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The Reserves

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Shaigon, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Shaigon

    Shaigon IncGamers Member

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    The Reserves

    Well, anyone here even been in them? Or in them now?
    I'm just wondering what it will be like.
    I signed up for them today, and it seems like a good way to get some cash and stay fit.

    Just wondering:D
     
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    Dont forget meet new and exciting people!!
     
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    And kill them! But only on weekends.

    Congrats on the decision. :thumbsup:

    You do know that after going through boot camp you WILL be activated and shipped overseas. Maybe not immediately but definately before your enlistment period is up.
     
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    I think Shaigon is Canadian. But I'm no sure. We have the reserves here, not the NG.

    Anways, it's a good decision if you're not ready to join the regs yet. It gives you lots of experience and eases you into the military lifestyle if you decide to go pro later on in life.
     
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    I joined the infantry party of it.
    There were like 5 choices...such as Communications, Heavy Artilery, Cooking...and some other one.

    But yeah, I was talking to one of the Sgt. for about a half an hour about stuff, and it doesnt seem all that bad.

    I know its going to involve alot of physical things....anyone have personal experiences?
    Is it really hard?


    I'm just trying to find out some basic things. When I get my call back on Tuesday I'll be asking these kind of questions anyway, but for now I'm just wondering.

    Edit: And I am Canadian.
     
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    I wouldn't join the infantry, but that's because I don't think the inf. gives you many useful skills outside of the military. As for intentsity, the infantry is ridiculously hard. The physical exertion is absolutely incredible. I suggest you get in the best possible shape you can be before basic starts.

    My basic was frigging exhausting. You'll do your Basic and then your SQ1 (soldier qual. where you learn weapons and the like) and then your trade training.
     
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    I'm in fairly good shape as it is...I run at my gym, and I work out there.
    What kind of stuff do you have to do for basic training?
     
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    Work out more. You'll be glad you did. Especially for the infantry. Trust me. I'd rather train for the Olympic triathalon than do all the physical exertion of an infantryman.

    What do you mean "do"? You learn how to march, how to salute, military doctrine, law, discipline, how to shine your boots, how to walk, how to do proper hygiene in the field, how to not look like you have no idea what you're doing even when you don't, dress and deportment and all that fun crap. They'll try to break you down, get you out from the cushy, cozy, comfy civilian lifestyle you're so used to, they'll stress you out until you're having a nervous breakdown so that you can get a taste of what the stress level is like in combat, they'll test you to see how you react to that stress and who's likely to lose it, they'll make you do the most pointless, boring and exhausting tasks they can think of, tell you it sucks when it's done and make you do it over again with half the time to complete it as you did the first time. They'll deprive you of sleep (I'd trade every beer in the world for another hour of sleep when I'm on a strict training course... there is nothing more important and highly valued by a soldier than sack time).
     
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    Sounds kind of harsh.
    Yeah..I have uped all of my workouts at my gym, including my legs and cardio to prepare for this summer. I'm at the training facility 5 days a week, and get the weekends off, but still get paid for it, so that part I like.

    It sounds pretty much like the sgt explained to me.
    BRING IT ON:teeth:
    *Hides*
     
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    It is harsh. That's the whole point. Cause nothing is harsher than combat. You gotta be ready. And physical fitness is the down payment to win in a fight. Remember that when you're at the gym.
     
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    Check out what the Navy SEALs call their Warning Order. It's their recommended workout program before even thinking about volunteering. You do half of it and you'll be ready.

    You should still be able to find it via www.navyseals.com And if not, use Google young grashopper.
     
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    Does someone have a more direct link to the workout program thing?
    I can't seem to find it on that site.
     
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    Thank you kindly sir.
    Is that for the Canadian Reserves?
    Unless they are the same in the U.S.
     
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    Not unless you want to join JTF2. The entrance physical test is a hell of a lot easier. But if you're in the infantry you want to be in the best shape as humanly possible.
     
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    Alright, cool.
    So that is the stuff they will make 16 year olds do?
    Not saying I can't do it, but it will involve alot more cardio workout for me at my gym:D
     
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    No, the stuff Sarge mentioned is not what they'll make you do to start off. That is the SEAL training. Regular army reserve stuff is a lot easier.
     
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    Good to know.
    Thanks guys!
     

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