advice for going to bootcamp

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  1. Zschneider

    Zschneider New Member

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    I leave for bootcamp in a few months I am looking for some advice to get my self ready I am going to Fort Linardwood Mo
    ' I don't think I spelled the name right '
     
  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Keep a low profile and do everything to the best of your abilities,!

    Remember what oath you swear to ( The Constitution and not the Government)!

    Best wishes to you ! Stay safe !
     

  3. KimberFan

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    Start liking to do a lot of running....and get ready to hear, "If it don't move- paint it". ;)
    Best of luck to you and Thank You for what you're about to do too.
     
  4. DFlynt

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    Remember that large percentage of what they are doing is playing head games with you, once you realize that and learn to play their games with them you'll be just fine
     
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  5. Marlinman

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    Run, run run and by week two you shall HATE lenard wood. Thanks for what you are about to do.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get in shape physically. GOOD SHAPE.

    If you don't already know, learn how to say SIR!:D

    Be psychologically prepared to be treated like sh!t.

    Be aware that everything they say and do, no matter how much you hate it, is for your own good, and to keep you alive in battle.

    Get yourself "psyched up" that passing isn't good enough. Only being number one is good enough. That mindset will serve you well throughout life.

    Be not just prepared, but willing and anxious to work your ass off 14-16 hours per day for a couple of months.

    GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!!:):):)
     
  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Jody..? When you get back , kick his ass ..!
     
  8. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    buy soap on a string and dont sleep with your mouth open.
    youll be 3 hours from me. if you jump the fence, aim south and i'll put you up until the navy recruiter comes and saves you.:p


    if you get a chance, shoot some skeet on the base range and tell em the vanzant clay pigeon farm sent you!

    btw...just do what youre told and keep your mouth shut. youll do fine.
     
  9. Zschneider

    Zschneider New Member

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    I don't thank the drill sargents like to be called sir and since I signed my Contract I have lost waight and gained some muscle
     
  10. Marlinman

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    You are in for a rude awakening bub. You ALWAYS reply yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am.......ALWAYS. you don't and you will be smoked daily. All day long. Who ever told you that you don't say that to them is full of shyt.
     
  11. hoovco

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    It's actually the truth, guy.

    Don't ever call a Drill Sergeant "sir" or "ma'am".

    You're in here talking about stuff you don't know about again, hmm marlinman?
     
  12. Renegade44

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    Run with a weighted backpack. Run in boots. Run rain or shine. Conditioning your body will be your best physical gain. Mentally, grow some tough skin. Don't get caught up with the wrong crowd. Remember they will boot you for any reason now, plenty in line.
    Thank you in advance for your service and commitment.
    Protect our Constitution
     
  13. hoovco

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    Just get used to running, get your body ready for it. Find a good running program and build up to a good 10k. That should get you through most of the ability group runs pretty easy. Do push ups and sit ups, of course.

    Just try hard, and keep an open mind. Sometimes the fact that Joe is deathly afraid of getting yelled at or smoked keeps them from asking questions and learning. Try to learn as much as you can. It's BCT ... You're there to get something out of it, not to just check the block. Getting yelled at and smoked is inevitable. It's only 9 weeks and they can't kill you. Lol.
     
  14. Yunus

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    hoovco is correct, do not call an enlisted man/woman , sir/mam, call them by their title or rank.

    "Don't call me sir, I work for a living!" It's not just a movie quote.
     
  15. locutus

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    I guess things have changed a lot since I went through.

    In boot, we always said "Sir, yes sir" or sir, no sir," to the DI.

    After boot, we never said sir to anyone enlisted.
     
  16. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    While his hat brim on my face and spitting and screaming , The drill Srgt. said ,

    DO YOU SEE ANY BARS ON MY PERSON ? :mad:

    ME: No drill Sergeant ! EEcck..!
     
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  17. Marlinman

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    That's the way it was for me too in the Corps at MCRD San Diego from may 2009-Aug 2009. Then again Marines call the DI where as army calls em DS
     
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    April and May, 1961.
     
  19. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    March-April , 1970 Fort Dix. Hoo Yaauuh ! :)
     
  20. SSGSF

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    Be seen and not heard ! And like to run . What is your mos going to be ?