Originally Posted by its840
well it was right after i turned 18 when i had my wittle screw up.... since then i have had one ticket thats it!!!! i learned......
but if i member correct ill be at ft bending ga.... lets see how bad i screwed that one up.
Ft Benning? You will not have any fear of damnation in the afterlife once you have enjoyed Ft Benning in the summer.
One thing - the FIRST time you go to the PX, make sure to buy a few pairs of boot insoles, you will need them, army boots are NOT comfy.
One thing about basic training - Those who want to get out during Basic, they always say convincingly that they are going to send you home but never do. Those who are afraid of getting kicked out - they always threaten, but don't actually do it.
Physical stuff - an 18 year old male must be able to do 42 pushups in 2 minutes, 52 situps in 2 minutes, and run 2 miles in less than 15 minutes, 54 seconds.
If you cannot do these at first, worry not, they will train you. My run time went from 18:16 to 15:15. Yes, a full 3 minutes fell off my 2 mile time...
Of course you have to learn about grenades, rifles, machine guns, first aid, and a lot of other things. Most of your time in the days will be spent training or learning about army parade stuff [Drill and ceremony]
Well good luck man, and after basic, you will be in the best shape of your life.
Don't let them break you, they will try. Just think - only 8 weeks of this.
Yeah I have been thru this. I just wish I was in as good a shape as I was back then.