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#1 12 years ago

Found some old pictures of my one of my uncles during reserve training in Wisconsin. Thought some of you might be interested:

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Second from the left.

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In the corner, during M-19/M-203 training.

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Playing the bad guys. That would be him in the jeep, passing through a checkpoint.

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In the civilian clothing. (owned).




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#2 12 years ago

Nice pics, lazy reservists as usually, with civilian clothes beneath the uniform. :p

That arresting looks like fun, I especially liked being the enemy as you were allowed to hide "knives" on you, play suicidal spec ops and try to "stab" the one putting you down (outside the kevlar of course). :) Bad thing was I succeeded to escape several meters more than once before being "shot", that sure showed the importance of injuring the enemy soon enough if he tried to escape.

BTW, what's up with the weird position he is being kept in, we were supposed to keep one leg on his arms and sit on the other until reinforcements arrived?




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#3 12 years ago

now weres a pic of you?




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#4 12 years ago

Yeah, a pic of you would be nice.




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#5 12 years ago
Huffardo BTW, what's up with the weird position he is being kept in, we were supposed to keep one leg on his arms and sit on the other until reinforcements arrived?

Searching, not detaining.

I wouldn't say he's a lazy reservist. These pictures are a bit old. These days he wears a Ranger tab.

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#6 12 years ago

Oh, okay.

But aren't almost all reservists lazy? Might be different there though, but here reservist training is half disobeying orders and half drinking alcohol and eating sausages in or outside your tent, depending on the time of year and weather, or so I have been told. :D Seriously that isn't all of it though. I have yet myself been saved from the blessings of reservist training, but due to my unit and task I unfortunately will have the experience sooner or later... :(

EDIT: Didn't get any training on searching through people myself, the military police takes care of that, just detaining special forces after a succesful hunt, but I can understand why you wouldn't want to cause unnecessary pain to someone who you only suspect for something. Your talk about playing the bad guys confused me to think he was identified as an enemy. :p




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#7 12 years ago

You go through regular army basic training first. Then it's the one weekend a month, two weeks a year bit (plus whenever you're called up).




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#8 12 years ago

Okay, that explains a bit, you'll have to stay sharp if you are learning completely new things and aren't just updating your knowledge. :p

And if they get paid extra (the loss of income is suprisingly covered here) the money might be another reason to take it seriously...

Actually, I don't think our reservist training usually is that bad, the laziest just make up a legal reason to stay home. Was trying to be funny, during training you got a bit jealous on those guys with long hair and beards that came there for about a week, got the newest and best equipment we never would have been given, sat on the ground in irregular formations and saluted nobody, and most importantly, went back to their lives soon again. :p




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#9 12 years ago

Have we ever seen USMA?




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#10 12 years ago

I can't remember, so I suppose it must have been a very long time ago if we have...




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