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I'm Back From Field Training!  
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1497 times:

That's right. After 30+ days of inactivity because of being at Field Training for Air Force ROTC, A.net is to now be once again graced by my presence.  biggrin   wink 

Overall, the experience wasn't too bad. The way people who had (correctly) described it to me before I left was "it's the most fun you never want to have again." Parts of it did completely suck, while other parts were actually rather fun, though the best part was leaving. The bus erupted in cheers as we drove out the gates of Maxwell AFB to head to the Atlanta Airport. Looked kinda' like the scene on the Hanoi Taxi.

The first stop off the bus (well, after checking in) was to one of the shops in the central atrium to buy a 20 oz. Coca-Cola and some Skittles. Best Coca-Cola I've had in my life.  Smile

I know this isn't too much information. Part of the problem is we're not really supposed to talk about what we do at Field Training. I just wanted to let everyone know I'm back and I'm glad to see a.net is still here and operating.  wink 

Now I can enjoy the remaining two months of summer before returning to ERAU in late August.

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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1477 times:

Welcome back dude!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on completing Field Training!!!!

So how was the golf? Get a sun burn while carrying the Captain's clubs?  silly  I'm kidding of course, your service to our country is really appreciated  Smile.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Dave



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1464 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
Now I can enjoy the remaining two months of summer before returning to ERAU in late August.

God damn it...you had to remind me its only 2 months before I gotta return to that craphole.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
God damn it...you had to remind me its only 2 months before I gotta return to that craphole.

Should have gone to the one in PRC.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
That's right. After 30+ days of inactivity because of being at Field Training for Air Force ROTC, A.net is to now be once again graced by my presence.

You didn't miss much. It has been as always.


User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
Part of the problem is we're not really supposed to talk about what we do at Field Training.

The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club.


User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Welcome back and if I were you I would be worring about lubing the pusher rod of the pistons than coke after 30 days of isolation.


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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Hi, I've did a week out in the field with our military a few weeks back, and I total understand what you mean. Part of the time you hate it, other times you love it. I mean, I had to deal with a guy who had hypothermia because it was so cold and the weather was so bad on night, I had to sleep in a wet sleeping bag, put camo cream on about twice a day, and then clean the damn stuff off, walk with a heavy 90L bergan on my back, Webbing and radio kit, run around, deal with medical situations, eat out of bloody ration packs night after night, sleep under basha and then have some nice dry officer who's been indoors the whole time come and ask you 'how are you doing', well, I don't think i'd have been able to stay if I'd said what I wanted to really say lol.
Trust me, we got wet and there were many times I just wanted to pack up and go home, as I said, we had some of the worst weather they've had in ages, I couldn't describe how BAD it was, not just the weather, but everything, moral was pretty low at most points, but now I look back, it's all worth it, and that's what you've got to remember, no matter how cold and wet it is, just get your head down and carry on. As the old saying goes, it separtes the men from the boys.

Strange how much you love small thing in life like a class of coke or home cooking once you've been out in the field eh ? But well done from a fellow 'soldier' hehe.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Did the field eventually do what you told it?

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Welcome back...I have some friends in the USAF ROTC that went on their field training this past summer...I am sure I will get to talk to them (albeit limited quantities) when school resumes for me.

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 1):
So how was the golf? Get a sun burn while carrying the Captain's clubs? I'm kidding of course,

Funny thing is, our dorms were right next to the golf course and we marched or ran by other parts of the course numerous times. Very saddening to know I couldn't just break formation and go play a round.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 1):
I'm kidding of course, your service to our country is really appreciated .

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Thank you, sir.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
God damn it...you had to remind me its only 2 months before I gotta return to that craphole.

 laughing  Maybe the school will get hit by another natural disaster and delay the start of the semester again.  devil 

Quoting N231YE (Reply 8):
Welcome back...I have some friends in the USAF ROTC that went on their field training this past summer...I am sure I will get to talk to them (albeit limited quantities) when school resumes for me.

Yea. It's really the specifics that you can't talk about, like some of the "surprises" they throw at us during the regular encampment and during the Field Training Exercise (simulated deployment). But it will be nice to be able to talk about it and share stories with the upper-class men and fellow cadets who went through the program now that I have done the same.

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 6):
Strange how much you love small thing in life like a class of coke or home cooking once you've been out in the field eh ? But well done from a fellow 'soldier' hehe.

Thank you as well, and Amen to that. I downed so much soda when we finally got to ATL. I first bought a 20 oz at one of the vendor stores in the central atrium. Then I downed about 6 glasses at the Chili's in the A Concourse. A soda on the flight home. And then about 4 glasses of Mountain Dew at the restaurant where we ate dinner that night.  biggrin 

I think the weirdest thing though is now I feel like if I sleep till noon, I've completely wasted the day. I mean, at Field Training, our day was nearly half-over by noontime (wake up was 0400, lights out was 2100). So for better or worse, I'm a little more productive with my day around the house now. We'll see how long it takes till that wears off.  wink 


User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
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Well Done and Welcome Back! Thank you for your service to our Great Nation. bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Welcome back. Enjoy??  Wink

On the subject of Field Training, I ship out on Friday for 18 days of that, myself  Smile

So, see me online again sometime in July after Thursday this week  Smile



Lee



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1212 times:
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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
Thank you as well, and Amen to that. I downed so much soda when we finally got to ATL. I first bought a 20 oz at one of the vendor stores in the central atrium. Then I downed about 6 glasses at the Chili's in the A Concourse. A soda on the flight home. And then about 4 glasses of Mountain Dew at the restaurant where we ate dinner that night.

I think the weirdest thing though is now I feel like if I sleep till noon, I've completely wasted the day. I mean, at Field Training, our day was nearly half-over by noontime (wake up was 0400, lights out was 2100). So for better or worse, I'm a little more productive with my day around the house now. We'll see how long it takes till that wears off.

Yup, we'd start off at between 5am - 6am and not finish untill 10-11pm, it took a week or so to wear off for me. But yea, nice to come back and be able to sleep in your own bed, not be shouted at 24/7 and the such, but I do miss the free helicopter rides (went on Chinooks) hehe, I went out and ate a huge steak meal on the night I got back and drank a whole load of coke so I know what you mean.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1564 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

You guys should try Parris Island.





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