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What should i expect during basic training? And other than exercise what else should i do to prepare for it?

Basically I wanted to know what I should expect once I get to basic and what should I do to prepare for basic training? Any advice would help.

Asked By: chrls_bann88 - 3/5/2007
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Don't know what branch you joined, went through Air Force Basic, know of Army and Coast Guard, and a little of Marines.....First, let me tell you, I am sure some of your friends are "man are you nuts".....Don't freak out...It is troubled times, but it is one of the best educations you can receive in your lifetime..(I... More
Answered By: quick_sand - 3/5/2007
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If the US Army practice push-ups, sit-ups and 2-mile run. If the Marines add chin or pull ups to the above. Get in the habit of getting out of bed at 5-6:00 AM.
Answered By: Philip L - 3/5/2007
 
I went through basic training and loved it! (i'm a female) My parents, being in the army, taught me how to iron shirts correctly and fold them, and how to 'bull' my shoes to a mirror shine, so this all came in handy. You need to expect not to sleep much, to work as a team, to be shouted at a lot, to have your self... More
Answered By: Mel P - 3/5/2007
 
Waking up early, going to bed late (lack of sleep). You will attend classes to teach you how to fire a gun, history of the branch etc. You will be doing alot of exercise, learning the best methods of survival, and of course most branches I think have a gas chamber that you have to go into (with a mask of course). I... More
Answered By: MOMMY585 - 3/5/2007
 
Lack of sleep,mental stress,attempts to make you lose your temper and a ton of hurry up and wait. All designed to weed out the mentally unfit before they become a danger to others.
Answered By: mudmarine - 3/5/2007
 
Sex in the showers with the other marines!!!!
Answered By: kcl_30 - 3/5/2007
 
You will not really be able to prepare yourself for the toughness mentally, because you can't fully prepare for the unkown, however physically simply run 2 miles a day, do plenty of CORRECT push-ups, I recomend sets of 15 - 20 to start and keep going up in numbers till max, and CORRECT sit-ups, also, if you are out of... More
Answered By: special_edd_yay - 3/5/2007
 
Start exercising now. Push ups, sit ups, running, pull ups will all help. Be prepared to be hungry a lot of the time, be hurried all the time, and be tired most of the time. Be 'thick skinned'. When the drill instructor is yelling his head off, don't take it personally. It's his job to prepare you for combat. It'... More
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Answered By: bugs280 - 3/5/2007
 
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