63 Days and a Wake-Up: Your Survival Guide to United States Army Basic Combat Training

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"Straight forward, insightful, essential, and an easy-read. Every Warrior needs to get this book in their hands before going off to BCT. This is the real deal."

-First Sergeant David Bobenmoyer, Company B 1SG,

Recruit Sustainment Battalion, Camp Grayling, Michigan

"Specialist Herbert makes it 'Too-Easy' to get ready for life down-range at BCT. If every one of my soldiers read this book and followed the advice, they would have a distinct advantage over those who didn't. In ...

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Overview


"Straight forward, insightful, essential, and an easy-read. Every Warrior needs to get this book in their hands before going off to BCT. This is the real deal."

-First Sergeant David Bobenmoyer, Company B 1SG,

Recruit Sustainment Battalion, Camp Grayling, Michigan

"Specialist Herbert makes it 'Too-Easy' to get ready for life down-range at BCT. If every one of my soldiers read this book and followed the advice, they would have a distinct advantage over those who didn't. In short: Read it and heed it."

-Drill Sergeant J.A.L.

Fort Jackson, South Carolina

A must-read for anyone considering the change from civilian to soldier, 63 Days and a Wake-Up takes you inside the closely guarded world of U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, providing an informative and enlightening look at the fascinating process that transforms everyday citizens into modern day American heroes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595425112
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 810,375
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    The Crystal Ball Of Basic Training

    63 Days and a Wake-up is truly the crystal ball that a young male, or femal may look into, and see the true meaning, and cause of basic training. The person who reads this book will never enter basic training blindsided. The person, or persons who reades this book, and enters basic training will find themselves acting out the authors true experience as he went through basic. However, his experience will make basic more enjoyable, and you will be able to give all you can. I did not have this kind of infomation before entering basic training. To my knowledge no one has ever taking the time and effort to publish his, and the mistakes of others to help others to accomplish such a noble cause. This book should be made available to every person before entering basic training, and I recomment all military person, active or retired to have a copy for their library. It is truly a source of knowledge. Don Herbert, the author of this book is to be highley commended for his efforts, loyalty, patriotism,and the love to Defend A Great Nation. So, that, this Nation may continually to be, the Land Of The Free, And The Home Of The Brave. Major Ronald G. Ward ex Chaplain 'TSG' U.S. Chaplaincy during Viet Nam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2007

    Now I'm Ready

    Even after I signed up with the Army, I wasn't sure of what to expect at basic. Now that I've read this book, I feel much more prepared to leave. I'm going to Fort Benning in Georgia after the first of the year and I needed (at least for my sake) to have some questions answered, but my Recruiter went through basic 10 years ago, and things have changed - so he was unable to speak to some of the newer stuff. He thought the book was good stuff, and so do I.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2007

    Concise, well written, and useful

    Written for someone considering joining the Army but without trying to convince them one way or the other, '63 Days' takes you from the recruiting process through boot camp. The author, a National Guardsman who spends part of his spare time 'pleading with his neighbor to wear clothes while shooting groundhogs in his backyard', suspects that 'you've got better things to do with your time and money than spend it on a three-hundred-page book that contains forty pages of substance'. Predictably, the resulting 167 pages are a useful, easy to read description of what to expect from basic combat training. I was able to read most of my copy in a single evening, and I enjoyed it despite having no interest in joining the Army. Herbert gives useful advice to make the basic training experience 'fun'. Whether 'fun' is the kind of fun that most people have, or the kind of 'fun' that masochists have, is not clearly defined, however. Advice ranges from not bringing your stash of alcohol and porn to perhaps surprisingly, 'keeping it real', when circumstances dictate. Since contact with the outside world during basic is extremely limited, it is important to take care of any business beforehand. Be careful choosing who you have to help you back home as it leads many people into big trouble. There's also plenty of useful advice about what items to bring that you might not think of, a fingernail brush, foot powder and a flashlight for instance, as well as the proper physical training you need before you leave. Remember, when it comes to exercise, the Army way and your way may not be the same - and the Army insists that their way is right. You need to enter boot camp already prepared. This book should help you do it.

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