Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Calgunners in Service
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Calgunners in Service This forum is a place for our active duty and deployed members to share, request and have a bit of home where ever they are.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2009, 4:23 PM
thebloodsonthewall thebloodsonthewall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,145
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default Leaving for Basic Training on the 23rd

Hey guys. I just got back from my honeymoon and now I am getting ready to leave for basic training. I am going to Fort Benning for BCT and then to Fort Gordon for AIT. My MOS is 25U. You guys have any advice or words of encouragement?

I feel bad about leaving my wife for six months since we just got married but that's how it is.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-14-2009, 4:39 PM
Requiem's Avatar
Requiem Requiem is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,704
iTrader: 41 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebloodsonthewall View Post
I feel bad about leaving my wife for six months since we just got married but that's how it is.
Tell her to get used to it.... it's the military.
__________________
.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-14-2009, 4:47 PM
Opus109's Avatar
Opus109 Opus109 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 363
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebloodsonthewall View Post
You guys have any advice or words of encouragement?
Yes: Good luck, God speed, shoot first and ask questions later.
__________________
Opus109
μολών Λαβέ
Glock 27 - CCW
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-14-2009, 4:49 PM
Vacaville's Avatar
Vacaville Vacaville is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Auburn
Posts: 4,283
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

1. Don't say anything stupid, profound, or what you may think is funny to the DIs. Best thing to do is to fly under the radar as best you can and not attract attention to yourself. You'll be punished enough for what your buddies say and do.

2. Don't volunteer for anything. It won't score you any points, and no one likes a brown noser, including your DI.

3. Don't think it's all about training and physical development. They are going to strip down your individuality and mold you into a killing machine by seriously messing with your head. Be prepared to get in trouble for stuff you didn't do - things completely out of your control. Embrace the insanity and enjoy the ride.

4. Drink lots of coffee so you can keep awake.

Have a good time!
__________________
“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.” - Thomas Jefferson

"We are number one, all others are number two or lower." - The Sphinx

"Why does every discussion of culture always degrade into a discussion of burritos?" - GoZoner
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-14-2009, 5:11 PM
Stockton Stockton is offline
Vendor/Retailer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Central Valley - Ca
Posts: 1,323
iTrader: 25 / 100%
Default

Refer to all NCO's as DI's...they love it...you'll get better treatment.
Eat as much as you want at chow....its free.
Go to sick call as much as you can.
Got to the PX and buy cigarettes,licky chewies..etc etc
Bring some type of video game and your cell phone...you'll have lots of downtime.
Most of the stuff you already know so don't sweat it and have a damn good time.
Make it to Class 6 and get alcohol.
Do your minimum on PT test...save your energy for parties.
Stand out front in formation...the DI's go for people in the back.
Make sure to ask them to repeat themselves when you are not clear.
Those weapons are **** so don't take for ever cleaning them...be first to turn yours in.
Sleep as much as possible...get up 2min before formation...you have plenty of time.
If you get put on detail then shame out whenever possible...they'll never know.
When you have to pack your ruck always leave a few items out...they never check.
If you forget something just take your buddies...like shirts or kevlar...they allow you to share.
Whenever they call you take your time...you've got like 9weeks and they are cool.
Most of all relax... its a stress free environment that will allow you grow naturally as a soldier.
__________________
http://youtu.be/7Ii2kyQP-Is
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-14-2009, 8:57 PM
yzernie's Avatar
yzernie yzernie is online now
Vendor/Retailer
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oak Hills/Hesperia, Ca.
Posts: 5,198
iTrader: 548 / 100%
Default

In todays world it takes a committed person to head off into the military. Thank you for your committment to this great country!! Take the words written above to heart and follow them!!!

Good luck and Godspeed.
__________________
My Commercial Sales Ad >>> http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=257865

TinStarSupply@aol.com

The satisfaction of a job well done is to be the one who has done it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-14-2009, 9:25 PM
operationblackwater's Avatar
operationblackwater operationblackwater is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: LA
Posts: 993
iTrader: 106 / 100%
Default

I give you credit for dedicating part of your life to our country, it takes a brave person to join the service during conflicting times, Best of luck to you.
__________________
"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines".
Major General Chesty Puller, USMC - while on a Battalion inspection.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-15-2009, 3:56 PM
thebloodsonthewall thebloodsonthewall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,145
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Thanks everyone for the kind words and advise. I can't wait to get started.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-15-2009, 6:16 PM
Darklyte27's Avatar
Darklyte27 Darklyte27 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Bay Area USI Range
Posts: 9,367
iTrader: 59 / 100%
Default

have fun heh
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-15-2009, 6:28 PM
Kokopelli's Avatar
Kokopelli Kokopelli is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: "the drop edge of yonder"
Posts: 1,774
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thebloodsonthewall View Post
I am going to Fort Benning for BCT...
Good advice has already been given.

