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Posted: 3/19/2013 6:12:03 PM EDT
At 1430 today, i took my oath after 4 months of paperwork and all the associated processes. I enlisted in the Army as 89D, with a ship date of 29 april to ft Jackson, then to ft Lee for EOD training. I couldn't be more honored to join the ranks of the US military and carry on my family tradition of service, the best part is my grandfather did his basic at Jackson in 1956, since I was never able to meet him, i think this was a pretty interesting twist
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:13:04 PM EDT
When you get to 120th at Jackson, make yourself known.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:14:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:15:00 PM EDT
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:15:35 PM EDT
Congrats!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:15:38 PM EDT
Congrats man, welcome to the team.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:15:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.


I have heard this
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:16:07 PM EDT
Thank you
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:16:16 PM EDT

Do you do the FEMA camp detention training right off the bat or is that after basic?

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:16:32 PM EDT
Good for you
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:16:53 PM EDT
In advance thanks. and to all those in uniform thanks, thanks for your service.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:17:10 PM EDT
Make sure you volunteer for all the details and let the DS know you prepped for this
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:17:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.


I have heard this


Sounds like MCAS Beaufort.

Thanks and good luck.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:17:19 PM EDT
Salute!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:17:58 PM EDT
Thanks for serving our country! My Grandfather went to Fort Jackson during World War I.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:20:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
At 1430 today, i took my oath after 4 months of paperwork and all the associated processes. I enlisted in the Army as 89D, with a ship date of 29 april to ft Jackson, then to ft Lee for EOD training. I couldn't be more honored to join the ranks of the US military and carry on my family tradition of service, the best part is my grandfather did his basic at Jackson in 1956, since I was never able to meet him, i think this was a pretty interesting twist


I used to be the NCOIC of medical in-processing at Ft. Jackson. I just want to let you know Ft. Jackson is for pussies and thanks for stepping up. Let me know if there is a svelt young man on the medical slide show on patrol in Afghnistan with his m-16a4 looking like a complete bad ass.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:20:53 PM EDT
Good for you! Congrats and stay strong. I went to Basic at Ft Jackson in Aug 1988. E Co 4-13. Victory Tower and M-60 shoot are some of the BEST memories!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:21:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2ndamendmentknights:
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
At 1430 today, i took my oath after 4 months of paperwork and all the associated processes. I enlisted in the Army as 89D, with a ship date of 29 april to ft Jackson, then to ft Lee for EOD training. I couldn't be more honored to join the ranks of the US military and carry on my family tradition of service, the best part is my grandfather did his basic at Jackson in 1956, since I was never able to meet him, i think this was a pretty interesting twist


I used to be the NCOIC of medical in-processing at Ft. Jackson. I just want to let you know Ft. Jackson is for pussies and thanks for stepping up. Let me know if there is a svelt young man on the medical slide show on patrol in Afghnistan with his m-16a4 looking like a complete bad ass.


lol, ill keep an eye out
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:22:57 PM EDT
Congrats... thank you for stepping forward.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:23:23 PM EDT
Thank you.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:24:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.


Ft. Leasure
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:24:12 PM EDT
Welcome to the terror-dome.


You get your crest, come get your tank. until then...
HALF LEFT FACE!!!!

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:24:39 PM EDT
Congrats!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:25:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
At 1430 today, i took my oath after 4 months of paperwork and all the associated processes. I enlisted in the Army as 89D, with a ship date of 29 april to ft Jackson, then to ft Lee for EOD training. I couldn't be more honored to join the ranks of the US military and carry on my family tradition of service, the best part is my grandfather did his basic at Jackson in 1956, since I was never able to meet him, i think this was a pretty interesting twist


I went in just as motivated as you but was in for a rude awakening, its never what you think its going to be but Godspeed on your journey and good luck!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:27:21 PM EDT
Thank you for your service. Remember your oath. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:28:57 PM EDT
Congrats and good luck

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:30:16 PM EDT
Have fun. Remember that there is life beyond Basic Training. And its just that. BASIC.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:31:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2013 2:50:05 AM EDT by badlnb]

Originally Posted By RhinoG92:
When you get to 120th at Jackson, make yourself known.

