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In Less than 12 hours, BootCamp at Ft Benning

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  1. Mr King

    Mr King XD40 Service

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    My oldest Son, Leaves for Bootcamp. He has an Army Airbourne Ranger Contract. Any words of wisdom from any of you who have been to Ft Benning?

    Were very Proud of him!:supergrin:
     
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  2. robin303

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    Sure hope he likes push ups and running. :supergrin: I bet your a proud dad. His days will be pretty full and the only time you hear from him will be Sundays. What ever you do go see him graduate it will mean alot to him. :patriot:
     

  3. Javelin

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    That's great!

    Congratulations. He will be busy on Sand Hill for sure.

    Jump School is one of the most enjoyable schools at Benning.

    :wavey:
     
  4. Javelin

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    Not that he will have a choice..

    BUT if it comes up and he does. Do Jump School after Ranger. Less chance of injury in Mountain & Swamp phase if you aren't jumping. Not a big deal really just thought I'd pass it along.

    :wavey:
     
  5. devildog2067

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    Marine boot camp is 13 weeks long... so yeah, I guess that sounds about right for Army boot camp.

    :whistling:

    Good luck to your son.
     
  6. Javelin

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    Just because it takes 12 weeks to teach Marines how to make their beds & lace their boots doesn't mean anything.....

    :tongueout:
     
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    Actually, we learn to lace our boots AND THEN TIE THEM. So there!
     
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  9. RockyMtnG20

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    From what I remember hearing, (and it's been 15 years since I got out), to be eligible for Ranger school you had to be able to do 35 perfect pull-ups so I hope he's been training for that.
     
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    I never heard that and I knew a lot of rangers in my time. I don't see how that would contribute all that much to combat effectiveness anyway.
     
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    My oldest Son, Leaves for Bootcamp. He has an Army Airbourne Ranger Contract. Any words of wisdom from any of you who have been to Ft Benning?

    Sit up in the FRONT of the Bus with minimal gear and keep it firmly in your hands.
    1) When the bus stops and the Drill Sergeant sticks his head in, GET READY!
    2) When he begins Yelling get off the Bus, Move Out like your butt is on fire!
    3) When you hit the asphalt look for the yellow foot prints and stand exactly in them and look straight forward.
    Dont bring any knives, porn, electronics or much money.
    Be prepared to laugh (to yourself) at the crazy stuff you'll see.
     
  12. okie

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    Many congrats to you son, my friend. I wish him well:patriot:
     
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    Outstanding! Bet you are a proud Dad. Best of luck on his new career.
     
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    "Third soldier from the right", that's about as much attention as he ever wants to attract to himself while at basic.

    I bet! Thank him for us for his service!

    :patriot:
     
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    It takes so long because we spend so much time just standing on those yellow foot prints they paint EVERYWHERE.
     
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    On the first day of RAP week he will perform:

    49 Push-ups
    6 Chin ups (palms-in)
    59 Sit-ups

    And no more (during the RPFT).

    TRUE STORY

    I was the first student on Camp Rogers by over an hour for RAP week, and consequently was first in line for the RPFT.

    I was also the first done with the required minimums out of every first man in the pit too. After completion the RI said, "Good job, Ranger... sound off and move out."

    To which I foolishly responded, "Ummmm... sound off with what?"

    :supergrin:
     
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    See, I liked Air Force basic. They taught us canoeing and archery and then we got to make our own wallets out of leather!. Good stuff!

    :usaf:
     
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    Have him tell them his name is twoblackbelts and he should be teaching that course.
     
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    You get to call home on Sundays? Damn...all we got were letters from home if and when the mail decided to route stuff to us Hollywood Marines. No phones, no liberty of any kind unless you consider going to church once a week a liberty.

    Greg
     
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    Outstanding, good for you and your Son.






    Joining the air force is almost like being in the Military. We did have a little air force base on Ft Bragg that came in handy from time to time.