Besides weekly meeting, my time in Civil Air Patrol was spent at state and nation-wide events. I attended numerous leadership schools here in California, along with a national robotics school near Los Angeles - at which I was voted Honor Cadet. My greatest achievement in C.A.P. so far was graduating from Hawk Mountain Ranger School, located in Kempton,
I’m a 24 year old sergeant in the United States Army, and I have been in this division for just under a year now. My division is the 501st infantry company, filled with some of the allied forces’ youngest, but most skilled, soldiers. My C.O., Captain Paul Metcalfe, leads the routine runs that every division is expected to complete. He was one of 17 British-born men in our platoon. The 501st was a small group, consisting of roughly 100 men, with five 20-man platoons.
All that was going through my head was do not mess up Valencia we were standing outside in the rain I began my interview. My first question was the simplest question, and I asked chief, “How old were you when you enlist and why did you enlist, “after a few minutes in deep thought he responded, “I was 17 when I enlisted on a delayed entry program in November 1985. I didn't ship off to basic until I was 18.” As the interview went on the explained to me that he went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for both basic training and school. Chief was just a private no rank when entering basic
Life at Valley Forge Brave, have no fear of someone or something. American soldiers represent bravery. The huts of the soldiers were very long and wide. The fireplace was in acceptable condition. No beds in the huts just straw and mud.
I am Cadet Captain Mejia and I have been in JROTC my whole high school career (4 years). It has been a crazy 4 years, from being cadet of the month my freshmen year to being color guard commander my senior year. JROTC has been a roller coaster for me, I loved JROTC my freshmen year. I did everything my first year in JROTC, I was in color guard, drill team, unarmed drill team, and raiders team! I did almost all color guard performances.
When I first entered this program I was a shy and insecure little girl who had no idea what she wanted in life. I started as a squad leader, in charge of about 5 people. I later moved on to a staff position, I currently serve as the Chief of staff. As chief of staff, I help ensure that all officers under
When I enlisted in the army, I never comprehended the atrocities I would come face to face with. The war is brutal and I cannot even keep track of how long I have been out here serving my country. Do I regret my decision? Most certainly not, but at times I do wonder what life would have been like if I had just never gone. I am about to write about the conditions I have faced and they are rather disturbing so be prepared.
The Fourth Battalion of the 27th Infantry As my father and I sat at the kitchen table, I assumed my dad, Scott Garland, would have somewhat serious responses for being in the Army for 6 years. As he thought about the military all of his life changing memories flooded back to him. He had been stationed in many places and remembered each and every one of them.
Coming from BCT to my unit was a big change. You go from standard military bearing to a laid back informal style. I arrive to my unit in July of 2008, from that point until January 2010 was spent training for a deployment. Now there is nothing that can prepare you for a deployment. You can go through all the briefings and all the trainings you want but nothing will prepare you for it. The day came to board the bus set out for a foreign country. I little about me first I am a very keep to myself person. I show zero emotion, as when I was a child I was poked fun at for showing any type of emotion. Once I boarded that bus I broke down and started to cry. I more I thought about it the more uneasy I became. I had to hold it together for
It was December 1st. My first day in the colonial army, it was horrible all i saw was snow and dead bodies the scene made me shake in the soles of my shoes. The estimated amount of people dead so far was about 1,800 to 2,500. It was absolutely freezing and i wanted to go home, i was confused and couldn’t think straight. Men were dropping like flies and the stench of death was all too real. The first two years of the war did not go well for us. It’d been that way since 1775, when “he” had taken command, George Washington. He and his troops had withdrawn from Boston and retreated from New York City. George was unable to stop the British army when General Howe marched his army into the national capital of philadelphia. Like much of america, philadelphia
SGT. Barrett and I contacted a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot that was parked in an unlit area at approximately 2300 hours. Once outside of our vehicle I started flanking toward the right side of the white Nissan Maxima, as the windows were darked out. SGT. Barrett went to the driver side of the vehicle, where the door was ajar, with a male sitting in the driver's seat with his feet planted on the ground I heard what sounded like a dense metal object fall onto the pavement from the driver's side of the vehicle. Immediately after the object fell on to the pavement, SGT. Barrett started yelling commands to the male not to pick the item up. I immediately unholsered my side arm. SGT. Barrett advised me that the male had a gun. I moved to SGT. Barretts side, where I saw a small black handgun on the pavement between the drivers feet. I pointed my firearm at the male with my finger indexed on the slide. SGT. Barrett continured to command the male to put his hands on the top of the door frame.
The 34th, operating as a unit of the 24th Infantry Division along with many others endured some of the most horrific combat, under awful weather and terrain conditions during the War in the Pacific. The 34th Infantry Regiment securing the island of Mindanao lasted until late September of 1945. Their efforts resulted in upward of 22,000 Japanese soldiers surrendering. More than 10,000 Japanese Soldiers died in combat on Mindanao. From April to August of 1945 approximately 820 U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Mindanao and 2,880 were wounded. The 34th was fortunate in that the casualty and injury rate was very low, considering the intensity of the battle.
Fall Hike in October I’m running out of my house, slamming the door behind me and shouting, “I’m free!” at the top of my air-filled pink lungs. I get a few weird looks from the neighbors that are outside and a few from even the one’s inside but they’re used to my usual crazy outbursts. I don’t know if I should be worried by that or not.