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Posted: 6/10/2001 8:10:27 AM EDT
I go to MEPS (Military Enlistment Processing Services) at 4:30am, and Fort Jackson sometime that day. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here who has helped me with info and experience I could have never found if not for this site. I guess I will see you all on the other side!!! James
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Originally Posted By rifleer1: I go to MEPS (Military Enlistment Processing Services) at 4:30am, and Fort Jackson sometime that day. James
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Better make that 0430... Good luck and have fun.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 9:33:07 AM EDT
You're gonna experience quite a shock for the next few days so keep your wits about you and remember "they can't eat you!". Basic training is what you make of it. You will make alot of new friends and have some really good times. You'll also find out that your drill instructors can be some really cool people. Enjoy! Bradd Ft Benning "Charlie Rock" Oct '88 - Feb '89
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 10:13:22 AM EDT
Good luck man.
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Link Posted: 6/10/2001 10:38:17 AM EDT
I can't help it... buahaaaaaaaahahahhhhhhhha good luck
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You are in for one of the most rewarding times of your life. The #1 most important thing is your attitude. You'll be around wimps that want thier teddy bear, don't like pushups, etc.. Keep a positive attitude and I gaurantee that it will be noticed. More importantly, a positive attitude will insure that you learn as much as possible and get as much as possible from your training. All of the BS you'll go through is done for a reason. Usually either to make you stronger or to insure that you pay attention to detail. Good luck and have fun. [(:)]
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 11:05:15 AM EDT
hang tight bro! i'm only 7 days behind you! [>Q]
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Link Posted: 6/10/2001 11:49:20 AM EDT
Is Tank Hill still there? They had gaps in the floor big enough to swallow a size 13.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 1:00:58 PM EDT
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Ed, You should see "Sand Hill" now! I was there in '88 (C/2/58) and it was called the "Sand Hilton". The buildings looked like college dorms! Bradd
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I was there in 1990 for Edward's graduation from basic training and could not recognize the place. There were some paratroopers with their red berets at the parade.When they found out I was a fellow paratrooper and VN vet,they came to attention,saluted me and the senior man said: "Sir,thank you for your service". I still choke when I think of how proud I felt to have been be an American soldier! AIRBORNE,ALL THE WAY! sorry Bradd,I hit the edit instead of the quote button,but I quoted what you said so not much was lost.....forgive an old fool....me!
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 1:23:24 PM EDT
Good Luck, rifleer1. I think you'll do well.
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good luck - and what ever you do - don't steal the urban assault vehicle and take female mp's up to the alps! steve seriously - good luck and stay safe!
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 2:55:04 PM EDT
Remember one thing... Boot Camp (basic Training) isn't physically though. All they do is F**k with your mind. Stay strong physically and ESPECIALLY mentally and you'll do fine. There will be times when you think that it will never end, but just remember, that some day you will be looking back and laughing about all the crazy shit that happened. Your Drill Instructors will be the funniest people you will ever meet. Another tip - Stay out of sight as much as possible. Dont be a glory boy and go gung ho. Believe me, "standing out" (in ANY way) is a BAD thing. I wont wish you good luck, because if you want to wear that uniform bad enough - you wont need it. 99% mental - 1% physical Semper Fi, brother.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 3:36:22 PM EDT
if they still offer it get the yearbook. i was just looking at mine the other day. even though i remember it all ha ha after 36 yrs there are some things i need to look up. you won't regret it.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 4:04:00 PM EDT
Good Luck! I went through Marine bootcamp in '91 and all I could think of for the first couple of weeks was "how the f*ck do I get out of here!" Well, the quickest way was to just finish, glad I did. Best experience of my life next to Mary Jane Rotten Crotch after graduation!
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From what i understood when i was at Tank Hill.......in 1986......there was going to be to more groups of recruits.....go through and that was it...........tearing it down as far as i know
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 4:21:56 PM EDT
Good luck, God speed and THANK YOU for being "One of Us" that is/was willing to shoulder arms in defense of this great country. I remember my first day after 25+ years like it was yesterday. Welcome comrade. You are in some mighty fine company from what I’ve seen on this board. Jeff
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 4:41:15 PM EDT
I spent the summer of 1990 at Ft Jackson. I wasn't to far from Tank Hill in the then new starship barrecks. I did run up Tank Hill every-other morning for PT. After basic I went to supply school on the other side of Jackson. OSA
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 4:59:57 PM EDT
TW0 THINGS: AS SAID ABOVE, IT IS ALL A MIND GAME!,AND BE A TEAM PLAYER. THATS WHAT BASIC IS ALL ABOUT. GOOD LUCK!
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:15:43 PM EDT
Best of luck to you, be good, strong and brave. And God bless!!!
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:26:56 PM EDT
Entry level sep...like it never happened. If the crap gets to be too much, just tell 'em you have had enough and want to go home.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:27:12 PM EDT
Once I get out of high school I am gonna go into the marines
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:37:58 PM EDT
Congrats! At least you won't get cold this time of year! (Drink plenty of fluids!) LOL!
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:50:51 PM EDT
If you are overweight, eat less; if you are underweight eat more. Keep your mouth shut and listen. Don't fall asleep in class. Don't run out of the gas chamber, Keep your locker locked. Never put your ass in the air while in the "front leaning rest” position. Learn how to love to run. Keep your opinions to yourself. If you watched MASH A-Team etc, never, and I mean never call a Drill Sergeant "Sarge". Have fun, 6th CAV ACCB. (Or whatever the hell they call attack helicopter squadrons now)
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 5:50:59 PM EDT
Rifleer1 you take care, be tough, and stay focused. Help your buddies out when they need help. You will make some good friends and have some great times that you will always remember. You will do well.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 6:06:43 PM EDT
Good luck James. It'll change you more than you can imagine right now. You're about to be "forged",,,,,,,,,,,, and - [u]YOU'LL LEARN MORE ABOUT DIRT, TRASH, & STOMPING THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT ANYONE COULD KNOW[/u]!!! God bless, take care, and [b]never[/b] pass up an opportunity to piss, sleep, or eat. Print this thread, & let us know how it's going. (Yes, the military has discovered computers). [i]Oh, yeah -- send us any extra parts![/i]
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What the hell does "An Army of one mean” The concept seems to go against what the military is about. Remember that teamwork is the key.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 6:20:52 PM EDT
Sorry dude It will end and you will be proud
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 6:27:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Death_By_AR15: 99% mental - 1% physical
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I suck at pushups. Just in the past few weeks decided to do some every day before I go to bed. Can now do 15 (quit laughing) pretty comfortably. Any more and I'd be huring. Drop and give me 20. [rolleyes] I'd be hurtin.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 6:49:16 PM EDT
[b]99% mental - 1% physical[/b] Huh! I did really well with the physical you just have to convence yourself you can do it! yea you can. Ft Benning Ga, Harmony Church. thats where i did my Basic and AIT.
Link Posted: 6/10/2001 8:42:27 PM EDT
watch out for the short Drill Sergeants. Seems the shorter they are...the meaner they are.
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Link Posted: 6/10/2001 11:37:58 PM EDT
Thanks guys. I will send my girlfriend letters and she will post what I ask her too. She can print out the replies and send'em back. Here I come Ft. Jackson!!! James
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