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Old 11-12-2006, 01:28 AM
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I did basic at Benning and Yes it is pretty tough, but if you do what your told you will do fine. You will be worn out all the time, but youll be fine. Good Luck and God Bless!
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:11 AM
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Lucky then that I get sent to Jackson for Basic and AIT.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:08 PM
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I'll be shipping out to Ft. Jackson on the 1st of March. Anyone else going to be out there same time as me?
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:04 PM
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I'll be shipping out to Ft. Jackson on the 1st of March. Anyone else going to be out there same time as me?
Hey Dude,
I just left jackson and it aint relaxin...For sure. I did a 9 or 10 week cycle in seven and it was hell. At 0430 hrs in the pitch of black you run....and at the dark of night...guess what ? you run. Get in the best shape you can now...don't wait. Try to use the white tower as a focal point when you run...it works cus that will be your best friend.Lol.

I was Alpha unit and my D/S 's were Airborne Army Rangers at the end of their cycle.. and I was invitied to work out with them on most of my free time. Oh and free time of coarse was at 1830hrs-6:30pm or 7:30pm.


Bring your cell...they will lock it up for two or three weeks depending on your unit's performance but.... They will give it to you.


I have made many friends that I will carry with me forever....and the truth is ....I had the best of times....Oh..leave a note of encouragement for the next soldier in your locker on family day...because everything else will be packed up for graduation the next morning. Try to be cool with the D/S's I had five.. Im at FT Ruckers now and guess who I just had dinner with...two of my D/S's from Jackson.Enjoy....[url]http://www.army.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3982[/url]

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Old 03-31-2007, 04:16 PM
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From what I have read here Jackson is relaxing. Also I live in Columbia SC and some of those recruits that come out have no clue about regulations.


"Free time" WTF ,,when I was in basic (at Benning) for 11B I never had free time. Then we were not allowed to make phone calls until our basic training was over (in the 8th week).
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From what I have read here Jackson is relaxing. Also I live in Columbia SC and some of those recruits that come out have no clue about regulations.


"Free time" WTF ,,when I was in basic (at Benning) for 11B I never had free time. Then we were not allowed to make phone calls until our basic training was over (in the 8th week).
This is how it still is. Trust me. No phones, we did have personal time though. Where we shower, write letters, and PT. Oh. And Bay Maintenance.

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Dunno the history on both bases, but I do know that hard training means higher survival rate in operations. Go hard approach (assuming the harshness is purposeful and for a reason) is what I would prefer if it gives me the edge in an operational confrontation!..
Dont take this with offense, but you have a LOT to learn about the American Army. People who go to such bases as Ft Jackson, aren't in it for the kill. The people who need CRITICAL training and constant *** beatings and are being trained to kill, go to such bases as Benning and Knox. If you aren't in a combat MOS, there is no need to teach the things our Infantry know to you. Because there is a 99.999999% chance you wont see combat.

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If I was going state side to step back into marching boots again, I would insist in Benning... I was trained old school and if getting shafted out of bed with flash bangs at 3am made you a miserable recruit but a better soldier then so be it!!.... Better miserable as a recruit then dead after your debut with danger!!... Dunno what their at now, but I guess its a softer approach to accomodate "political correctness!".... absolute crap!!! I heard of them not waking recruits before 6am!!.. As for Engineers, that no suprise, the "specialists!" have an air of "oh I dont get my hands dirty, Im a specialist!".... it was going on in my place for years... When I was on my 3star course (equivilant to US Advanced Infantry Training) homing skills, we got a hard time from instructors..... and to make it worse, Air Corps "Specialists" were billeted next to us..... the early AM flashbangs were ruining their beautysleep so they complained to our platoon commander..... like we were in shock.... our reward for making it through the tactical training with flying colours was the instructors allowing us to mount a raid on the AirCorps Billets for 03.45hrs on the morning of our last day..... I will never forget it! It was the funniest damn early morning I ever had, and my funniest memory of the Army to this day... needless to say, a bunch of "specialists!" were looking pritty in their undies in the lower half of the camp.... its a half mile walk to the upper half where they were billetted... now thats funny!!....
Fort Benning and Fort Knox, the two biggest Combat MOS bases, are NOT sofetning up. Those are the two bases where you WILL get your *** kicked, and woken up with CS Gas at 0300 hours. If you want an MOS where you kill and others attempt to kill you, you aren't going to such a BCT station as say, Leonard Wood, or Jackson.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:35 PM
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Dont take this with offense, but you have a LOT to learn about the American Army. People who go to such bases as Ft Jackson, aren't in it for the kill. The people who need CRITICAL training and constant *** beatings and are being trained to kill, go to such bases as Benning and Knox. If you aren't in a combat MOS, there is no need to teach the things our Infantry know to you. Because there is a 99.999999% chance you wont see combat.
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No offense taken... Im not a US soldier, so Im not gonna ever know as much about the US Army as you, Tacky or Nightflyer... no worries pal, cos thats alright.. but I do know how to soldier, and my points made are very correct, and If I was enlisting in any branch of the Army, I would want to be properly trained as a combat soldier first!!.. "Rifleman First!!".. its a saying as old as the hills, and still used for a good reason...


