Originally Posted by bellson
I was told by a Ranger who served in the late 90's that all of the old methods like using your reserve chute to climb down are now verboten because you might damage the chute. He also told me that the training facilities in Florida and Georgia had safety tape strung along various places to ensure that no trainees stepped into deep water in the swamps.
I'm not even going to talk about the changes to the mountain climbing training, but just wow.
It's not the Rangers, but I was shocked when a neighbor of mine a few years back joined the Army at 27, and got to come home on leave for 10 days at Christmas, DURING THE MIDDLE OF BASIC TRAINING!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?!?!? A Christmas break from boot camp?!?!?! That's insane to me. I sure as heck didn't get, nor would I have wanted, a Christmas break when I was at Parris Island. I wanted the training to be over, but for good. Not a 10 day break in the middle. Things certainly have changed. They troops are way better equipped than we ever were, but I don't think that the regular military is near as hard as it should be. Other than SEALs or something. I can't believe that the Rangers have gotten that soft.
Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!
"If they’re going to come here illegally, apply for & receive assistance through a corrupted Government agency encouraging this lawless behavior, work under the table & send billions of dollars each year back to their families in Mexico, while bleeding local economies dry, protest in our streets waving their Mexican flags DEMANDING rights, while I have to press ’1′ for English, then they need to be shipped back to where they came from!" -Chad Miller