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by musicmano3596
January 16th, 2015, 5:18 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: SITREP

I will agree that AK is really a quite beautiful place
by musicmano3596
December 27th, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Close Combat
Topic: Modern Army Combatives
Replies: 8
Views: 6362

Re: Modern Army Combatives

Fatboy, I do agree with the statement "Where the system shines is the ability to train at close to full speed, all the way up to the pain level once the basics were mastered." I actually discovered that there is a Krav Maga studio in anchorage and I am very much looking forward to being able to pick...
by musicmano3596
December 20th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: IFAK Carry
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

Re: IFAK Carry

A little follow on questionnaire, I know that the doctrinal needle for a CND is a 14 gauge...I have read of people using 12 instead, wondering what the advantages of doing this would be, as well as any risks involved. Would also love to hear about any topic such as this, where experience has shown a...
by musicmano3596
December 20th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: IFAK Carry
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

IFAK Carry

Evening Rangers, I have been working on creating my own individual first aid kit/CLS bag, and I am looking for advice on equipment to include. As of now I have the basics (chest seal, NPA, CND, quicklot gauze, Israeli bandage, shears, SAM splint) but I was wondering what the medics have carried/carr...
by musicmano3596
December 16th, 2014, 2:39 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Suggested Reading Material
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: Suggested Reading Material

Looks like I definetly have some material to keep me occupied
by musicmano3596
December 13th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: SITREP

I must say, I am extremely grateful I am not stationed up at Wainwright. Temperatures are an average of 30-50 degrees colder than Anchorage. And black rapids training area is literally the north pole. That shit SUCKS. Summer time is in the single digits or colder. Fortunately I have not had the wint...
by musicmano3596
December 13th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: SITREP

Alaska, Hawaii, and Italy and the three Infantry OCONUS duty stations. 2 brigades from the 25th are in AK (4th (Airborne) and I believe it is the 3rd up in wainwright which is a stryker brigade) and 1st and 2nd are in Hawaii.
by musicmano3596
December 13th, 2014, 3:26 am
Forum: Good Humor Popsicle Zone
Topic: Friday Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Friday Fun

I have seen quite a few bears, both in NY where I grew up, and also in AK...but none that were this cool :lol:
by musicmano3596
December 13th, 2014, 3:14 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: SITREP

IEDmagnet, Yes, 4/25 is stationed in Anchorage which is considered an OCONUS duty station so I owe them 3 years, Ranger Jim, I wouldn't be going while we are deployed here, seeing as we are already extremely undermanned. I will be waiting until we return back to Alaska (next summer, hopefully attend...
by musicmano3596
December 12th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: SITREP

I heard back from the 75th recruiter today and they will not even consider me until I am 6 months away from my DROS date. I still have two years till my dros date. As such, I have started looking into the steps to put in a packet for RS. My plan now is to attend RS once we redeploy, then finish my l...
by musicmano3596
December 7th, 2014, 1:15 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

SITREP

Rangers, I was finally given the opportunity to take an APFT. Push up:75 Sit up:83 Run: 12:50 Score: 300 I am expecting my run to continue to go up noticeably over the next few months and even more so once we redeploy, seeing as we are at 3300 feet higher in elevation than Anchorage. Before we left ...
by musicmano3596
December 1st, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Suggested Reading Material
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: Suggested Reading Material

Ranger Jim,

My buddy that I knew in high school actually had him as one of his RASP instructors. He has nothing but respect for him. Wish I had the opportunity to meet him in my short time at Ft Benning.
by musicmano3596
November 30th, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Suggested Reading Material
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: Suggested Reading Material

Rangers, That book was a very good read. I do not have it here with me, but it is one of the few that I own back in the rear. October 2005, SSG Joe Kapacziewski was an U.S. Army ranger on his second deployment to iraq, 5th deployment in total, when traveling in a stryker with the hatch open, an insu...
by musicmano3596
November 30th, 2014, 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction: George
Replies: 18
Views: 4405

Re: Introduction: George

To answer your question George, yes throwing up is very normal. If you push yourself hard enough, you will throw up. As to whether you should stop and slow down when you get this urge, is up too you. Just realize, that the harder you push yourself, the faster you will see the results. Good job on ch...
by musicmano3596
November 30th, 2014, 8:16 am
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction: George
Replies: 18
Views: 4405

Re: Introduction: George

George,

Welcome to the site!

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Respectuflly,

Caleb

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