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Archangel
04-04-2005, 21:13
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Many people have PM'ed me & asked so maybe this will help folks who are interested in joining to have an idea of what the NQP's do at drill.

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/20sfg.jpg

Friday night classes (this one was on Land Nav):
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/sfapril4.jpg

Ruckmarching in the morning to our rendevous point:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/rucking.jpg

Plotting routes to our Nav Points:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/plottingroute.jpg

One of our Nav Points that we had to find:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/navpoint.jpg

Somewhere in here:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/woods.jpg

Wait-a-Minute Veins:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/waitaminuteveins.jpg

Read The Reaper's thread on taking care of your feet (ARRRRRRRRRR!!!):
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/take5.jpg

Beautiful 5-Star hotel with outstanding room service, located in the tranquil Mississippi forest reserve:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/wakiewakie2.jpg

The AC in this 5-Star hotel sure works good:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/rudeawakening.jpg

All for this:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/goal.jpg

So you can do more of this (Yes Dustin03, you missed out :p ) :
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/jedishooting.jpg

Drive On...

:D

Huey14
04-04-2005, 21:25
Cool photos, cheers.

Are the orange things in the march photo for in case you become...disorientated?

kusinagaraDB
04-04-2005, 21:28
Thank you very much for the pics.

Supe
04-04-2005, 21:30
Thanks for the pics! :D

Archangel
04-04-2005, 21:33
Cool photos, cheers.

Are the orange things in the march photo for in case you become...disorientated?
It's so that we don't get run over during ruckmarches, or if we get lost in the woods they can find us easier if they have to send up a chopper (not mentioning any names).

AHEM...

COUGH... Dustin03... COUGH

The Reaper
04-04-2005, 21:53
Wait-a-Minute Veins:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/waitaminuteveins.jpg

:D

Those would be VINES NOT VEINS!

You were not looking to be an 18D were you? :D

TR

lksteve
04-04-2005, 21:59
You were not looking to be an 18D were you?

if he is, i'm pretty sure i can still start my own IV... :D

Huey14
04-04-2005, 22:02
It's so that we don't get run over during ruckmarches, or if we get lost in the woods they can find us easier if they have to send up a chopper (not mentioning any names).

AHEM...

COUGH... Dustin03... COUGH

Yup, that's what I meant.

I especially like the M4 pic.

Archangel
04-04-2005, 22:03
Those would be VINES NOT VEINS!

You were not looking to be an 18D were you? :D

TR
No sir, I am true 18B

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/metraining.jpg

I set this machinegun shoot up for my local Mustang club:

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/ms2.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/ms6.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/gun09.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/ms3.jpg

Archangel
04-04-2005, 22:13
Here's what happens if you don't take care of your feet:

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/f6.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/f3.jpg

jasonglh
04-04-2005, 22:21
Great pics thanks for sharing.

I like the pirate with the parrot on the right.

Dustin03
04-04-2005, 22:23
hey i'm in here too, we are from the same unit

what, you left me out of a chance to shoot?? i see how it is, next drill, "something" is gonna come outta the woods and take care of ya while you sleep, maybe one of them evil draw monsters that are lurking around......... :munchin

Archangel
04-04-2005, 22:34
hey i'm in here too, we are from the same unit

what, you left me out of a chance to shoot?? i see how it is, next drill, "something" is gonna come outta the woods and take care of ya while you sleep, maybe one of them evil draw monsters that are lurking around......... :munchinNo ma'am! I even PM'ed you & told you that I was sending my ammo to the unit so I wouldn't have to deal with airport security. You took off right after we were dismissed. :boohoo

Sleep? With 3/4 of the unit snoring like a bunch of hogs!

Come down to Houston & we'll burn some powder. You just have to deal with my crazy boy:

http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/speedygonzales.jpg

Dustin03
04-04-2005, 22:42
yea yea, i had a bad weekend (anybody want to hear a good point on keeping your SA?) i was smoked and ready to get home. i'll come to Houston, if you got the beer and ammo, and a few female types, 1 each. :D

what did you do with the rest of the photos?

alphamale
04-05-2005, 01:15
ArchAngel,

Such excellent pictures! Thanks for taking the time to edit them and post!


