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Reporting for first Drill Weekend. What to bring and what to expect?
Last Post 08 Feb 2018 08:52 AM by Ljcalimano. 1 Replies.
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08 Feb 2018 06:35 AM
    Hi All. I am reporting for my first drill weekend soon and wanted to know what I should expect and what I should make sure I bring with me (I will be staying on base). I know to pack ODUs and Trops, but wasn't sure if there was anything else I should consider bringing. 

    A couple other questions I have:

    I am reporting that Friday (4-5 hour drive), should I wear my uniform for the drive and checking into the base (likely after 2100, if that matters) or will my civilian work clothes (jeans/collard shirt) be okay? I know there is some regulations around wearing uniforms while commuting, but didn't know if distance factored in at all.

    Also, what should I expect to be doing the first weekend? Paperwork? 

    Should I expect full 12hr+ days or will my evenings usually be free to explore the city I report to?

    Any other advice or suggestions?
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    08 Feb 2018 08:52 AM
    There are a lot of variables involve here.

    A drill weekend varies from month to month, location to location, and rate by rate. I don't know if I am making sense but your drill weekend will vary depending on what your rate (or intended rate) is and where you are stationed. First drill weekend could possibly be involve on paper work, tour around base, get to know people, etc etc. Like I said before, every weekend varies. Some could be 8 hours and others 12, 16, etc.

    Since you are driving 4-5 hours I would not drive in uniform for multiple reasons. First, you wont be comfortable and could possible wrinkle and get the uniform dirty for your reporting day. Jeans and a collard shirt is fine to arrive. Next day, look sharp.


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