I need some advice from ex military, or current military people...

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  1. OmegaScourge

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    Gas chamber is not as bad as it seems. Everyone removes their mask at the same time and require (in line) to recite your ID, cant leave til you do. If your closest to the door when you get in there you'll be there less. Also if your the first group at the chamber, less gas has been used...hasnt built up yet. One thing it will do is clear any sinuses you have lol.

    needles...yup, not BT but reception. you get em all the same time.

    basic life is different. you have a set wake up time, eat time, shower time, sleep time. they run your life pretty much. they relax a little but not much as the phases shift (first to second, second to third). you get used to it though.

    Wanted more computer stuff but at that time only had so much choices...so i went with admin lol. With the unit i was with it was a good choice as i got to work with all the other areas doing different stuff and not too much of my MOS lol. i went with Army as i was in the JROTC in high school.
     
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    10 minutes to shower and form! We never were able to accomplish that. :p 


    Reminds me of that time we skipped shower after PT and hot hosed down by our Lt.
     
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    Gas chamber isn't that bad, the ruck march after is a bit uncomfortable. When I went through we had to donate blood twice through our cycle. If they give CLS at basic now you will have to deal with needles again.
    I wanted to go combat arms and scored high enough on my ASVAB to get my pick. I didn't eat the provided crayon so I wasn't allowed to go infantry. :p 

    Chuck
     
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    Ah the gas chamber.....definitely not the most enjoyable experience as I had to recite something while staring wide eyed at my TI. If I blinked, I had to start over again until I did it right. I took 3 tries :lol 
     
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    Question what time of the year did you lot did basic? I was from November to February. They were such nice fellows that despite being wet and rainy all the time, they made sure we were wet all the time, just in case.

    "I don´t want to see anyone in front of me in the next 5 seconds!"

    And into the "pool"(a term I use VERY loosely) the 10th platoon went.
     
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    I went through basic during the summer months.
     
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    So basically, they did everything in their power to thirsty?
     
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    haha my friend is heading to pendleton in february... he's gunna die.
     
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    No....actually they encouraged that we stayed hydrated.
     
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    Ft. Benning April - August. Damn Hot, crotch pot cooking hot.
     
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    Really? Man, the stories I´ve heard from summer basic here were completely different. A guy I know for example had to do to several exercises in he summer while on full NBQ gear.
     
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    Lol, I aint that fat man :p . Anyhow, thanks for the information. I just need to work on stamina mainly - keeping up with pace, and pushing through.
     
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    Well, what would you guys recommend I do to recreate a session of PT in Basic Training? For example, should I do 200 push ups, 400 sit ups, and run two miles?
     
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    What MOS are you choosing? "Soft" jobs have a easier Basic, and if your going to Ft. Jackson, well there is a reason they call it Relaxing Jackson.

    For Combat jobs, OSUT is much more intense, allot more running, rucking and more pain in general. One of the reasons OSUT is harder, is that Spec Ops units can recruit new privates right out of OSUT for Rangers, Special Forces etc - I saw 3 guys get Ranger contracts and 2 get SF Intent tryout contracts - however this is not available for National Guard, only active duty, but if something like Ranger or SF interests you, there are 2 SF Battalions in the National Guard, 19thSFG, and 20thSFG and a bunch of LRSD units ( Long Range Surveillance Detachment)

    At a minimum you should increase your Cardio, work on your core, and look to tone your body, not bulk up. IE if lifting weights, go for reps, not max out weight. Go get a deck of playing cards and exercise like this: Spades are situps, Hearts pushups, clubs flutter kicks, and diamonds burpies. IE if you pull a 7 of spades, you do 7 pushups, then pull the next card -8 of clubs you do 8 complete count flutter kicks ( each 1 is a 4 count movement) etc - Muscle confusion so you don't develop muscle memory in the sense you keep doing the same workout everytime.
     
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    As some one who ran my old Brigades CS chamber, not gas chamber, I can give you a few pointers.

    1. Breath normally, if you try and hold your breath when you do inhale you'll take in much more CS than you would have if you'd just breathed normally. So NO deep breaths.

    2. Expect the out come. Most people wig out when their introduced to CS for the fist time which only makes the experience much worse. Know going in that it will most likely suck and that your eyes will burn and you'll feel like you're chocking. Plus, expect to have your nose run. If you're aware of the results typically you'll be mentally prepared prior to entering.

    3. Upon exiting the chamber flap your arms and dust off your uniform. This will remove any CS that has accumulated on your persons there by decreasing your recovery time.

    CS really isn't that bad. After a short time of running the chamber I could stand in the chamber unmasked while running everyone else though it. For the record the only individuals that go though an actual gas chamber are the individual's in the Chemical Corps and that is a rather inert chemical that can and will make you violently ill for a short time prior to treatment but in 6+ years I never hear once of anyone who was in any real danger.
     
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    You can do it yourself actually. 2 min for push-ups then 2 min for sit-ups then 2 miles for run. Try that and see where you stand against the APFT chart.

    No need to go overboard too. 200 push-ups and 400 sit-ups is a lot LOL.
     
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    I was hoping for Military Police, sense that would most likely aid me in becoming a member of the T.B.I.
     
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    MPs go to OSUT... time to run, run, run. And if you'r doing split op, you'll do it over again next year, then train to be MOSQ
     
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    Being prior army I already see two problems, weight and the high expectations of what you want to be. The military as a whole tells you want you will be through your test scores and even that's no guarantee.

    I don't understand that your already in JROTC why don't you move into ROTC it's like your just walking next door; your paperwork just gets transferred, your familiar with it.

    Your going in as an officer you got one leg up when it comes to promotions, already.

    How did you get to know about T.B.I. because that's not really talked about. In the first place.

    Being a MP is like being Infantry with a badge not to mention you will always be deployed and what I've heard, being a MP isn't what its cracked up to be.

    It also sounds like your in a rush to get things done, you don't always want to do that especially in the military and being the first in everything that's not always good either.

    Don't know what state your in but there's SFG/NG in Camp Blanding, FL and AL (headquarters), SODC, McDill AFB, Tampa, FL, also in MA and WA (SFG(s)).

    I don't know any recruiters anymore, but if your so hell bend in going in SF there's a COL Pelleritti, St. Augustine, FL, Joint Force Headquarters, from FLARNG, JOC. Look for him, he just made COL and he was in SODC plus ROTC (FL state univer I think) so I think he can help you and steer you in the right direction. If John asks you, who sent you just say the girl that worked in DCSOPS that made magic for every COTTAD she put her hands on.

    The rest of the crew are gone, Bush, Kinkle, Blackman, and Craig they were out of Camp Blanding.

    I personally and strongly suggest you fix your weight problem first and than think of everything else because that will determine a lot of things.
     
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    Most topics have been covered, but seriously, you're going to have to get that weight down to about 179 lbs. for active duty. I know because that's where I've had to be for a while. And I'm never there, but my "tape" measurements don't push me over the body fat %. You may linger for a while in the guard being overweight, but they'll definitely kick you out. Everything is tightening up now.


    I didn't read anything but are you interested in going Special Forces? See if you can sign up for an 18X slot. That lets you start out as a private (or specialist, really all the same rank these days), and you'll spend a few weeks preparing for selection. Selection is the system everyone goes through to see if your good enough for Q-course. Q-course is the final phase before getting put on an actual team.

    But be warned, if you go 18X and you don't make it, you go infantry bro. It's a risk you have to take if you want to go that route. Otherwise, you can wait in your MOS until you're a specialist or E-5 and then just apply to go to selection.