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Amalgamation  
#221 Posted : Friday, October 22, 2021 2:39:16 PM(UTC)
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Few low priority questions if you have time.

1. Was PT in the morning M/W/F and was it usually just circuit training? Just curious, currently work nights and will have to learn to switch my schedule around pretty quick, was going to start doing things different if that was what previous classes experienced.

2. I’ve read about the food situation, but what about stuff like Coffee? I read previously you can’t have a coffee maker in your room, but I’m assuming they would serve it during meals? Can’t be the only one with a crippling coffee addiction.

3. Were you able to bring a laptop or a iPad / should you bring one to do work?

4. What service for the cell phone do you have? You mentioned it’s spotty. I posted in another thread that I have AT&T because its the only thing that works were I live now, but would switch to whatever if it works down there.

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No problems. I had a ton of questions before I went, too, so I get it. PT is in the morning, and I think it is M/W/F (IAs don't have PT), but you'll be doing physical stuff throughout the day. You can go workout again after class; very few people I know of felt the need to do so. From what I heard, it varied from class to class, but mostly it was "grab a weight, we're gonna do stuff with it" rather than "here's a deadlift station, here's squats, here's curls" type thing. There were people in my class who came in having done little to no training beforehand, and they passed the physicals easily.

Coffee is available at each meal in the cafeteria, but I wouldn't say it's quality. There is a Starbucks in one of the buildings that you can frequently hit between classes; pretty sure they take cash and cards. Once you're in the shared dorms, you can have a coffee maker in the shared kitchens unless people start being dumb about it. Several people I know went with cold press or powdered, and one particular afficiando brought their own bean grinder and fancy french press. There are ways to deal with coffee dependency.

You can bring a laptop/ tablet; it is not necessary to do so. They issued us tablets during quarantine, and there are computer labs if you want a desktop to do homework on. If you want to do personal stuff like check your emails, stream videos, etc, bring your own. One thing to note that you may or may not care about: streaming gaming services and some overseas websites are blocked, including games that you have to have internet connection to play. Be aware, if that's your thing.

I have AT&T, but honestly, everyone was complaining about the service. You'll find areas where the signal is good, because people will hang out there and make calls. In the dorm rooms, it i***** or miss.
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#222 Posted : Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:17:26 AM(UTC)
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Thank you - appreciate the response. Good to know about the coffee and gaming services - wasn’t planning on it but it only takes one rainy weekend to fall off the wagon and end up playing Skyrim.
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#223 Posted : Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:07:08 AM(UTC)
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Just a few random questions (in an attempt to revive this thread):

1. Are there color restrictions on under armour/compression gear worn under short sleeves/shorts while at the academy?
2. I’m a trained musician (went to Juilliard, etc) and I like to practice my instrument (trumpet) to relax. Are there any areas you think this might be possible at quantico where I’d have some degree of privacy and not disturb anyone when playing my instrument? For example, maybe in some buildings classes end at a certain time and are kind of deserted but students still have access so I could practice in an empty classroom? I imagine some stress relief is important while undergoing such an intense training program, so I’m just hoping this is possible before I bring my instrument along.
3. Are there punching bags in the gym? I’ve gotten into boxing over the last year or so and just wanted to know before packing my boxing gloves.
4. Do you have a desk in your dorm room that could fit a desktop computer, or do most people find it more convenient to use the computer lab instead of having their own personal computer while there?

Thanks in advance!


1. To the best of my knowledge, under-gear had to be either black or dark blue during business hours.

2. That's a tough one. Personal 2 cents, I'd say bring it and see. There are empty classrooms after hours, but I truly don't know how they'd feel about music practice. Might be perfectly fine, might not be. Stress relief is important, but honestly, you're not going to have a ton of free time.

3. There are a couple punching bags available, yes. No speed bags, but the large ones.

4. There are desks for each person in the dorm rooms, but a desktop computer would be a tight fit. For security reasons, everything you need to do for training will be on a Quantico device - either the computers in the labs or a tablet (if they're still issuing those; they were necessary for quarantine when I was there). Any personal device you bring will be for personal use only: email, social media, gaming, etc.

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#224 Posted : Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:29:54 AM(UTC)
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How hard and rigorous is the PT? I barely squeaked by for the PFT to qualify (even after training for it for 2 years) and my running has always been pretty bad. How worried should I be?

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#225 Posted : Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:44:58 AM(UTC)
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For people who did the October class. What were the holidays like? Did you get to go home for Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years?







Also, very random question and I doubt anyone will know.... Anyone ride horses? any boarding barns near Quantico that would be relatively easy to go to after classes?


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#226 Posted : Tuesday, March 8, 2022 9:09:54 AM(UTC)
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So I am set for Quantico in August. I have seen this question answered a few times but different answers, does anyone who has been at Quantico recently know how long a person has between graduating and being expected to report to their assigned field office? Thanks!
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#227 Posted : Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:03:04 AM(UTC)
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So I am set for Quantico in August. I have seen this question answered a few times but different answers, does anyone who has been at Quantico recently know how long a person has between graduating and being expected to report to their assigned field office? Thanks!


My husband was told in his spouse interview that we get 40hrs paid leave to move after graduation. So one week. Which confirmed all info I had received prior. I’m set for Q next month.
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#228 Posted : Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:40:09 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone have recommendations on reading/videos/podcasts to help prepare for the law portion of classroom time?

Thanks!
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#229 Posted : Friday, March 11, 2022 10:25:52 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone have recommendations on reading/videos/podcasts to help prepare for the law portion of classroom time?

Thanks!


I was stressing a bit about the law portion as well and did some looking into books on study and learning more generally. I just read a book called "How We Learn" by Benedict Carey that was a pretty accessible read and talks about effective study habits (and myths about study habits) that I think will be as helpful as anything else.
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#230 Posted : Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:26:47 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone have recommendations on reading/videos/podcasts to help prepare for the law portion of classroom time?

Thanks!


Honestly, I probably wouldn’t do any research. I have not been to Q yet, but I assume they will teach you exactly what they know you will need to know. Too much BS out there regarding law right now most people don’t get it right. I’m sure they will do an excellent job ensuring you know all of it.



Here now. This is the correct response. Although I wouldn't say there is too much BS out there (there is, but it's also not hard to find something authoritative (you're won't get too far into the weeds). Someone else mentioned FRE FRCrP and Title 18, those are obviously authoritative but FFS, do not try reading those before you come here. Unless you are already a lawyer, you will likely confuse or mislead yourself by trying to learn in advance and you risk coming in with a false sense of confidence. Trust the process, it's been in place for years. Learn the material as it's taught, study, and you should be fine.

Perfecting your push-up and sit-up protocol is a much better use of your time.
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