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Congratulation and good luck.Where will your AIT be at?
U.S. Army Veteran
Ahhh... basic training.... so much fun... Keep calm, keep cool, do what you're told. It ends eventually. Don't bring any pictures of friends and/or family, leave the folder at home, etc. etc.
We actually had one dude show up with a bowling ball... yes, that's right... his recruiter told him the base had a bowling alley that he might be able to use during basic. Wow. I mean really... it WAS an Air Force base but cmon.
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
You are not paranoid if They are actually out to get you, however, They probably are not and you probably are.
At SOME point you are going to think " God. How can I do this?" Just keep telling yourself that millions of others have done it. Stay safe!
to spencer b take care and be careful during your basic. we will be thinking of you. take this thought with you. all is well with homefront, everyone is behind you in your endevor and time away from us. we salute you on your time in nations defense. god be with and always behind you in your endevors
Good luck to you. I had a drill sergeant that said " Son, don't let me know your name, if I know your name I know you F$$$$D up. Just don't take it personally when it's your day to get picked on. You will laugh about it when it is all over. I made some great friends that I stay in contact with since 1971.
Good luck to you,
from a former XO of a Basic Training Unit at Ft. Knox Co. (B Co. 2-46 Inf, 1986-87)
Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.
Just take it one day at a time. You'll be fine.
God bless. And thanks for your willingness to serve.
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First of all, thank you for doing what many people would never think of doing, which is considering enlisting in the Armed Forces to serve this great country.
Basic Training will be the beginning of the rest of your life, regardless if you make the Army a career or not. Make sure you do what you are told and when you think that you can't complete the task at hand DON'T GIVE UP - KEEP TRYING. You will do well if you can play the game. Good luck and enjoy the ride...
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
¡Cuánto duele crecer, cuan hondo es el dolor de alzarse en puntillas y observar con temblores de angustia, esa cosa tremenda, que es la vida del hombre! - René Marqués
Thanks for your choice to serve...
Special Note: DO NOT volunteer for anything in basic training.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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NRA Life Member
Good luck and thank you for your service! As has been said, don't volunteer for anything. Pay attention to details, and remember no matter how miserable you might feel at any particular moment, you will look back on it fondly in the years from now.
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Good luck, and Thank you for your service. I have never been in the service, but my father was Army for 27 yrs, the father-in-law was Army for 24 years, and the brother-in-law is going on 25 in the army and is still going. Go Army!!