First I will correct you. All Rangers on this site are appropriateley identified to where all individuals can easily reconize them. This being, there is no excuse for you not to have refered to Ranger Saltbitch as such. We don't want to earn your respect, we demand it and a sense of self reliance where you won't ignorantly splatter out every question that comes to mind on the forum. You need to take inititive and scan the countless billions of webpages out there that all contain an infinite fountain of knowlege that is only limited by time and your imagination. I'm not going to tell you not to ask questions, because that is one reason why I come here, to try and give input. But first you must show that you have put in some form of effort into answering your question because many have come before you, and many after. All of which have the same general retardation in regaurds to Rangers.
BN stands for Battalion.
Proud dad -- They do have OSUT at Ft. Sill for the 13 series.
Nmuts, if you have an opt40 and make it to RIP, pass that you will be assigned to one of the three Ranger Battalions. Your only problem now is that the MOS you have picked is full in all three battalions. And I'm sure by the time you get here the situation will not have improved. 13F is a great MOS, but you may be shit out of luck. This is what I suggest. Bust your ass off in Basic/AIT/RIP. Trust me, small things you do in basic will stick with you and stand out in RIP, whether you are reconized for them or not, they will know. Here is a list of some goals that are more than achievable at Ft. Sill through Basic and AIT. Some of these you can start today.
One of the biggest is PT. Put up a 300 on that PT test. Reason being, it takes little effort to do because of where you will be. That is one of the major goals of basic training is to get you in shape, so don't fight it.
Get all Go's damnit. You will know what I mean once you get there. The tests that they have are stupidly easy. This being, they don't take much to go all FUBAR on as well. Study the IET soldiers handbook. Read up on first-aid, map reading, the M-16, Rank structure, D&C, and the Army Values. If you listen to what is said and taught, basic is very valuable. Much can be learned and created there.
Work hard in AIT. 13F is a very shot course for probably one of the most complex combat positions in the Army. You need to pay attention, and you need to know how to Call for Fire. Inside of the CFF you must know the Six Elements of the Call for Fire, and the 15 subsequent corrections. That is just the bare bones of what you need. It's not a lot, but it will put you ahead of the game. I know it doesn't make sense to you, but keep a mental note of it so when it comes up you will know that they really are important. There is much to being a 13F. Very little of which is taught in AIT. So get what you can from it.
Learn the Ranger Creed. Even if you do not make it here, it is very worth living by. It will help you keep focus through Basic/AIT.
Do keep your focus. Remember why the fuck you are in basic/AIT/Airborne putting up with all the bullshit. You want to be part of the most elite infantry unit in the world. Don't forget it. If you lose your goals, you lose your motivation and inspiration. So if you think it sucks, or you miss home, suck it up and drive on because you have the bigger picture in sight.
I'm done... If you have questions about 13F you are welcome to message me. Do not post them here in this post, or on the forums. You know where the information on your job is now located, so if you want it come get it.
Also, drop and do fucking pushups. 25 and you better do one for the Airborne Ranger in the Sky. I expect a response letting me know this is done. Airborne school is small, and I have a good memory. May 5th eh?
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