I-Day is almost here. You've packed your bags and said your good-byes to many of your friends and family. Your future begins NOW. 1. Do not take the yelling personally. Cadre really want you to succeed. 2. Just try to focus on getting through to the next meal during BCT. Thousands have stood on those same footprints and have survived and thrived. 3. When receiving extra attention (for whatever) do as many flutterkicks as you can and then stay down. Cadre can't make you do more than you can. 4. Maintain your sense of humor. Choose wisely when to share it, however. 5. Seek out a prior and/or a preppie. They know the little tricks to make life a little easier. 6. ALWAYS help your squadmates. Encourage one another and work together. Leave no one behind. 7. If you are not at USAFA because it is what YOU want, stay on the bus. Motives become exposed under duress. 8. It gets better after the 1st 3 weeks, better after Jacks Valley, better after A-day, better after Thanksgiving, better after Christmas, and MUCH better after Recognition. You CAN do it and it is WORTH it. 9. Most will feel like quitting during BCT. Stick it out as long as you can. Talk with squadmates. Talk with chaplains. Talk with your sponsor family. 10. You will be able to do more than you ever thought you could. Be amazed at what you will accomplish. Best wishes.