The Three man lift info
The Rocky Mountain Rangers have a tradition for indoctrinating new officers. During our annual dinner commemorating Kiska, they are invited into the JR mess. There they are challenged to preform a three man lift by on of the members of the mess. If either can't, they buy a round.
Before the lift itself occurs, somebody gives a speech about the importance of the lift as it demonstrates the power of the Ram and us and mountain soldiers. This done the officer is instructed to lay down and link up with two soldiers. THey all link up and lay flat on the ground. The soldier about to lift them will usually be holding some beers by then, and will make a first attempt. This will fail, and he'll say he's not drunk enough, and get a couple more beers. After this, he'll heave up on the officer by the belt, pour his beers down the young gentleman's pants, and buy the mess a round!
All and all it's good fun.
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