MIL Buddy will be going to Army basic soon

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'm putting together a list of things for him to learn/memorize before he goes. Things like General Orders, Soldiers Creed, etc. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  2. Julius

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    Learn everything about the m16. drill and ceremony.
     
  3. GPkustoms

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    basic facing movements.
     
  4. Emanon

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    Maybe pick up a board study guide. Wouldn't be a priorty but would help to just start learning.
     
  5. burton564

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    if i remember correctly the only thing you need to know is nothing or else hide all your knowledge.
     
  6. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    never be first, never be last, and never volunteer for anything...

    oh and never say the following statement out loud, "I have nothing to do."
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Learn how to vanish in thin air.
     
  8. Jabbermewmew

    Jabbermewmew OT Supporter

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    which mos?
     
  9. Burrito10

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    My recruiter gave me a packet full of shit I need to learn before going in. It ranges from basic Land Nav, Rank, Army history, General Orders, Core Values, and even a step by step guide on the referral program and how to set up my AKO account.

    Tell him to talk to his recruiter about the packet, when mine printed it up, it seemed like it was a standardized packet that all recruiters were to give enlistee's. :dunno:
     
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    1.army song
    2.warrior ethos
    3.evaluate a casualty (here is an abbreviated version)
    -check for responsiveness- a.v.p.u. (alert, responds to verbal, responds to pain, unresponsive)
    - breathing-look listen feel
    - bleeding- pat look... not wipe whole body and look. use pressure dressings then tourniquet if needed.
    - shock
    -fractures
    - burns
    - head injury
    - seek higher medical aid-never leave casaulty alone
    4. general orders
    5. d&c
    6. how to make a bunk
    7. how to roll shirts and socks
    8. chainof command... i.e. pres, v.p., sec. def, sec army, etc
    9. 9 line medivac
    10. battle drills

    get him the ranger book or fm 7-1 to study also.
     
  11. Off

    Off Memento Mori

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    basic stuff like folding, ironing, sewing, shining boots etc

    let them teach him all the important stuff
     
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    Just be in shape. Noone likes a knowitall in bootcamp (im looking at you JROTC). Most likely whatever you teach them is useless since everyone is taught diffrent.

    With the amount of idiots that pass boot, preparing for it (other than physically) like its the BAR exam, is a waste of time, better off just telling him what to expect.
     
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    my suggestion:

    enjoy your last time as a civilian, don't study ANYTHING. work out 3-5x times a week, but don't go crazy. You don't really need to prep for boot camp to do well
     
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  16. Julius

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    those days have passed for us :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  17. Jabbermewmew

    Jabbermewmew OT Supporter

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    I'd have to agree. They will teach him all he needs to know soon enough :)

    The more he knows, the more he's going to stand out... and in most cases standing out is a bad thing, atleast it was in my experience
     
  18. The Weasel

    The Weasel Lakers, Packers, Flyers, Backpacking, Halo Crew OT Supporter

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    Fucking Dot. I studied up and learned The Soldier's Creed, Land Nav, etc. Guess who got the shitbags that had to be looked after.:ugh2:
     
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    you serious?

    cocksuckers :(
     
  20. WildBull

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    tell him to get some pussy
     
  21. Jabbermewmew

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    and yeah my boots were dirty as fuck for most of basic and ait lol. Never cleaned them :)
     
  22. kazimer

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    break up with the gf if applicable, the time away will turn him lame and before you know it he will be trying to get married

    please tell me he is going to Ft Benning, GA
    i can track the nigga down and give him special attention
     
  23. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    He's married and they just had their first baby.

    www.notgonnahappen.com :fawkd:
     
  24. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    Chain of command, and ranks

    Chain of command all the way to SecNav was required when I went through Navy Boot Camp
     
  25. RecklessYouth

    RecklessYouth godamnlurker

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    When I spent my time at Sand Hill, the biggest things were Army Song, Soldiers Creed, Chain of Command (From CO/1SG up to Bush), Terrain Features, and Basic M16A2 knowledge such as max effective range, etc.
     

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