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Fort Benning and Fort Knox, the two biggest Combat MOS bases, are NOT sofetning up. Those are the two bases where you WILL get your *** kicked, and woken up with CS Gas at 0300 hours. If you want an MOS where you kill and others attempt to kill you, you aren't going to such a BCT station as say, Leonard Wood, or Jackson.
Sounds more like my training lol... but they didnt use pyrotechnics or other loud stuff in the middle of the night until the end of basic.. Lets face facts, Soldiers break things, and Soldiers can fix things, you gotta be as good as resolving a dispute between squabbling village elders as you are at sticking a bayonett through the side of somebodies throat!!.. Thats the lot of the professional soldier....
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No offense taken... Im not a US soldier, so Im not gonna ever know as much about the US Army as you, Tacky or Nightflyer... no worries pal, cos thats alright.. but I do know how to soldier, and my points made are very correct, and If I was enlisting in any branch of the Army, I would want to be properly trained as a combat soldier first!!.. "Rifleman First!!".. its a saying as old as the hills, and still used for a good reason...




Sounds more like my training lol... but they didnt use pyrotechnics or other loud stuff in the middle of the night until the end of basic.. Lets face facts, Soldiers break things, and Soldiers can fix things, you gotta be as good as resolving a dispute between squabbling village elders as you are at sticking a bayonett through the side of somebodies throat!!.. Thats the lot of the professional soldier....
I can understand wanting to be trained as a combat soldier first, and that's precisely what Basic Combat Training is for. EVERYBODY in the Army has to qualify. There is a set guideline across the board that everybody has to comply with, in regards to qualifying with all our weapons systems etc. Like you said, Rifleman First! Of course, but generally the way the US Army works is if you aren't in a Combat MOS, then you wont be seeing firefights and combat. Generally.. You wont have to kill, but you are trained to and how to react. Only difference is, the people whom need to know how to kill, know.

In regards to the pyrotechnics and whatnot, our bunks are organized so that the top-bunker's face is 6" away from the ceiling. There are speakers and lights located directly above your eyes. Sometimes the DS would put on bomb sounds and gunfire and flash the lights in the middle of the night, so we'd have to fallout and pull security. Stuff like that. Flash grenades in the bay, CS gas, getting in your face and yelling while sleeping etc. They pulled a lotta "neat" stuff
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:03 PM
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In regards to the pyrotechnics and whatnot, our bunks are organized so that the top-bunker's face is 6" away from the ceiling. There are speakers and lights located directly above your eyes. Sometimes the DS would put on bomb sounds and gunfire and flash the lights in the middle of the night, so we'd have to fallout and pull security. Stuff like that. Flash grenades in the bay, CS gas, getting in your face and yelling while sleeping etc. They pulled a lotta "neat" stuff

Yea, tell me about it. How about firewatch. Night in nightout...sleep is one thing any good soldier NEVER HAS ENOUGH of.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:08 PM
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Ya sleep deprivation=teh gay. But it trains ya. If I hadnt had my sleep deprivation training, I bet I wouldn't have been able to survive 1.5 hours of sleep (went to bed 0130, woke up at 0330), then going to bed the next day at 4am yesterday :lol:
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