Monthly Archives: August 2001

Army Basic Training 36 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

It’s all over. The march sure was hard, but it’s over. 10kms there and 15 kms back with all our equipment, 2 night 3 day stay, eating 8 packs of MREs. We dug foxholes then played some war games. We

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Army Basic Training 35 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

We had PT test on 18th.  It was the final one that really counted.  I only did 52 push and 70 sit ups this time, but decreased my running time to 14:07.  This track was slower, though, most people saw

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Army Basic Training 34 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

The 16th of August was alright.  It was mad boring, though.  Martinez said ‘Rangers, hooah’ to me and left me behind to finish basic training.  We did buddy movements today, same as the other days, except we were using live

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Army Basic Training 33 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

This week was probably the hardest time of my life. I didn’t have the time or energy to do anything. Monday, we had our last road march before the 20th, our march to victory forge, which is a 2 night

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Army Basic Training 32 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Today, we fired more weapons than I thought we would. we were drilled on how to properly set up an M18A1 Antipersonnel mine or claymore using M40 test set and M57 firing device. It wasn’t that hard, but later, we

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Army Basic Training 31 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Today, we went back to the reception.  It felt weird heading back, because this time, we knew exactly what to expect.  Lots of people had flashbacks of the good old 120th.  It meant a lot of things.  We have exactly

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Army Basic Training 30 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Man, today we had it so easy, it felt like another Sunday. It’s really supposed to be a POST detail clean-up day, where everyone’s all busy doing busy work, but instead, it ended up being really relaxing. In the morning

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Army Basic Training 29 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Couldn’t write for a while again. Been so busy lately. Last Friday, we qualified with our rifles, same range as the 2 days before that. I shot 26 of 40, from 23 minimum. Only one person out of 240 people

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Army Basic Training 28 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

It’s 0230 hours, pulling CQ guard.  23 of 40 shots is qualifying for marksmanship.  And half of us didn’t make it.  I didn’t for one cuz I was uncomfortable with prone unsupported position, and in lane 13, the 100 m

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Army Basic Training 27 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Couldn’t write for a while.  We shot to zero and went to Lomar on Monday, where the computer tells the coach where the bullets hit, on a 75, 175 and 300 meter targets.  We couldn’t go, our platoon, cuz we

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