About older recruite I am Page 2
|November 22nd, 2006||#11|
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|November 22nd, 2006||#12|
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I forgot about that... but it wasn't an assault course, it was the confidence course. Fort Harrison was "chairborne" not airborne.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|November 22nd, 2006||#13|
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Yes I am a Infantryman, I am working on getting into a LRS unit now [airborne]. You have to pass a PT test on the spot with at least a 270 to even get looked at so I am working on that. I am in a dismounted recon unit now. Fort Benning sucks my friend... It was easily the most miserable 4 months of my life. It isnt hard though, you just need a strong mind to wade through all of the BS. It is a big mind ****, and the Drill Sgt's are pretty viscous there. It wouldnt be uncommon for someone to wake up in the middle of the night screaming and jump into the front leaning rest position. I have too much I could say about it, you would have to ask me specific questions. Be prepared to ruck out on a daily basis though.
A typical day....
Wake up at 0400
First formation 0445
PT from 0500 till 0630
Change into ACU's for 0700 morning chow
Ruck 2-7 miles to a range
Train in 100 degree heat for 6-10 hours
Ruck back/get transed if your lucky
If your back early enough you get hot chow
weapon/bay maintenance till 2100 lights out
**** up bad enough and you will get smoked for DAYS. My company spent the ENTIRE day at attention/front leaning rest position once because a private didnt stand at attention while talking to a LTC. My knees were shot after that....
Last edited by Big_Z; November 22nd, 2006 at 15:53..
|November 22nd, 2006||#14|
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How long have you been in Big Z? How old are you? (if you dont mind me asking?). How hard is it to get 270 on a fitness score? what is the highest you can score? Have you seen many guys my age (33) or older and how did they perform? How did the drill sgts treat them? Any worse then anyone else? Did you do your boot camp there in benning? give me an example of the three stages of boot camp? typical day of each. How did you get into recon? What do you like about it what do you hate about it.
If you are older or around my age how is it going through all your training with the younger recruits? Lotta baby sitting? What is your final goal? After jump school any other schooling? Thanks for all the info. Good luck on the airborne. I would love to hear about that as far as training and what not. Take care
|November 23rd, 2006||#16|
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Thanks chief. I looked at your profile so I am aware of your age, no need to awnser that question. Have a great thanksgiving, hopefully it is with family. Take care and thanks again for all the advice.
|November 24th, 2006||#19|
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I have been MOSQ'd for about 4 months, I just enlisted. My highest PT score at Benning was a 267 and that was PTing at least an hour every day. The highest PT score is a 300. There was a few guys above 30 in there, one of them was a former Marine, he did well. The DS's didnt really treat them any differently. You dont do Basic/AIT for Infantry, we do OSUT. One Station Unit Training I believe. It is one big stretch, you keep the same DS's the entire time so dont piss them off at the beggining... There really isnt stages, it is pretty consistant the whole way through. The Drills start to lighten up towards the end but they will scuff you up just as bad or worse in the later stages. The day I described in one of my previous post is what you would expect all the way through. My straight leg rifle company was just converted to a scout company so I cant really comment on how it will be. We will get some nice new toys and have better chances of getting into schools like sniper/Ranger. You are just trying to survive when you get there so everyone normally stays out of trouble. If one person screws up everyone pays the price so that keeps people straight. My goal is to be high-speed, get all of the schools and move up the food chain. I hope this helps you.
|November 24th, 2006||#20|
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hey bjackson911, i posted this link because i thought it might be helpful to you. it is about a 40 year old man going through basic training. he isnt going for infantry, i think he was going as psy-ops, with the hopes of becoming a pilot at some point. anyway its a pretty good read, although it hasnt been updated in a while. scroll down and on the right you will find the archives.
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