AMEDD BOLC July 2011 Fort Sam Houston Roll Call - page 2

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Just wondering who is going to the July BOLC at Fort Sam Houston this summer? Job: 70B Status: Army Reserve Transportation: Driving my own car... Read More


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    I went through ROTC so I've been having to stay in shape to pass PT tests for years now! I'm definitely good on the PT. Thank God! I know that can be a stressor for some. Are there any other tips you can provide for us Lunah??
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    I have a blog here on allnurses that I've been doing ... http://allnurses.com/nursing-blogs/?...d=blog_lunahrn

    The thing I would emphasize for you most right now is hydration. Make sure you have a Camelback for the field. We had a few heat injuries during the first week, and this is only April! Granted, it was about 100 degrees and very humid, and we were out in the sun all day on the firing range with limited shade. But hydration is SO IMPORTANT. Take it very, very seriously because you do not want to get recycled.

    At the very end of my BOLC blogging, I think I'll make a list of "100 things I wish I knew before I went to BOLC."
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    Thanks Lunah:-)
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    [quote=LunahRN;5063553]I have a blog here on allnurses that I've been doing ... http://allnurses.com/nursing-blogs/?...d=blog_lunahrn

    The thing I would emphasize for you most right now is hydration. Make sure you have a Camelback for the field. We had a few heat injuries during the first week, and this is only April! Granted, it was about 100 degrees and very humid, and we were out in the sun all day on the firing range with limited shade. But hydration is SO IMPORTANT. Take it very, very seriously because you do not want to get recycled.

    At the very end of my BOLC blogging, I think I'll make a list of "100 things I wish I knew before I went to BOLC." [/quo

    Hydration is very important. Make sure you start drinking extra fluids at least 2 weeks before you arrive to Ft. Sam. Also, you will need about 2-3 weeks to accliamtize(SP) to the heat. Ft. Sam in July can be horrible.

    See you at Ft. Stewart soon. When is your report date & have you found a place to live yet? John
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    bought my camelback today! ty for all the 411, and HOOAH!
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    So not to beat a dead horse... Listen to Lunah, and heed the advice. (We are roommates, so no need for double posts LOL) I am trying to cut down on her Allnurses work load, because I need her to work for me
    Take the hydration seriously, be responsible for your own health. However, if for some reason, you start to feel bad, TELL SOMEONE! The last thing you want to do is risk your life, or long term health for an Army course. Nothing is worth that, and that is the take away message that all of the instructors will give you in the field. Most of them are retired 1SG's, so they played this game for a while, and have been training soldiers for a very long time.

    PT, PT, PT. You don't have to be a stud, but you need to pass. No if, and or but why. Unfortunately the Army has been and will continue to be an organization that equates your overall performance with your physical ability. Not to debate the right or wrong of this, but it just is. If you can not pass your PT Test, it will bring negative attention to yourself.

    Attitude. Remember you are coming to a place where mostly everyone is Type A+, Everyone is at a different stage in their life, so you will have many different perspectives, outlooks and opinions. Take it with a grain of salt, don't take it personal. Be courteous to your classmates when offering a correction on uniform, appearance, military bearing etc. It is a very small Army, AMEDD is even smaller, and you will see your BOLC buddies again.

    Partying. Have fun, enjoy San Antonio, but remember that you will see these people again...don't be a jackass.

    Parting words, don't be that guy, or that girl
    Last edit by traumaRN1908 on May 12, '11 : Reason: Spelling and grammar
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    Hello Everyone!!

    I also will be attending BOLC in July and I will be driving my POV. Where are you guys PCSing afterwards? Anyone going to Korea? Hope you all are doing PT!
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    WOOT! Got official orders Friday!!!!
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    Quote from jeckrn
    See you at Ft. Stewart soon. When is your report date & have you found a place to live yet? John
    I'll be there June 9! Have not found a place to live, but I've been eyeballing houses on AHRN and I have the name of a real estate agent. Can't wait to get there!
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    Got appt. for the movers to come, and my plane ticket to TX for BOLC!


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