I'm headed to the Prep School in month and I have a question about rank for Priors. I have a line number for Staff Sergeant and my promotion would be effective 1 August 2017... 16 days after the I-Day for the Priors. Do you know of any Priors that got "promoted" (didn't actually 'sew on' but got paid as their promoted rank)? I've received mixed answers on this issue. A Prior service C/C from the USAFAPS Class of 2015 said that I wouldn't promote. On the other hand, I called the Admissions office about a month ago and an individual there said that I would. Any clarification on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Can't PM yet because I don't post enough. When did you start to get the freedoms of civilians clothes on weekends and going off base?
I'm assuming that you were not a Prior service C/C, so do you have any advice from an Non-Prior Service (NPS) perspective? What, if anything, do you wish the Prior Service C/Cs in your class did differently to more effectively contribute to the class?
I'm eagles classmate and a fellow prior-
As a prior, you'll be held to a higher standard than the directs but will receive no extra privileges or wiggle room for that. You won't receive any recognition for your prior service but the second you make a minuscule slip up, it'll get thrown in your face that you should know better.
Plus side, you can drink (assuming you're 21).
Have fun, make friends, help out the directs, don't take anything too seriously!
Awesome, I appreciate the solid advice. Why do the Priors have to report a week early? Is that for inprocessing? Additionally, should I have my stripes ripped off my uniform?
Sorry for the barrage of questions; I almost feel as if I don't really know what I've signed myself up for as the day gets closer and closer.
We have a friend who will be at prep school this year. Does anyone know what date this year's Basic Training ends?
Also, he doesn't have his mailing address yet. Does anyone know when they will get their address? Or do we send it in care of his name to a general address? We'd love to write to him.
BMT graduation is August 5th. I was also told we will get a postcard shortly after arrival to send home with our mailing address.