This one :eek:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/rucking.jpg

makes me feel like a wuss for worrying about carrying too heavy a pack camping.


Also really liked the one of the machine guns on the table. Very cool how you got the focus to be exactly on he mag wells (I think that's the part) but the grass around it was blurry.

FrontSight

Huey14
04-05-2005, 01:45
Ma'am's comment about the bergans brings me to a question.

When doing the cross country stuff (away from the staff), are the packs filled with bricks to make the weight or are they filled with more usefull things in the event of an emergency?

Archangel
04-05-2005, 08:12
ArchAngel,

Such excellent pictures! Thanks for taking the time to edit them and post!


This one :eek:
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/rucking.jpg

makes me feel like a wuss for worrying about carrying too heavy a pack camping.


Also really liked the one of the machine guns on the table. Very cool how you got the focus to be exactly on he mag wells (I think that's the part) but the grass around it was blurry.

FrontSight
I've checked out your website & those pictures that you've taken are awesome. I'm just an amateur photographer and I'm just learning so any advice would be welcomed. I used a Canon D60 for the machinegun shoot, but when I'm out in the field, I use my little Canon SD110 (good quality pictures from a small camera).

Surgicalcric
04-05-2005, 08:54
Great pics Archangel.

Ahh somedays I long to be back with the NQP team at Aco 1/20th. Then again maybe not. :munchin

Moving forward and moving out...

Crip

Archangel
04-05-2005, 09:21
Great pics Archangel.

Ahh somedays I long to be back with the NQP team at Aco 1/20th. Then again maybe not. :munchin

Moving forward and moving out...

Crip
Hey you stole my Yoday line! I used that on people all the time. :D

You've already moved on to the next step so congrats to you.

Dustin03
04-05-2005, 13:07
Ma'am's comment about the bergans brings me to a question.

When doing the cross country stuff (away from the staff), are the packs filled with bricks to make the weight or are they filled with more usefull things in the event of an emergency?

pretty much everything in my ruck is usefull, plus i have a 10lbs weight, and a 5lbs weight to get me just over 55lbs dry.

there are some things that a lot of us carry that i dont recall seeing used, but hey better to have and not need then need and not have, right?

Huey14
04-05-2005, 13:26
I agree.

I read somewhere (uh oh, here comes a Huey I Read Somewhere moment) that the BSAS used to use bricks...until someone got lost and died of exposure. How true that is, I don't know.

Surgicalcric
04-05-2005, 13:36
...When doing the cross country stuff (away from the staff), are the packs filled with bricks to make the weight or are they filled with more usefull things in the event of an emergency?

We had a packing list for our NQP team in Alabama that was to be strictly adhered to. It was permissible to add items but never leave them out. From time to time the cadre would weigh the rucks before a movement and we even had the occasional shakedown to check for people not "doing the right thing."

I am glad I was never one of those guys with a PRC-119 and 4 batteries added to give me the correct "mindset."

Ahh the days.

Crip

Supe
04-05-2005, 13:37
I agree.

I read somewhere (uh oh, here comes a Huey I Read Somewhere moment) that the BSAS used to use bricks...until someone got lost and died of exposure. How true that is, I don't know.

I'm remembering the same thing in bits and pieces (SAS Training Manual?)...I think that it was a Major that wanted to go back through the final trek to see if he could still do it. If I recall correctly, he wasn't lost. He was with a winter selection class, the weather was horrid, and while some of the selectees decided to take shelter, he chose to press on. I'll see if I can dig up the info later...

Dustin03
04-05-2005, 15:02
We had a packing list for our NQP team in Alabama that was to be strictly adhered to. It was permissible to add items but never leave them out. From time to time the cadre would weigh the rucks before a movement and we even had the occasional shakedown to check for people not "doing the right thing."

I am glad I was never one of those guys with a PRC-119 and 4 batteries added to give me the correct "mindset."

