Ranger school starts tomorrow! I am giddy with anticipation. Definitely nervous, but it gives me so much energy and excitement. It's going to suck more than anything ever has for me but you learn a lot about yourself, accomplish something great, and you just get an experience that is so different than anything we are used to in our normal lives. Plus, some civilians will think you are a ninja who can jump 40 feet in the air and kill a man every way possible, which is only slight exargeration.
Here are some more pictures from infantry BOLC.
US doing a room clearing live fire. That was cool stuff. They had targets with balloons on them we shot with live rounds. You really have to trust the people next to you not to shoot you.
Here is a squad mate of mine, Gentile, a very solid soldier in the South Carolina national guard, in a guard tower. We act very serious and professional 100% of the time.
Here are our living acommodations in the training area. Normally it would be more packed than this. They were nice except for the first week we were there the AC was broken so it was very hot in our tent.
My Squad before doing our Air Assault. That was a cool mission. We went in to clear a village and they had actual Iraqis there to cause us trouble.
Gentile and I getting pumped up before the air assault.