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Introduction: Val

Post by val1234 » December 2nd, 2019, 7:18 pm

Hello, my name is Val. I am a 22 year old with an associates in liberal arts and now a former grocery lead/glorified stocker for HEB.

I enlisted in the army a little over two months ago as an 11x with an option 40, and I ship out for basic on December 30th. I am looking forward to being a member on this site and learning more about the Rangers.
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by Disinfertention » December 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm

Welcome to ArmyRanger.com Val.

I've updated your rank and permissions. Be sure to check out the mentoring zone and other areas. With only a few weeks before you head out, leverage what is useful on the site to get you better prepared.

Why do you want to serve? Did you play any sports in school? You've been out of high school for a few years. What have you been up to besides getting the associates.
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » December 2nd, 2019, 8:51 pm

Welcome to the site, Val.


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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by val1234 » December 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm

Disinfertention wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Welcome to ArmyRanger.com Val.

I've updated your rank and permissions. Be sure to check out the mentoring zone and other areas. With only a few weeks before you head out, leverage what is useful on the site to get you better prepared.

Why do you want to serve? Did you play any sports in school? You've been out of high school for a few years. What have you been up to besides getting the associates.
Hello, Ranger Disinfertention.

I have always held a deep fasciation with history, particularly military history, ever since I was a kid. Before graduating high school I was going to enlist, however my wrestling coach recommended I go to school first and that's what I did. After that I spent a couple years in school and worked at HEB. HEB eventually became something of a career and took up most of my time, I was on track to becoming a department manager. However I found myself questioning on whether this is what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life, and decided I did not want that. I also had a growing regret that I did not serve in the army, especially after reading about many other great men who served. So I enlisted! Granted I feel like I did learn good lessons in leadership and teamwork during my time at HEB.

I spent my high school years wrestling a lot both in and outside of school. Afterwards I trained a bit inconsistently, however the past year I stuck with it pretty decently. As of late though I've been doing the usual stuff everyone says to practice for RASP such as rucking, running, pushups, etc.
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by val1234 » December 2nd, 2019, 9:59 pm

CharlieRanger1FFV wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 8:51 pm
Welcome to the site, Val.


RLTW!!!
Thank you all for accepting me, Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV!
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by IntelToad » December 4th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Welcome here and good luck moving forward.
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by Disinfertention » December 4th, 2019, 9:00 pm

val1234 wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm
Hello, Ranger Disinfertention.

I have always held a deep fasciation with history, particularly military history, ever since I was a kid. Before graduating high school I was going to enlist, however my wrestling coach recommended I go to school first and that's what I did. After that I spent a couple years in school and worked at HEB. HEB eventually became something of a career and took up most of my time, I was on track to becoming a department manager. However I found myself questioning on whether this is what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life, and decided I did not want that. I also had a growing regret that I did not serve in the army, especially after reading about many other great men who served. So I enlisted! Granted I feel like I did learn good lessons in leadership and teamwork during my time at HEB.

I spent my high school years wrestling a lot both in and outside of school. Afterwards I trained a bit inconsistently, however the past year I stuck with it pretty decently. As of late though I've been doing the usual stuff everyone says to practice for RASP such as rucking, running, pushups, etc.
It's interesting. I always enjoyed brain channel TV about war but never felt an overwhelming desire to serve, yet here I am. I have friends that had that overwhelming desire to serve and never did. The path you are getting ready to step onto will change you forever no matter how it starts, plays out, or ends. Glad you found the site to get yourself as ready as possible.

What is HEB? Did I miss it? Obviously I could Google it...but these forums were around before Google and so you ask people to inform you instead...
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by val1234 » December 4th, 2019, 9:52 pm

Disinfertention wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 9:00 pm
val1234 wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm
Hello, Ranger Disinfertention.

I have always held a deep fasciation with history, particularly military history, ever since I was a kid. Before graduating high school I was going to enlist, however my wrestling coach recommended I go to school first and that's what I did. After that I spent a couple years in school and worked at HEB. HEB eventually became something of a career and took up most of my time, I was on track to becoming a department manager. However I found myself questioning on whether this is what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life, and decided I did not want that. I also had a growing regret that I did not serve in the army, especially after reading about many other great men who served. So I enlisted! Granted I feel like I did learn good lessons in leadership and teamwork during my time at HEB.

I spent my high school years wrestling a lot both in and outside of school. Afterwards I trained a bit inconsistently, however the past year I stuck with it pretty decently. As of late though I've been doing the usual stuff everyone says to practice for RASP such as rucking, running, pushups, etc.
It's interesting. I always enjoyed brain channel TV about war but never felt an overwhelming desire to serve, yet here I am. I have friends that had that overwhelming desire to serve and never did. The path you are getting ready to step onto will change you forever no matter how it starts, plays out, or ends. Glad you found the site to get yourself as ready as possible.

What is HEB? Did I miss it? Obviously I could Google it...but these forums were around before Google and so you ask people to inform you instead...
Sorry Ranger Disinfertention, you did not miss anything. I failed to specify that HEB is a grocery chain based in Texas.
I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from actual Rangers, browsing this site and reading some of these posts has given a lot of insight on the process of becoming a Ranger and just how to be a better person in general. Once again, I am grateful and will continue utilizing the resources offered here as best as possible.
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Re: Introduction: Val

Post by Disinfertention » December 9th, 2019, 2:31 pm

Have you self administered an APFT yet? If not I'd recommend you do that and report your scores as soon as is feasible.
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