- Dec 21, 2011
DS begins Ranger School in August, anyone communicate with their DS/DD during school? We'd love to send mail, not sure how it works and DS hasn't found out anything yet.
Care packages of food? And they still called it Ranger School?There are are some things which you may not send. Until about a year ago they used to allow care packages of food at the end of the second and third phases. No more.
Just got a note from our DS. He made it through RAP week! Of the 40 armor Lieutenaints that started only 6 remain. Definitely the most difficult thing he's ever done, but he says he's learning a ton. Had one hour sleep and 3 minutes to ear before a the 12 mile ruck. We'll see what the next 46 days bring.
Went to Darby pass this past weekend, unfortunately DS needs to recycle Darby phase. He has a great attitude and is looking at this as a second chance. He started with 40 Lts. from his ABOLC class, 6 remain and only 2 went to Mountain phase.
Yes. He recycled Darby, so he basically had a week to study, sleep right, eat and then went back in after the 11-17 class finished RAP week. We got a note on Friday where he says that he can't believe he struggled with patrols the first time around, he is feeling much more confident after recycling. We will head down to Benning on 9/28 and hopefully see him for his passon 9/29, if he recycles again, it'll be 9/30. Hopefully he'll go on to mountains. Thanks for the interest.
He failed patrols on two consecutive Darby's. He was disappointed to say the least, some of the grading is subjective, but there is definitely some things he needs to work on.