MIL leaving for LDAC this summer, tips?

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  1. Highport

    Highport New Member

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    I go on the 20th, 5th reg. Is there anything you wish someone had told you to do/bring? I'm just doing PT, reading up and going over my packing list. Advice?
     
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    you should ask other MS4s in your ROTC
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    yours will be different from ours last year since its all fob related. well i was CO for a day and got an S because i didnt introduce myself to the company. dont be a douche, if your sleeping on cots its going to get cold.
     
  4. Get a 300 on the PT test and get Recondo. I was 5th reg. They have the worst motto. "I'll try sir!" wtf is that!? I'll try?
     
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    ok yoda...
     
  6. ??
     
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    Bring an extra woobie because it gets pretty cold up there, especially when you wake up in the FOB. Be a team player, and really know your TLP's. Be aggressive when you're in leadership in the field, and let the graders know that you're in charge. That's what will make the difference between getting an S and an E. Good luck.
     
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    To people who already went, how much PT do you do at LDAC? Do you spend a majority of your time sleeping in the field? Is it true that most of the trip is STX lanes?
     
  9. We barely did any PT and when we did it was not really all that challenging. I think we spent like 10 or 11 days in the field doing STX.
     
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    leaving in a week, 6th reg baby.
     
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    Yoda is known for saying, "do or do not. there is no try."
     
  12. Haha, its not impossible to do that stuff. Getting Recondo is great for the OML, as is getting a 300 on the PT test.
     
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    whats with all this gay ass FOB shit? Has LDAC really changed that much in 3 years?
     
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    one female MS4 told me that 30% of the females at LDAC had to evacuated off the field for medical problems.

    One female had mold growing out of her hair :ugh: :mepoke:
     
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    smoke as much pot and meth as possible prior to arrival
     
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    its completely different this year then it was before. its only 28 days, and they dont have to live in the WW2 barracks they live in a fob with showers and toilets and conduct their missions out of that. those 10 days in the field sleeping out under the stars was the best part of the dac

    we did pt about 4 times
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    i missed recon by 10 seconds on my run, but thats better then my buddy missing it by 1 push up cause he thought he got to 90 points
     
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    what else do you need for recondo award besides 270 APFT?
     
  19. I missed Recondo by one point on night land navigation. I'm not one to make excuses but my compass was broken and my flashlight broke on my third point. Luckily an LT gave me his little key chain red light flash light and I ran out to get my third point so I would at the least not have to repeat the course (thank God).

    I got a 300 on the PT test, etc, etc, but that one point will haunt me haha.
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    8/8 day 5/5 night and just need to complete everything else
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    this is so gay. So do you guys not stay out in the field anymore? Just come back into this FOB? Take a fucking camera and do a photo-recon for me. I wanna see how gay this FOB is.
     
  23. I'm pretty sure they're going to stay in the field for a bit still. I thought the FOB was one of the coolest parts of LDAC, next to the field time.
     
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    way to cold on those cots, but i did like gettting to finally sleep for more then 6 hours.
     
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    I agree that is so fucking gay. I had to go out for 11 days in teh field, cuz fucking branch orientation day landed in between the squad stx and platoon patroling. So we had an extra day just chilling in the field doing "hip pocket".

    And no more WW2 barracks? What kinda BS is that? The black boogers in the morning, and the ball to ass showers were part of the experience.

    Well, I guess we went through the real ldac. lol :mamoru:
     

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