Good News

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I forgot to mention that when I talked to KS on Monday he said that his promotion did go through so he is going in as an E-2 instead of an E-1. Which means that he will have his first stripe on his uniform once he gets them and he will be classified as a Private. I know he is happy we were hoping to be able to get him promoted to E-3 before he left but we couldn't find anyone who wanted to enlist and you have to recruit 2 people and have them enroll into the future solider program for that promotion to happen before basic training. I am just happy that he received the promotion that he did. Starting out as E-2 is better than nothing at all!

Right now KS is going through the reception battalion which will last about 4 days and includes this...

General Orientation
Uniform issue and fitting
Personnel records and processing
ID card issue
Army Core Values card issue
Eye and dental check
Immunizations (he was DREADING this...)
Initial pay
and Interviews.

Also known as a lot of standing around for hours on end... I haven't heard from him since Monday so I am figuring he will end up calling me once they actually begin basic training or maybe on Sunday as long as no one in his unit screws up.


Booklover1212 said...

Congrats on his promotion!!

I remember My Marine telling me all about his in-processing at boot camp and how exhausting it was. I'm so happy that you can get phone calls. When hubby was in boot camp, all I got was letters -- but that was the Marines.

Keep your chin up!

~ Jennifer

Jessica said...

Stephen got his E-2 at the last minute for the pt test and the online classes. I was quite worried about making it work on an E-1!

JG said...

Congrats on the promotion! That's really great.

David's reception wound up lasting a week...and he HATED it! He was bored out of his mind. But now that training has actually started I think it's getting better, if only because how they are actually doing something!

JG said...

BTW, I like the new blog look :)

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

That's great about the promotion! So exciting! And yeah you gotta love when they are away and just standing around doing nothing productive! It happens a lot I've noticed :P

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Glad to hear the good news!

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