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#61 SBuzzkill

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:11

With time getting closer (yet still a ways out) I'm getting excited again to ship out and get started. What was your favorite thing about BCT and WOCS? Overall experience, something in particular?


There were a lot of things I liked about both schools. Just open your mind and enjoy the experience.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:47

Just heard from a Jan grad of WOCS that lots of changes are on the way to make it harder. He didn't really specify, but oh well. Not going to stop me, just one more hurdle to overcome before flight school.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:25

Eh, take it with a grain of salt. Plus, they could make it twice as hard and it would still be easy.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 15:24

They are going to make WOCS harder? I wonder how. I did not find it to be difficult past the third day.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 20:43

Academic test format is no longer multiple choice - fill in the blank only. FLX land nav time limit is 2:30 instead of 3:00. FLX ruck march is 1:30 instead of 2:00. TACs get to wear the old-school "Black Hat" and throw out more motivational PT.

Nothing too dreadful. Course should still be too easy for anyone who has the aptitude to be a combat pilot in the first place.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 22:39

Really? Wow. Land nav and ruck didnt matter if you made it on time or not when I went through.

Fill in the blank tests really do change things.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 22:50

It sounds like motivated individuals will still do fine.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 23:12

How far is that land nav and ruck march? How many academic tests are there?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 21:42

Five academic tests, two PT tests (initial and final) and the FLX exercises if you're street to seat. Land nav distance varies based on which lane you're given (random assignment) but averages 3.5 kilometers between four points in the forest. The ruck is six miles.

If you step it out on the ruck, you'll do fine. I did an Airborne shuffle run and came in around 58:50, so dialing it back to a powerwalk should still hit the 1:20 mark. Our fastest candidate hit it in around 50 minutes and the slowest was crawling along with little baby steps and managed 1:56. Our class was the last to go through WOCS under the old standard.

Everyone in the class who truly wanted to be there would have passed under the new rules. It's not going to harm hard workers, just weed out the lazy dirtbags and those who simply cannot meet the physical standard required of Soldiers.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 23:50

Its hard to believe that I went to WOCS damn near two years ago, and I am still at Rucker. Booooo

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 00:37

At least there are no bubbles now for the newbs lol

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:33

So total time from start to finish is what now? On average say 14 months instead of 20 months?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:48

Its hard to believe that I went to WOCS damn near two years ago, and I am still at Rucker. Booooo


It's hard to believe that you went to WOCS damn near two years ago, and I am still NOT at Rucker. Boooooooo

Working on it though...and I remember the day you posted here that you got selected!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:51

So total time from start to finish is what now? On average say 14 months instead of 20 months?


Its supposed to be. I graduated WOCS on 5 OCT 2010. My report date to my next unit is 7 SEP 2012. I fly 58s, which is a longer course, and I am also going to ALSE in July (5 weeks).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:37

With whom do you talk to get the ALSE course?

Vaelor, which WOCS class? I was 12-05.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 00:29

Ah! A fellow Ghidorah.

It ain't hard, Candidates. Ain't nothin' in the Army hard. Army ain't got no Ranger tab. Why you want lip blalm for anyways?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 18:32

Would anybody be interested/willing to take a gander at my "Why I want to be an Army aviator" essay? While I'm not looking to change it (It's MY essay, what I want to say, from the heart), I believe it's always good to share your work. I've learned a lot by writing this. It really forced me to consider why I am doing this.

Let me know, folks. I'd love to connect with you through this long process.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 20:24

Sure, send it my way. I'll PM you my e-mail.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:32

Thanks, email sent!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:53

I have a question about when you actually sign the contract. What mos is stated on your contract after getting accepted through woft street to seat? Is it 09w or 153a or something else. Id like to find out before i get there so i dont get recruiter hosed or something crazy like that.
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