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  • Originally posted by SWB_Hopeful View Post
    Thanks. I hope we both do.

    When I asked them how they determined the order the make the calls out, they replied the TSL date is one of the key things they factor in, as well as the geo preference and where they have vacancies, obviously. That actually seems to hold true. From what I've seen, the calls that have been given to SWB applicants have been to those who have been in TSL longer than us.
    I wouldn't sweat it too much. You're next in line bro. Trust me, everything happens really fast when they call you so enjoy time with your family and normalcy before moving and transitioning happens. You're right there though. We will see each other in Fletc. I'm sure of it.
    Geo:SWB
    CBPO Exam:08/2/11
    TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
    Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
    VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
    Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
    Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
    Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
    BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
    TSU: 3/28/13
    EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
    FLETC: 9/13/13

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    • Originally posted by Pointman8 View Post
      I wouldn't sweat it too much. You're next in line bro. Trust me, everything happens really fast when they call you so enjoy time with your family and normalcy before moving and transitioning happens. You're right there though. We will see each other in Fletc. I'm sure of it.
      Good point. Everything would change in an instant once you get the call. It's something I've been getting prepared for.
      Have you had any luck learning a little more about Progreso?
      Written Exam: 07/2011 (Southeast Geo preference)
      NOR: 08/30/2011 (84 No Vet preference)
      Switched to SWB Geo preference 12/21/2011
      TSL 02/16/2012
      Lasik Eye Correction: 03/12/2012
      PFT-1: 03/14/2012
      Medical: 03/27/2012
      Background: 03/29/2012 (In security office)
      VBT: 04/30/2012 (Cleared 08/02/2012!)
      3 Month Lasik Exam: 06/12/2012
      Poly: 02/27/2013 (Passed?)
      Drug Test: 03/07/2013 (Cleared 03/14/2013
      TSU: 03/14/2013
      The Call:
      PFT2:
      EOD:

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      • Originally posted by SWB_Hopeful View Post
        Good point. Everything would change in an instant once you get the call. It's something I've been getting prepared for.
        Have you had any luck learning a little more about Progreso?
        Nope, lol. I'm guessing Progreso isn't that big of a port, lol. I saw some pics online. It looks pretty nice, but I guess I'll just find out when I get down there.
        Geo:SWB
        CBPO Exam:08/2/11
        TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
        Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
        VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
        Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
        Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
        Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
        BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
        TSU: 3/28/13
        EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
        FLETC: 9/13/13

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        • Originally posted by Pointman8 View Post
          Nope, lol. I'm guessing Progreso isn't that big of a port, lol. I saw some pics online. It looks pretty nice, but I guess I'll just find out when I get down there.
          Progesso is near McAllen isnt it? You'll prolly be able to pick up shifts there if you wanted to(and the OT is available).

          For everyone...I took the BP test yeterday, was not nearly as difficult as the CBPO test. The most difficult part was the artificial language test, but with the grammar rules they give you it wasnt bad. With my BPA application only for SoCal, I will take literally anywhere CBPO is offered, and maybe move there as a BPA. So I might see some of you all at those west texas ports.
          CBPO:
          Test- 05/12
          NOR- 08/12 (95- w/5 point vet pref)
          TSL1/2-08/12
          PFT1/Med-09/12
          VBT/SI-10/12
          Poly-11/12
          BI-12/12
          TSU-01/24/13
          1st "Call"-02/26/13- 30 day referral for a better selection

          OCSO:
          Applied- 06/12
          PFT-07/12
          CJBAT- 12/12
          Panel Interview- 01/13
          BI- in process

          FBI
          Phase two: probably never

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          • Originally posted by payniel View Post
            Progesso is near McAllen isnt it? You'll prolly be able to pick up shifts there if you wanted to(and the OT is available).

            For everyone...I took the BP test yeterday, was not nearly as difficult as the CBPO test. The most difficult part was the artificial language test, but with the grammar rules they give you it wasnt bad. With my BPA application only for SoCal, I will take literally anywhere CBPO is offered, and maybe move there as a BPA. So I might see some of you all at those west texas ports.
            Wow, I didn't know McAllen had a port. Brownsville has a port too. I guess I can work there as well for OT. Thanks for that info bro. How's your timeline going?
            Geo:SWB
            CBPO Exam:08/2/11
            TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
            Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
            VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
            Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
            Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
            Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
            BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
            TSU: 3/28/13
            EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
            FLETC: 9/13/13

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            • Originally posted by Pointman8 View Post
              Wow, I didn't know McAllen had a port. Brownsville has a port too. I guess I can work there as well for OT. Thanks for that info bro. How's your timeline going?

