In the 2 years I have been on this forum I have not seen this topic addressed so I will attempt. DS is an MSII and excitedly relayed his weekends training they just completed. On Friday afternoon they practiced rigging heavy loads to helos where the helo was hovering “about 3 feet above my head". Then they loaded the entire battalion into helos and took off for Ft. Carson. DS said it was amazing to fly over Denver with the doors open. I think he is now hooked on aviation! Down time at Ft. Carson for the rest of the evening. Sat. at 5 up and going, literally, 12 mile ruck in full gear with a rifle. After that they did various ops/drills, medical evac, range with the 10th SF group, and the "Mogadishu Mile" (for those of you not familiar with this get a copy of BLACKHAWK DOWN and you will get a sense of why this type of training is necessary).Sat. evening food collected but told not to worry " you will be getting a hot meal later". At some point during this they all did an AFPT, running the 2 miles with a rifle and in boots. Now dark, they (squad or fire team I can't remember) are given land nav point to get to; upon arrival they are told its dinner time!!! Here is your dinner, a live rooster. No one in DS group wanted to kill it at first then DS grabbed it, put his boot on its head and pulled it off. (“Pretty savage dad"). They cooked it and ate it. By the time they made it back to camp it was about 5: 00 a.m. he said it was all he could do to walk a straight line and said it was the hardest 24 hours of his entire life. I could sense the pride in his voice as he was telling me about it especially when he said some of the other battalions were just getting up from their "hard day of paintball". DS is thankful he has a PMS that is training them hard so he will be prepared.