FT tips

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  1. Evers790

    Evers790 Member

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    Just found out I will be attending Max 3 and I am excited but nervous. I understand that when compared to the length of other branches training FT is not long at all. I still, however, get butterflies in my stomach whenever I think about screwing up and having a CTA in my face, I know it's going to happen. Just curious if anyone has any tips to help with the nervousness.

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  2. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    You will be nervous until the MTI gets into your bus and tells you to shut up. Practice on your drill command and dorm maintenance. Be confident that you can march a flight in very tight spaces. If you want the marksmanship ribbon practice shooting. Everyone is scared of getting yelled at by a CTA. Once you get there you will get use of the yelling and you know what to do by then. You should have your FTM. Read it and understand it. PT everyday until Field Training. Other than that you cannot be more prepared. When you get there make decisions even if it is wrong. Those who make no decisions get the fury of the CTAs and FTOs. Those who make wrong decisions just get a piece of paper but also don't make the same mistakes over and over again or you will also experience the fury of the CTAs and FTOs.
     
  3. nick4060

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    Take it seriously but not too seriously. If you get to know the others in your flight early and keep a sense of humor about all of it...you might actually have fun.
     
  4. I-am-Will

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    Embrace the suck. Know your procedures, dorm maintenance, follow the rules, perform when it's your time to shine. Be a team player.
     
  5. Sled

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    If I have learned anything from our 200 night (intro to FT) it is that teamwork feels amazing so do everything you can for others. Also, like Will said know the procedures. I've heard stories of cadets getting down there and knowing the verbiage for almost nothing.
     
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