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Old 04-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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Default What To Know Before BCT?

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Besides being prepared PT wise before BCT, is there any knowledge that you should know?! (i.e. Military Time, Ranking, Values, etc).
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:30 AM
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Ok, I promise this will be the last post I make today!

Besides being prepared PT wise before BCT, is there any knowledge that you should know?! (i.e. Military Time, Ranking, Values, etc).
Your recruiter should give you a little handout or guide on basic military knowledge that will give you a head start. You will always get a formal block of instruction of everything that needs to be taught to you so dont sweat it. If you learn something now, you going to learn it again. Also, you should just open up one thread that says FutureArmyGirl's questions lol

Here is a good link

[url]http://www.baseops.net/basictraining/[/url]
[url]http://www.militarywoman.org/fitness.htm[/url]

[url]http://www.usmilitary.com/733/basic-training-tips-and-preparation/[/url]
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:32 AM
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After you sign, your recruiter should get you signed up for Future Soldiers program. Basically you need to learn the Army Values, Rank structure, Terrain features, Army alphabet, and the general orders. All very easy stuff to learn...I used flash cards and had it in about an hour.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:41 AM
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After you sign, your recruiter should get you signed up for Future Soldiers program. Basically you need to learn the Army Values, Rank structure, Terrain features, Army alphabet, and the general orders. All very easy stuff to learn...I used flash cards and had it in about an hour.
Terrain features? That is the first time I heard of that. That is good getting a head start at Land Nav.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:47 AM
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Terrain features? That is the first time I heard of that. That is good getting a head start at Land Nav.
Yeah, just the terminology. I am using the "Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing" acronym to memorize it. Hill, Valley, Ridge, Saddle, Depression...
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:54 AM
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By being in the Future Soldier Program will also allow you to go into the Army as an E-2 if you're not already going in as a higher rank.

It'd be a heck of a note to havr a college graduate who was going in as an E-4 have to go in as an E-2 because he was in the Future Soldier Program!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:45 PM
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Yeah, just the terminology. I am using the "Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing" acronym to memorize it. Hill, Valley, Ridge, Saddle, Depression...
what about draw, cut and fill?
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:52 PM
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what about draw, cut and fill?
LOL I dunno. In the study guide they gave me..those are not listed.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:56 PM
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LOL I dunno. In the study guide they gave me..those are not listed.
enjoy if you have some dull moments to spare. if you dont know the FM

[url]http://www.memphis.edu/armyrotc/pdfs/FM_3-25.26_Map_Reading_and_Land_Navigation.pdf[/url]
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:59 PM
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Goodness! 209 pages?! And how many days of BCT are dedicated to this? I hope there is an abridged version.
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