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    So here I am... "training" for a year long deployment in Iraq in good 'ol Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

    Who else have been through here? It's completely inane! Im sorry but if you work there or stationed there, i cant help it.

    Im in a Line Haul unit and we are only given 8 days of actually 88M training. The rest was infantry, hooah stuff. Which we didnt mind (we really did) but why do we train on 3-5 second rushes and spend days reading out of old infantry books if we are a line haul unit. I can understand the basics but in all reality, should we spend our time on that? For those of you who have been there, you know what Im talking about...

    Not to mention, back at the State Mob Site, we did ALL the required classes and passed ALL the required exams, tests, etc...but when we get up to Camp Atterbury, they will not accept them and we have to do all of the classes again.

    Is anyone or Did anyone have this experience? And I dont mean to gripe, butg if you were in my situation, you would want answers too. The UA's are excellent and the training is up to date.

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    [QUOTE=Teuvil]So here I am... "training" for a year long deployment in Iraq in good 'ol Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

    Who else have been through here? It's completely inane! Im sorry but if you work there or stationed there, i cant help it.

    Im in a Line Haul unit and we are only given 8 days of actually 88M training. The rest was infantry, hooah stuff. Which we didnt mind (we really did) but why do we train on 3-5 second rushes and spend days reading out of old infantry books if we are a line haul unit. I can understand the basics but in all reality, should we spend our time on that? For those of you who have been there, you know what Im talking about...

    Not to mention, back at the State Mob Site, we did ALL the required classes and passed ALL the required exams, tests, etc...but when we get up to Camp Atterbury, they will not accept them and we have to do all of the classes again.

    Is anyone or Did anyone have this experience? And I dont mean to gripe, butg if you were in my situation, you would want answers too. The UA's are excellent and the training is up to date.[/QUOTE]

    Our BCT went through two three week AT's prior to the MOB station, completed all Warrior Task events and were certified. They went to Ft Hood, had to do everything over again. It is what it is. Better to have it ingrained in so that you react without thinking, than to half do something.

    I guess Line haul units always have combat escorts to do the fighting for them, and never get ambushed and have to fight?
    Last edited by SSG Beckering; December 10th, 2010, 05:26 PM. Reason: profanity

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    • #3
      rather have too much training than too little. Imagine being the first ones in, having only Desert Storm as your guide?

      Bottom line, you are soldiers first. Hooah!

      Can't wait to join again :D

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      • #4
        We all are taking in all the training that we are given but you dont understand! You would think that we are being trained to go to vietnam. Not to mention, they're making all the broken people go out to the FOB (or COB as they NOW call it) and finish their quaters out in a cot and tent. Im all for being out in the field but some things are ridiculous. Soldier first, training second. The soldier cant train if he is hurting.

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        • #5
          Beautiful weather we're having today, I live about 20 miles north of where you are :D

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=Teuvil]We all are taking in all the training that we are given but you dont understand! You would think that we are being trained to go to vietnam. Not to mention, they're making all the broken people go out to the FOB (or COB as they NOW call it) and finish their quaters out in a cot and tent. Im all for being out in the field but some things are ridiculous. Soldier first, training second. The soldier cant train if he is hurting.[/QUOTE]

            Mission First, Soldiers Always.

            The mission ALWAYS comes first.

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            • #7
              If you have no soldiers, you have no mission. :D

              But, you are correct. If im the only healthy one, I will continue the mission while helping my soldiers.

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              • #8
                How hard is doing all of that WTT stuff. If you do not pass them are you non deployable? I was on active duty when it was called CTT, so this is all fairly new to me.

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                • #9
                  adderbury

                  i have not been there i will be there early next year around jan 2010, i agree, i was 25u now i am 92a, got my mos training but none on the new samms-e system that we will be using in afgan,talked to the commander and was told we will do all infantry AWT, how he expects me to do logisitcs in afgan i do not know, but he does not care, we know who he will blame though, so i do see your point but infantry officers do not, my unit used to be support for the artillery, now it is an ACO distrubution unit, how many people in my unit have seen a warehouse? only one me yet i have a whole platoon of mechanics,cooks,and ammo people that have changed there MOS and no nothing about what they need to get there job done incountry.

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                  • #10
                    I went through Atterbury in November for one month of training. Yes, we did training in Missouri just to do it all again at Atterbury. It's so that 1st Army can certify that you are combat ready and ready to be deployed. It's repetitive training I know it is not fun. But train like you fight. We spent a week at COL Warrior there in tents and we just ran battle drills and got critiqued on it everyday. It really prepares you for whats ahead. I'm not sure where you are heading to but pay close attention to the IED portion of the training, 9 line med-evac. Good luck. But as the LT said, its Mission First, Soldier Always
                    Last edited by SSG Beckering; December 10th, 2010, 05:31 PM. Reason: profanity

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                    • #11
                      A few synonyms of soldier are, Warrior, Combatant, Fighter.

                      [quote]If you have no soldiers, you have no mission.[/quote]

                      While this is true, I for one feel "over training" if far more preferable than not being properly trained for contingencies.

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                      • #12
                        All this complaining about Infantry training when your something else, well if everyone just went infantry this wouldn't be a problem for you would it!

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                        • #13
                          you cannot even begin to understand the amount of logistics that has to go into keeping the infantry in the fight, no i did not go infantry my GT score was higher than my shoe size

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                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=Ababb17]All this complaining about Infantry training when your something else, well if everyone just went infantry this wouldn't be a problem for you would it![/QUOTE] Don't take this the wrong way, but If I remember correctly you haven't been through basic yet. Which doesn't mean your an Infantryman yet. And trust me being on my first deployment that kind of attitude will get you or your buddy killed. Sure, it's great to be all Hooah hooah. But saying stuff like that gives you a bad image, and the Infantry as well for being a mindless, poorly educated, group of soldiers. Which we are all not. Just my .02
                            Last edited by SSG Beckering; December 10th, 2010, 05:33 PM.

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                            • #15
                              [QUOTE=tfredleg]you cannot even begin to understand the amount of logistics that has to go into keeping the infantry in the fight, no i did not go infantry my GT score was higher than my shoe size[/QUOTE]


                              lmao! That's a good one.

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