Originally posted by PFC Kevin Anderson:
Thats what i wanted to hear, your worst time in the army haha. I can deal with the running and everything else, i may not particularly like it but i'll get it done. The hand sized spiders, if it was allowed i'd put an M16 round into every one of them i saw. Oh and yeah the road marches are still there.
Thanks for the well wishes.
You're lucky enough to be coming into the nicer, kinder Army. You'll get to drink poweraid and perhaps even have a day to go to the MWR facility and have pizza and candy. However Ft.Benning is God's way for reminding you that there really is such a place as hell, and the big orange ball in the sky takes every opportunity to pour two scoops of "suck" on every soul in BCT at that God forsaken post. It really doesn't matter what time of year you go; the winter will kick your ass, and freeze you and your canteen solid, the summer will bake everything within a 50 mile radius, there's really no gray area, you will either be miserably hot, or miserably cold. BCT at Ft.Benning is one of those experiences that you come out of thinking, "Being a POW wouldn't be so bad compared to this". I look back on it now and laugh, but I'd never want to do it again. The best part about it, was afterward you are certain that there is no one on the face of the earth that could beat you in a fist fight, and for the most part it's true. You go through so much agony during BCT, that you could take a kick in the sternum from a mule and it would tickle, lol. In all seriousness, it will suck, but you'll be head and shoulders above your peers in AIT for the experience. You'll be way more disciplined and just plain better than them in every way.