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Old 07-04-2012, 20:35   #16
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I believe it was early 2005. I went to Selection not to long after. Back in my day, 1 Panther was still in the WWII style barracks on Ardenness(Old Division).

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I don't think the 82nd barracks between Gruber and Ardennes were the WWII barracks Teddy is referring to. Those cinder block barracks were built in the 60's IIRC.

He means the splinter barracks down off Butner next to Pope. They were built during WWII. I stayed in them in a platoon bay in 1978. SOPC was there back till at least 2005 or so, and 4-3 SFG(A) was in them in 2009.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:54   #17
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That is correct. They were 70s era buildings.
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Old 09-30-2012, 15:16   #18
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I earned the EIB last year using the EIB 22 standards, which consisted of marksmanship, APFT, day/night landnav, patrol/TCP/urban lanes, and the ruckmarch.

I didn't feel badge protected but some of my comrades who were physically superior to me didnt pass the APFT which I found odd.

I feel as though the tasks performed during EIB are done to a Hollywood standard, and aren't very realistic, but at the same time you're studying the tasks and doing them to a standard that requires a little intelligence memorize.
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Old 09-30-2012, 16:46   #19
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I don't think the 82nd barracks between Gruber and Ardennes were the WWII barracks Teddy is referring to. Those cinder block barracks were built in the 60's IIRC.

He means the splinter barracks down off Butner next to Pope. They were built during WWII. I stayed in them in a platoon bay in 1978. SOPC was there back till at least 2005 or so, and 4-3 SFG(A) was in them in 2009.

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And the 18A Committee runs a FID FTX out of a couple of them today, as well as uses them as an ISOFAC for a UW FTX...if the Army only got as much value out of everything it bought!


I also got my EIB with 2-504 in the fall of 1989, and replaced it with a CIB in December.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:52   #20
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I earned my EIB in 1987 with 3/9 Manchus (Ft. Ord, 7th ID (L) as an SP4 after failing in '86 as a PFC. Both times I felt the standards on some of the tasks were ridiculous (ok, F'ing stupid as in how you took the Dragon off your shoulder), perhaps reflecting a peace time Army. However, my company CDR did get a no-go on the Claymore lane because he could read Front Towards Enemy as he finished that task. Hey, his degree was in French (no shit).

Once you earned the EIB your reward was to be a lane grader on next year's test. I was NCOIC of land nav in '88 (a few months before the Q). Our CSM came out and was telling stories. He was asked why he went to Vietnam twice. Here, he takes up the story. "I went there to test for my CIB. There was only one station, Move Under Direct Fire. I got a no-go. Six months later I went back to retest."

Unlike the good CSM, earning my EIB was more difficult than my CIB, but the stakes were a bit higher for the latter so I value it more.

I do have to say that a few years later as a lane grader in SF there was peer pressure to let guys slide through. I was not popular that week.
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Old 02-18-2013, 18:45   #21
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Divemaster,

Now that is a coincidence. I earned my EIB in 1998 with 4/21 IN at Fort Ord after failing in 87. A good chance you were one of the graders for me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:18   #22
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Schofield BKS 1983

I arrived to Schofield in Feb 1981, B Co, 1/21 Gimlets. I was to late (and to green) that year to try out for the EIB. But the next year, WATCH OUT, boy was I ready and boy did I get schooled to the ways of the EIB "protectors of the badge" (darn call for fire)! So that next year I worked and studied and made sure I had all of my skills honed and my last station was the call for fire and I blew it out of the water!! Every year after that I ended up on the test committee and swore I would not be a protector. It used to PI$$ me off at the # of officers that would try to push their way through a station and expect some "extra" consideration to their sub-standard performance, especially the guys that wore a Masons ring! I later earned my CIB in Desert Storm.
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Then there is the EFMB.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:21   #24
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Then there is the EFMB.
That deserves its own Thread of lies...
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:52   #25
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Earned mine as a SPC back in 2006 while drinking coffee ... err, I mean on deployment to Kosovo.

To be quite honest, I went for it for the wrong reasons. I was plain bored "on mission" in Kosovo and soldiers who went for their EIB were allowed to stay back for the course (that should say a lot about our op tempo).

Afterwards, I'm glad I went out for it. I was the only soldier in my company to go through at the time and managed to earn it. Probably some of the most fun training I had been through and it most certainly set me up for success later on down the road.
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Old 02-19-2013, 16:50   #26
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I think when greenberetTFS says "old Division area" he is talking about the WWII barracks on the other side of Longstreet. You might be too young to remember those. There are still a few around near Pike field. SWCS still uses some of them for running language classes.

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Lets just say the conditions of those barracks were less than ideal. They were knocked down in 2008,and are being replaced with dormitory style housing.

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