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Ranger Introduction

Post by MountaineerRanger »

Good afternoon,

I'd like to introduce myself to this Forum. I am a Ranger who served in the ARMY 1981-1984. I was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion as a Forward Observer (13F) and served on a FIST Team attached to Charlie Company. I graduated from Ranger School in Class 6-82 Zulu Company. I'm pretty new to this online stuff and would appreciate any and all guidance as I navigate. My son is currently at Fort Benning in RASP holdover. He graduated OSUT on 11/12/10 and Airborne School on 12/10/10 and is waiting for the next RASP class to start. It was great to be back at Benning for both those graduations and spent the better part of a week on Fryar Drop Zone watching my son's class train and jump. Was glad to have the opportunity to talk with some of the new Rangers; things sure have changed a lot since I was in! (Tan berets don't look too bad once you get used to them!)

I'd like to ask a few questions:

I noticed that several of the administrators serve as mentors to those aspiring to become one of the best (AKA Rangers) and wondered if my son could request this? It's been almost 30 years since I've BTDT and it sure would be nice to have more recent graduate help guide/advise him. I do keep in touch with a few of my buddies from Battalion who've been career soldiers but it always helps to get guidance from others. First and foremost, he already knows; DON'T EVER QUIT.

How do you use the avatars and create a signature for posting?

Thanks,
SGTMountaineerRanger
Active Service 1981-1984
HHC 1st BN (RANGER) 75th INF
Ranger Class 6-82
C Co. FIST Team

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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Addendum - I figured out the avatar and signature bit but will have to wait until I have more patience with file size, pixels, and all that other mumbo jumbo!
Active Service 1981-1984
HHC 1st BN (RANGER) 75th INF
Ranger Class 6-82
C Co. FIST Team

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Welcome to the site. Can't verbalize helping you with your avatar, but for your other stuff do this:

Top left of this page, click user control panel;
In your control panel page, you will be presented with a series of tabs- click on the Profile tab;
From the Profile tab, you can:
edit your profile to give people a little info about yourself (or not)
edit your signature to enter your dates of service and add a litte motto, phrase, etc if you should choose to do so
edit you avatar
edit your account settings: here you can change your user name, password, and provide a regular email
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Never mind, guess my dyslexia or whatever it is is kicking in. First time I read your addendum I swear it said "I figured out the avatar but the signature bit will have to wait...".

I'll stop trying to be helpful now.
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Thank you for your service and thank you for raising a son who aspires to the same. They both speak highly of you. Welcome.
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MountaineerRanger
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Thank you both for the welcome.

Lunch - Appreciate the tips and the offer of help. I have situational dyslexia myself... verbal dyslexia. I can think it just fine, but writing or saying it often gets backwards... and me into trouble :lol:
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HHC 1st BN (RANGER) 75th INF
Ranger Class 6-82
C Co. FIST Team

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Re: Ranger Introduction

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV »

Welcome to the site and thank you raising a hard charger. . . There will be some other Rangers by shortly to who can help.


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Welcome Ranger.
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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SGTHockman wrote:Good afternoon,

I'd like to introduce myself to this Forum. I am a Ranger who served in the ARMY 1981-1984. I was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion as a Forward Observer (13F) and served on a FIST Team attached to Charlie Company. I graduated from Ranger School in Class 6-82 Zulu Company. I'm pretty new to this online stuff and would appreciate any and all guidance as I navigate. My son is currently at Fort Benning in RASP holdover. He graduated OSUT on 11/12/10 and Airborne School on 12/10/10 and is waiting for the next RASP class to start. It was great to be back at Benning for both those graduations and spent the better part of a week on Fryar Drop Zone watching my son's class train and jump. Was glad to have the opportunity to talk with some of the new Rangers; things sure have changed a lot since I was in! (Tan berets don't look too bad once you get used to them!)

I'd like to ask a few questions:

I noticed that several of the administrators serve as mentors to those aspiring to become one of the best (AKA Rangers) and wondered if my son could request this? It's been almost 30 years since I've BTDT and it sure would be nice to have more recent graduate help guide/advise him. I do keep in touch with a few of my buddies from Battalion who've been career soldiers but it always helps to get guidance from others. First and foremost, he already knows; DON'T EVER QUIT.

How do you use the avatars and create a signature for posting?

Thanks,
SGTMountaineerRanger
Sent you a PM regarding your question. Short version is yes, he can request a mentor, but he's really in the chute now, so doesn't make sense.
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Talk about a blast from the past. You may not remember me, but I remember you. I was a young Private working for Tracy Hickman supporting B Co.
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Thanks for the welcomes.

Invictus - Received your message and thank you for your offer. My son had commented a bit ago that he'd be interested in a local mentor. Didn't know how you guys went about this or what it was all about so thought I'd ask.

Sinjefe - Sent you a PM. I remember Hickman very well! Haha I have some good stories about Hickman.
Active Service 1981-1984
HHC 1st BN (RANGER) 75th INF
Ranger Class 6-82
C Co. FIST Team

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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Welcome, Ranger...
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Re: MountaineerRanger - Ranger Introduction

Post by Steadfast »

Welcome Ranger. Congratulations on raising a Warrior son.

PM inbound.
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Thanks Steadfast... just popped a message back at you.
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Re: Ranger Introduction

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Welcome to ArmyRanger.com and thanks to you both for your service to our great country!
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