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by cobrast1ng
August 15th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP

Rangers, Alas I do not return with something you want to hear and have no good news to share, but I withdrew from the program. There is nothing really to say-it's just not for me. I learned a whole lot, about the lifestyle, your world, what is expected, and realized I can't honestly say I would live...
by cobrast1ng
May 1st, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

By now Patrick, you should be airborne qualified. Please tell us how jump week went. How challenging do you see RASP? Without a doubt I am sure RASP will be one of the most enduring encounters to date for me. Knowing myself there are no other options but to get through it-that is my mentality-no ma...
by cobrast1ng
April 24th, 2017, 4:16 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Patrick, how are you doing in Airborne? You should be into Jump Week by now. Never, never quit! Ranger Jim, Airborne went very well and was fortunate to be part of a fun stick with good guys to my left and right. Did my first jump last Monday, two on Tuesday, and finished off Wednesday with the com...
by cobrast1ng
April 11th, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Finally have access to a computer! At Airborne right now and it is going great. At first-in all honestly-the thought of jumping from a plane was trippy as hell. Well now I am more and more excited...Don't get me wrong though, that natural fear still lingers but hey, worst case scenario, my family wi...
by cobrast1ng
March 8th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Rangers, At long last my time to train has come. I made it through DLI and look forward to being of use to the Regiment using my target language. The S-3 shop at my unit and the HRC have been without a doubt critical for me to continue this follow on training and I can't thank them enough. I am on t...
by cobrast1ng
December 30th, 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Thanks for the SITREP. Please keep us updated on your progress. In the meantime have you been reading the letters from school thread to give you insight about BAC and RASP? Please memorize the Ranger Creed and start living by these standards. Never, never quit! Ranger Jim Yes I periodically check i...
by cobrast1ng
September 24th, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Ranger Jim, Yes that is correct. I am still waiting for the dates to show up on the ATRRS, but it could be anytime as soon as January of the new year. I have been checking online every day for any updates, but according to the welcome e-mail it said orders from HRC may take up to 4-6 weeks so it sho...
by cobrast1ng
September 5th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Rangers, Two years ago I had joined this forum, amped, and ready for the Army. I was disheartened when I was stripped of my Option 40 reservation as a result of a waiver for glasses. Two years later, I have remained strong, stayed on track, and prepared myself to grasp opportunity when it presented ...
by cobrast1ng
June 10th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

Re: SITREP - Patrick

Rangers, I now enter Semester 3 of my course at DLI. It has been a turbulent climb, and the weather has calmed a bit-so to speak. Just three more simulation proficiency tests, then the big DLPT in November. I am optimistic that my immersion next month should benefit me well in the language. Happy to...
by cobrast1ng
May 27th, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP - Patrick
Replies: 27
Views: 10821

SITREP - Patrick

Good Afternoon Rangers, Last time I posted was in 2014 before I shipped. During my training I had been focused on the day to day and the mission at hand. After reading the entries of others posting their progress, I found it really uplifting to read the fine details of everyones experience and where...
by cobrast1ng
August 13th, 2014, 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Patrick
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Re: Introduction - Patrick

I report 20141027 - Will do Ranger Jim!
by cobrast1ng
August 13th, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Patrick
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Re: Introduction - Patrick

Ranger Jim, and PerryB, thank you for the information. I was at the MEPS today and the CMO did not give me the OK unfortunately...darn eyes. As a result I signed and took my oath today; a little bummed but still excited to start this journey nonetheless. However, I'm not out of the running yet and w...
by cobrast1ng
August 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Patrick
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Re: Introduction - Patrick

That's bullshit. I have worn coke bottles since I was six years old. 20/400--damn near legally blind. Find a supportive Ophthalmologist and get him to request a waiver. Hi Ranger Jim, thank you for that info - it is reassuring that my eyes shouldn't impede me from achieving this goal. I am 20/80 in...
by cobrast1ng
July 9th, 2014, 4:55 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Patrick
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Re: Introduction - Patrick

Thank you Ranger Jim, Ranger CharlieRanger 1FFV, Ranger cams, Ranger Mike11C11B, Ranger Affirm, Ranger Ron, and Bronco for your welcome. Ranger Jim, it saddens me as I was really looking forward to confirming the good news, but no. The MEPS Doctor got me on eyesight and requested a consult to make s...
by cobrast1ng
July 7th, 2014, 9:52 am
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Patrick
Replies: 20
Views: 4007

Introduction - Patrick

Hello, My name is Patrick, and I have been reading through this site anonymously for quite some time. Now that I am fully on track, I feel it would be of greater benefit to actively participate and periodically seek further counsel as I progress my first year and ultimately achieve my goal. To give ...

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