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Negative. Just basic training in August


Thanks guys! +reps on the house
What MOS did you pick?
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What MOS did you pick?


11x
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11x
uhh... 11X isn't technically an MOS that's just the code you get while your in training.

that just means upon completion of OSUT you will either be a Mortarman 11C or Infantry 11B.

You don't get to pick though, it's needs of the Army with that job.

Good luck at FT. Benning, I went in June of 2004 and jesus it was hot. I lost 40lbs there and I wasn't fat going in.

Did you at least get tio pick your first assignment? I have picked all of my assignments so far.
Edited by fg2chase - 4/17/11 at 2:50pm
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Just sell it.
When you need a desktop again the same amount of cash recovered will get you something better.
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uhh... 11X isn't technically an MOS

that just means upon completion of OSUT you will either be a Mortarman 11C or Infantry 11B.

You don't get to pick though, it's needs of the Army with that job.


Yeah I know. Hoping for 11b, but whatever I guess.
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Yeah I know. Hoping for 11b, but whatever I guess.
If I had to guess I would say that 90% of the time people get 11B so I wouldn't sweat it. Once your in it's very easy to get moved around anyhow.

You really should just sell it though (your PC) after Basic you are going to have what seems like a lot of money and once you finally get to your first duty station you can build your system and put it in your barracks room.
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Unplug it, lay it down on it's side. make sure where it's kept is not damp or too cold or hot. That's all.
why would you need to lay it down
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I also recommend taking the motherboard's battery out to avoid the risk of corrosion (that is, if this is still a risk with batteries).

Other than that, it's harmless since it will be off and unplugged.
I was going to say that myself. Plus buy a new battery when planning to reuse it.
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If I had to guess I would say that 90% of the time people get 11B so I wouldn't sweat it. Once your in it's very easy to get moved around anyhow.

You really should just sell it though (your PC) after Basic you are going to have what seems like a lot of money and once you finally get to your first duty station you can build your system and put it in your barracks room.


I kinda figured that haha.. but might as well keep this build since I usually sell my stuff so quickly having a 'vintage' rig at some point in my life would be kinda nice and the only thing worth some dough right now are the graphics cards and case. Buuuuttt I think I'll hold onto this for awhile still.
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Yeah, you'll likely be a ground-pounder. One advantage there is the 11B's usually have a whole lot of spare time.
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