Diving in headfirst:
1.) Don't ever forget that a sniper's most valuable weapon is his/her ability to remain undetected. Leaving equipment and waste all willy nilly is a big no-no. "Periodt".
In this article, I will compile a list of things that should be done before leaving for basic training. I will add things to the list that should benefit both a young 18 year old person straight out of high school to someone who is in their late 20's that's married and has children. The list will either help you out or it doesn't. I know each person is different in their seasons of life but I know a lot of people joined the military straight out of high school as enlisted. That is to all the branch of the military not just the United States Army.
There are many young people who are just in high school who are thinking about joining the military. This article is for you or someone who is thinking of talking to a US Army Recruiter, who has many questions. I will give you some questions to ask your recruiter because recruiters will not give you advice unless you ask. Their main objective is to get you through the door and raise your right hand and ship you to basic training. Don't get me wrong there are a lot of recruiters out there that are willing to help and answer any questions even give you advice. But, remember they recruit a lot of people especially if they are a recruiter in the big city like New York City or Dallas, Texas. They will definitely get you through the door quick, as long as you sign those dotted lines.
The title of this 31st piece by me is taxed from Ari Lennox's song on her 2016 classic, PHO. Getting straight to the chase yet again:
Another list of random memories from my time as a GI.
1.) I once saw a lieutenant (LT) completely stun one of his fellow officers during combatives (hand to hand) training with a series of palm strikes that were supposed to be open hand slaps. Miscommunication.
Given my recent affinity for lists and the collection of fading memories from my time in the military, I figured what's one more foray into the fray.
Getting right to it:
37.) The Ithaca 37, aka the Model 37, looks extremely familiar as far as military shotguns go. I don't know much about it besides it being ambidextrous and based on an early 20th century patent by Browning, according to Wikipedia.
Picking right up where I left off:
21.) I turned 21 on a base in Iraq called FOB (Forward Operating Base) Warhorse. Sure enough Command Sergeant Major (CSM) G. remembered; and only one of my Battle Buddies First Sergeant(?) (1SG) S. (I believe a Specialist [SPC] at the time) couldn't resist the urge to get in the Bday licks if memory serves me right.
...From my time in the service, more or less. I am finally back from another hiatus and feeling inspired by one of my favorite local artists that made it big- Mr. Hall (aka Logic).
Your obviously aware of this iconic image of the D-Day invasion that marked the beginning of the end of the hated Third Reich.
Since its inception during the mid 2000s, YouTube has been a go- to site for just about any subject out there. The subjects range from the mundane and weird to popular to obscure. One popular topic is Military History and YouTube has many professional and self-made videos produced for the service. There are five different YouTube channels that I subscribe to and periodically enjoy. Among the subjects discussed are the world wars, the Cold War, espionage, and the current state of affairs. Most of the videos run anywhere from a few minutes to about 20 minutes in length, making them very user-friendly. Each program is well researched and is narrated off- screen by the content creator.