I do have a question. You said it took 6 months in total to finally get to a swear in date and reservation for DEPOT. How long did you wait after everything was done, submitted, and awaiting review from the recruiter's chief? That's where I'm at. I passed the ASVAB, qualified at MEPS, and submitted my Equip.
As far as preparing for boot camp, I have read that we need to know the chain of command, the general orders (there's 11 of them, I think), some history, and the Guardian Ethos for sure. There is a book called the Helsman (spelling?) and it can be found on the CG website, I ran into it a little while ago. In that book, there is information that we'll need to know like the back of our hands. Let me know if you can't find it.