Sweating Airborne School.

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Unless things have changed since the late 80's....which they may have....the runs at Jump School are a cakewalk. I'm sure you've heard of the "airborne shuffle." That's exactly what it is. They nearly drag their feet when they run. It's not really even a jog. While they might run multiple miles in the heat, the pace is barely more than a fast walk. Seriously....don't sweat the runs.

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rgrokelley wrote:Excerpts:
Am I in the shape I need to be in yet, NO

I'm scared as hell to be going to Bragg.

I didn't choose to assigned to Bragg or to a Airborne unit.

I don't plan on failing, but I'm also a realist and know that I may not make it.
Its seems you pretty much have identified yourself as a failure.
Give up now. It is all hopeless.
I'd like to have some idea of what happens if you don't pass at the 17-21 year old standard.
You grow a set of tits, your nuts will invert, you body will digest your penis and you'll now have a giant pussy. You will listen to Depeche Mode and vote for "change"

Look on the bright side. You'll get laid a lot more often.
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I usually pass this advice on to privates, but I'll help you out sir. Read and heed, and it'll take you far, not only in the military, but in life as well.




DON'T BE A PUSSY!!!!!




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JLTW!!! wrote:I usually pass this advice on to privates, but I'll help you out sir. Read and heed, and it'll take you far, not only in the military, but in life as well.




DON'T BE A PUSSY!!!!!




Simple, ain't it? Now, go execute.

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rangertough wrote:
vossman wrote:Uh, it is entirely possible that things have changed since I went to airborne school in 1992. But.... I was straight out of basic as were most Ranger studs and the only problem was that the runs were way too slow. Now in no way am I bragging or saying that I can run. I pass the APFT run with no problems but running is NOT my specialty. In fact, I am still trying to figure out my specialty and I am 35 as well.
Bottom line, unless the Army decided to get hard core in airborne school, the runs were painfully slow and the steps very short. I volunteered to be a road guard so I could step it out.
Now the PT test is something else altogether, but I sure don't remember it being hard at all. Stop the stress and keep running. That's about all you can do. Go in there and kick ass. I would worry more about the saw dust in your ass crack after all the landings you'll be doing.
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Especially the running not being his speciality part

slow ass stork 8)

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Oh boy! Naptime! That's where I'm a viking!
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And yes, those ceiling tiles were a bit low. But I made it look like I was trying!
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vossman wrote:Oh boy! Naptime! That's where I'm a viking!
Ralph Wiggum. Anybody? Anybody?

And yes, those ceiling tiles were a bit low. But I made it look like I was trying!
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No, Ralph, just put your head on your desk and go to sleep...

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For fuck’s sake, just gut it out sir! :roll:

I am more concerned for the airborne soldiers that you didn’t volunteer to lead…………
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