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Posted: 8/24/2005 11:05:59 AM EDT
im a newbie here so sorry if i am doing anything wrongh.gif
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:08:04 AM EDT
what's your MOS, soldier (to be)?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:08:51 AM EDT
keep your timber limber and don't let your meat loaf.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:10:09 AM EDT
11X OSUT then BAT then RIP
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:16:59 AM EDT
Im 25yrs old going in as Pfc
will i be old and does rank matter in basic?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:21:55 AM EDT
I just hope you don't get Drill Sgt. Davis (if he's still around).
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:24:28 AM EDT
Im also curios about the barraks and every day stuff like that
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:26:01 AM EDT
Keep your head down, your mouth shut, and whatever you do, NEVER quit.

Hoooah!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:27:33 AM EDT
Soap on a rope! Invest in it!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:28:28 AM EDT
I knew I had suceeded when my drill sergeant handed me my blue cord and had to LOOK at my name tag to congratulate me. Keep your mouth shut and enjoy the road marches. Be glad you won't be at Harmony Church.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:28:34 AM EDT
Well, you're first problem was enlisting as an 11X. Now they can do whatever they want to you. Lemme look into my crystal ball... yes, its coming in clear, I see mortarman in your future. Have fun carrying around that baseplate

All kidding aside, good luck and have fun.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:29:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 11:30:34 AM EDT by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
11X OSUT then BAT then RIP



Learn to do two things really fucking well:

run like the wind ( you'll see what I mean when you do RIP )

walk with a heavy ruck very very quickly WITHOUT RUNNING OR JOGGING....


While at Airborne School, run and ruck your ass off. Three weeks at 1/507 is hard for a lot of folks BUT Infantry and Marine types get out of shape REALLY quickly if they don't make up for it somehow.

Do not slack while in Airborne School, the temptation is there because your first two weeks are pretty much 5am to about 4pm.....then your free to go for the day...it is easy to want to go fuck off on Main Post or in Town. DON'T DO IT.

You had darn well have your two mile run time down to UNDER twelve to twelve and a half minutes if you want to hang in runs during RIP. And Cardiac Hill is a WHORE on the way up......

but you haven't met Cardiac Hill.....................yet.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:34:14 AM EDT
Soap on roap WTF
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:41:56 AM EDT
11X was all they would give me with the Ranger option. At least thats what they fed me at MEPShinking.gif
Im almost on page 2 already mabey I should have added GOTD
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:46:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
im a newbie here so sorry if i am doing anything wrong



Just be a face in the crowd and pray they dont make you 11Charlie
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:46:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 11:49:30 AM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
11X OSUT then BAT then RIP



I think you got it wrong, RIP then Bat

OSUT, Jump, RIP, then if you make it, Bat. Course if you dont get jump school you get to road march while the others guys jump.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:50:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
11X was all they would give me with the Ranger option. At least thats what they fed me at MEPS
Im almost on page 2 already mabey I should have added GOTD



I went through about a year and a half ago at 2-54 I had alot of buddies who went to Range Batt. Best advice i could give you is just get the phyical part down, Rucking, running pushups and situps plus some pull ups.

There is no real way to prepare for the mental part I thought the NCO's at my unit ran a good pre-basic program but its nothing compared to what the drills at benning CAN do to you.

Another thing just be respectful, i made many dumb mistakes but i was 100% respectful and didn't bullshit the drills if you fuck up tell them, Drill Sergeant I fucked up. Not "well i did this then this happened and ..."
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:51:56 AM EDT
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:54:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:56:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.



Tell him to go to his recruiter and demand Airborne. He should get it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:57:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.



Tell him to go to his recruiter and demand Airborne. He should get it.



Can't do Ranger Option without ABN....BAT means Basic Airborne Training
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:59:58 AM EDT
Leave any and all HSLD gear at home, you dont need it until your Fire Team leader at Regiment says its ok to have.

Take a pair of running shoes that are broken in, but not worn out.
Take a weekends worth of nice civillian clothing
Take a Winter Coat for your return home.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:00:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.



Tell him to go to his recruiter and demand Airborne. He should get it.



Can't do Ranger Option without ABN....BAT means Basic Airborne Training



I be a knucklehead, I tough he meant he was going to Ranger BAt first then RIP.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:01:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



I think thats RIP hold, not Bat, I could be wrong. Good Luck
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:02:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.



Tell him to go to his recruiter and demand Airborne. He should get it.



