Tips for AIM?

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  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

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    Any tips for AIM as I leave in a week? I'm really excited and wanted to see if you guys had any tips! Thanks
     
  2. CGHOPEFUL

    CGHOPEFUL New Member

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    How was AIM? I'm going tomorrow... Any tips?
     
  3. adrienne

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    I just did AIM session 2 and here are some tips to help you out
    -it gets better, after the first few days it calms down and the cadre become real nice people
    -you will be running A LOT, make sure your shoes fit well
    -there won't be much time to do anything, if you're a girl, don't even think about using conditioner when showering because there are ten more people waiting for the shower. and don't worry about modesty, there isn't enough time
    -the cadre will make you memorize a whole bunch of crap. Memorize it. It will make it a lot easier for yourself
    -don't go anywhere without your roommate, they are your shipmate, and even if they take a long time, you don't leave them behind
    -never quit on an exercise. They will never be too hard to do and will always be over in a minute or less. If your body is screaming to stop, just tell yourself it's almost over because it most likely almost is. Never use your knees or lay on the floor during pushups or planks. Doing reps slower than they say is preferable than not doing them at all. Do the exercise correctly.
    -The cadre appreciate effort. Always sound off AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE. Always greet unless told not to. Show that you really want to be there.
    -keep your eyes in the boat. This means pick a spot on the wall and stare at it. Do NOT look at the cadre unless they specifically say to
    - you and everyone else in your company will become so close. Everyone there is going through the exact same thing as you and you all become such a team especially during the robotics competition
    -cherish the memories and take all the advice they give you about college, even if you decide that the military is not for you. Everything that happens there is so unique and so different than probably anything that you've done before. No matter how good or bad the overall experience is, there will be moments that are so incredible and the people you meet are so great and I personally have never been surrounded by so many people who were so similar to me but so different at the same time
    -On the first day, when you're sitting in the auditorium, scared, start talking to the people around you because they are all just as nervous as you are.
    -Take it meal by meal. The first day is LONG. Anticipate each meal as one less meal until the day is over. Also, they can't make you exercise too hard after a meal, so you usually do something that isn't stressful
    - Have fun! remember that it's only a week and that it is supposed to show you an accurate representation of the academy during swab summer, not to scare you away
     
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  4. CGHOPEFUL

    CGHOPEFUL New Member

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    Did you bring a pillow, or was one provided?
     
  5. adrienne

    adrienne New Member

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    one is provided
    bring a pillowcase, and sheets.
    it gets cold so you might want to sleep in a sweater, but don't bring a blanket, its not that cold
     
  6. CGHOPEFUL

    CGHOPEFUL New Member

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    Thanks!
     

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