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    I am going to 68W ait in May. A little ways away but I want to be prepared.

    To anyone who has gone through it:
    -What is it like?
    -How hard would you say it is?
    -Is there a lot of book stuff to know or is it more hands on training?
    -Did you spend a lot of time reading/studying?
    -Is there high standards?
    -Did you enjoy ait?
    -Do you enjoy being a 68W?
    -Is it true that when most 68W finish ait they are promoted to specialist E-4?

  • #2
    Re: 68 W ait

    Originally posted by JGar View Post
    Is it true that when most 68W finish ait they are promoted to specialist E-4?
    Promotion to E4 requires 24 months TIS or 18 months TIS with a waiver.

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    • #3
      Re: 68 W ait

      Originally posted by JGar View Post
      I am going to 68W ait in May. A little ways away but I want to be prepared.

      To anyone who has gone through it:
      -What is it like?
      -How hard would you say it is?
      -Is there a lot of book stuff to know or is it more hands on training?
      -Did you spend a lot of time reading/studying?
      -Is there high standards?
      -Did you enjoy ait?
      -Do you enjoy being a 68W?
      -Is it true that when most 68W finish ait they are promoted to specialist E-4?
      -What is it like?
      --It's TRAINING. The days begin early, the days last very very long, the PT is intense, you'll hate the weather no matter what, you'll be there with some idiots, you'll either enjoy yourself or hate it.
      -How hard would I say it is?
      --That all depends on YOU. You have to stay focused on why you're there and not go out on the town every chance you get, and try not to 'fall in love' or get married while you're there either. It HAS happened before. ACADEMICALLY- It is challenging. PHYSICALLY- It is demanding. Nothing you can't handle though after BCT and qualifying for the 68W MOS to begin with.
      -Is there a lot of book stuff to know or is it more hands on training?
      --The first 6 weeks it will be 90% classroom 10% hands-on. Get used to the phrase and practice of 'death by powerpoint'. The first phase you will be required to study EMT, take EMT tests, pass EMT tests, and most importantly, pass the NREMT. It would behoove you to study as much as possible and pass all tests the first time or you can say goodbye to your priviledges and any what little 'fun' time you're allotted. Again, remember why you're there. Place the mission first.
      -Did I spend a lot of time reading/studying?
      --Yes, I DID. But that was just me. There were others who didn't think that studying was that important and that going out was. They're the same people who are STILL at Ft. Sam Houston waiting to get reclassed into another MOS as part of an already over-strengthed Army, or who just got chaptered out of the Army. As I said before, it will behoove you to study as much as possible.
      -Are there high standards?
      --YES. If/when you graduate you will be called upon to save someone's life in the heat of battle. Your proficiency in this task if one of the things that keeps many Soldiers going. In many cases you are their only chance and hope for survival. You will have many high standards to live up to.
      -Did I enjoy AIT?
      --Yes
      -Do I enjoy being a 68W?
      --Yes
      -E4 Promotion
      --NO

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      • #4
        Re: 68 W ait

        Thank You for your information.

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        • #5
          Re: 68 W ait

          When are you supposed to be getting to Ft. Sam? We may cross paths...

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