Mini-OCS Hello all, this candidate just completed a Mini-OCS at Camp Blanding, FL. Boy am I in for a hell of a summer. Four Gunnery Sergeants came down from Quantico to give us an authentic experience. My SGT. Instructor was Gunnery Sergeant Bothwell, Anybody heard of him? I actually kind of liked the way he ran things, but I have to keep in mind it was a watered down version of what I will be leaving for July 9th. If anyone can attend any of these around the nation it would really help in my opinion, it gets rid of the fear of the unknown, now I am motivated more than ever and know somewhat to expect. We started out Friday afternoon with a mock Pick-up, and then went to bed. Saturday morning we awoke at around 0430 with Fire watch's taking place through out the night. We ate and then took around what I believe to be a 6 to 7 mile hump in full camo with packs (not very heavy), then ate lunch (MRE). We then started a round robin evolution where our platoon started out with a compass course, then did a mock SULE, and then LRC. We finished the day with the Obstacle course which was quite fun. We finally finished physical activity at around 1700 and ate Sonny's when we arrived back to the barrack's. Then came a debriefing/QandA with our OSO's, and hit the rack's. Sunday morning we got up at 0500 and ran a PFT, and people recieved awards for the highest PFT score (Super PFT), a Candidate from Tallahasse or Gainesville got a 400, He kicked my ass, but OSO Norcross took the honors for the highest averaged PFT scores. We left, I slept, and am very depressed/motivated (not too contradicting) about leaving for Quantico for 6 weeks. The only part I was disappointed with was that Nathan Fick, the author of "One Bullet Away," was supposed to speak but could not make it.