I joined last June as an 89D trainee, and it really kinda ticked me off how I couldnt find anything on the net about what i was about to go through, so Ill answer any question out there as best as I can..
First things first though..
* If you have poor study skills, you wont make it. Definatley take some classes on taking notes.
* Anyone thats dedicated to it WILL graduate and earn their crab.
* 99% of the tests require an 85% or better to pass, where missing more than 3 questions will fail you.
* The MOS isnt insane, its just us. We work smarter, not harder. We perform our job the safest we can, but its never safe.
* Yes, there are Drill Segeants at the 10 week pre-course in Redstone Arsenal.
* No, they do not like you there. The Drill Sergeants are Ammo Specialists (possibly EOD roll-outs), as EOD tech do not do recruiting or Drill Sergeant positions.
* Funnest MOS Ive seen out there. The Instructors are the greatest bunch of people i have ever had the pleasure of working with, and they ALL want to see you graduate.
* You never work alone, but what you know is the deciding factor in a life/death situation, and your life isnt the only one on the line.
* After Redstone Arsenal, you move on to Eglin AFB, FL. Yes, there are Drill Sergeants there too.
If I didnt touch on anything, lemme know and I'll try to clue you in.