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Old 10-25-2020, 08:14   #16
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Whatever happened to training soldier through pain, discomfort, and hardship so that - when it is time for combat - these things are not alien to them? Why is it that those of us who trained under these conditions found that it hardened and strengthened us, but today's generation is somehow unable to cope without sensitivity sessions and hand holding. To the whole lot of you Millenials who agree with these untested new "training" methods, what the f**k is wrong with you?!
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:17   #17
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Whatever happened to training soldier through pain, discomfort, and hardship so that - when it is time for combat - these things are not alien to them? Why is it that those of us who trained under these conditions found that it hardened and strengthened us, but today's generation is somehow unable to cope without sensitivity sessions and hand holding. To the whole lot of you Millenials who agree with these untested new "training" methods, what the f**k is wrong with you?!
PTSD!


aaaaand waaaaait foorrr it...pharmaceutical addiction to opium based drugs.
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In IET land sometimes we bring out a UE Boom and play some music for the new Soldiers when doing a workout. Helps keep them engaged and makes PT a more positive experience instead of just some SSG smoking the crap out of the kids for an hour.
Just a few thoughts...

In IET land, there should be a focus that is cursed by a single point of failure - the constant reinforcement that your failure to stay engaged will terminate with a Chinaman emptying his Type-95 into your chest. Sure music is great - but it results in a culture of troops that results in troops sticking the earbud to their music player under their headset when they should be switched on to the mission at hand.

"...the kids"
Who are these kids we are speaking of? These "kids" are Americas FIGHTING men and women that should be focusing on PT with the goal of making sure that when you hit someone - they stay hit.
It's isn't building a beach body - or looking good at the Crossfit gym. Its building the power and stamina needed to move dismounted through the mountains until someone cant breath anymore - then the slow tired people get shot while they are bust catching their breath.

There are ways to train smarter. Training smarter changes lives. Suggesting that the brighter future for America lays within the hope that gangster overflowing with the same language that will get you relieved for cause - well - it makes me shudder.
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