SITREP-BuckysGlock

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Congratulations Ranger BuckysGlock for passing RASP.

Welcome to the Ranger Brotherhood! You still have more training to accomplish before you can get to an assigned Ranger unit so stay out of trouble. You can select a Ranger Regiment avatar from your profile - but it in only temporary* until you complete all PRESOCM & SOCM training. Your title will be upgraded after the two training cycles (shown in previous sentence) and you get to your Assigned Ranger Battalion.

*temporary - as you may get assigned to a particular numbered Ranger Battalion later.
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Now you start some fun. Remember the drive that you have had to get you this far and maintain that. You will soon see another forum open up that is titled 68W / Opt 40 under the mentee area. Congratulations!!!
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Ranger BuckysGlock. Sounds good! But, you are about to enter another training phase. Given your background, I expect you to continue to prosper. Amazing, you have been on the site less than a year and a half. Never, never quit!
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Apologizes for the late SITREP, the post-RASP life for a medic is quite busy!

I left off my last SITREP waiting for BAC so I'll start there. Airborne school is a break both physically and mentally, so don't let yourself lose track of where you're trying to go. Also for the love of god, don't drop your contract there! Jumping is fun but all the waiting around to jump gets really old! Don't let the new freedoms let you feel too free as a couple people got dropped for drinking and missing formation.

After that I headed off to Pre-RASP for six weeks waiting to class up. Also don't drop your contract here, guys who did are still waiting for orders at world wide almost 4 months later. All you have is time here so make good use of it! Learn your Ranger history so you're not one of the guys in week 7 of RASP still trying to pass it! PT was pretty good when our numbers were small. Once you get about 200 guys there, it gets tough for the small team of cadre to run organized PT so get over to Audie Murphy gym as much as you can.

We shipped off to RASP on a Monday and started all the good stuff; time hacks and pushing for the most part. Not any one day of RASP is too difficult to pass, what gets people is the build up of the day to day. For example; PT test Monday, 5 mile run Wednesday, 10 mile ruck Friday...it gets to some people. One of the Ranger medics in another thread said he was told "it's nothing a real man can't do" and I thought about this every day as I watched the boys drop. It really is some of the best motivation seeing people you perceive as weak sitting at the CQ desk with all their gear waiting to go to World Wide. It's only 8 weeks and it goes by at a good pace.

As a medic I shipped to RSTB/Pre-SOCM while everyone else went to Post-RASP to await orders. We got into it pretty much right away. We work in the Aid Station as regular medics, helping patients to the best of our ability (which is a bit rusty after 6 months). They're just starting to try and revamp the program so I'm excited for what's in store. Weekly classes/testing of our skills is what seems to be happening starting this week. The cadre and command team hold you to a high standard here which will ultimately set you up for success in your next goal as a Ranger Medic.

If I left anything out that you'd like to know about I'm happy to answer any questions either here or via PM.

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Did you work for/with Grim666?
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Ranger Jim,

I believe so but he has not made it known to me as of now.

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He has you just are not aware of it!!!!
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I'm new to this site and I have to tell you it warms my heart to read of a young hooah with desires to become a ranger and then be able to see how he progresses along in training. Drive on Ranger, you're doing a good job. I have a son who's an 18D in 1st Group, the training is hard, but God does love a Medic.
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Great sitrep so far, thanks for the insight. I'm definitely looking forward to your SITREPS from SOCM
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Grim666 wrote:He has you just are not aware of it!!!!
Ahh.. The walls have eyes and ears! Lesson number one for our potential Ranger Medic.. (and any new Ranger type..)

You never know who is watching, and who knows whom. The web is very tangled, indeed!..
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Grim666 wrote:He has you just are not aware of it!!!!
Instant classic. That shit's funny.

Ranger BuckysGlock, congratulations young stud. Keep at it and do well in SOCM.
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Rangers and those interested,

As of three weeks ago I started the Special Operations Combat Medic course here at Fort Bragg. I came with 6 other Rangers but due to a tape test of all things, we lost one. The first block has not been bad; mainly because this is my third time taking the EMT-B course (civilian, AIT prior). On the first exam, our class had a 45% fail rate, including two Rangers. All I can say is don't be the guy that just because you took the course 7 months ago, you think you don't have to study a little bit. Plus good study habits early on will make the transition into A&P easier.

From the little time I've been here, the A&P and PE prep we did at Pre-SOCM has proven to be beneficial, even in EMT. To hopeful Ranger Medics in pre-SOCM; I understand this is your first taste of freedom since you joined the Army but don't let that steer you off the path. The guys who went to Auburn every weekend (or weeknight sometimes) are the guys currently struggling. Use the NCOs and SOCMs above you as much as you can; they've been there, done that. And some of them have even bigger plans (med school...)

You'll jump atleast once a month here as well, so shake the cobwebs a little bit. You will get trained on the mc-6 chute as well as how to exit a ramped aircraft (cool stuff).

Keep your head on straight, do the right thing. Hopefully I'll see you in the morning Ranger formation shortly.

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Great sitrep Ranger.

All you youngins' going 68W should be following this and heeding this Rangers advice to the letter.
Punch yourself in the face if you don't.
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Ranger BuckysGlcok,

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Re: SITREP-BuckysGlock

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Great SITREP, keep up the good work and never ever quit. RLTW
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