Looking for future soldiers heading to Leonard Wood on 04 NOV 2009??
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Hope you like the cold. Smiler

Yes your uniforms will have pockets. No you aren't allowed to put your hands in them. Frowner
For some reason it's ALWAYS coldest really early in the morning- when you'll be waking up to do Physical Training. (PT)

Good luck- just remember YOU CAN DO IT!!! Big Grin
I remember going to Basic training in FLW back in Jan99. During the inprocess, we got up before 0500 and we formed up outside to move from the barracks to the reception bldg. There was snow on the ground and about 2-3 inches of ice under the snow. The march was ridiculous because there were a lot of us sliding and falling in the ground. During our training from Jan-early Mar was the coldest time of the year, a lot of us had freeze-burn on our ears and the tips of our noses. Yep, it is COLD in FLW.
What DQ'd you from a Top Secret but still allowed you to obtain a Secret clearance? Just so you know, Thisguy, you have a really sweet gig doing 37F Active Duty. It is almost all reserves and a VERY mall portion is Active Duty. I heavily considered it but ran into a brick wall with the DLAB. If you don't like it then there is prolly something wrong with you. Out of curiosity what were you origionally considering as far as MOSes.
Corvette, alcohol use in my past. I listed I had been intoxicated 10 times in the last 12 months which I thought would be no big deal, especially since I am in my last year of college. The secret clearance form doesn't even mention alcohol consumption. When the interviewer said I was DQ'd, he called whoever it is that he talks to and asked if I would be eligible for the secret, and the lady told him I could but I needed to watch my drinking.

I wanted some sort of language training for my MOS and that is all I was basically looking for. 37F is the only one that didn't require a TS. Beyond that, my best friend is stationed at Ft. Bragg and works across the street from the PSYOP and Civil Affairs groups. I asked him if he could pick any enlisted job in the Army which ones would he pick he said 37F would definitely be it. He met a few of them in Iraq and they all said they love it. I am just wondering what you do day to day whenever you are not deployed? On another board I frequent, all of those in that MOS said they deploy all the time but are not part of the "big Army" so they pretty much do what think needs to be done to accomplish their mission each day without someone breathing down their neck.

When can you take the DLAB again? The thing is definitely hard man...very stressful. I am sure the 4-6mo spent learning language and culture after airborne school (which is another nice perk of the job) will be just as hard. I have a long year ahead of me next year for sure, but I am very excited for the opportunity.
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Originally posted by bmw09:
I'm ship Dec. 28 to Ft. L'Wood.
68W


Hey bmw09, I ship on Dec 29. I will see you there. We will probably be in the same class. Hooah
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Originally posted by PfcBwilson:
Looking for future soldiers heading to Leonard Wood on 04 NOV 2009??



Im heading out nov.3rd for leonard wood.
the paperwork i have says to report to Brooklyn MEPS for transportation to my training location on 11/11/2009... and it has a start date of 11/20/ 2009??? i wonder where i will be for like 9 days and if anyone reading this is comeing along for the ride????? anyone who has similar deploy dates should hit me up...
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Originally posted by AZRAPSE:
the paperwork i have says to report to Brooklyn MEPS for transportation to my training location on 11/11/2009... and it has a start date of 11/20/ 2009??? i wonder where i will be for like 9 days and if anyone reading this is comeing along for the ride????? anyone who has similar deploy dates should hit me up...


You're not "deploying"- that means you're headed to a Combat Area..

Usually you'll have a few days of inprocesssing before you actually start= get issued uniforms, cut your hair, get some shots, all the good stuff. Smiler

You start to get comfortable, thinking "this ain't so bad," then you leave "Reception" and the fun begins. Big Grin
25 Bravo

Ship 20091310 for none other than Ft. Leonard Wood.

Most of you will be coming in as I'm moving out of the white phase. I'm glad I will only be in there from October through January. I can't even begin to imagine how hard the cold sucks.
I ship for FLW 20091228 and I'm scheduled to start basic 20100108 but who knows how long I'll be stuck in processing. I'm not looking forward to the cold but I'll take that over heat and humidity any day of the week. However I'm from the west coast so i don't know what to expect but I'm excited to find out.
hey i go to MEPS on the 8th and believe ship out on the 9th...i also have the MOS 88N....and if your name is crystal so is mine...lol
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Originally posted by Crystal89:
HEy U$@rmy09 do u start basic Nov. 9th or is that when you get shipped out. My MOS is 88N. Transportation Mang. Coordinator
I spent 22 weeks in FLW about three years ago. You will experience all "mother nature's" seasons, so if you have never dealt with snow, you are in for a treat. I grew up in MN and it was still called to me. My suggestion to you is always have a note pad to write things do, make sure your paperwork is organized to make your inprocessing easier and listen to your instructor because they are there to assist you. They have done what you are trying to do. GOOD LUCK my comrades... Army strong.

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