What EXACTLY happens after Graduation from AIT for AD Army?

Nicole - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a multitude of questions I know answers vary based on MOS but I really need some answers here, grasping at straws, my husband graduates soon from AIT and I have no clue how to handle his personality post training and our move to our new base.

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Michele - posted on 02/06/2009

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Oh, yeah!! If you are close enough that you can move frozen and refrigerated items yourself, then definately do. Otherwise you'll have to give it all away to someone you know. Friend, neighbor, family etc. I can't say for sure when his hometown recruiting will start, he'll know better dates once he graduates and gets his orders. But it should be between his graduation and his report date for Ft. Drum. Hopefully it will work out for you. It's usually best not to rent a place until he's already reported in to his duty station. I know it's difficult, but you really do have to learn to plan, but be flexible, because things can change from day to day in the Army. Sometimes minute to minute. Hopefully once he graduates his orders will still be for Ft. Drum. Sometimes orders change at the last minute. Good luck.

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2009

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So frozen items I should take and actually since we are living off post we are moving before March 1st, can't afford to rent both places you know? Uh, what day does his 14 days of HRAP start and does that include weekends, 'cause if it doesn't then we are totally screwed and stuck paying both for the trailor my son and I live in now and the home in Clayton.

Michele - posted on 02/06/2009

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Okay let's see if I can help. So his actual first duty assignment is Ft. Drum right?? Is he reporting without you, and coming back to get you when he takes leave?? Hometown recruiting is usually only a week or two during his leave time. It actually helps him out by saving some of his leave. It all depends on his report date for Ft. Drum. Before you move you just have to figure out what you want moved. The Army pays for the movers to pack and move everything. Just make sure everything is clean and ready. If there is anything that you don't want packed that you want to take yourself, lock it in your car the night before. Believe me, they will pack absolutely everything in sight. And don't hesitate to go behond them and make sure they didn't miss anything. Oh, and don't forget to take out the trash. They will actually pack a bag of trash if you don't watch it. It's really gross, but it has been done. They can't pack things like propane tanks, cleaning supplies, paint, or any open containers of food that could spoil. You can however move canisters full as long as they can be securely sealed, and boxes of dry goods, as long as they are sealed or the boxes can be taped shut. Hmmmmm......I can't think of anything else off had. The biggest thing is just be patient. Let me know if you think of any other questions. Good Luck!!

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2009

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Okay, here's there story: I have found and leased a home. My hubby finished BCT 2 OCT, and grads 11 FEB from AIT. We know we are going to ft drum in ny. we live in rochester, ny now, so its not so far. My questions were more specificly how long is inprocessing, how long is HRAP, what do i have do before I move, pack/not pack... ect.

Michele - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hi Nicole,



My name is Michele. We've been in for almost 16 years now, and quite a few moves. These ladies are absolutely correct. He will most likely be the exact same person who left for Basic Training. If you don't mind my asking.....where is your husband in basic??? My husband just finished two years as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Benning, and now he's a 1SG here on Sand Hill. Like they've already said.....clean out your drawers and closets. Don't have anything to move that isn't necessary. The more they pack.....the more you have to unpack on the other end. All you can do, is research and plan as much as you can once you find out where you're going. Your husband should also be given the opportunity to request a sponsor at his next duty station. I highly recommend this. At least that way you know someone when you get there. Let me know if you have any other questions. I would be glad to try and help as much as I can.

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think positive thoughts about him graduating. he should be fine. when you get to your new post see if you can find your Spouses' Club. we have one here at ft. Eustis and it is wonderful. i have met some fabulous women. make sure you check out ahead of time what is in the surrounding area to. so you can find things to do and go see.



the military is a hard life but it also can be very rewarding as well. i love my life as a military wife.



 

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hi Nicole,



Hopefully he won't have any personality change from training.  For the move, start cleaning out your closets and drawers and get rid of everything you don't use  - it will be easier to unpack and put away the less you have.  When you find out where you are going, check out the post online so you can learn about it, and check back with us - hopefully one of us is or has been there and can tell you all about it.   And remember its not just an adventure its a way of life!!!!  Welcome to the Army.



 



Jen

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