Prepare?

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  1. cadet85

    cadet85 Member

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    Are there any guides out there (besides the instructions sent to soon-to-be cadets from admissions) that detail things that should be done to prepare for R-Day? Additionally, is there any advice you can give on things one should try to do before shipping off to USMA? (maybe not as much necessity as fun/optional stuff)
     
  2. tug_boat

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    Prep....

    Enjoy your time with friends and family. Spend as much time as you can. During your first trip back home, you will notice how much things have changed. Guess what? Its not us, its you who has changed and growing.


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    read through all the threads from this time last year, they're full of great advice
     
  4. cadet85

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    One of the lists said we get the boots early. I saw something about ordering ACU's and boots on my candidate portal. Will those come early to my house after I order them? I only ask you guys because the instructions have not yet been sent to those of us who are already appointed.
     
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    ^^

    "Early" means get them by May and wear them and the low quarters a few times a week before R-Day. The low quarters are harder to break in and I'd recommend a soft insert. You will receive a "boot letter" which will tell you the authorized styles and manufacturers for the boots and low quarters. Only bring one pair of the authorized style for each. You can use different boots during the academic year so wait till after the summer to purchase them. Other than that, go find a hilly four mile loop to run and get out three to four times a week to run. Do push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups three to four times a week. You will take a screening APFT in the first few days and for 2017, in the first hour, they were required to do pull-ups (in the rain) for screening purposes. I'd guess you'd want to look good for both. The standards for the APFT for each age group are readily found on the internet, and you will want to aim for a score in the top decile. My 2017's roommate failed and it made life fairly miserable through the fall semester, with major restrictions on activities, passes, etc. So don't be 'that cadet'. Best of luck - don't worrry about equipment/boots yet - you are better off building the best fitness base you can before June.
     
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    Yup....

    ^^^^Totally agree!!

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    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. cadet85

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    Only four miles though?! I have heard much worse!! haha. Anymore advice for surviving beast?
     
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    Hah...

    You'll be fine! Go with your positive mental attitude and have fun!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    Stay out of trouble or situations that can get you in any kind of trouble.
    Run in your boots, walk in your low quarters..
    Enjoy the time with your family. They are your pillar. R-Day will be here before you know it..

    Congratulations!!
    Go Army!!
     

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