Newbie with USA

Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by cjoe85, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Greenacres0802

    Greenacres0802 Light Load Member

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    Judging by the BT location let me guess, MOS 88M?
     
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  3. Tran Man

    Tran Man Light Load Member

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    That's the spirit !!

    Shoot first,.... You decide,..Quick ,or the DEAD..

    At my age, I would give both NUTS ,to be in your shoes..
     
  4. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    68W... Starting at Ft Wood and then I'm going to Ft Sam Houston for AIT.
     
  5. Greenacres0802

    Greenacres0802 Light Load Member

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    Medical specialist, Cool. The medical field does not promote that great, but the experience you get will definately give you an up when you get back out on the civilian side. MEDCOM can be a demanding bear to work for as well. Word of advice, if the Govt is going to give you something, take it..... Once you hit your first duty station, take any and all college credits that you can. they are free up to $4500 a year. I have known guys that have retired with doctorate degrees.

    Good luck!
     
  6. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for that. I'm planning to at least get my Associates degree. My term is only supposed to be for two and a half years. If things go well maybe I'll reenlist, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. For the moment I'm looking into going into law enforcement or becoming a paramedic/ firefighter when I get out. I figure my MOS won't hurt in either case.
     
  7. glenn p

    glenn p Bobtail Member

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    looking for some been through orientation can tell me what to expect and do to stay there
     
  8. glenn p

    glenn p Bobtail Member

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  9. franktaylor

    franktaylor Light Load Member

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    oops just noticed that was a year ago so the comment i left meant nothing ooops
     
  10. volvo2013

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    I am new have around 36000 miles under my belt. I was driving through Idaho a few weeks ago for me the wind and rain was bad I am not weak minded by any stretch in my personal vehicle I have seen and been through just about anything you can imagine. I almost got blown into a parked car that was on the side of the freeway with a family in it. I had slowed down from 55-60 to 30-35 how do you move past the fact you almost took out a family.
     
  11. franktaylor

    franktaylor Light Load Member

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    Ive vey been driving 3 or so years now and have had a lot of scary days with wind. I drive a load up to canada now so wind , snow , ice , rain I seem to see something every week First thing is say and also be a little critical which is what everyone seems to do on here lol I hope when you saw a car on the shoulder you moved over a lane and then say it probably wasn't as close as you remember it I wish some one would give good advice for driving in wind but as far as my experience you did the right thing , slow down and don't worry about guys flying around you Oh that's a point I missed about my canada runs , I go into Canada with 45,000lvs on but when I come out I only have a couple thousand or sometimes empty so odds are the guys flying by you are loaded. Just take your time and drive where you feel comfortable I will sometimes stop and take a few hour break if it's too windy of course I don't have Qualcomm or anything so I could work around a delivery time in an emergency like that. I know out west there could be some pretty bad wind Good luck and be safe
     
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