PV2 Clinton’s Story

PV2 Clinton is currently at our recruiting center with the Hometown Recruiter Assitance Program. She graduated from Allatoona High School in 2012. She enlisted in the United States Army in October 2012 as a 91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. She attended basic training at Fort Jackson and her job training at Fort Lee, VA. She was also named company honor graduate when she graduated from her MOS schooling. Her next assignment is Fort Hood, TX. Here is her story.

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PV2 Clinton

My name is Jordan Clinton. I am 19 years old and from Marietta, GA. I joined the Army for education and the experience most people don’t get. I chose my MOS because that is what I have an interest in. I plan on going to UTI in North Carolina after my service to be a Nascar mechanic. Joining the Army for me has been some of the best times I’ve had in my life. You meet amazing people and make great friends. Not only that, you become  a leader and you realize more important things in your life. Your career is everything, always put it first.

When asked about her favorite basic training or AIT experience, she answered

My favorite experience in basic would have to be when we qualified with our M16. My favorite part of AIT was I learned what I was interested in, mechanics. Also meeting great battle buddies.

When asked about her worst basic or AIT experience, she answered

The worst part of basic would have been the first 3 weeks. All of red phase was pretty miserable. The worst part of AIT would be all the formations, but other than that it was alot like college life.

PV2 Clinton also had some tips to share with Future Soldiers

  • Listen to your Sergeants, they are there to help you
  • Be disciplined and take your job serious
  • Always look out for your battle buddies.
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PFC Adams’ Story

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PFC Adams

PFC Adams joined us for his Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) on his way to his next duty station of Fort Eustis, VA. PFC Adams joined the Army in November of 2012 at the age of 22 with the MOS of 88K, Watercraft Operator. He graduated from Woodstock High School in Woodstock, GA and went to basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. and did his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, VA.  Here is his story.

“I joined the Army because I had an interest in joining since I was young. I chose to be a watercraft operator becauase I wanted to do something different. I also wanted to see new places.”

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PFC Adams

PFC Adams wanted to share this tip for Future Soldiers

“Team work is the key. I wouldn’t have made it, nor would anybody else, without my fellow comrads backing each other up.”

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MOS Of This Week Is Motor Transport Operator 88M

The Army featured MOS of this week is Motor Transport Operator (88M)

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Motor Transport Operator 88M

Overview

Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. They are the backbone of the Army’s support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.

Job Duties

  • Operate all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways
  • Manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported
  • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers
  • Employ convoy defense techniques
  • Identify, correct or report all vehicle deficiencies
  • Prepare vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a motor transport operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in simulation — yet over 200 training hours are spent in actual vehicles and field training environments.

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Rock Wall Events For The Month Of April 2013

Here is the list of when we will be visiting the high schools of Cobb and Cherokee county. It is FREE to participate you just need to make sure you follow the rules below.

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Make sure you see your JROTC instructors for the permission slips that need to be signed before you can climb the wall if you are under 18. You also need to be atleast 16 years old to participate. You need to wear closed toe shoes and females can not wear dresses or skirts.

  • April 2nd- Harrison High School
  • April 4th- Reinhardt College
  • April 5th- Creekview High School
  • April 15th&16th- Sequoyah High School
  • April 18th- Kennesaw Mountain High School
  • April 19th- Cherokee High School
  • April 22nd- Allatoona High School
  • April 26th- Etowah High School

 Make sure to let your friends know!

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MOS Of The Week OH-58D Helicopter Repairer 15S

The MOS of the week is OH-58D Helicopter Repairer 15S. This helicopter is more commonly known as the Kiowa helicopter.

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OH-58D Helicopter Repairer 15S

Overview

Hundreds of Army missions depend on aircraft for transport, patrol and flight training. It’s up to the members of the aircraft repair team to ensure that all Army aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. As an integral member of this team, the OH-58D Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on OH-58D helicopters (also known as ‘Kiowa Warrior’ helicopters).

Job Duties

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Perform scheduled inspections and assist in performing special inspections
  • Assist in diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools
  • Use and perform operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment
  • Prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance

Training

Job training for an OH-58D Helicopter Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine disassembly and repair
  • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
  • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes and coverings

Give us a call or stop by our office for more information

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MOS Of The Week Public Affairs Specialist 46Q

 This week’s MOS is Public Affairs Specialist (46Q). Here is a quick description of the job and a short video of a Public Affairs Specialist.

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Public Affairs Specialist 46Q

Overview

 The Army public affairs specialist participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media.

 Job Duties

 Research, prepare and disseminate news releases, articles, web-based material and photographs on Army personnel and activities

 Gather information for military news programs and publications within your unit and around the Army

  • Develop ideas for news articles
  • Arrange and conduct interviews
  • Write news releases, feature articles and editorials
  • Conduct media training

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a public affairs specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including learning hands-on how to write news stories, operate a camera, and edit newspapers and photographs. You’ll also put together a real newspaper contributing stories and photographs.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • News, feature and sports writing and research
  • Newspaper design and production
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Photojournalism (photography journalism)
  • Public speaking
  • Media Relations

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PFC Edgington’s Story

PFC Edgington is currently in serving the Army Reserves as a Combat Medic (68W). She attended basic training at Fort Jackson in July 2012 after she graduated from Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta GA. She applied and was accepted to the West Point Preparatory School on her way to becoming a commisioned officer. She shares her story with us below and a few tips and tricks to help out with basic training.

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PFC Edgington

“I joined the Army because I came from a military family and I wanted to continue the tradition. Futhermore, I love the Army way of life, the training and everything it has to offer. I chose my MOS because I love medicine and my father was a combat medic.”

When asked about her favorite basic training or AIT experience she replied

“When my Drill Sergeant made us eat 2 loads of ice cream and then proceeded to smoke us. He kept trying to push my platoon and we kept going, sounding off, and made it less of a smoke session and just a PT session. Only 6 people puked.”

When asked about her worst basic training or AIT experience she replied

“My last field trainig exercise (FTX) in AIT was 2 weeks and I remember being exhausted mentally, physically and having to complete a 2 mile litter carry. I felt quarter size pieces of skin ripping off my hands and my arms hurt so bad that I could barely hold on any longer.”

She has some tips to help future soldiers on their journey through basic training

  • Do PT before going to basic training
  • Learn to be patient with your battle buddies
  • Learn time management
  • Bring only the items on the packing list, everything you will buy at basic training.
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