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MSG Tom Earley
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When I went through it was 0430hrs until 2200hrs 7 days a week. Yes the screaming, and yelling Drill Sergeants were a pain in the ass, but Basic Training is supposed to suck. They had 8 weeks of Boot Camp, and 6 weeks of AIT to turn us civilians into Soldiers. At Graduation we had to admit to ourselves how much we had learned from our Drills, and shake their hands, and say thank you because we were ready for what was coming next.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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That’s right MSG Tom Earley, fourteen weeks to get you ready for the rest of your life. You either excelled or you deserted.
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SGT Tom Uran Jr.
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Absolutely! You have to think about the state of world politics now. With all of the superpowers butting heads, we need some warriors to fight off the wolves. We don't need no cell phone addicted, PC, hurt feelings types of military men and women.
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Capt Marty Hogan
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I don't remember an 8-hour day unless it was on the drill pad in 100+ heat and don't recall anything really PC. I learned a lot about my mom from my TI in BMT. To this day- I can't believe she did the things he said....

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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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SSG David Andrews
SSG David Andrews
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The low discipline does not surprise me at all. Too much "PC". Thanks for the tag Capt. Hogan.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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My mom was a bitch, and Jody was taking care of my girlfriend, I can’t tell you what my dad was but it had to do with oral sex, and my sister was a whore. I was a queer from Texas ‘cause I didn’t look like a steer, and oh yeah, I was a low life, scum sucking maggot with not enough sense to pour piss out of a boot. I was called troop, trainee, maggot, faggot, shit head, low life, and those were the nice things they called us. Our dress for the day was fatigues only on a 20 degree day with rain, and fatigues with jackets and ponchos on a sunny day. We ran one mile and five mile runs in boots through sandy uphills, not tennis shoes. All in all, I took what I got and tried to do better the next time. It wasn’t fun but it was real.
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SGT Daniel Myers
SGT Daniel Myers
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I never believed all those things about your mom either Sir!Lol!
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for letting us know, my friend SGT (Join to see) for sharing the news from TRADOC.
"The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes.
By early summer, new recruits will go through Army BCT that's designed to instill strict discipline and esprit de corps by placing a new emphasis in drill and ceremony, inspections, pride in military history while increasing the focus on critical training such as physical fitness, marksmanship, communications and battlefield first aid skills."
FYI I commanded an infantry training company at Fort Benning, Georgia from February 1985 to September, 1986. Back then, Infantry OSUT training was conducted at Harmony Church [where I was] and Sand Hill where it in now conducted.
FYI COL Mikel Burroughs LTC Stephen C. LTC Wayne Brandon LTC Bill Koski Maj Bill Smith, Ph.D. Capt Seid Waddell Capt Tom Brown MSG Andrew White SFC William Farrell SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL SSgt Robert Marx PO1 William "Chip" Nagel SGT John " Mac " McConnell SP5 Mark Kuzinski SP5 Robert Ruck SPC Margaret Higgins SGT Charles H. Hawes SGT (Join to see) Capt Marty Hogan
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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Thanks for your response LTC Stephen F.. I’m sure you were a hard nut to crack with your troops. I’m also sure you were a fair man and was respected by your troops.
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