Ahh the days.

Crip

Yup, we've been told that the cadre would come around and randomly check rucks. somebody always brings a scale, usually atleast 2. So we get a chance to double check that we are within a good weight.

We where also told that the minimum at SFAS is 45lbs, well "back in their day" it was like 50lbs or so, so guess what, 55lbs is the recomended weight for our NQP's.

Surgicalcric
04-05-2005, 15:27
We where also told that the minimum at SFAS is 45lbs, well "back in their day" it was like 50lbs or so, so guess what, 55lbs is the recomended weight for our NQP's.

If memory serves, ours was 55 dry as well. Plus 4 qts of H2O. Plus weapon and another 2 qts of H2O, plus radios, plus food, plus ammo.. You get the idea. No admins, as "SF does not do admin marches. If we are moving we are going to whoop some azzz."

Dustin03
04-05-2005, 15:31
........ If we are moving we are going to whoop some azzz."

I love it, lol. i might submit this to the best quotes thread :cool:

NousDefionsDoc
04-05-2005, 15:39
Those would be VINES NOT VEINS!

You were not looking to be an 18D were you? :D

TR

Right. And I don't see any pictures, just links I have to click on. Geezus!

Nice pics. Well done.

Tuukka
04-05-2005, 15:59
I'm remembering the same thing in bits and pieces (SAS Training Manual?)...I think that it was a Major that wanted to go back through the final trek to see if he could still do it. If I recall correctly, he wasn't lost. He was with a winter selection class, the weather was horrid, and while some of the selectees decided to take shelter, he chose to press on. I'll see if I can dig up the info later...


Major M.J.A Kealy DSO, killed in 1979.

In 1972, then a 23 year old captain, he led the forces in the battle at Mirbat and was awarded the DSO.

Razor
04-05-2005, 16:54
We where also told that the minimum at SFAS is 45lbs, well "back in their day" it was like 50lbs or so, so guess what, 55lbs is the recomended weight for our NQP's.

Back in my day, SFAS ruck weight was 55lbs dry, so just think of yourself as upholding the old standards.

Dustin03
04-05-2005, 18:50
yes sir, i believe this is what makes the difference in someone being able to say at the end of the day "man this was harder then i thought" or "damn, this aint so bad"

Milam
04-12-2005, 23:17
Thanks for the pics. I was wondering.. do you think I could get one of you shooting in the pics posted? I want to create a siggy out of it.. please?

Thanks in advance.

Milam out.

The Reaper
04-12-2005, 23:30
Thanks for the pics. I was wondering.. do you think I could get one of you shooting in the pics posted? I want to create a siggy out of it.. please?

Thanks in advance.

Milam out.

No and you do not have a "siggy".

Unless I give you one, and then you will not like it.

Read your mail, and heed it. Quickly.

TR

ghostinashell
04-13-2005, 22:29
Also really liked the one of the machine guns on the table. Very cool how you got the focus to be exactly on he mag wells (I think that's the part) but the grass around it was blurry.

FrontSight

Don't mean to butt in or hijack but that would be your depth of field ma'am. When the aperture of a camera's lens is open to say f5.6 you get a very shallow depth of field. Such is the case with the pic you mentioned foreground in focus, background out of focus. So let's say your aperture is set to f16 you would have a much greater depth of field and if you were to focus on the object closest to you everything else in the picture would appear to fall into focus. The larger the format of camera you have the greater room you have to play with the depth of field. Once again sorry for the hijack but at least my degree in photography proved useful for a short second. :D

Grendel
04-14-2005, 16:44
Read The Reaper's thread on taking care of your feet (ARRRRRRRRRR!!!):
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/2/take5.jpg

I ran a search and found The Reaper's thread. Here's the link in case anyone else was looking for it as well:

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106

-Grendel

Archangel
04-14-2005, 16:58
I ran a search and found The Reaper's thread. Here's the link in case anyone else was looking for it as well:

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106

-Grendel
I have definately read that thread several times & have even printed it out for future reference.