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scar
09-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Not many of you know me, I've posted here and there, but for the most part just read. Well on September 11th, I joined the Army. I leave in four days, which means I won't be able to read updates on the Pacers & Colts, but more importantly it means I'll be defending my country.

I get to come home for the holidays, so I'm really getting everything I could ask for. God bless you all.

btowncolt
09-21-2007, 08:20 PM
If you joined on September 11, that means you're leaving for training, right? If so, good luck. If you're headed overseas, stay safe. Had a very good friend in the Marines who just left for Iraq.

And definitely a big thank you for what you're doing.

scar
09-21-2007, 08:26 PM
If you joined on September 11, that means you're leaving for training, right? If so, good luck. If you're headed overseas, stay safe. Had a very good friend in the Marines who just left for Iraq.

And definitely a big thank you for what you're doing.

Yeah, I'm leaving for training. My AIT is in computer/detection systems, so I have a real good job. My training, however, all-in-all will last until July of next year, which I'm not looking forward to being gone so long. I'll get to come home for Christmas atleast.

Oh, and my branch is the Army. ;)

Lord Helmet
09-21-2007, 08:34 PM
Best wishes, and thank you.

sweabs
09-21-2007, 08:50 PM
Good luck.

MagicRat
09-21-2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks and good luck.........

Gyron
09-21-2007, 09:18 PM
Congrats and good luck my friend. Go Army!(Former 92A Logistics Specialist, and my brother is Active 11B infantry serving in Baquba, Iraq in a Stryker Unit)

Keep your head up. And whatever you do, don't volunteer for anything in Basic:)

Oh, and Btown, BCT is Basic Combat Training or what everyone refers to as Basic training. AIT is Advanced Individual Training, its where you go for your MOS(Military Occupational Specialty) or your job.

ABADays
09-21-2007, 09:45 PM
Not many of you know me, I've posted here and there, but for the most part just read. Well on September 11th, I joined the Army. I leave in four days, which means I won't be able to read updates on the Pacers & Colts, but more importantly it means I'll be defending my country.

I get to come home for the holidays, so I'm really getting everything I could ask for. God bless you all.

Good luck to you. But why wouldn't you be able to keep up with the boards? Just about everywhere you go will have an MWR or, at the very least, an internet cafe.

Take care of yourself.

Doug
09-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Thank you.

scar
09-21-2007, 10:52 PM
Thanks for cheer guys. I'll be unable to get online while in BCT, so while there I won't be online at all. But once I'm done there, I'll be back on and seeing as my MOS is all about computers, I'll be online quite often.

Gyron
09-21-2007, 11:15 PM
During BCT, you get no access to news, internet,TV, radio, anything. Its 8 weeks of essentially being completely disconnected from the world.

When you come out of Basic, its very interesting finding out everything that happened while you were disconnected from the world.

JayRedd
09-22-2007, 12:26 AM
I won't be able to read updates on the Pacers

Probably for the best. ;)

Seriously...best wishes. And thank you.

scar
09-22-2007, 12:43 AM
During BCT, you get no access to news, internet,TV, radio, anything. Its 8 weeks of essentially being completely disconnected from the world.

When you come out of Basic, its very interesting finding out everything that happened while you were disconnected from the world.

I'll be in for 9 weeks, but I also have one week reception.

Anyone here know what AIT is like? I have to go to Fort Gordon, Georgia, and I have no idea what thats going to be like.

SycamoreKen
09-22-2007, 09:09 AM
Good luck and stay safe! As the other have said, thanks!

Gyron
09-22-2007, 10:58 AM
AIT is still training, although much more relaxed than BCT.

You will still have drill seargents, KP duty, etc, but the longer your AIT, the esier they usually are on you. My AIT was only 9 weeks, so they rode us moderately through most of it, but I've heard if you are in an AIT that is more than 3 months, they are a lot more relaxed.

But trust me, once you get through BCT, AIT will be a breeze compared to what they do to you in BCT.

scar
09-22-2007, 02:01 PM
AIT is still training, although much more relaxed than BCT.

You will still have drill seargents, KP duty, etc, but the longer your AIT, the esier they usually are on you. My AIT was only 9 weeks, so they rode us moderately through most of it, but I've heard if you are in an AIT that is more than 3 months, they are a lot more relaxed.

But trust me, once you get through BCT, AIT will be a breeze compared to what they do to you in BCT.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to the days when I can actually go for a run and not be feeling it for days afterwords... And yeah, I'm gunna have a moderately rough transition when I get there, but I'm expecting it.

My AIT will be nearly 6 months.

Gyron
09-22-2007, 04:31 PM
Its always rough when you first get there. But you'll get used to it. By the end of Basic, you are feeling invincible. You'll feel great, and probably be in the best shape of your life.

scar
09-23-2007, 01:35 AM
Its always rough when you first get there. But you'll get used to it. By the end of Basic, you are feeling invincible. You'll feel great, and probably be in the best shape of your life.

Yeah no doubt. My deal is that I lost alot of weight to get into the army. I was at 300 2 years ago, I'm down to 225 now. I'm still gunna have to go to 'fat camp' most likely.

Gyron
09-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Just keep your head up. You'll do well and make it.

Good luck, and thanks for your service!

cramerica
09-26-2007, 03:55 AM
Good luck and thanks.