              Correction on that, McAllen does not have its own PoE besides an airport, but Brownville was the one I was thinking of. And I do not believe to know for certain if you would be able to pick up a shift at another area port, but Ive heard guys being sent to other places within their area. My timeline is going swell, just waiting on the call to come again. Everytime I get anxious I try to go for a run or a workout so I try not to think about it too much....
              Last edited by payniel; 04-14-2013, 04:53 PM.
              CBPO:
              Test- 05/12
              NOR- 08/12 (95- w/5 point vet pref)
              TSL1/2-08/12
              PFT1/Med-09/12
              VBT/SI-10/12
              Poly-11/12
              BI-12/12
              TSU-01/24/13
              1st "Call"-02/26/13- 30 day referral for a better selection

              OCSO:
              Applied- 06/12
              PFT-07/12
              CJBAT- 12/12
              Panel Interview- 01/13
              BI- in process

              FBI
              Phase two: probably never

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              • Got my third polygraph coming up on Tuesday. Really starting to become a pro at this lol
                CBPO Exam: 4/29/12
                Geo: Central/East
                NOR: 5/25/12 Score: 82
                TSL:11/1/12
                Med/PFT1: 12/2/12 Cleared
                Qual: Cleared 12/8/12 GS-7
                Poly 1: 1/22/13 Poly 2: 2/27/13 Poly 3: 4/16/13 Poly 4: 5/16/13 FINALLY PASSED
                VBT/SI: 1/27/13 Cleared
                Background: 5/20/13 Cleared
                Met BI: 5/29/13
                TSU: 6/13/13
                Drug Test:6/12/13
                PFT 2:
                EOD: 8/19/13 Newark Airport FLETC: 9/16/13

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                • Originally posted by payniel View Post
                  Correction on that, McAllen does not have its own PoE besides an airport, but Brownville was the one I was thinking of. And I do not believe to know for certain if you would be able to pick up a shift at another area port, but Ive heard guys being sent to other places within their area. My timeline is going swell, just waiting on the call to come again. Everytime I get anxious I try to go for a run or a workout so I try not to think about it too much....
                  You are kinda correct and kinda incorrect. The McAllen airport is indeed a POE, as are Hidalgo and Progresso. The are also POE's at Anzalduas, Pharr and Donna. The other "POE" (if you will) is Los Ebanos. It's a hand drawn car barge! I worked at McAllen Station as a BP trainee and these were in our AOR at the time. No matter which of the ports, McAllen is the main city. IMHO, it is a really nice place to live, especially compared to other cities along the border.
                  Last edited by 66Pony; 04-14-2013, 11:13 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by 66Pony View Post
                    You are kinda correct and kinda incorrect. The McAllen airport is indeed a POE, as are Hidalgo and Progresso. The are also POE's at Anzalduas, Pharr and Donna. The other "POE" (if you will) is Los Ebanos. It's a hand drawn car barge! I worked at McAllen Station as a BP trainee and these were in our AOR at the time. No matter which of the ports, McAllen is the main city. IMHO, it is a really nice place to live, especially compared to other cities along the border.
                    That's great info. Makes me feel a little more contempt on my choice. I've never even been to Texas so this is all new to me
                    Geo:SWB
                    CBPO Exam:08/2/11
                    TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
                    Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
                    VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
                    Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
                    Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
                    Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
                    BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
                    TSU: 3/28/13
                    EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
                    FLETC: 9/13/13

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                    • Originally posted by Greggyd1211 View Post
                      Got my third polygraph coming up on Tuesday. Really starting to become a pro at this lol
                      I'm pretty sure if you're on your third poly you will pass this time. Most people on this forum (I believe) passed after Thier 2nd or 3rd time. Best of luck.
                      Geo:SWB
                      CBPO Exam:08/2/11
                      TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
                      Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
                      VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
                      Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
                      Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
                      Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
                      BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
                      TSU: 3/28/13
                      EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
                      FLETC: 9/13/13

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                      • I see that pointman and a few others got a EOD of 13 may. Why is mine a week earlier? I read somewhere on this blog that it's because im already a fed but I thought I'd ask. Three weeks to put my house up for rent, two week notice at work and move a family of five from texas to Montana is stressful as hell. (Worth it though)

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                        • what do they do different in the second poly, is it shorter?

                          Originally posted by Pointman8 View Post
                          I'm pretty sure if you're on your third poly you will pass this time. Most people on this forum (I believe) passed after Thier 2nd or 3rd time. Best of luck.

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                          • Gijoeavila, I'm also applying for the Northwest and just waiting for my background and drug test. Was Montana all they offered you? I'm hoping for Seattle or Blaine. Thanks for any info.

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                            • Originally posted by Bobhoward View Post
                              what do they do different in the second poly, is it shorter?
                              The second poly is usually just a continuation of what the instructor couldn't ask for the first poly. It also goes over the questions which they felt you were hiding something. It usually is quicker than the first since it's a continuation. If you have nothing to hide, don't think so deep into the questions they ask you. Just give your honest answer and be comfortable with your answer. Best of luck.
                              Geo:SWB
                              CBPO Exam:08/2/11
                              TSl 1 & 2: 11/14/11 & 11/25/11
                              Medical & Pft1:12/10/11 Passed
                              VBT/SI: 5/10/12 Passed
                              Drug Test: 7/12/12 Passed
                              Qual: (GS-7) Cleared 8/12/12
                              Poly 1 & 2: 9/26/12 & 11/8/12 Passed
                              BI: Met investigator on 12/6 Complete on 3/26/13
                              TSU: 3/28/13
                              EOD: 8/12/13 (Brownsville, TX)
                              FLETC: 9/13/13

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                              • Originally posted by gijoeavila View Post
                                Got the call yesterday. Roosvile Montana. I was in TSU for 14 hours. I am in in complete shock. Report may 6th. June 11Th class.
                                Gijoeavila, I'm also applying for the Northwest and just waiting for my background and drug test. Was Montana all they offered you? I'm hoping for Seattle or Blaine. Thanks for any info.

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