E-qip

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  1. brovol

    brovol Member

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    My son got the Eqip email a few days ago, and he worked on it yesterday. We printed out a bunch of forms, including releases which he signed electronically. He said he submitted everything, but there wasn't anything that seemed to confirm the submission. No email or anything like that.

    Here is my concern. He had wisdom teeth removed in the morning, and did this in the afternoon. Probably not the best practice, but it is what it is. Most of it was done the day before, but the submission was yesterday. Because he didn't receive an email confirming that it was submitted and accepted, and because the Eqip needs to be completed in only a few days, I am slightly concerned that there could be a problem.

    Btw, he thinks it was submitted properly, and no issues. I am the paranoid type though.

    Is there a way of checking or confirming?
     
  2. Ken2012

    Ken2012 5-Year Member

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    When I submitted mine, I didn't get an e-mail confirmation until the next day.

    Just curious, is your son able to log back in? I know I can't right now after submitting it, but I'm not sure if that's a concrete method of checking.
     
  3. brovol

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    No he can't log back in. So that's probably a good sign, huh?

    He just answered a ton of questions, and then printed out a package of about 37 pages, and then printed receipt copies of medical and other releases which were electronically signed. Then I think he submitted. After that he is locked out of system. Same with you?
     
  4. Ken2012

    Ken2012 5-Year Member

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    Yes, that's how it is with mine as well.
     
  5. brovol

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    OK. Thanks. Feel better about it now.
     
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    We haven't gotten our equip access yet but I'm wondering, does it really give you 5 days to complete as I saw somewhere?
     
  7. brovol

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    Yes
     
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  8. Fourfingers

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    We e-mailed West Point from her portal and then called the number on equip. She had not submitted hers correctly and had to do one more step.
     
  9. HallowedGround09

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    What kinds of questions are on the equip? My DS is headed to USMAPS and he just got the emails to start the process. Is there information that I need to get together for him ahead of time to expedite filling this out?
     
  10. emwvmi01

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    If I remember right when you fill it out they e-mail you back in 24-72 hours. I think they do a review at OPM before they accept and it is not an automatic scan accept if that makes sense.

    Hallowed Ground09: EQIP has you fill out a background questionnaire for security clearance. They will ask for places lived the last 10 years, places you work and each must have a reference. Additionally, you're asked for 3-5 separate individuals for reference. For a High Schooler probably coaches/teachers/Sunday school teachers or close family friends are the best options. They also ask a standard series of questions particularly focused on any time spent overseas, foreign contacts and some questions on loyalty to the government. Just make sure you have information on hand like dates abroad and addresses for any overseas friends or family.

    A few TTPs since you'll do this every 10 years for a Secret Clearance and every 5 for a Top Secret that I have picked up in 15 years.
    - It is hard to keep track of all the addresses particularly with TDY and Deployment but I realized the two places where I could find it were accounts like Amazon or on tax returns so don't forget those if you move around a lot.
    - For reference information you need phone numbers and physical addresses. As a single guy I struggled with this and never thought to ask my parents but now as a married guy I realized they had the Rosetta Stone of that in their Christmas Card list. So moms and dads send that to your DS/DD when they have to fill it out and it will probably make it a lot easier.
     

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