First of all, I'd try getting into some good physical shape since you'll basically start out running everywhere you go.
Suggest contacting your recruiter since he may know of a group of recruits that will be running together to get into shape before entering boot camp. If you're going to USMRD PI (Paris Island), then prepare to be hotter than hell during the summer months. If you're going to USMRD San Diego, take your sun glasses. ;-)
Boot camp will definitely be tough if you're not prepared physically and the DI will ride your tail until you are in shape. Try to get things right the first time and don't screw up since the rest of those in your basic camp class will pay for your mistakes. Don't give the DI an excuse of accusing you of writing your own drill manual.
Honor, Duty and Country. Remember that. It will be your motto.
· 1 decade ago