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  1. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    @Bruizer, have you finished Basic yet?
  2. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    @DaseinThe directing staff who run OSB will give you all these impossible scenarios and you will have to make decisions for your imaginary team as they want to know your reasoning. You might be disadvantaged compared to the enlisted guys going up as they usually have rank and have command experience, but like you said, its mindset and personality they are looking for. It would also be worth knowing a bit of military history. Maintain a high level of fitness, and look after your teammates, and put them before yourself.
  3. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    As for the 2.4km run, just get out there and run, like Bruizer said. Be aware that you will drop at least 20 seconds in Waiouru because of the high altitude. I ran a 8.30 on induction day in Hamilton, 8.54 for the EFL in Basic, and a 8.31 for my best RFL. The highest in the Coy. was 8.16, though this chick in the intake before us ran a 100s club (male time) which is godlike.
  4. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    @Bruizer I marched out from AARC 393 last week, and about to start Combat Corps Training down in Burnham. I got seleted for that intake within a week from my interview, which was insane. (The NZDF is going through a recruiting shortage) Also, my wrist didnt give me any issues during the course, though lots of other dudes got discharged due to injuries. If you have any questions about Basic, I'd be more than happy to answer them. Cheers
  5. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Good on you Bruizer.! Meanwhile, im having a cry ATM, because i broke my wrist 3 days before my assessment day at the very start of Sept. My plan of making the Feb. intake is shot, but perhaps March/April if I'm lucky. 2 more weeks in a cast. sigh. And to think I would have been in the Candidate Pool by now if I hadn't done my wrist :(
  6. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    is your intake in February, @Bruizer?
  7. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    A reoccurring thing that many veterans say is that that they only realize how great the armed forces was when they leave it. That, and along with how they made life long friendships.
  8. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    BTW, anyone who wants to know what basic training is like, but can't find much about it, check out these videos by 5/7 Inf reserves. There are a few parts to the vid. I'd expect AARC to be harder than this, as its full time.
  9. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    It's the unit of accuracy with rifles. It stands for minute of angle, I think. What of it, Bruizer?
  10. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    yea, but why not have PT, and then eat after? You would still have energy from dinner the previous night, no?
  11. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    What are the living conditions like during Basic? Is it a massive hall with several dozen bunk beds, or is it more 'dorm style' with multiple rooms with several recruits in each. The Basic Training Vid on the Defense Force website showed a dorm style system, but that was in like, 2010 or so. What were your experiences? Oh, and what is the reason for PT after breakfast? You'd be going on a full stomach :vomit: :sluggish:
  12. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    I'm going in as a rifleman, as I want to become a Designated Marksman. I'm quite a good shot.
  13. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Hello All, Thanks for these comments. really helpful. especially to FOTR I'm cleared for my A Day on 4th September :)
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