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OCS Leadership January 2022 Newsletter
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3 Nutrition Tips to Fuel Your Training
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OCS Tips & Training
The Most Ingenious Gear and Tips (or gift ideas!) for OCS and TBS
The Marine Corps seems to embrace difficulties in an extreme way, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with working harder rather than smarter. Here are the best tips from our fans for equipment and mindset approaches to help you succeed at OCS and TBS. Avoid blisters and chafing with vaseline “Using vaseline during night was a lifesaver. I had candidates from …
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Gear Reviews
The Top 10 Items Every Candidate Should Bring To OCS
1.) Broken-in boots Lightweight and comfy combat boots to wear on the everyday. Not your O-course/endurance/stamina course boots. Not your inspection boots. Just good, comfortable, broken in boots (Bates Lites are a common choice). You should be able to walk, run, and drill in these, as you will wear them for a majority of your time during OCS. Make sure they are a bit roomy, …
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OCS Tips & Training
What Separates the Winners and Losers at OCS?
To kick this off, I want to say that the following is strictly from my experience and what I thought about the topic. I was a part of the 234 class (Delta 2nd PLT) in the summer of 2020. While adapting to covid-19 and all the mitigation that comes along with it, trying to present yourself in a way that will make you shine brighter …
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OCS Tips & Training
The Ten Commandments of Foot Care at OCS
Blisters, hotspots, fatigue and pain affect most candidates’s feet at OCS due to the incredible amount of stress and limited recovery time afforded, on top of breaking in new boots in often-wet environments. Don’t forget–wet is the enemy! We surveyed successful candidates on their top tips for foot care at OCS, and curated the top ten suggestions we heard again and again. Get yourself some …