Just finished OSUT

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bmpeele, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. bmpeele

    bmpeele New Member

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    Hey everyone, just thought I would let you all know I just graduated from Basic/AIT at Ft. Benning and I'm currently in the airport waiting to fly out to Ft. Lewis to join the 2nd ID. I earned my blue cord and crossed rifles after 14 weeks of training. Earned my experts marksmanship badge with the M-4 with a 36 out of 40. Currently I don't have a laptop or desktop so visiting the site will be limited for a while. I'll check in when I can though.


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  2. ozo

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    Congrats, soldier !
    Wondered what you've been up to...
    Stay in touch.
    How do you like the M4 ?
    Ft. Lewis should have some laptops
    for you to check in with....if you don't get
    too busy......
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  3. DixieLandMan

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    Congratulations! Ft Benning, Ga. Home of the Infantry!
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good luck and be careful.
  5. bmpeele

    bmpeele New Member

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    I loved the M-4. During FTX I wasn't carrying the M-4, I had the M249 SAW. Fun to shoot, not so fun to run 2 miles, carry a 150 pound litter another mile, then ruck another 12 miles with.
  6. time2shoot

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    congrats, 11bravo i do belive. and thank you.
  7. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulation Soldier. Act wisely in your decisions and actions to come.
  8. GunnyGene

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    Anything I could say would be redundant. Keep safe, protect your squad mates. Live up to your oath. If you go into combat, realize that courage is overcoming fear. Come back alive. I salute you.
  9. WHSmithIV

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    Congrats soldier - I'm a vet myself and I'm getting up there in age. Thank you for serving son. I'll keep a prayer going out your way. As for a laptop, I may be able to give you a free one. PM me and I'll see what I can do.
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    Congrats and thank you for your service! I hope you never have to go in harm's way, but if you do, you will return home safely and with honor!
  11. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    Ft. Benning? that brings back memories I was in the 63rd Eng Bat. and my barracks were just across the road from the Rangers. crap, that's been almost 20 years ago now. we built the new motor pool to the north (iirc).
  12. jbmid1

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    Congrats. Sounds like you're off to a good start. You'll enjoy Ft Lewis, especially if you take the time to get out and take advantage of the sorroundings. The 2nd ID is pretty high speed. I'm not sure if the upgraded Strykers are coming onboard yet, with the original ones they were a major player in the success of the surge in Iraq. You will probable deploy to Afghanistan, but not until you've had time to develop with your unit and you will have additional training. Good luck, and wear that Indian Head with pride.
  13. Old Grump

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    What are you planning down the road, Jump school, marksmanship unit?

    Stayed in the barracks there for All Amy matches and felt like I was in a hotel. I could not believe the accommodations compared to where I served before.
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    welcome from another (former) 11 series, I'm also at Ft lewis now. You will be quite happy when you get here, it's a hundred times better than GA and Ft Beginning, I can guarantee that!

    Bring a raincoat, it get's a bit wetter here than sand hill...
  15. mogunner

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    Congratulations from a 1982 Fort Benning graduate, I was an 11H10E9 sent to the Combat Support Company, 3/32nd 7ID WAAAY back when it was at Fort Ord CA. I think I own some clothes that still smell like red clay...
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    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    thank you for your service
    remember the old song"billy dont be a hero"
  17. Old Grump

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    And the old saying, keep your ass down and your head lower. My cousin didn't and got a purple heart and two additional stars on it. That bony marine butt was just to fine a target.
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    Congratulations, and may God be with you.
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    Congrats and God Bless You and your family be safe be strong be proud!!!
  20. mjp28

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    Well good for you and yes we will follow your progress. Good luck!

    .....and who are you rooting for today ARMY or NAVY? ;)
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