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Blood&Guts
12-09-2004, 09:12
18X leaving 12/29! Do any of you know if there are nights or weekends free during OSUT. My fellow 18xers and myself have been bouncing this around for a while. Some of us think that during the 10th week or so you get downtime, but personally I think you are restricted to base the whole 13 weeks.

Thanks for everything you guys have done for our country! God Bless America




Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom- Gen. George Patton

Surgicalcric
12-09-2004, 11:46
I left Sandhill in September. I would not go there expecting to have alot of free time, this includes Sundays. The only time off we had was midcycle pass at the end of week 9. It was an overnight pass to Columbus, Ga. Not much you wanna see there. For my platoon is consisted of a 4 hour pass on Sand hill because someone was smuggling in Copenhagen. I have however heard stories of some OSUT training companies receiving passes eevery weekend. Looking back on things I am glad we did not.

After week 3 you should come off total control and there will be leadership positions assigned to people in your platoon. There will be a PG, or Platoon Guide, and 4 Squad Leaders. Depending on your DS's and if you are in a leadership position at the time you may make trips to the PX on the weekends for your squad or platoon, but DO NOT abuse the privilege. This means no ice cream, soda (if you cant have it...we couldnt), no phone use, etc.

Any free time you do receive should be utilized to prepare yourself and equipment for upcoming events. After all of your equipment and uniforms are squared away you will have plenty of time (probably 30 minutes a day) for letter writing and BS-ing. Use your time wisely. You will need good time management habits further down the road, trust me.

Nights and weekends...

Good luck.

HTH.

Crip

Blood&Guts
12-09-2004, 14:02
Thanks alot for the reply!I should have stated that I was not asking to go party or anything like that. I had extra PT in mind! I have the same post on SOCNET and got blasted. I reread it and can see why. I wanted to clear the air before I got ripped over here too. Thanks again!

SeanM
12-09-2004, 16:35
My question is why you posted this one at least 3 different forums? Are you unsecure, or do you not trust any of the answers that you get? Btw, just so you know, many people here contribute on more than just this forum.

Jo Sul
12-09-2004, 17:12
Cut him some slack Sean, odds are he's just looking for information and there is no problem with asking in more than one place.

Best of luck to both of you when you get to Bragg.

SeanM
12-09-2004, 17:50
Alright, its just that I see the same question posted on other forums(military.com) where he was given an answer and then he posts it here as well.. I guess I was a bit harsh, but its really not something to be worrying about now, its over 2 months away and if its to do PT, he can do PT any free time he gets, he doesn't need time off from Basic to do it. Anyway, good luck in Basic B&G, I will see you there... hope you are doing PT every day.

NousDefionsDoc
12-09-2004, 21:40
You can do PT in your room. PUs and SUs require no equipment. You can do chins hanging off the door (right Crip?) If you're free on Sunday, go to chapel and pray you make it.

You stay out of that Burger King or whatever they have there now and leave those Rangers alone.

Surgicalcric
12-09-2004, 21:50
You can do chins hanging off the door (right Crip?)

Right you are Sarn't. I prefer doing them in the latrine using the bar between the stalls though. Palms AWAY.


ETA:
If you're free on Sunday, go to chapel and pray you make it.
I concur. Even if you do not attend services regularly, or at all, go. It will provide you some time to relax, think about the week ahead, and let you look back on the previous week. The best part, other than worshiping God, is its time away from the DS's.


Crip

Eagle5US
12-10-2004, 02:33
Alright, its just that I see the same question posted on other forums(military.com) where he was given an answer and then he posts it here as well.. I guess I was a bit harsh, but its really not something to be worrying about now, its over 2 months away and if its to do PT, he can do PT any free time he gets, he doesn't need time off from Basic to do it.
You weren't being harsh...especially since he got smoked on another site for the same Q.

Eagle

Blood&Guts
12-10-2004, 08:50
Thanks for all the answers! I guess I am just a slow country fellow, you set three fishing lines and you are bound to get a bite somewhere. I did not think a person would object to that especially another CANDIDATE, good luck to you too though, hope you are doing PT everyday? I am offline til Christmas so someone please close this post. Happy Holidays everybody!

SeanM
12-10-2004, 16:55
B&G, if your still online today, read my PM reply. Like I said in the PM, just do the PT every free chance you get, don't worry about getting free time away to do it. Commercial breaks for me are my fun PT... just don't hurt yourself before you leave.