All checked in to Airborne School!

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JLTW!!! wrote:Good SITREP! Stay motivated!

Don't land in the trees....I found that shit out the hard way yesterday! :shock: :lol:
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The funny thing is the First Sergeant told us yesterday that we will only have one bird for the entire company of 500 or so jumpers. He said to expect long waits in the bird and on the tarmac. Supposedly the long waits in the bird are what cause most of the motion sickness. Should be an interesting day! :D
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Rangers,

3 jumps down, 2 to go! I'm absolutely loving it! As I was recovering my chute on the drop zone after my first jump, I was watching other jumpers exit a C-130 above me. It hit me that I'm actually getting payed to do this! Sure, jumping has its downfalls ( like today, I sat in a hanger all geared up for a combat and not allowed to sleep, talk, or use the latrine for 9 hours), but this is by far the most exciting thing I've ever done!

I was a little nervous for my first jump. I was the number 2 guy in my stick, but offered the number 1 position by the number one guy. At first I didn't want to have to deal with standing in the open door for any longer than I had to. But then I realised that this could quite possibly be a once in a lifetime chance, so I went for it, and I'm glad I did. Standing in the door on standby for that one minute seemed like an eternity, and it was pretty scary watching the ground fly by from 1250', but I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.

So far the landings have been great, not near as hard as I expected them to be, so far... We're jumping in perfect conditions though, so I don't want to get too used to nice landings. Only a few more days until RIP pickup, barely a moment goes by where RIP isn't on my mind. I'm looking forward to it though!

We do our final two jumps tomorrow, 1 hollywood during the day, and 1 combat at night. Can't wait!

PS, mass exits are crazy! It's like jumping into rush hour traffic. I was slipping away from the horde of jumpers the whole time, I barely had time to slip into the wind before I executed my PLF!
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Good sitrep! I'm looking forward to your first AAR from Cole Range :P
I can see your growth from last year to today, impressive.
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You have the right mindset young man, and it shows. Keep doing what you're doing, feet and knees together, stay motivated, and never quit! Looking forward to your SITREPs through RIP......
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. wrote:
XCrunner wrote:PS, mass exits are crazy! It's like jumping into rush hour traffic. I was slipping away from the horde of jumpers the whole time, I barely had time to slip into the wind before I executed my PLF!
Did you have about 10 people on your "mass tac"? :twisted:

Just wait until you do it at night, with a few hundred people, on a tarmac, with a real ruck and weapon while trying not to trip over the cargo straps in the A/C, in a real blacked out A/C thats bucking around like it about to fall out of the sky. :lol:

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BadMuther wrote:
. wrote:
XCrunner wrote:PS, mass exits are crazy! It's like jumping into rush hour traffic. I was slipping away from the horde of jumpers the whole time, I barely had time to slip into the wind before I executed my PLF!
Did you have about 10 people on your "mass tac"? :twisted:

Just wait until you do it at night, with a few hundred people, on a tarmac, with a real ruck and weapon while trying not to trip over the cargo straps in the A/C, in a real blacked out A/C thats bucking around like it about to fall out of the sky. :lol:

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Thinking the whole time that the 141 is coming straight at you!!!
What 141, don't you mean C-119? :lol:
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Steadfast wrote:
BadMuther wrote: Thinking the whole time that the 141 is coming straight at you!!!
What 141, don't you mean C-119? :lol:
Both the C-119 and C-141 are out of the system. We are getting old. At least I admit it.
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Jim wrote:
Steadfast wrote:
BadMuther wrote: Thinking the whole time that the 141 is coming straight at you!!!
What 141, don't you mean C-119? :lol:
Both the C-119 and C-141 are out of the system. We are getting old. At least I admit it.

I still miss the 141. Call me a jackass, but I actually liked jumping it. It ranks right behind the C-17 with me.
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Rangers,

Got my last two jumps in last night, I'm now officially a 5 jump chump. :D

My class graduates tomorrow afternoon, pickup for RIP will immediately follow. No word on whether or not I'll get any holdover, but either way I'm determined to see this through! Talk is cheap, especially over the internet, so I'll do what I've got to do, and with a lot of determination I'll be reporting back with good news. Thanks for all the advice, it's all on me now.
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XCrunner wrote:Rangers,

Got my last two jumps in last night, I'm now officially a 5 jump chump. :D

My class graduates tomorrow afternoon, pickup for RIP will immediately follow. No word on whether or not I'll get any holdover, but either way I'm determined to see this through! Talk is cheap, especially over the internet, so I'll do what I've got to do, and with a lot of determination I'll be reporting back with good news. Thanks for all the advice, it's all on me now.
Tomorrow will be a really fun day for you. Enjoy every minute of it.

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Drive on stud! Congrats on learning how to fly, errrrrrrrrrr.....fall. :wink:

Look forward to seeing you on the successful end of RIP.


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Congratulations Airborne! Now go get that RIP thing done. Remember, keep up the positive attitude, physically give it your 110% and then some, study hard, look out for your buddies, and don't quit. It's going to go by faster than jump school and before you know it you'll have the Ranger tan beret. If you think graduating from jump school feels good, wait until you graduate from RIP.
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Good going, Airborne! Now the easy and fun part is over and the hard and more fun part begins. You are ready, you just have to do it.
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Rangers,

Graduated from Airborne today. During the whole graduation process I couldn't get my mind off of RIP pickup, I think I was more nervous about that than I was for my first jump! In the end pickup wasn't really too bad. They loaded our bags on a truck and we took off running to the RIP compound. Got smoked a bit, then spent the day inprocessing. Seeing all of those tan berets was incredibly motivating.

As of now, it looks like I'll be in holdover until March. As much as I'd like to go straight into RIP, I'm feeling good about this opportunity of daily PT led by Rangers. Being on the Ranger compound has gotten me really pumped up for RIP, I've reafirmed my mentality that no matter how much holdover or whatever they put me through I'm seeing this through to the end! The motivational speeches by one of our Sergeants are incredible!
"The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?"
-Psalm 27:1

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