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Post by NoFearNick » January 4th, 2019, 10:35 am

Greetings Rangers and other members of the site. I wanted to post an update as block leave is concluding and I will soon be returning to Ft. Benning. I will be going into the 6th week of OSUT. I am still highly motivated and ready to get back to work.
Basic training so far has been a big life change but nothing impossible. The hardest part for me so far is having zero contact with the outside world or family and having no knowledge of current events. However, I feel as though I am excelling at all of the tasks so far and have a 299 PT score. That Being said, anything under 300 I consider failing so I have been vehemently working to improve.
The PT has also been sub par and we have only ran a total of 4 times outside of APFTs. I have been doing many running workouts in the bay 25m at a time and conducting my own PT every evening before lights out. Coming from a very athletic background it is demotivating to know you are losing fitness and that you came in better prepared than you currently sit. However I am making the best of the situation and doing as much extra PT as I can to mitigate the loss as much as possible.
Overall I love the training and I know I’m in the right place. There’s nowhere else I would rather be. Looking forward to graduating the basic portion of OSUT and getting closer to earning my blue cord and beyond.

Thank you Rangers.

- Nick
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Post by xray » January 4th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Awesome Nick, hope you enjoyed your time with family. You'll learn a lot will change around you stay focused and in time it will be time to start your next adventure.
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Post by Lunch » January 5th, 2019, 9:05 am

Refocus on the tasks ahead once you get back to Benning. I can't imagine what it would be like going on leave/going home mid-way through basic.
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Post by IntelToad » January 6th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Sounds good Nick, keep driving on.
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Post by Disinfertention » January 10th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Great to hear from you, Nick. Keep us posted.

Did you join our Discord channel? It's a good way to keep up with the group of folks going through the process.
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