My son will be there for BCT at the same time as you.

Best of luck & God speed. All soldiers are in the thoughts & prayers of Americans.

KP
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-19-2009, 3:23 PM
dilligaffrn's Avatar
dilligaffrn dilligaffrn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Here
Posts: 635
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
Refer to all NCO's as DI's...they love it...you'll get better treatment.
Eat as much as you want at chow....its free.
Go to sick call as much as you can.
Got to the PX and buy cigarettes,licky chewies..etc etc
Bring some type of video game and your cell phone...you'll have lots of downtime.
Most of the stuff you already know so don't sweat it and have a damn good time.
Make it to Class 6 and get alcohol.
Do your minimum on PT test...save your energy for parties.
Stand out front in formation...the DI's go for people in the back.
Make sure to ask them to repeat themselves when you are not clear.
Those weapons are **** so don't take for ever cleaning them...be first to turn yours in.
Sleep as much as possible...get up 2min before formation...you have plenty of time.
If you get put on detail then shame out whenever possible...they'll never know.
When you have to pack your ruck always leave a few items out...they never check.
If you forget something just take your buddies...like shirts or kevlar...they allow you to share.
Whenever they call you take your time...you've got like 9weeks and they are cool.
Most of all relax... its a stress free environment that will allow you grow naturally as a soldier.
LOL

What he said.
__________________
What Is A Veteran?

A "Veteran" -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including his or her life."

USN 1986-1997

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-19-2009, 3:29 PM
goathead goathead is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 3,629
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
Refer to all NCO's as DI's...they love it...you'll get better treatment.
Eat as much as you want at chow....its free.
Go to sick call as much as you can.
Got to the PX and buy cigarettes,licky chewies..etc etc
Bring some type of video game and your cell phone...you'll have lots of downtime.
Most of the stuff you already know so don't sweat it and have a damn good time.
Make it to Class 6 and get alcohol.
Do your minimum on PT test...save your energy for parties.
Stand out front in formation...the DI's go for people in the back.
Make sure to ask them to repeat themselves when you are not clear.
Those weapons are **** so don't take for ever cleaning them...be first to turn yours in.
Sleep as much as possible...get up 2min before formation...you have plenty of time.
If you get put on detail then shame out whenever possible...they'll never know.
When you have to pack your ruck always leave a few items out...they never check.
If you forget something just take your buddies...like shirts or kevlar...they allow you to share.
Whenever they call you take your time...you've got like 9weeks and they are cool.
Most of all relax... its a stress free environment that will allow you grow naturally as a soldier.
LOL
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-19-2009, 10:17 PM
yock's Avatar
yock yock is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fresno County CA.
Posts: 357
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

best of luck & when your done and look back you will be proud you did it.
__________________
The thread killer.

I'm a
mechannik
mecinic
mekinich

I FIX PLANES!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-20-2009, 1:33 AM
ElevenBravO's Avatar
ElevenBravO ElevenBravO is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Bay
Posts: 590
iTrader: 24 / 100%
Default

25U? Isn't that communications? Or something related or was that 25B?? Since you're going to Benning, you should be a non-11B. Or you might end up in a battalion full of non-11b's. Good luck, they'll probably talk you into becoming an 11B or Ranger. Take it!!! Lol... Jk... Good luck, you're gonna have fun there... Maybe. Lol... Might as well start doing some PT while you're here
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-20-2009, 5:31 AM
NiteQwill's Avatar
NiteQwill NiteQwill is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Exiting the plane @ 13k feet
Posts: 6,381
iTrader: 71 / 100%
Default

I hope you don't enjoy sleep.

I too was at Benning. Good times. Lots of things have changed.

Can't really give you tips that others already haven't given. For your marriage, write letters/call and focus on the POSITIVE.
__________________

The fate of the wounded rest in the hands of the ones who apply the first dressing.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-20-2009, 8:37 AM
goathead goathead is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 3,629
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NiteQwill View Post
I hope you don't enjoy sleep.

I too was at Benning. Good times. Lots of things have changed.

Can't really give you tips that others already haven't given. For your marriage, write letters/call and focus on the POSITIVE.
the bigest thing is IBA's all day long
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 8:53 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.