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There really isn't much to read. The course will teach you everything you need to know, that's why it exits. Most of the information in the course is either classified, sensitive in nature or would be wildly inappropriate to talk about in a public forum for a multitude of reasons.

It is probably one of the least physically demanding courses that the Army offers, it is completely schoolhouse based. 6 months long, you can be assigned day OR night classes. Very small base, even smaller amount of things to do for fun, which you won't really have to be worried about with the new TRADOC policies. 35N school is like college, except without any of the fun parts.

Don't drink. Don't think about drinking. Don't talk to your friends about drinking. Talk to your PSG, see if you can start a petition to push America back into 1920s era prohibition; just to show them how
much you aren't drinking.

Pssssshhhhhhhh, what else....running on the flight line is whatever, you get used to it. No, it's not the elevation; you're just a bad runner. Go to the gym, go get something that plays Netflix. Get a tattoo if you want. Call branch about assignments, yes you can do that. 2 people to a room, no more bay life. Don't give up Hawaii so you can go to Ft. Stewart with your AIT romance partner, or do, whatever floats your boat on that. Go to study hall if you need it, don't go if you don't need it. Be respectful to everyone, it takes no effort and goes a long way.

What exactly did you want to know?? Was there something that you had a specific concern about?
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How bad did it get on Ft huachuca after 2000?
The drinking age was eighteen, we used to party in Mexico and Tucson, and there was a bar/ait club next to the DEFAC with over priced drinks.
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General Cone happened bro ; at least I think. No disrespect to the 4 star, it was just a policy pushed out under his command. No more drinking for IET soldiers, mandatory 2100 formations and all that fun stuff.

They teach November course at Goodfellow, at least the 10 level course.
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SSG Jason Penn - Thank you SSG! I don't have to worry about Alcohol and smoking. Because I don't do them. I am gonna try my best. I appreciate everyone's advises!
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Hit the nail on the head. Couldn't have said it better myself. Basically you'll learn a bunch of stuff in a short amount of time. The rules are insane, and it is extremely competitive. IT should last 6 months, but usually ends up being around 7 or more. The Food sucks, the barracks suck, the flight line sucks, the troop walk sucks, and just about everything about GAFB and San Angelo Suck. When I was going through they were saying it is about a 75% drop out rate. Go into it with an open mind, and to gain an MOS, and not to gain friends, or romantic partners. The friends will come to you as you bond with those in your class and your plt. You will learn to love getting dropped on the troop walk, and learn to love the flight line. Focus on learning, go to study hall all the time, PT night and day, and be all you can be. Don't quit even though I am pretty sure everyone has wanted to at one point or another. Once you graduate it you will feel like you concurred a mountain. Good luck!
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A few things from a former 98C/35N.
1. San Angelo (Where Goodfellow AFB is at) is not a tourist destination. There is a mall and a tiny Best Buy and that is pretty much it. Entertainment will be up to you, just don't go to the clubs and drink. It's not worth the trouble, don't risk it. I recommend the gym and an Amazon Prime subscription.
2. If it stings, bites, or stabs, GF AFB has it. We're talking Brown Recluses, Black Widows, snakes, and cacti that can punch right through the bottom of your boot (Google Horsecrippler cactus). So when you're doing 3-5 second rushes during training, I would recommend not diving face first into the ground without taking a second to see what you're going to land on.
3. Maybe learn the ranks of the Navy, Airforce, and Marines, as they are all stationed there as well. It would be pretty embarrassing to blow right by some Navy officer without rendering a salute. Personal experience there, those guys have too many different uniforms...
4. Look at your longer than average AIT time as a chance to learn more than you did in BCT. Armystudyguide.com is a great resource to use. It can really help you when you get to your first duty station and set you apart from other FNGs.
5. As far a class work goes... yeah that stuff is all classified. I'll say that I didn't use much (if any of it) outside of AIT but you still need to know it. There are tests you have to pass and failure can get you rolled back months or reclassified into a new MOS. So don't screw around.

Good luck! 35N was an amazing MOS choice and allowed me to travel the world and make the most of my Army experience.
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Thank you SGT !
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Does a 35N do more “field work” than a 35F?
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I retired as a 35N Instructor about 4 years ago. Most of what you will learn is classified, so I won't be able to tell you much, and you won't find much material to brush up on. However, since the material is now up to date (you will be taught exactly what the combat zone analyst does on a daily basis), in the mean time you can brush up on your skills with MS Office (specifically Power Point and Excel).
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Thank you!
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Thank you!
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Any info on the Follow-On schools for 35N? after ALC MOS specific schools we are able to attend?
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