preparation for OBLC - page 2

Hi there! this is a message coming directly from the FOB: I am presently at the June OBLC-RC down at FSH I have some suggestions for you all in order to be successful. 1.) start... Read More

  1. by   olderthandirt2
    It is great having you here on the forum! Thank you for sharing your experiences.....they are priceless!!

    How many times were you deployed.....to where? I would love to hear about your career

    thanks again,
    c.
  2. by   Iworecords
    I'll start a new thread
  3. by   hopeful_army_NP
    Quote from olderthandirt2
    It is great having you here on the forum! Thank you for sharing your experiences.....they are priceless!!

    How many times were you deployed.....to where? I would love to hear about your career

    thanks again,
    c.
    I agree, please tell us more, thanks!
  4. by   markisrn
    Hear you loud and clear on the good fitting boots. thanks! What brand and type of boots are the best. I heard the Altama Exospeed were a good choice. Any opinions.
  5. by   Iworecords
    I can tell you what NOT to buy lololol The AF has a boot that they say is so comfortable that you'd think it was a sneaker. The top is not as high as an Army combat boot -- but it does pass muster. It's great for catonment but out in the field we had a ton of ankle injuries.
  6. by   NotNursy
    OK, now I'm getting scared.People are talking about passing out, being taken to the hospital by EMS, dying in formation at the tender age of 21.....Someone please tell me its not THAT bad because this now sounds like 4 weeks of straight hell for Reserve OBLC.:uhoh21:
  7. by   NotNursy
    The Altama exospeed are great. Very light and comfortable, don't know yet how they are in a field environment because I've never been to the field yet. I wore them on my first "Army Day" all day and they didn't hurt my feet at all.There 's an Exospeed II out also now which costs a little more.
  8. by   lifeafter40
    Quote from NotNursy
    OK, now I'm getting scared.People are talking about passing out, being taken to the hospital by EMS, dying in formation at the tender age of 21.....Someone please tell me its not THAT bad because this now sounds like 4 weeks of straight hell for Reserve OBLC.:uhoh21:
    I have not been to OBLC, but was stationed in Texas, at Ft. Hood for a couple of years. It gets HOT...but the problem comes when people are not acclimated to it. If you know you are going to OBLC in the near future, then just do as some of the other posters have said... get used to working out in the heat... turn the air off in your car...start running outside durring the hotest part of the day...and most of all, begin hydrating yourself a month or so before you leave for Texas. You are all nurses, so you know that if you start to feel thirsty, then you are already dehydrated. Get used to drinking a lot of water every day, even if you do not feel like you need it; it will save you a lot of problems during your training. Reducing your intake of caffeine will help also. Heed the advice of your cadre... they train there all the time, and know what to expect. Field training may not ever be "comfortable" but you do not have to be a casualty of the Texas climate...just prepare for it.

    Good luck!!!
    LA40

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