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Last Post 09 Sep 2018 07:37 AM by m1ashooter. 4 Replies.
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03 Sep 2018 05:35 PM
    If all goes well, I will be shipping out to OCS in January. Does anyone have any tips for success in OCS?
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    03 Sep 2018 09:33 PM
    Take it one day at a time and remember thousands of young men and women have gone before you and graduated. Work as a team and watch out for those who need help.
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    04 Sep 2018 03:15 PM
    Thanks for that. I also need some advice on what to do with my car while I am at OCS. I live in the Pacific Northwest, which is obviously a long drive from New London, and am debating whether I should drive or fly. If I drive my car out, I run the risk of turning around after OCS and driving all the way back to the west coast if I am billeted out west. I am hoping to go straight to flight school, but if I’m not picked up for flight school immediately I would prefer a duty station in AK, somewhere out west, or overseas. (I’ve got my eye on some FRC cutter billets and some sector billets)
    My current thought is to leave my car in the PNW until after OCS, simply because it sounds like I might be given enough time off to drive to my duty station then. Does anyone have wisdom they are willing to share?
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    08 Sep 2018 10:38 AM
    If you are single, drive to OCS. Your travel time will be based from New London.

    If you are married I'd leave your car at home because your travel time to your next unit will be based on your home of record and you'd risk facing the issue you mentioned.
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    09 Sep 2018 07:37 AM
    If you are allowed to drive then drive. It will give you a chance to see this great big old country and meet people that you are taking an oath to defend. You get paid to drive so if you have the time take advantage of that.
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