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23 Oct 2016 OCS

Discussion in 'OCS Class Dates and Information' started by joel794613, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. norcou

    norcou Member

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    Hey man, thanks for offering up your help. Two quick questions:

    1. How accurate were the gouges, scale of 1-10

    2. Not sure if you drove but would you regret not having a car? I know there's a lot of opinions and the question has its own thread but I'm looking for yours

    Thanks
     
  2. norcou

    norcou Member

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    One more thing I'm really curious about is studying after Taps. Did you have a lamp in the room that you were able to use or would it be beneficial to get a headlamp or flashlight? Thanks again
     
  3. AUSWO1316

    AUSWO1316 LVideo89

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    Your desk has an overhead light. Yes studying after Taps is sometimes necessary, but it is also important to get rest.
    To answer your other 2 questions:
    1) it's around 5 aka there is good and bad gouge, and both are fluffed with personal experience and opinions
    2) I drove. Didn't use my car once in candio phase simply because it wasn't necessary. However, I have be in student pool for almost 12 weeks and it has been a lifesaver. Also makes a great place to stor crap the night before graduation when you have to move out of Nimitz
     
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  4. Mitcherd

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    MR, I have a couple questions that my recruiter can't answer about preparing for OCS:
    1.) Packing list says briefs. Is that 'righty whities' or can I wear the same pairs of boxers I've enjoyed for years?
    2.) Immunization records. I had the same doctor for the first 21 years of my life, he just happens to be 4,500 miles from me. My recruiter says I need no medical paperwork since I didn't need a waiver, but different pages on here say I need shots records and some say I need everything. If I want to get any of that before the 23rd I need to get the ball rolling. What do you recommend?
    3.) White undershirts. I can't read any packing list page without it emphasizing that our crew neck undershirts need a tight neckline. I hate cotton shirts that cling to my neck, it'll probably be the death of me at OCS. Are under armor (or realisticly Walmart brand with no logo) dry fit style shirts allowed if they have the emphasized tight neckline?
    Thanks in advance
     
  5. PhillipC

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    If you don't mind me asking, why were you in student pool for so long?
     
  6. norcou

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    Good stuff, thanks
     
  7. norcou

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    Mitcherd, I know for sure the Navy needs you to be immunized.. If you do not have records, you will get all the immunizations you need, regardless if you have received them at some point in your life. If you contact your doctor I bet you can get them or I got them from my college health services. They still had them over 2 years after graduation.
     
  8. VWXThrasher378

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    In regard to the car debate, Im driving to OCS and Im getting a pretty sweet allowance for the trip. In fact, the allowance is way more then what I actually need to cover the minimum expenses for the trip. Of course, Im sure ill have some misc. expenses on the way - but even then Ill still come out ahead.

    On the other hand, Im driving from Utah and I have fuel efficient car. So not sure if it makes sense for everyone, especially if you're not a "roadtrip" type of guy
     
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  9. AUSWO1316

    AUSWO1316 LVideo89

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    Because the Navy said so
     
  10. PhillipC

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  11. Paige Foley

    Paige Foley New Member

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    My recruiter advised me today I am checking in from July SNA board.
     
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  12. norcou

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    Are most of you bringing an extra pair of running shoes for RLP?
     
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  13. vonWildenradt

    vonWildenradt New Member

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    I bought an extra pair of cheap nikes that I haven't taken out of the box.
     
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  14. KevinKC

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    I'm also thinking of buying a new pair of running shoes apart from the one I have been wearing.
     
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  15. joel794613

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    Just bought a new pair two days ago too for ocs, best investment ever.
     

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