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  • How will it be at the academy for people who've never fired a firearm before? Are we expected to have experience with firearms already or will they teach us everything??? I really have no experience with firearms...

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    • I see. OK, no more food for the fat one!! . It really depends on who your lead PT instructor is. Some of the workout days here are ridiculous... lots of injuries.

      In the case you describe the fitter members of your class will "rest" by doing pushups, planks, squats waiting for fatty chocolate eater to catch up.[/QUOTE]

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      • Can anyone give us a run down of what Pre-academy is going to be like? I will be in San Ysidro for a month starting next monday the 19th and I kind of want a list of things to make sure I bring/wear etc. PM if you can and are willing to give me and others more info! Thanks!

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        • The instructors will teach everyone the same no matter if your an expert,,,there's only one way at FLETC, and its their way. Don't worry you'll be fine, some of the better shots ended up being first timers. At the end you'll be.fine.

          Originally posted by Gbeck422 View Post
          How will it be at the academy for people who've never fired a firearm before? Are we expected to have experience with firearms already or will they teach us everything??? I really have no experience with firearms...

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          • hey guys quick question.

            I had my VBT today and I have this terrible feeling like i may have failed it.Reason I say that is becasue someone told me that if I passed it then they would have me do the structured interview right after.
            Anyone ever fail this thing?

            I guess I am just looking for closure one way or the other i guess.

            That thing was the most akward thing I have ever done!

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            • Originally posted by jbowen4 View Post
              hey guys quick question.

              I had my VBT today and I have this terrible feeling like i may have failed it.Reason I say that is becasue someone told me that if I passed it then they would have me do the structured interview right after.
              Anyone ever fail this thing?

              I guess I am just looking for closure one way or the other i guess.

              That thing was the most akward thing I have ever done!
              I don't know but I did have my vbt and SI on the same day. Maybe it depends on where you did your vbt.

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              • Originally posted by jbowen4 View Post
                hey guys quick question.

                I had my VBT today and I have this terrible feeling like i may have failed it.Reason I say that is becasue someone told me that if I passed it then they would have me do the structured interview right after.
                Anyone ever fail this thing?

                I guess I am just looking for closure one way or the other i guess.

                That thing was the most akward thing I have ever done!
                I just had mine a week and a half ago and everyone there got a SI after the VBT.
                SWB
                TEST: 07/2011
                NOR: 8/30/2011
                TSL: 10/12/2011
                PRE-Employment Forms
                Qualifications GS7
                Medical Exam
                Structured Interview
                Drug Screening
                Background Investigation 12/20/2011 met BI 03/12/2012
                Fitness

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                • yeah then I probably failed it....


                  I dont really know how. That video was a pain. You answer to a situation with no feedback and they grade you on that. I tried to use my best judgement but I kept feeling like my answers to situations might now be the ones they wanted.

                  I have never encountered something like that before.

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                  • We see a couple people each week coming to our port for their VBT. I finally talked to one today and found out he waited 2 years for the VBT and interview. Wow.

                    The avg wait for my class was 3.5yrs, but it looks like it might be longer now! Non-SWB

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                    • Originally posted by jbowen4 View Post
                      yeah then I probably failed it....


                      I dont really know how. That video was a pain. You answer to a situation with no feedback and they grade you on that. I tried to use my best judgement but I kept feeling like my answers to situations might now be the ones they wanted.

                      I have never encountered something like that before.
                      Keep that head up. You could have passed and not even know it and they could call you back for the SI. When I did it I felt like i failed it miserably. As long as you responded and exercised common sense you are still in the green.
                      CBPO
                      GEO Pref: SWB
                      App Date: 8/2/11
                      Written Exam: 9/1/11
                      NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-5/7): 9/29/11
                      TSL submitted: 10/12/11 (faxed & mailed)
                      E-Qip submitted: 10/14/11
                      SF86 submitted: 10/25/11
                      PFT1: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/1/11)
                      Med: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                      BI: 11/15/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                      VBT/SI: 12/7/11 (cleared CASS 12/15/11)
                      DT: 12/9/11 (cleared CASS 12/20/11)
                      Referred to Schedule EOD 12/15/11
                      Call Rec.: 3/2/12
                      PFT2: 3/16/12
                      EOD: 4/9/12
                      FLETC: 5/11/12 - 9/17/12

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                      • Originally posted by jbowen4 View Post
                        yeah then I probably failed it....


                        I dont really know how. That video was a pain. You answer to a situation with no feedback and they grade you on that. I tried to use my best judgement but I kept feeling like my answers to situations might now be the ones they wanted.

                        I have never encountered something like that before.
                        I believe I had read in past posts that some did not have the SI right after the VBT. I am not sure what their pass fail ratio was though. Just wait for the results maybe you passed. I think everybody comes out of this feeling like they did horrible since it is so awkward. It will be ok, you will see.

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                        • Got the call, EOD 4/23 @ Calexico
                          CBPO
                          Geo - West Coast
                          Exam - 10/12/11 San Diego
                          NOR - 4/2/12
                          TSL - 6/12/12
                          PFT1 - green
                          BI -
                          Quals -
                          VBT/SI - green
                          Drug Screen - green

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                          • Congrats dude! FLETC dates?
                            BPA
                            BPA test date: 8/21/10
                            TSU: 2/6/12
                            EOD: ???

                            CBPO
                            Got the call!
                            PFT2: 3/23
                            EOD: 4/9
                            FLETC: May 11th - Sept 17th, 2012

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                            • Originally posted by nonsense View Post
                              Got the call, EOD 4/23 @ Calexico
                              Congratulations!

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                              • Originally posted by Raymart View Post
                                Congrats dude! FLETC dates?
                                Thanks dude flect 5/25-10/1, only calexico and Andrade were left of the CA choices, and she said she had 20 others to call so I chose quickly.
                                CBPO
                                Geo - West Coast
                                Exam - 10/12/11 San Diego
                                NOR - 4/2/12
                                TSL - 6/12/12
                                PFT1 - green
                                BI -
                                Quals -
                                VBT/SI - green
                                Drug Screen - green

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