The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1966 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 28, 1966
Page 3
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t«l'K.> CUUiiU iitw* — iUfamaj, uuiie Mi, ituu- f«^o imt G./. Guk/e: Part Four Briefing:' What You Do Sign in at induction center By ELTON FAY Just as soon as you have be "processed" at the •induction center, you get a "briefing." "Briefing" is a catcli - all to describe anything from advice to iron - clad orders. The idea of this first briefing for the newly arrived private, as described by the local management, is to "psychologically put him in (lie right frame of inind, "but also to put him a little more at ease. The do's and don'ts include: Do wear your unitorm at all times, wtih "all buttons, zippers and snaps fastened; your cap will be worn when out of doors." Send your civilian clothing home except for sport attire like swim trunks. While you are in a reception processing detachment (this usually is three to five days) there will be no passes for leaving the base except in case of family emergency. If that happens, your family should contact the nearest Red Cross chapter. Do write parents, your wife or friends, but tell them to hold off writing you until you get a mailing address upon assignment to a unit. An incoming letter could wander around for days in a place like this, with more than 40,000 population. Also, you are told it is inappropriate for military person;.;! to participate in civil rights demonstrations. Now that'they have found out who you are and told you generally what you should and shouldn't do, they begin finding out what latent skills you may possess. To find out what you probably will do best, what you think you could do best and whether you have the makings for 'oa'dership there is a combination of methr ods. First you write in answers on a printed form. This is run through a computer which cranks out a "raw score." Then a senior NCO or an enlisted specialist with at least 10 or j2 years of military experiencee interviews you. * * * The written test and Interviews covers a wide range of subjects, including the ability to speak and write a foreign language. The product of this is assignment of a military occupation specialty (MOS). The testing staff believes you are a pretty good judge or your own abilities and inclinations; in about 90 per cent of the cases the aptitude test and the recruit's desire for a specially come close to match' ing each ohcr. While all this recording, questioning and interviewing is going | on two other processes are under way. • * * * The data Is embossed and card - punched for machine processing and copies sent to the personnel branch of the service headquarters. | Using measurements made at| about the time you had your' medical examinations, tailors and seamstresses are taking stitches and lucks in your uniform blouse and trousers (but not in the work clothes). It took because some innoculations ore- peace for the Army to get away from the baggy breeches, spiral leggings and choker • collar blouse of General Pershing's days. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••* ****************** TO "G. I. GUIDE" Blytheville, Ark., Courier News BOX 401, TiANECK, N. J. 07666 (Each Booklet $1) Enclosed is ? Send me "G.I. Guides" NAME ADDRESS CITY & STATE (Type or print plainly. Make checks payable to The Associated Press) »••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*' About the last act in the reception process is innoculation against various diseases, domes- ic or foreign. This is deferred jecause ome innoculations produce temporarily distorted results in the medical examina- :ions. You have completed the reception • induction process. Vailing for you is a bag full of clothing, about 30 items. You will receive more as you go on, depending on the climate in which you happen to be serving. By now you know how and when bjt. *Biui THIS CONOCO SERVICE ABB ft DIVISION G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. Holfesf Brond A rut * n» r . .. CONOCO ! on c«. to salute. Chow lines and bar. racks bedding are a little more familiar. You can move with a group from one place to another without looking like you all were heading out for a neighborhood rumble. * *^ * You have a service serial number (this sticks with you throughout your enlisted career a roster^number and a line number. Rember them. You are in. Yon are one of about three million in the armed forces. Brand new recruits bead for their barracks SUMMER FASHIONS CALL FOR THE SOFT AND NATURAL LOOK OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE BRA 1.50 Now, you can enjoy the natural soft look and feel of this Exquisite Form bra designed for the full figure . . . with stitched undercup and the firm uplift of broadcloth. Keeps its shape arid yours after countless washings. 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