It is completely okay to make coke floats in the mess hall and take an ice cream cone to go when you leave the mess hall too. Be sure to offer the E-5 sergents you run into a lick, otherwise they will smoke you with Stations. Don't get more than three cups of coffe at breakfast. The best mess hall seats have table cloths and salt & pepper shakers.

I was in 18th Platoon Bravo Company 120th AG Bn. At Fort Jackson. I know these things.

If you sneak a drink from the coke machine at your. Company building, DO NOT throw the can away in your platoon bay trash cans. Go to another platoon bay so they get smoked.

Oh, and don't loose your IET (Smart) book.

badlnb,
B395
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:32:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:32:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By badlnb:

Originally Posted By RhinoG92:
When you get to 120th at Jackson, make yourself known.

It is completely okay to make coke floats in the mess hall and take an ice cream cone to go when you leave the mess hall too. Be sure to offer the E-5 sergents you run into a lick, otherwise they will smoke you with Stations. Don't get more than three cups of coffe at breakfast. The best mess hall seats have table cloths and salt & pepper shakers.

I was in 18th Platoon Bravo Company 120th AG Bn. At Fort Jackson. I know these things.

If you sneak a drink from the coke machine at your. Company building, DO NOT throw the can away in your platoon bay trash cans. Go to another platoon bay so they get smoked.

Oh, and don't loose your EIT (Smart) book.

badlnb,
B395


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:33:28 PM EDT
Honor your oath.

You don't take it to fulfill the requirement.

You hold it in your heart, and you live by it.

I wish you the best.

Strive for it.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:34:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
At 1430 today, i took my oath after 4 months of paperwork and all the associated processes. I enlisted in the Army as 89D, with a ship date of 29 april to ft Jackson, then to ft Lee for EOD training. I couldn't be more honored to join the ranks of the US military and carry on my family tradition of service, the best part is my grandfather did his basic at Jackson in 1956, since I was never able to meet him, i think this was a pretty interesting twist


Congratulations! I went to Ft. Jackson and Ft. Lee as well back in 1988 - have fun :)
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:37:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 6:38:15 PM EDT by zander712]
dupe - sorry
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:39:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RhinoG92:
When you get to 120th at Jackson, make yourself known.


You are a mean, mean man.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:41:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.



You just have to know where to go

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:41:48 PM EDT
......good luck, private
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:43:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
Thank you


Don't thank us, thank your recruiter.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:44:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bagofcrabs65:
Have fun. Remember that there is life beyond Basic Training. And its just that. BASIC.


Bears repeating, my advice is to keep a low profile in basic and save your high speed motivated mofo routine for AIT and your unit. PT like a motherfucker, just be quiet.

Also, never forget that the "hard part" starts after you get to your unit.

And Jackson is 100% for pussies.

Enjoy the ride and embrace the suck.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:45:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.

Greeaaat. Just great.

My son graduated from BCT at Ft Jackson last week. I dropped him at Ft Lee on Friday. Ordnance Island, he called it. 91F.



OP, congratulations and thank you for stepping up.


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:46:17 PM EDT
Congratulations and good luck. I'll give you the same advice my dad gave me "Never be 1st, never be last, and NEVER volunteer"
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:46:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fugitive:
Originally Posted By sfljohn:
Originally Posted By ConKeeper:
Good luck at Ft. Lee. Nothing to do around there except drink and get in to trouble.


I have heard this


Sounds like MCAS Beaufort.

Thanks and good luck.

HEY! we got that walmart a few years back

Hilton Head , and Savannah are not too far.

i enjoyed my time in BOFERT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:47:27 PM EDT
Congrats, and welcome to the team.

Make the most of what you do, Because that is what you get. Enjoy
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:47:32 PM EDT
It is unfortunate that you are going to Jackson. You may never be properly hazed.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:48:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VolvotechT5:


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 7:12:19 PM EDT
Remember the first rule of demo and EOD:

"You screw up, you blow up."
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