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    hey guys, will be swearing in hopefully in about a week or two, where is the basic located for 63b or is there a specific one?

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    BCT for most any MOS can be at any Army post that conducts BCT training. That will be 9 weeks long plus about a week for Reception. For 91B AIT it could be either Ft. Jackson, SC or Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. AIT for that MOS is about 2 months. If you're scheduled to take your BCT at Ft. Jackson my best guess is that's the same place you'll take your BCT. I'm sure class availability for BCT & AIT will dictate where you go. You'll know positively when you sign & get your contract which will state when & where you'll go & for how long.

    I'm under the assumption that MOS 63B has been changed to MOS 91B. Is that correct? Also the information I have might be dated.

    I'll make a deal with you: when you find out come on back here & let us know as the info I've searched seems contradictory, probably because some of it is old. At that time also ask how you can prepare for BCT. You should be studying for the ASVAB if you haven't taken it already & doing PT but getting involved in the Future Soldier Training Program will help with that & you'll more than likely have 4 to 8 months between signing your contract & actually shipping.

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    Sorry, yes i have already done the physical and taken my ASVAB, i am former marine so pt isnt really an issue, i run my miles in a steady 7 and a half minutes which isnt great but not too bad for a pack a day smoker( ex smoker i quit about a month ago) Im not sure if the mos has been changed or not, just like you i have seen tons of contradictory info and have seen both used. im studying my soldiers creed as well to have that down pat before basic...

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    Good for you Jeremy! Being a former Marine you know all about PT & Military life. I treat everyone as a newbie to Army life until I know otherwise. Your run isn't too bad, well within the APFT standard & if you don't plan on going into the Rangers or Special Forces you'll be just fine assuming your push-ups & sit-ups are up to standard. I only suggest that to newbies to make BCT easier for them. A new Soldier shouldn't have to worry about morning PT with all the other stuff being thrown at him/her. I try to make it so PT is the highlight of the day taking the fresh air with a bunch of your battle buddies. Everyone that I've mentored have found that to be so & have gone in physically & mentally prepared.

    I guess you'll find out all about the MOS (& what it's now called) when you complete your training. Did you do that type of work in the Corps?

    How was it enlisting as Prior Service?
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    91B USED to be the combat medic MOS - now we're 68W and 91Bs are mechanics. Lots of changes as the Army reorganizes!
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    yea my pushups and situps are tip top! No i was an 0331 Machine gunner in the corps, ive since done mechanic work in my hometown, looking to take it to the next step ... miss the structured lifestyle and awesome benefits. Actually it was very easy enlisting, i was discharged from the corps for a broken leg, so i had to get a waiver and thats what were waiting on now, other than thats its been the same process just alot more sped up to be honest...i like it! im tryin to get out to basic before the cold sets in...i HATE cold weather haha...attented Parris Island in January of 09...twas horrible (the weather)

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    Sorry about the broken leg & discharge.

    As a Mechanic you'll have plenty of work in the modern Mechanized Army, that's for sure.

    Good luck to you.
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    Hey, its no problem. Im a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. As far as the workload, thats what im hoping for, i know theyll always need mechanics. I've done alot of contract for for OshKosh with my mechanic job now and am slightly familiar with the HEMTT and PLS and Humvee's. Hopefully that will give me a slight head start.

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    It can't hurt, that's for sure.
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    got that right, i got assigned to my unit as well yesterday. its nice to see some progress

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