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Last weekend as a civilian

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AZTOY, Sep 6, 2003.

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  1. AZTOY

    AZTOY Member

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    Well it time for me to say good bye for few months..........

    I leave for MEPS on Sept 7 and basic training on Sept 10.
    I will be going to Fort Jackson in South Carolina for basic training.
    Then i'm off to Fort Gorden in George for 3 weeks for common core training!
    Then i have my choice of places for the rest of the 14 weeks of MOS training.

    I will be trained as a 31Romeo .


    So wish me luck and i will talk to you guys in a couple of months.:D


    Frank
     
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    Good luck my man.
    Enjoy the experience.
    I envy you.
     
  3. Preacherman

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    Best of luck. If you find yourself needing company, drop a PM my way - I'm not too far from Mississippi, and I'm sure myself and other THR members in the area would be happy to provide some leisure time activities. :D
     
  4. Orthonym

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    31-R; Multi-Channel Transmissions Operator?!

    What does that mean in English? Do you dig differing ditches for Powerglides, Turbo-Hydramatics, and 4-speed manual trannys?

    Not to denigrate your presumably well-considered choice, but I hope they explained it to you better than the Army URL you provided explained it to me!
     
  5. Archie

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    Congratulations!

    Do well. Study hard and do us proud.
     
  6. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Goodonya.
    Absorb all the good that you can.
    Watch your six.
    AND....come back.

    Sam
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck and like I told MicroBalog: You'll be Sorriiiiiieeee!

    Kidding of course. ;)
     
  8. AZTOY

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    I will be working on digital telephone and data networks.
     
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    Your tour of duty makes both you and the nation stronger.

    Thanks,

    Larry
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    Good luck to you & I hope you're able to make the most out of your experience!
     
  11. Duncan Idaho

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    Good luck! Take what Sam said to heart, and come back safe.


    And GO NAVY!!!

    Sorry, couldn't help myself. :p
     
  12. Waitone

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    Best of luck to you.

    One question. I'm aware of an Army basic training facility at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. You might check the destination on your ticket.
     
  13. AZTOY

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    Waitone

    You are right:D

    Maybe i should stop posting when i'm drinking drink.gif drink.gif
     
  14. seeker_two

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    Good luck in Basic, AZTOY....
















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    ...what 31-Romeo REALLY means is that, as a private, he'll be digging latrines and doing KP, but they'll let him carry the company radio while he does it.... :evil:
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  15. DorGunR

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    AZTOY......been there done that.
    I also had basic training at Fort Jackson.......way back when we were still issued M-1 Garrands.......you're also gonna learn about "Drag A$$ Hill", double timing up that bugger with your rifle at high port just ain't much fun. :D

    I also went to Fort Gordon for field radio repair school and later to Avionics school.
    At least you're not going to be at those places in July/August, so it won't be quite so hot and humid.

    Looking forward to hearing from you on your return. Good Luck.:)
     
  16. OEF_VET

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    Good luck. Do what you're told, don't volunteer for nothin', and keep your mouth shut when appropriate. It's always best to be 'the gray man'. If the Drill Sergeants get your name into their heads, you can bet it won't be as enjoyable an experience as it could otherwise be.

    frank
     
  17. Sergeant Bob

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    Good luck to ya! Remember, you get out of it what you put into it.

    Oh, and trust me on this, don't go out drinking till 0300 the night before reporting to MEPS! I did (it was called AFEES then) and I do believe that was the longest day of my life! ;)
     
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    Good luck, I wish I could be going with you.

    Oh yeah, Ft. Jackson? Enjoy "Tank Hill":evil:
     
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    Good going, young fellow. I wish you only the very best, and a safe and healthy homecoming. May only good things happen to you.

    I think I had one of those MOS numbers when I was in the Army. Only it was 50 years ago, before digital, before M16's and almost before Custer. My title at the time was "intermediate speed radio/telephone operator." But it was two-channel . . . had a pair of crystals in every radio.
     
  20. AZTOY

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    chaim

    Ok i need to know....

    Please, tell me about "Tank Hill"?:D
     
  21. ScottsGT

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    Hey AZTOY, make some loud noises for us neighbors. I live across I-20 from the Post. I love hearing those big guns going off late in the evening! Get a chance, PM me, We'll get together for a beer, or 12, if you can get the chance to sneak off post.:D
     
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    Hmmmm..........At Ft. McClellan we had 'Big Bains' and 'Baby Bains'. :D
     
  23. RTFM

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    AZTOY by the time I post this your probably gone. Best of luck to you man.
    I had the luxury of experiencing Drag As$ hill. $ucked! \Any way to answer your question about Tank Hill. Just a WWII era Barracks area made wood as compaired to another area called Hollywood which is brick construction more like a collage dorm than a military barracks.

    Best of luck. Thank you for serving our countery. Welcome to the club.

    RTFM
     
  24. mormonsniper

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    Ah yes... Fort Jackson

    I remember. Unit: B-5-1. Tank Hill. good luck and work hard. Be all you can be. While you are young and strong, do it all. Whatever they throw your way, you just do it. You will not regret it.

    SFC Mormonsniper
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  25. chaim

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    Sorry AZTOY that I didn't repond earlier. By now you are probably gone, but just in case there was a delay (known to happen, I ended up actually leaving for basic about 3 months after I was originally scheduled and I got about 2 weeks notice of when I was actually leaving).

    Hmm, if memory serves (and 13 years, 10 and a half months since I left for basic it might not) we called what some of the guys are calling "drag ??? hill" tank hill. Anyway, it is (or is also) the old, drafty, WWI/WWII era wood barracks that are impossible to keep heated in the winter or air conditioned in the summer. Pray that you get a different barracks. I ended up in one of the 1950s/60s era, college dorm style barracks with squad bays instead of platoon sized bays (they weren't too bad, though they too could be pretty drafty). If you are really lucky you'll get into the 1980s vintage "starships".

    Anyway, like I said, when I was there (if I remember correctly) in addition to actual "Tank Hill" being called "Tank Hill" (if I remember correctly, again possibly not, the reason for the name is that it housed people training for the Armor Corps during WWII) we called one really huge, painful hill, that we were always marching (usually double time) over, "Tank Hill". At any rate I seem to recall that the base and our routes were always devised in such a way that we were always marching or running up a steep hill or over sandy dunes- no fun.

    Some parts of BCT are no fun, some are almost painful. Sometimes you'll be kicking yourself saying "why the heck did I do this too myself", but other times you'll be loving it. Parts of basic training were some of the best times and most fun I've had in my life ("playing soldier" on FTXes, shooting the M16 nearly entire afternoons, shooting the M16 at night and watching the tracer rounds going downrange, shooting the M60, shooting off a few rounds from the grenade launcher, shooting the LAW even if it was just a downsized training round, "Victory Tower", etc). Keep a good attitude, put up with the parts that suck, and enjoy the parts that are fun. Most importantly, keep your sense of humor (but don't laugh at the drill sergeants, and with some of what they say that isn't as easy as you'd expect).
     
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