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RoosterJ

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I just posted on the introductions thread, but am curious when some of you other hopefuls may be attending BRC or A&S. I am slated to participate in A&S in April. If you are slated for the same time frame shoot me a message. I would love to talk with you and possibly do some training sessions together!
 

SwimRunLift

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Good morning sir,

(I highlighted my question in RED to save everyone some time.)
I am leaving for Camp Pendleton to attend Infantry Training Battalion in a few days, therefore in about a month I will be checking into the Recon Training Company (I enlisted with an HZ contract).

I have a naive question about boots.
Would it be a good idea to buy a pair of Danners before I head over to Marines Awaiting Recon Training?

I have done a lot of research on this website and noticed many Marines suggested them,
but I have been told by many fleet Marines that my Boot Camp issued boots will last me my entire enlistment.

This question is not dire so I understand if it receives no response, I just thought I might take advantage of the opportunities given to me through this website.
 

TimoteoDunkin

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I just posted on the introductions thread, but am curious when some of you other hopefuls may be attending BRC or A&S. I am slated to participate in A&S in April. If you are slated for the same time frame shoot me a message. I would love to talk with you and possibly do some training sessions together!
What’s up brother, A&S in April this year for the class and I had beautiful weather, I’m sure it will be the same for you.
 

Teufel

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Good morning sir,

(I highlighted my question in RED to save everyone some time.)
I am leaving for Camp Pendleton to attend Infantry Training Battalion in a few days, therefore in about a month I will be checking into the Recon Training Company (I enlisted with an HZ contract).

I have a naive question about boots.
Would it be a good idea to buy a pair of Danners before I head over to Marines Awaiting Recon Training?

I have done a lot of research on this website and noticed many Marines suggested them,
but I have been told by many fleet Marines that my Boot Camp issued boots will last me my entire enlistment.

This question is not dire so I understand if it receives no response, I just thought I might take advantage of the opportunities given to me through this website.

I honestly don’t know what kind of boots they issue at boot camp now. I still have the same pair of danners I bought in 2004. I sent them back to Danner to be refurbished a few years ago.
 

SwimRunLift

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I honestly don’t know what kind of boots they issue at boot camp now. I still have the same pair of danners I bought in 2004. I sent them back to Danner to be refurbished a few years ago.
I had no idea a pair of boots could last for 14 years, especially in your line of work.
Sounds like I need to purchase a pair of Danners soon, thank you for the advice, sir.
 

Teufel

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I had no idea a pair of boots could last for 14 years, especially in your line of work.
Sounds like I need to purchase a pair of Danners soon, thank you for the advice, sir.

They survived four combat deployments and a couple other trips to other continents. They are good boots.

Danner will refurbish your boots if you send them in. For a fee of course. They basically replaced the entire sole and foot bed for me.
 

SwimRunLift

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They survived four combat deployments and a couple other trips to other continents. They are good boots.

Danner will refurbish your boots if you send them in. For a fee of course. They basically replaced the entire sole and foot bed for me.
That is priority number one for me now, thank you, sir.
 

RoosterJ

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Good morning sir,

(I highlighted my question in RED to save everyone some time.)
I am leaving for Camp Pendleton to attend Infantry Training Battalion in a few days, therefore in about a month I will be checking into the Recon Training Company (I enlisted with an HZ contract).

I have a naive question about boots.
Would it be a good idea to buy a pair of Danners before I head over to Marines Awaiting Recon Training?

I have done a lot of research on this website and noticed many Marines suggested them,
but I have been told by many fleet Marines that my Boot Camp issued boots will last me my entire enlistment.

This question is not dire so I understand if it receives no response, I just thought I might take advantage of the opportunities given to me through this website.
My recommendation would be to do it. Begin wearing the boots when you train or to walk around — the sooner that you can get the boots broken in the better. You will be on your feet a lot at BRC, and the last thing you will want is blisters. Good luck and keep your mind focused on the end state.

Also, I am not sure what boots they will be issuing you at boot camp, but Danners are quality. I wouldn't plan on one pair of boots lasting you an enlistment with the amount of training you will be undertaking. Having a couple of pairs is good.
 

SwimRunLift

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They have a pretty solid sale going on right now 25% off store wide and 65% on ending runs. Picked up a new pair of hiking boots while it's going on.
Unfortunately, it seems that Danner is fulfilling a contract with the US Armed Forces, so their USMC boots are unavailable online. (I'm guessing I can grab a pair at the Marine Corps Exchange, though.) Thank you for helping though.

My recommendation would be to do it. Begin wearing the boots when you train or to walk around — the sooner that you can get the boots broken in the better. You will be on your feet a lot at BRC, and the last thing you will want is blisters. Good luck and keep your mind focused on the end state.

Also, I am not sure what boots they will be issuing you at boot camp, but Danners are quality. I wouldn't plan on one pair of boots lasting you an enlistment with the amount of training you will be undertaking. Having a couple of pairs is good.
I will put your advice into action as soon as possible, thank you sir.
 

TimoteoDunkin

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@Teufel Sir if you don’t mind me sharing, to @SwimRunLift whatever you do don’t get Bates lites for what you will be attempting. No experience in the Recon field but the time I got to wet my feet at Selection, the boots I mentioned were destroyed. As you stated get a pair from the MCX. Best of luck in the pipeline.
 

Teufel

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@Teufel Sir if you don’t mind me sharing, to @SwimRunLift whatever you do don’t get Bates lites for what you will be attempting. No experience in the Recon field but the time I got to wet my feet at Selection, the boots I mentioned were destroyed. As you stated get a pair from the MCX. Best of luck in the pipeline.

I wear my bates lites for the CFT and occasionally in garrison. That’s about it.
 

Crusader74

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I would say Danner are up there in the best made boot anywhere.. Meindl are another great boot.
 

DozerB

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@Teufel Sir if you don’t mind me sharing, to @SwimRunLift whatever you do don’t get Bates lites for what you will be attempting. No experience in the Recon field but the time I got to wet my feet at Selection, the boots I mentioned were destroyed. As you stated get a pair from the MCX. Best of luck in the pipeline.

To each his own, I reckon. I wore my Lites through A&S and extensive follow on field work. Beware in the winter, they won’t keep you warm at all, but by golly they’re soft as butter. Only exception: O-course. You will slip and die.

Though they feel like they are 40 pounds per boot, can’t go wrong with Danner RATs in the treeline.
 
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Delong

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Gentlemen,

@Teufel First, thank you for getting this thread setup and to everyone for the continuous information provided and shared on this forum!

I am curious if anyone has had or has seen any recent success for reservists submitting packages for A&S as the last MARADMIN I can find is 427/15. I have searched this forum and the most relevant thread seems to be from 2017.

I ask this as I am currently working to put together a package to re-enlist into the reserves as I am currently off-contract. Reserve to A&S and if selected back to AD seems to be the most optimal route, as well as keeping a plan b in tact of holding down my current job. Additionally, to the best of my knowledge my other route would be PSEP and hoping the first command I land at allows me to submit a package up once I arrive. PSEP would currently be a non-starter for me due to a compromise my Wife and I made.

Thanks in advance for any additional light that could be shed on this.
 

Robertebrenn

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Good afternoon,

I have a couple questions regarding UZ Recon contract as follows:

- Is a UZ contracted recommended?
- Should I be concerned about losing some physical performance at boot camp before BRPC?
- What was the top three things you did prior to BRPC that you felt helped you succeed?
- Best pool PT tips you can give

Cheers

-Robert
 
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