posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 11:09 PM
Like all the others on here said, remember who you're fighting for - America and your soon to be brothers and sisters, not the chain of command.
I was in basic training in Ft. Sill, OK for most of it untill I shredded my ACL and was medically discharged. But I learned a lot.
Pantyhose. Bring panty hose and hide it in your shoes. Ask others on here and they'll tell you why.
When you're out in the field for 3-5 days straight, wrap a string around your wrist to your weapon. If a drill gets a hold of it while you're
sleeping it will be the end of you.
You will be making you bed over and over and over. Just get used to it.
You will never have anything clean. Even if you've cleaned it.
I'm not going to say don't volunteer, but pick and choose what you're volunteering for. If it gets you away from the barracks, go for it.
If you leave soon, you will be at basic until Christmas. You will get to go home for X-mas break. DO NOT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL -Drugs, violence, Etc.
You will be piss tested the second you get back to basic.
Get to know your battle buddy. If he messes up, you mess up. Deal with it.
The first week of basic will be SUPER BORING. You won't be able to do PT (untill lights go out). Then you should do as many push up and sit ups as
you can. Just remember, your will have fire guard for an hour at night.
Hide. Be in the middle of everything. Don't be at the front of the line, don't be in the back of the line. Don't let the drill sergent know your
last name until after red stage.
When you get to the stage where there's squad leaders, let someone else volunteer. They will pick on those first ones like no tommorrow.
Be a subtle leader. When you are at the commisary, buy some cough drops and vitamin drops. Hand them out to your squad in the morning when you line
up. They will respect you for it.
Shine some boots for extra money! Shine someone else's boots for 5-10 bucks. When I left, I had made over $700!
Just remember that the drills are there to do their job, and that is to make you a better soldier so you don't get yourself or your brothers killed.
And remember, when SHTF, get out. There will be too much going on for them to look for you!
Good luck man, and enjoy it. It will be the most "fun" you'll have while in the military, cause when you get stationed you're at the bottom of
the totem pole.