Leaving for Basic Training Monday
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Listen to the Drills and ignore ...
October 21st, 2010 11:15 PM
Good luck brother!! It's not going to be THAT bad, just don't make it personal. Your not that important
Listen to the Drills and ignore the drill privates, DO NOT FRATERNIZE!!!!! You will get caught, had a battle get NSOed for that a week before graduation. Lastly, right place, right time, right uniform, right attitude.
I know you didn't ask for advice but there it is. It's a great experience. Make sure you take time to enjoy it!!!
ETA: There are SOME things you should volunteer for. Range detail usually is A LOT of fun, my Drill SGT even brought us ice cold gatorade from the PX during another detail. Just know whose detail you are on
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October 21st, 2010 11:15 PM
October 22nd, 2010 10:47 AM
Thank you everyone for the advice and well wishes! I do feel extremely honored to be able to say I am joining the Army!
October 22nd, 2010 10:53 AM
Outstanding SpencerB. We'll miss you, but be with you in spirit! I appreciate your service and sacrifice. We will look forward to your return so don't forget us.
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October 22nd, 2010 10:57 AM
Thank Bark'n, I definitely won't forget you guys, this is like an internet family!
Originally Posted by Bark'n
October 22nd, 2010 12:04 PM
God Bless you and the United States Military!
Stay alert and stay safe.
October 22nd, 2010 01:25 PM
... heh, and one of the OTHER best days was the day I LEFT basic training...
Originally Posted by WHEC724
October 23rd, 2010 12:33 AM
Several people have said it already but it bears repeating (and get used to repeating things, you're in the military now....) keep your head down, pay attention, and remember it will be over eventually.
Most importantly, get used to "hurry up and wait" you will be doing that for the rest of your career.
Best of luck and congratulations.
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October 23rd, 2010 12:40 AM
Cav Scout, hooah!
Thanks for raising your hand to defend our nation.
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October 23rd, 2010 01:05 AM
keep your head down, good luck, and don't forget..... we're 100 % grateful for your service.
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October 23rd, 2010 01:15 AM
Thanks for your service, and good luck! At least the Drill Sergeants can't hit you like the old days.
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October 23rd, 2010 01:18 AM
Good luck, be safe, and do good work.
October 23rd, 2010 08:12 AM
Take care SpencerB, and thank you for your participation in our armed services.
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October 29th, 2010 05:21 PM
Take care! Keep your nose clean, do what your Drill Sgts tell you to do, and best of luck!
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November 1st, 2010 07:42 PM
Spencer..good luck brother. My son graduated Infantry OSUT at Ft.Benning on 10/22 and is in Jump School presently so I know what you'll be dealing with. Talk to us when you read this in 3 months or so!
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November 1st, 2010 10:10 PM
Keep Your head low and Your powder dry.
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