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Army OCS

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NWMoss, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Hi! I'm back after a long absence from the forum...

    I was recently accepted into the Army OCS!

    Anybody here gone through this before?

    I've done a lot of research, but would be interested in other member's personal experiences.


    :tank:


    Army Strong!
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Congrats! What's that?
     
  3. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Officer Candidate School. :)
     
  4. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    Congratulations WakeJoe!

    Thanks for your service to our country.
     
  5. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    NW Moss, send me a PM when you get a chance. I have some info from a kid who came back from Army OCS Recently that should help.

    Congratulations BTW, you are going to have the time of your life.

    Tucker
     
  6. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe this should be aimed towards NWMoss. :)

    Good job, Moss!
     
  7. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    Sorry, my mistake!:eek:
     
  8. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    Congratulations, that is awesome! Good luck with your career
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    NW Moss are you going to FT Benning ? Or one of the new programs they have started up and what do you plan to Branch?
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well our fearless leader is clueless :D
     
  11. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Well, since I did not to ROTC in college I do have to go to benning (14 DEC) after I go to BCT - 29 SEP.

    I know it will be a blast!

    I put Armor as my #1 choice - but what it sounds like is that the real choice comes after I graduate the 1st part of OCS - then the following two schools pertain to whatever branch the Army gives me - and that depends on my test scores and my performance in OCS (If the ASVAB test scores mean anything, i should get 1st pick).

    So in all likelyhood - I will be Armor.
     
  12. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    It's all the TLA's the Army uses to confuse people :-D
     
  13. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you branch Armor try to stay light and go Cavalry You will enjoy it alot more.
     
  14. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    :funnypoint: That was probably one of those comments that should have stopped at the first sentence. :D
     
  15. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Start the following ASAP/now if you're not already.
    -Waking up at 1AM (PST)
    -Running-30+ miles per week (if you're not running now, start slowly and ramp up to 30+miles per week in about a month)
    -know what running shoes work well for your feet
    -100+situps and 100+ pushups per day.
    -30 second showers, including shaving

    You will have a new definition of fitness brought down on you y one of Satan's finest DIs shortly...it really helps if you can be ahead of the game.
     
  16. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    So i hear. That's why i went to Air Force OTS (Officer Training School). Much nicer people.

    I can still remember my first day; arriving early and having someone come up to me and offer to help with my suitcase. I was glad because i was tired and it was heavy.:)

    (If you think i'm joking, you're wrong!)
     
  17. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    I ETS'S 30 yrs ago. If you were not running you were in deep doo doo,run all you can because you will have to every day service is great watching tanks at nite fire, priceless
    brings back lots of memories. awesome. I was a Combat Engineer 12 B 10 A Co 237th Engrs good for you... 74-76
     
  18. Descendant

    Descendant Eugene, Oregon Member

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    Two useful things I learned at US Air Force Basic (different but similar) was:

    1) how to shoot billiards. (Air Force is pretty easy)

    2) leave your clean, folded uniforms, socks, underwear, in the drawer and just keep rotating your daily uniform out of your laundry bag. That way you don't have to mess with ironing your briefs and such. You will always have a squared-away clothing drawer. :thumbup:


    Congrats and good luck!