everyone else while they get their uniforms, even if you already have them. This process takes hours. So if you don't have uniforms to get, you will be sitting out on the pad reading your OIs (even though you have read them 1000x over), trying to look busy, ****** off, and starving--from what I remember If you still plan on getting your uniforms prior to COT, you can still get on base with a copy of your orders, without a mililitary ID.