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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by steve1988, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. steve1988

    steve1988

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    I just signed a six year active duty contract yesterday. I didn't get my first choice of MOS, but the $20k bonus I got for my second choice is enough to soothe any hard feelings on my part. Anything I should know before I go to Basic? I know a lot of you guys have been there. Also, any Satt Comms guys here?
     
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    outstanding

    go kick *** in Basic
     

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    Don't think........Just do what they want the best you can......Don't take anything personal...............My Grandson just got out as a language specialists for middle east languages. He says this is the best advice.
     
  4. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    Stay safe and thank you for your service. :patriot:
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Just remember basic is all a game, and nothing like the real deal. Yes Drill Sgt, no Drill Sgt, lots of pushups, and nothing you do will ever be good enough. Learn what they're teaching, and don't take it too seriously. Easy stuff.
     
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    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    3d from the left, recognized by no one but your mother. Do not stand out. It's ALL a mind game. You're going to be sore, hurt and tired most if not all the time, get over it.
     
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    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

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    Awesome! Congrats!

    Just go and have fun.
     
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    Thanks for your service!
     
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    Good advice so far. Start eating and sleeping less and working out more now. Thanks in advance for your service.
     
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    Good luck! I enjoyed my time in the Army Airborne! Did they explain how the 20K bonus works? It's taxed with only 1/2 paid upon completion of training and the other 1/2 spread out over your next six anniversary dates...so don't make any grand big $$$ plans!
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    That's a good point, start running, pushups, situps now. Get up at 0430 and go outside and punish yourself before you do anything else. Every day.

    Make it easier once you get there.
     
  13. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Do exactly what you are told as fast as you can.

    Pay attention in marksmanship classes. And all classes, for that matter.

    NEVER make eye contact with the Drill Instructors.

    Physically, it's not that big of a deal if you are in shape. It's all in the mind. Can you deal with three (or more) very pissed off DI's screaming at you every day, all day for three months straight? Some guys can't.

    And remember the 12th General Order: "To walk my post from flank to flank and take no **** from any rank." :wavey:
     
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    Probably should be running ~5 miles a day before you go.
     
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    Don't fraternize.. ;)
     
  16. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    As for advice, well I don't know what regular BCT (Basic Combat Training) is like, because I did OSUT (One Station Unit Training) for Infantry- the Drill Sergeants screaming at me the first week I got there, were the same ones teaching me how to do Advance MOUT 10 weeks later. FWIW, my Infantry OSUT was 13 weeks straight. No break. Its like being in basic for 13 weeks.
     
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    Basic is more mental than physical. Make sure your gf sends you letters but no nude pics. They could lead to a bunch of bs. Ask me how I know. If you have a birthday when you are in basic make sure no one ****s with you and sends balloons or something like a poor guy in my division LOL
     
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    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Don't have anyone send anything like special foods, because the DIs will eat them in front of you or so says my brother.

    Thanks for your sacrifice in joining the service. How old are you?
     
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    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Congratulations, post a graduation pic when you get through with basic. :thumbsup: