Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Ranger-AO, Aug 24, 2006.
I'll be gone for two weeks.
Pm me your password and I'll be sure to hold the fort down while you're gone
two weeks WTF ?
That's how long it usually is. WLC is basically PLDC. I'm debating on whether or not I should take a slot next spring. I'm ETSing next December.
WLC is PLDC they just changed the name. but when did they take it from 30 days to 15? this is good though
That's what I meant
I don't know about active duty, but it's always been two weeks for Guard/Reserve
I never knew it was only 2 weeks for ya'll. You really do get over in the Guard!
NOt us in hawaii. We actually run the AD PLDC here.
Haha talk about getting over. I did PLDC/BNCOC Common Core in about 18days.
Have fun Ranger
Passed my first official APFT since fracturing my leg
And passed my PT leading event.
using gov't laptop & gov't network to post. ftw
Where are you taking it at?
My friends just came back from Graf in Germany, they said it sucked. and there's was 30 days long. Im next . But if it's anything like Basic i'm sure it won't be that bad. They went to Ft. Jackson for Basic, I was at Ft. Benning. At least they had chicks.
Camp Ashland, Nebraska. Run by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Much, Much, MUCH easier than WTC @ Ft. Knox was.
I was originally scheduled to go to Camp Shelby, MS for PLDC. I'm glad I came here instead. Low humidity levels and the temps are comfortable all day long.
The Cadre here are strict but fair.
...and I have just used up 5 minutes of my allotted 20 minutes of internet time today.
Make us proud!
shave the white hairs off while your there it should add about another 30points to your APFT scores
Just got a 93% on my written exam!
That's a huge fucking load off my brain.
aaaaaand I'm DONE with this course!
Finished my tactical eval this morning at 0200 (it started at 0600 when we rolled out of the gate from our "FOB").
By the way -- sharing an eval with a dumbass who couldn't put his own shorts in a wedge formation if his life depended on it sucks some seriously hairy nasty donkey balls.
My last mission was to recon four checkpoints, send up a SALUTE report from each, and avoid all contact with any enemy forces in the area. I am squad leader for the first checkpoint but then I have to turn it over to numb nuts for the second two checkpoints. On the way we hug the ground in a cold/wet field several times while other squads move past. Our noise/light discipline is excellent, and nobody even knows we're there. The evaluator tosses in a FRAGO for good measure, I roll with the punches and make a mid-course correction so we can recon a different location. All goes well, and the night looks promising. The evaluator calls for the change in Squad Leaders, and numbnuts takes over.
Apparently, quietly yelling "THIS WAY" during a night recon mission is how he felt he should organize his squad. A couple of times along the way I move up and offer suggestions, which are all ignored. He gets his FRAGO, which includes linking up with another squad in the area and going on to the second CP. No more than two minutes after we link up and move "that way" we run into an ambush. We deserved it, because both squad leaders were walking and talking like they hadn't a care in the fucking world.
long story short (because I'm tired and I stink): the night ended with a huge fustercluck; I'm still wondering what the fuck the other squad leader didn't understand about "break contact"; and any squad leader that says he understands his mission - but doesn't write down his CP coordinates should be shot.
But up until that last mission, my squad had fucking ruled the entire company.
At slapnuts. Kudos to you!
I got a 98%
Went last year, it was cake. Everyone made it out to seem very difficult. I am scheduled for BNCOC phase1 in Jan.
My class (3rd & 4th Squads, 5th Platoon) had the only two 11B's in the school for instructors. It was motivating as hell. No other class did as much or pushed as hard as ours. With the exception of those that were pulling guard duty, everyone else in the entire school went to sleep at around 8pm during the FTX portion - while my class was doing tactical eval after tactical eval.
We earned the right to put our berets ( ) on a day before everyone else - and also got to turn our weapons in a day early.
It means nothing outside of the school. No paper sent back to the unit, no award, etc... but it is something that set us apart from the dirtbag crowd and something I helped to earn. And I'm proud of it.
currently watching Super Troopers in class, browsing the interwebs, and eating popcorn with my squad while the rest of the school looks for non-existant dust and lint in cracks they have cleaned a dozen times already.
we never expected anything for it, but "motivated squad" for the mother fucking win.
How was WLC Ranger? I'm slotted to go in March at Camp Ashland, NE.