Posted on Jan 23, 2018
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Very, very laid back. I won distinguished honor graduate while I was there. I'm pretty sure a lot of the cadre that were in my class still teach there. The first day straight from basic training in stupid, they bring you over on an LMTV and make it seem like they're rushing you. The first day, some of the people who have been there for a little bit might try to scare you, but dont forget THEY WERE IN BOOT CAMP 6 WEEKS AGO.

Take away as much as you can. Bring that knowledge back to your unit.

Weekends off, very informal, cell phones every day in the barracks/free time...
Early morning PT, long classroom hours....

Basic training is EASY for our generation... AIT is easier.

WHAT I WISH I HAD DONE: A couple days after you show up, talk to your PL SGT and ask him/her if they can active SSD1. SPEND YOUR FREE TIME DOING THIS. FORGET GOING OUT TO THE PX TO EAT PIZZA AND CUPCAKES. SSD1 is an online military course through AKO that is required if you ever want to be a Sergeant. Your unit will be VERY impressed with you if you show up with this completed. It shows you're extremely serious about your job.

All in all, be the best that you can be. Focus on your job and prepare yourself to show up to your duty station trained and ready.
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Cpl Garrett Berg
Cpl Garrett Berg
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I appreciate the info! I was in the Corps for 5 years. Decided to go 13b in the Army and I’ll be leaving next week. Trying to gather as much helpful information as I can.
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SGT Danny Meadows
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If you have the chance sign up for airborne school. Great learning experience, plus could help for future promotions.
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SPC (Join to see) Are you no longer in 68W classes?
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