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Gearing Up for Air Force Basic Training - Transcript

Speaker 1: What I would say to someone who's about to enter BMT is take it seriously.

Speaker 2: Know what you're joining for. That way, despite all the challenges and obstacles you face, you always have that ultimate goal in mind. So therefore, nothing can distract you.

Speaker 3: Be confident in your decision. It's really hard coming in. It's very difficult.

Speaker 4: Start your physical training as soon as possible.

Speaker 5: Get in good shape before you come.

Speaker 6: Running, doing push-ups, sit-ups.

Speaker 7: Get used to waking up early in the morning, and maybe even start a workout routine where you're getting up early.

Speaker 8: Here in BMT you do everything very quickly. You eat quickly, you sleep quickly, you make your bed quickly.

Speaker 9: Check yourself for your ego.

Speaker 10: Come mentally prepared.

Speaker 11: A lot of people forget about and lack the preparation mentally.

Speaker 10: You're going to be told what you did wrong every single time you do.

Speaker 12: The military training instructors do yell quite a bit.

Speaker 6: You just have to learn not to take things personally.

Speaker 9: You're coming to a place where you're starting at the beginning, and you have to learn to follow before you're given the privilege to lead.

Speaker 3: After a few weeks, it doesn't get any easier, but you get better.

Speaker 6: Don't ever give up.

Speaker 13: Stick it out, even though it may be tough.

Speaker 6: That's the most important thing. Just don't give up.

Speaker 3: You see the changes in yourself, and you will never be the same.

Speaker 1: This is something that could change you for the rest of your life, that will change you for the rest of your life.

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