VA ARNG 2010-2012
PA ARNG 2012-Present
On the Benning website it says that reception is only supposed to last 3-5 days, so I was really shocked to hear how long some people were there. I'm still unclear on what exactly they'd be doing for 2 weeks of reception ?? Getting uniforms, haircuts, briefing, buying **** ... I know I must be missing some stuff, anyone want to fill in?
I'd like to go yesterday, but the reason I'm waiting till June is because I'm currently finishing my last semester at St. John's University in Queens and graduation is on May 13th. Figured I'd give myself 2 weeks to breath and get things in order before I ship.
Last edited by NY ARNG Woodard; April 20th, 2012 at 09:35 AM.
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I'm scheduled to arrive at reception this Wed 9/5, start basic 9/11, graduate BCT 11/16, then start FOCS 11/19. Will my processing at reception be expedited to be sure I'll be done with basic in time to start OCS? After checking ATTRS it looks like there isn't another OCS class following my 11/19 class until after Christmas...
Anyone have any experience in finishing reception and starting BCT earlier than the date on their contract? I ship 9/24 but don't start OSUT until 10/5. Is there a chance I'll be done with reception before 10/5, or should I expect it to be accurate? I understand that 3-5 days is uncommon and of course I have heard about some that actually did go 2 weeks, but I haven't heard anyone compare the dates on their contracts to what actually happened. Not that it matters, but just curious.