Can't do Ranger Option without ABN....BAT means Basic Airborne Training



I be a knucklehead, I tough he meant he was going to Ranger BAt first then RIP.



duh me too!

for some reason i thought he meant going to Ranger Batt
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:03:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
I grad OSUT 01/13
Scheduled BAT 01/17
Thats how im told anywhay



no airborne?

if you have any questions just IM me.



Tell him to go to his recruiter and demand Airborne. He should get it.



Can't do Ranger Option without ABN....BAT means Basic Airborne Training



I be a knucklehead, I tough he meant he was going to Ranger BAt first then RIP.



I had to read it twice, myself.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:08:01 PM EDT

what is HSLD gear?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:40:09 PM EDT
Keep your eyes, ears, and bowels open and your mouth shut.

Do your best. You should never do less and no one can ever ask more.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:55:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 12:56:23 PM EDT by R-32]

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
what is HSLD gear?



High Speed Low Drag...


Ya shoulda gone Medic..

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:11:55 PM EDT
Every thing I touch turns high speedTrust me you would not want me as medic
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:26:57 PM EDT
They're gonna scuff you up.



Have fun!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:50:05 PM EDT
Not personal experience, but I have talked to several guys while at ABN school who had just come off of Sand Hill.

All advice given thus far gets a big +1

In addition, EMBRACE THE SUCK!

If you don't make it into the Rangers, then yes, Big Green will do with you what it likes--so prepare thyself in the ways prescribed!

There are people younger and older than you, I met several with degrees, which is increasingly common. Your age will not matter--let your word and deed represent you, and to each in the same way. In other words, don't fuck your buddy!

Barracks--you will get sick and be miserable. Happens because your buddies are from all over the country. Suck it up (you'll hear that a lot too...) unless it is life threatening or permanently damaging. HSLD gear, besides attracting negative attention, might get stolen (the intent is for you to learn to endure suffering, which such gear shows you are averse to).

Do not attract negative attention; I would argue one would actually do this more by NOT volunteering. SO, it would behoove you once more, to help your buddy.

ABN is reportedly really low key compared to basic. As stated above, you will be heading to RIP, so invest in your future by not slacking off.

The only way to get better at running is....to run. If you tire in the middle of a course, practice speeding up at this time! If you suck at hills, run hills! Google is your friend for safely and effectively planning training for your needs.

Hmm. What else...you can do nothing right, which is part of the breaking you down thing. And if someone says a certain activity is prohibited in aiding reinforcement (AKA, "getting smoked") that just means they do it when no one important is around.

AND, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: The First Sergeant is called "FIRST SERGEANT". Stand at the position of parade rest when speaking or being spoken to, if you value your life.



Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:24:39 PM EDT
Bump
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:30:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
Well, you're first problem was enlisting as an 11X. Now they can do whatever they want to you. Lemme look into my crystal ball... yes, its coming in clear, I see mortarman in your future. Have fun carrying around that baseplate

All kidding aside, good luck and have fun.



No kidding.

I see........11C
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:42:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:53:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
Well, you're first problem was enlisting as an 11X. Now they can do whatever they want to you. Lemme look into my crystal ball... yes, its coming in clear, I see mortarman in your future. Have fun carrying around that baseplate have


No kidding.

I see........11C




11C? is this mortar crew?
how about some encouragment
I'llneed all I can get for RIP
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:56:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 6:01:36 PM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:
Im 25yrs old going in as Pfc
will i be old and does rank matter in basic?



Rank doesn't matter - as far as they care everyone's a private...

And didn't the Army combine the 11s from A, B, C, & H to A & B?

Good luck, and enjoy your (really, really long, if you do go Ranger) stay at wonderful (scorching, steamy, baking hot) Ft Benning...

Heck, add OCS to your list and you'll have done the entire show (just don't get stuck there like I have)....
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:54:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gsd-Rocky:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
Well, you're first problem was enlisting as an 11X. Now they can do whatever they want to you. Lemme look into my crystal ball... yes, its coming in clear, I see mortarman in your future. Have fun carrying around that baseplate

All kidding aside, good luck and have fun.



No kidding.

I see........11C




11C? is this mortar crew?
how about some encouragment
I'llneed all I can get for RIP



Encouragement? Sorry, no. A very high percentage of people wash out of RIP, those that make it have only a good chance of getting through the actual course to a Ranger unit. Just the reality--the guys I met (see earlier post) had a pretty ambivelant attitude; all you can do is prepare yourself, and try to make sure you don't get a shit assignment if you wash out of RIP.
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