First encampment circa winter 1998 Homestead ARB - fire drill right in the middle of shower/personal time, next year the ops order was very specific on the types of underwear permitted and required a bathrobe or "beach towel" and the fire drill was moved to a different time.
SER winter encampment 07 - in the middle of a staff meeting the entire staff was mobilized to search for a missing flight sergeant, he was latter found in his bed, asleep "mummified" in his blankets. This was also the encampment that I learned it can get down to single digits in FL. Nothing like running around to all the barracks at 2am with space heaters waking up and moving around cadets. I was waking this one cadet to move him from his bed to a different one so we could but a space heater there, he would not wake up for anything, including picking the bed frame an inch off the ground an dropping it, so I started snapping about 2 inches from his head. He finally woke up and went "duuuuddddeeee what the fuc... yes sir?" Another one wouldn't wake up and we still had 4 buildings to put heaters in so we got six people and picked up his entire bed and moved him, he woke up mid move, it was priceless.
That's amazing. Here's another:At a Army Ranger/Sniper demonstration, a group of people volunteered, including me. Best volunteer I ever made. They gave everyone a rifle, or in my case an M249 SAW, with blanks, and let everyone who volunteered shoot off some ammo. I had fun blasting away at invisible enemies, and stood up after my belt was gone. I looked over at another guy who had an M249 SAW. He was firing a couple bursts. Now this is one of those seemingly three feet tall, twenty pound guys (huge exaggeration, but you get the point. He was really small). He finally decided to let loose. While wasting the belt, everyone watched as he was pushed back five feet. He finally stood up with a big grin on his face, covered in dirt. Probably the coolest thing I have ever seen happen while someone shot a gun.Also at the demonstration, "terrorists" drove up and kidnapped a cadet colonel. She was so scared, it was amazing. Of course, as the terrorists drove away, another sniper team moved in, took out some of the stragglers, while a Ranger detachment disabbled the SUV with two HMMWVs with Brownings and an M240B.The coolest introduction was also at that demonstration. We marched out into nowhere, going "where are our instructers?" we marched past one, and stopped two feet in front of one. Both were hiding in the grass with their gillie suits on. One of the snipers was our TAC officer.
This thread is pretty funny. I am signed up for my first encampment (TAC Officer) this Spring. I certainly hope I don't run into some of these situations!
Now that you've read this, the RST on Saturday will probably make a lot more sense.
Also at this encampment, I had a cadet pretty much drink Listerine straight from the bottle(the big bottle). Now this cadet was like 4'10" or so, and was already suffering from a rash in an uncomfortable place that messed up the way he marched. So now you add drunkenness to the weeble wobble factor and you can pretty much figure out his nickname for the week.
Quote from: C/Command125 on June 07, 2009, 12:45:23 AMAlso at this encampment, I had a cadet pretty much drink Listerine straight from the bottle(the big bottle). Now this cadet was like 4'10" or so, and was already suffering from a rash in an uncomfortable place that messed up the way he marched. So now you add drunkenness to the weeble wobble factor and you can pretty much figure out his nickname for the week. Why, oh why, would anyone do that ever?
And, as an aside, is this something that is addressed in the DDR program?