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Marine Sniper15

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#11 15 years ago

Yea my unit did something similar. We went to Camp Ripley, a national guard training camp, and did things the national guard would use to train, like a rappeling tower and an obstacle course. It was actually pretty fun.




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#12 15 years ago
Marine Sniper15Yea my unit did something similar. We went to Camp Ripley, a national guard training camp, and did things the national guard would use to train, like a rappeling tower and an obstacle course. It was actually pretty fun.

best summer camp i ever went to and it was free. the food was good too. all you can eat at the canteen and the army guys encouraged eating a lot, specially with all the physical activities in the day. then again i have an unatural fondness for powdered eggs. the experience certainly got me interested in the military more than any recruiters propaganda so i am a believer that this is how you get recruits.




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#13 15 years ago
The Contenderbest summer camp i ever went to and it was free. the food was good too. all you can eat at the canteen and the army guys encouraged eating a lot, specially with all the physical activities in the day. then again i have an unatural fondness for powdered eggs. the experience certainly got me interested in the military more than any recruiters propaganda so i am a believer that this is how you get recruits.

Did they make you repeat those things you did until you almost died of exhaustion? Oh well, actually the part of the food pretty much covers it, unless US military is much nicer, which it hardly can, the US being an attacking country and all. Just remember, if it doesn't hurt (a lot) it isn't real, they just want you to get a positive idea of the military. :)

I'm obviously not in something similiar to a JROTC, I don't think we even have that, mandatory conscription kind of makes it hard to get interested people I suppose, and there is no money to give kids a free hobby that costs a lot for the state. We have different "defence organisations" that have fun shooting assault rifles etc, and keep up their knowledge voluntarily and they organize voluntary training operations, but I had never heard of them before my military service, and I have a feeling they aren't very popular with the youth, those of them that accept members that don't yet have done their military service that is.




Marine Sniper15

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#14 15 years ago

Do you mean you went to Camp Ripley or was it some other Camp?




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#15 15 years ago

I think we go to Nellis or Travis for Encampent, where we do stuff like that. I'm pretty sure we aren;t firing any guns, because no one in their right minds would let any person in a JROTC program hold something capable of sever injury and/or death... We also have an 'Honors Camp" thing, where you do Even more of that stuff, plus fly a plane




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#16 15 years ago
Marine Sniper15Do you mean you went to Camp Ripley or was it some other Camp?

the camps vary by region, texas schools got sent to camp bullis in san antonio texas or at least it was back then, we also went to lackland AFB for abstacle course training.




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#17 15 years ago

I was in Air Force JROTC in High School until they kicked me out.




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#18 15 years ago
Marine Sniper15JROTC stands for junior reserve officer training corps. Bear187, what is the sabre team? I have never heard of it before and was curious. Is it like crack drill?

The sabre team performed with Sabres at speciall ocassions, such as Graduation ans stuff like that. We were in full dress with berets and white gloves on with Marine type Sabres.




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#19 15 years ago

We have the TA [Territorial Army] in Britain, is that something similar?

[I'm not involved in it by the way, not my thing].




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#20 15 years ago
GrimmeWe have the TA [Territorial Army] in Britain, is that something similar? [I'm not involved in it by the way, not my thing].

its possible. JROTC is basically boy scouts funded by the army although i am not familiar with the TA. i only joined so i would not have to go to Gym. no ac in my school.