Hollywood is no equipment. Just you, your aviators kit bag, and your chute.
Combat equipment is:
I went the enlisted route instead of officer. The opportunity to get Infantry, Airborne, and a shot at SF all guaranteed outweighed the possibility of getting picked for an OCS slot (you aren't just "given" officer if you have a degree)
I can still drop an OCS packet in the future but I'll be an even more attractive candidate than I would've been before and I'll have some infantry leadership under my belt which is nothing but a good thing.
So it seems you've definitely had a more physically and mentally challenging offseason than most of us here. Is it more intense than the movies make it out to be?
Main question though is this: How has your approach been to training? Would you say you're approach is more like:
a) Crash - work harder than anybody and can lead the way through all the training and drills; although you may have collapsed a lung or broken a rib in your all out approach
b) Diaw - just do enough to barely get by on all the drills, biding your time until dinner
c) Gordon - couldn't give a damn about any other training except for sniping
d) Ammo - cry yourself through each drill, collecting your tears in your muddy movember stache
e) Jax - can do it all, know you can do it all, and lets every one know that you can do it all, including the drill sergeants
f) Biz - can handle all the physical tasks easily, but can't hit a target to save your life
g) Kemba - little guy with a ton of heart, a few mistakes here and there but a lot of promise, and future leader
h) Tyrus - already kicked out of basic training for having to kill a mothaf#$%er for mothaf$%&%^ing looking at you funny
I don't wanna act like I'm Mr. Super Soldier but things haven't really been too tough. I've had no issue getting ahold of the concepts and have stayed out of trouble for the most part. Things are supposed to get way more physically demanding in SOPC and Selection though so the kid gloves are off.
I just got down to Bragg on Friday to start in processing
Holiday leave starts the 21st and guess what? I'll be catching my first game live in quite some time. Them unveiling the new logo was just icing on the cake for deciding to take that detour home in Charlotte on the way to Cola. We don't have great seats (202, row J) but it doesn't really matter to me. Stop by and say hey if you're up in the cheapies.
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