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Thread: Basic Recon Course
05-17-09, 10:53 AM #31
DoucheFag24: You are cocky, obnoxious, and in way over your head. Don't even TRY to tell me about the tip of the spear, clown. Guess how many recon elements I saw in country. Zip. No, not because they were good, but because they are simply not performing traditional recon missions. In the 20 min since you left MCRD (I hate that line!) you have obviously forgotten that you are nothing but an insignificant cog in a gigantic lumbering war machine.
Don't take it wrong-I really do wish you the best of luck. Just settle down and keep it in perspective. Far better men than you or I have gone ahead and established a legacy far greater than we could hope to improve. Semper Fi
05-17-09, 02:34 PM #32
05-18-09, 05:22 AM #33
DomForce: You need a 225 PT and a 2nd Class Swim Qual. in boot or you lose your 0321 contract, correct? Or is the PT and Swim Qual. standard higher?
05-22-09, 09:48 PM #34
05-22-09, 09:52 PM #35
as far as getting in better shape, check out stewsmith.com and look at his workouts for recon. I bought a recon workout from him last year and in 3 months i was in rediculously good shape, but u gotta have a lot of freetime to workout and be highly motivated to stick with it...its a *****
and yes it goes SOI>>>RIP>>>>BRC
05-22-09, 09:56 PM #36
05-22-09, 11:05 PM #37
Good to see they're still cranking out good old blood guts pizz and vinegar down there... I ain't flamin anyone or trying to battle. I call it as I see it and obviously you don't agree. No worries. For the sake of the poolees watching I just want to clarify I have nothing against recon-actually have plenty of respect for the field. Before you get to judging, there is more than a stack and a bio can reveal. If you really want to know some of my credentials shoot me a PM or just come over the hill to Mateo and I'll gladly buy you a beer. I sure as hell will Semper Fi you because at the end of the day you are still my brother (even if ya hate me) just as every Matrine who ever has or ever will bear the title. Good luck on the remainder of your training (although you obviously don't need it) and when you get where you're going keep your head down and give 'em hell for me. SF
edit-Just had some old friends over for a few beers before one heads to Afghan and the other keeps making Devil Docs. Telling war stories (the few lame ones we have anyway...) and remembering the brothers we left there. Just makes me think and I probably will be all night...
05-23-09, 08:25 PM #38
yeah i will be having a talk with him.
how long is RIP, what i read it made it seem like it was just a veryy long day
and can you tell me what you do during each phase of BRC
05-23-09, 10:22 PM #39
Read the posts on this thread to see how long RIP is, its different for everyone.
Each phase of BRC goes like this:
1st phase (pool phase): ton of hours in the pool doing various workouts, early morning pt such as running, cross fit, run-swim-runs, etc, land navigation, radio comm, calling for fire (mortars, arty, air) and learning various knots.
2nd phase (patrol phase): ruck runs (5-10 miles timed), demolitions (tnt, c4, claymores), a LOT of patrolling and patrol week (10 days in the desert doing long range reconnaissance patrols over several miles per patrol. 2-3 hours a sleep a night for the first 7 days and then no sleep at all the last 3 days, little food and no hygiene).
3rd phase (amphib phase): conducted in coronado and includes zodiac boats, finning, hydographic surveys, beach reconnaissance and amphibious insertions.
these are just the main things we do, there is a lot more but i can't remember everything
06-21-09, 01:22 PM #40
I'm making a lat move for 0321. Obviously I have an overall idea of what is expected at BRC however I'm still curious about a "typical" training day. I know typical probably doesn't happen at BRC but on average what's the day like? I'm looking for if you were writing a detailed training op. I appreciate the info and this has been an informative thread, great posts.
06-22-09, 08:53 PM #41
Whenever I've done it, it's been straight through. You don't get to push off from the pool wall though. You pull yourself down to the bottom of the pool touch off then start swimming. Touch your head to the other side then become upright and break the water and say "I feel fine." Sometimes recite your SSN. It wasn't one of the tests that dropped a lot of people, at least not later on. This wasn't for Recon Indoc, this was for MCIWS, but I would guess it's not much different, because both use procedures from the manual on swim qualifications.
06-22-09, 08:56 PM #42
06-22-09, 09:30 PM #43
I'm making a lat move to 0321. It's required for me to go to ITB to obtain the 0311 MOS prior to going to BRC becausing according to MCO you must be a 03XX or with reasonable OJT from the recon unit and a waiver signed by Company CO
07-12-09, 03:01 PM #44
07-12-09, 07:02 PM #45
yes that would be me
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