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    I just officialy enlisted in the US Army last week, so if there are any Army people or Veterans here, any tips or advice is greatly appreciated... for anyone who is not one of those your advice is still appreciated... Just please no one here be a jackass and tell me I'm crazy or dumb... I've gotten enough of that already...
     
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    It's a bit late for our military contingent but you will be flooded with advice--trust me. :D
     
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    US Army Vietnam era 1964-1968...I dropped outta college to serve...good for you..advice would be to listen to your NCO's they have it down pat and will save your butt in a crisis...I was a Buck Sgt...then Lt....resigned commission and went back to NCO...wanted to be down and dirty with the guys...not reccommending this though a officers life is much nicer except as a 2nd Lt...much like being a private...NCO's snub ya and so do senior officers...but if ya can make it through this and plan on a career go for the stripe down the pants....also expect the worst and be grateful when the best comes! :cof:
     
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    What MOS? I spent 8 wonderful :wtf: years in the Army.
     
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    Tell us more, kancer43. How old are you, and whereabouts do you live? And let us know when you graduate boot camp by coming back to keep in touch with us. We really do appreciate your service to our country and I hope you'll stick around here. :usa:
     
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    Congratulations!!! I spent 30 years in the Army ... joined in 1968 and dont regret a minute of it. Finally retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

    As for those who are telling you that you have some kind of problem because you enlisted....talk to them about two years from now and compare what they have accomplished to what you will accomplish! Listen to your NCO's; the good ones will take care of you and provide you the skills you need. The great ones will lead you on to those accomplishments I am talking about.
     
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    Partially Disabled Army Veteran of War 1999-2004
    More info please....

    What MOS?
    Terms of enlistment?
    Future military career plans (if any)?
    Where are you from?
    Age?
    Influences, or reasons (if any) for enlistment?
    Married?
    Children?
    Stuff like that...
     
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    Did some research so I know you're from PA.
    Small or big town?

    I know you're 18 and engaged.
    Any kids?

    And of course the questions I listed above as well.
    (This will help us get an assessment of yourself to customize our advice)
     
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    Just remember that your LT is a great guy who wants to do the best for his platoon, even if he is a little slow to learn! :D
     
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    Oh puleeeeeeze!
     

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