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  1. On 8/12/2021 at 7:37 PM, FrankieGoes2Hllywood said:

    Honestly it won't be that bad. You will be in the BEQs not the barracks with the actual privates. Unless there is no space for you, then that would suck. You will have your phone when not in training. The drills will leave you alone, you might get f*cked up during the pickup, but that's it. You'll probably be looked at to be a leader by the drills and looked up to by the privates. 

    I just came off the trail in July at Benning, we always treated the NCOs we had well. I can't imagine any other basic training post would be any different since we are all under 350-6

    Just don't be a dick, dont act like you are hot sh*t (even if you are), be respectful to the drills even if you have E5 drills. if you are squared away, and a good dude (or dudette) then the drills will let you do basically whatever you want.

    I second this. I came off the trail at Jackson a year ago and we were the same with our NCO and prior service. Funny thing was we bussed the trainees to AIT and my last cycle I brought the trainees to Rucker and had a street to seater whom I am now in CC with. 

  2. you can call Corvis housing on post and get on the “list” and have a place ready for when January comes. It’s not too early to call. Or you can find a place before you sign into post. When I came last January I had gotten a place on post then I signed into post in processed then signed into WOCS HHC and they had me do “busy work” until the report date of WOCS. It was just like a regular week at work. They didn’t keep me in the barracks until the start date of WOCS. If you’re a street to seater coming from basic I’ve heard of some guys having a place lined up so when they arrived after basic they didn’t need to stay in the barracks and had their families set up. Or you can get a barracks room go through WOCS then take the 10 days after to find a place and try to move before you start WOBC. I’m not sure how your situation will work but this is what worked out for me. 

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  3. Pretty much the same experience for me. It’s just a long boring 5 weeks of check the block training. If you’re a street to seater this is great information for you to learn. If you’ve been through any type of NCOES this is a refresher. Lane navigation takes out a lot of people for mistakes. The instructors “teach” land nav l, but they don’t  teach it to practical use. If you have a good understanding of land nav you should be able to traverse the course without a compass no problem. It isn’t self correcting but they do give you water point grids. The integration run is not bad unless you have multiple lower extremity issues that limit your movement. We did a 10-11 minute mile uphill both ways in the snow lol. It wasn’t hard. The ACFT was pretty straightforward with exception of the MDL being the minimum weight for everyone. They try to keep you inside out of sight for the most part so vitamin D doesn’t come easily. Again it’s gonna be a long 5 weeks. Make the most of it and it’ll go by fast. 

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  4. I have a question regarding if it's possible to leave active duty go into the IRR and apply for flight and stay reserves. If anyone has experience with this, what are the pros and cons. I'm looking at all my options to become an aviator. I know active duty is downsizing troops and reserves are stocking up, so I would think I'd have a better chance. If this has been addressed before on another thread I apologize.

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