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What helped you make it through BCT?

Discussion in 'Military' started by YotaMan2007, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. dbronzo

    dbronzo Protected by Armor Tech Offroad

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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
     
  3. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    start running!
     
  4. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Warputer

    Warputer Dirt Road Inspector

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    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.:D
     
  6. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Good Luck!!!
     
  9. Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Good luck, you'll do fine. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Good luck!

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  11. cakmakli

    cakmakli Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

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    Just don't quit. You aren't doing anything that thousands haven't done before you. And when you start to feel sorry for yourself and think you are having it tough, remember that there is always someone somewhere who is having it a whole lot worse.
     
  12. takern

    takern Well-Known Member

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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
     
  13. JRob33

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    Good luck man and try to keep focused while there!
     
  14. Olson

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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!"
     
  15. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the best wishes guys... and chick. :p 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. :cool:
     
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  17. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. :mad:) PT is a breeze also. the biggest let down was the gas chamber. hahaha
     
  18. cakmakli

    cakmakli Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

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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.
     
  19. YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  20. IdahoNomad

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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.
    -IdahoNomad
     
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