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Old 10-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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What helped you make it through BCT?

I've enlisted back in april for the US Army. I'll be a Stryker Systems Maintainer (91S). As of today I have 34 days until I ship. When I get to BCT what helped you make it through BCT?
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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Hope you enjoy the motor pool. Run, push-ups, and sit-ups. Leave anything that is on the do not bring list. Listen and pay attention to the drills and you will be fine. If you have the opportunity to be in a position of responsibility take it and shine. If the drills are gonna know your name make sure it is because you are a stud and not a dud. Good luck
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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duck, blend, dont volunteer for SHIT, hope they NEVER know ur name, run, run, run........quite smoking and drinking caffiene.

Buy the best running shoes you can afford and have a gait analysis done NOW before u ship off to get the correct shoes.
^^^^^^^^^^^

start running!
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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I can run two miles in 12:13, i did 63 pushups in 2 minutes and 59 situps in 2 minutes. I bought me a set of asics rush33's for running and my time went down compared to when i ran with my worn out new balances. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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duck, blend, dont volunteer for SHIT, hope they NEVER know ur name.
Yup...this guy has it down pat....keep the mouth shut, do what you're told & try to line up in the middle of everyone at formations/lines. You don't want to be first & definetly don't be last in anything! Be the average guy that nobody knows & it'll be smooth sailing.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #6
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well guys I'm two days out from shipping to basic. once again thanks for all of the advice yall shared with me.
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well guys I'm two days out from shipping to basic. once again thanks for all of the advice yall shared with me.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #10
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:02 PM   #12
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The one thing that helped me the most at OCS was to find the small things to enjoy. For example, the best part of my day was the 4 minutes after chow when I got to stand in formation and just watch the sun come up over the horizon with nothing going on and nobody yelling at me. I also found it helpful to find one funny thing every day and right before you crash at night look back at it and chuckle just a little bit.

Just take the day from meal to meal and one at a time. dont sweat the small stuff and keep your head down with the eye on your prize. Dont take anything personally, especially any comments directed at you. It is the instructors job. And finally, enjoy it. you get to do some cool shit
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:26 AM   #13
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Good luck man and try to keep focused while there!
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:05 AM   #14
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hey good luck... after basic you will get deployed to afghanistan and look back and be like that was a joke. lol. your worrying about nothing at all. you will be fine. what ive learned is this "Dont give anyone a reason to mess with you!"
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for the best wishes guys... and chick. I'm ready to get on that bus so I can finally get somewhere with my life. see yall at christmas time, I'll be on leave hopefully.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #16
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:02 PM   #17
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hey guys just chiming in since I'm on leave for cheistmas. Basic Combat training is too easy. qualified sharpshooter with a 35 (the M16 jammed on my last three targets so I should have gotten expert. ) PT is a breeze also. the biggest let down was the gas chamber. hahaha
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:48 AM   #18
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hey guys just chiming in since I'm on leave for cheistmas. Basic Combat training is too easy. qualified sharpshooter with a 35 (the M16 jammed on my last three targets so I should have gotten expert. ) PT is a breeze also. the biggest let down was the gas chamber. hahaha
I'm glad it is going well for you.

And I think it is cool that you came back and gave an update.
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I'm glad it is going well for you.

And I think it is cool that you came back and gave an update.
I love the life style so far and I figured that I leave alittle update for any members here that are thinking about joining the army
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #20
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I just got out of the Army after 5 years active duty. Glad you're having an easy time in Basic. The hardest part for me was getting so frustrated at the stupid things people did to get everyone in trouble. Anyways if you have any questions about AIT or your new unit/deployments whatever, don't be afraid to ask.
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