So im heading from ft. Sill to Sam-houston for my AIT. Im in the CASP program so I get fast tract to the medic training. What kind of experience will I get when I get off the bus? What's life like at AIT?
I went through in 08 so things have probably changed.
DFAC = good, easy to get fat.
Bullshit = lots of it, prepare to have lots of formations and get marched everywhere.
Bays = 90 man and vary widely in condition, we had zero hot water for most of the 16 weeks.
Passes = no overnight passes AT ALL.
Pretty much most of AIT including weekends was 0415-0600 wakeup, even on Sundays with a formation shortly after. Clear CTA was always at 2000 and bedcheck was always 2100....standing at parade rest next to your bunk in summer PTs and ID card in right hand.
Personally I hated it with a passion. I'm glad to be a medic, but as a 26 year old who has a wife and a house it was a LOT of bullshit to put up with.
Don't waste your money at the Riverwalk. The Hacienda isn't all that great. The cadre DOES check the ceiling tiles. Rip strips of tape and line the edges of the inside of your aid bag with them. It'll save you a LOT of effort.
I think we need an overall Aid Bag setup thread for all us medics here. There are a shit ton of useful tips out there.
EDIT: Yeah, don't fuck the other IET there. Diseases spread like rumors in medic school.
What company are you in? I was Charlie. Place was cool as shit. Big bobs burgers is cool. riverwalk is fun. the quarry is alright to check out. Dont stick your dick in army girls. Airforce girls are hot but they carry std's too.