SITREP - Ry

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SITREP - Ry

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Rangers,

I figured I would begin a thread in this subforum to provide an update on my process thus far. I just graduated from Basic Training yesterday, and am currently in the airport awaiting my flight to San Antonio for 68w AIT. Basic served as a solid introduction to soldiering, but I know that it is just the beginning of the journey. I was fortunate to have a fine cadre training me, and I learned a good amount. I qualified expert on the m4, which is the only weapons system we used at Fort Jackson, and did well on my ACFT. I scored a 550/600, with the following scores:

Deadlift: 340
Standing Power Throw: 10 meters
T-Pushups: 42
Sprint, Drag, Carry: 1:41
Leg Tucks: 14
2 mile run: 12:30

I'm happy with the results, but am still striving to improve immensely, especially on the T-pushups. The PT was extremely underwhelming, and we barely got to run at all, so I made the most of my free time to conduct extra PT on my own whenever possible. I did calisthenics in my bay before lights out, as well as ran around the CTA on Sundays when I had more down time. I'm hoping that I'll have consistent access to the weight room and track at whiskey AIT, but I'm ready to get creative to conduct PT in my down time in my room if not.

My orders don't list the exact start date for my AIT, but I know that I will be skipping the first half of training since I already am a registered EMT on the civilian side, meaning I'll only be at Fort Sam Houston for 8 weeks. I know that RASP is approaching quickly, so I am viewing my time in AIT as target and opportunity to be as prepared as possible when the time comes. Just like I did in basic, I plan to apply the Ranger Creed to my everyday life in AIT and live by what it represents. I'm excited for what lays ahead, and will continue to train hard to continue further on my goal of earning a tan beret.

Ry
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Ship Date 19 NOV 2019

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Good sitrep, good luck moving forward.
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Great sitrep, Ry...continue to focus on your goal and always give 100% in whatever you do.


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Thank you, Ranger IntelToad and Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV; I'm looking forward to the journey ahead!
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Ry, any updates for AIT with all that is going on?
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Ranger Disinfertention,

AIT is coming to a close, as I am set to graduate next week. My time here has been great thus far, as I have found the course extremely interesting and engaging. The COVID pandemic lead to a multitude of changes and forced us all to constantly adjust, but the training remained consistent throughout all of the moving parts. Building the foundation to practice combat medicine was a fulfilling and exciting process. I was fortunate to have great whiskey instructors with lots of experience and subject matter expertise.

I was unable to take a PT test due to social distancing policies, but myself and a few other motivated option 40 candidates were able to perform PT on our own everyday after class. The weight room has been closed, so I have dedicated a lot of time to running and calisthenics. We've incorporated intervals, tempo runs, and long runs a few times per week, which has really paid dividends for my endurance. On the academic side of things, I was able to obtain a 96 GPA and perform well on my hands on testing.

I still haven't been given a date for when I'll be leaving and heading to Benning, but I anticipate that I'll be held over for a bit. In the meantime I plan to continue preparing for RASP by training hard, working on my soldering skills, and studying Ranger history. I know a massive challenge is ahead and approaching quickly, so getting complacent is the last thing that I can afford. I'm both anxious and excited for the coming months, but I am glad to have met some fellow medics with the same goals and drive for success.

More updates to follow,
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Sounds like you are continuing to stay focused on your goal. Make sure that you hang out with like minded troops. Updated us if you get a chance...


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Good to hear from you Ry, keep driving on and keep us updated on your progress.
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