HANSjurgen

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    • So, finally remembered to update this...

      7 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Just realized how long its been since I've updated this.

      Trying to finish school. ROTC is killing me, its absorbing all of my time and now starting to suck up a ton of my money as I'm buying uniforms (sewn ACU tops/ASUs) segwaying from that, for the first time my taxes are so complicated that I kinda just set them aside until I figured out some good people to take them to.
      My stuff is all over the place.
      My total "income" is under $6k (scholarship money fortunately doesn't count) but that money is spread over 1 DFAS payment from LDAC/CTLT, paychecks for working the rock wall employed by the university system of GA which shows me as not paying any state taxes since I'm employed by them I guess...maybe, some T-bonds I cashed under my name for my brother since I was still using the local bank at the time, and then a decent amount of money from google adsense which isn't on a normal w-2 and has me confused as shit. Really need to file soon, really need to figure this out.

      Also apparently 2LT Me doesn't have to be anywhere until 23 February 2013... so I'm think I'm gonna delay to December for graduation to retake a class or two to improve my GPA to benefit me come time to apply for grad school. Need to check with some friends and armeav8r to figure out how long the AV pipeline is, because as it stands I won't even make it to BOLC by the time some of my peers will be hitting 1LT...

      Also it seems that the guy that makes golden AKs, makarovs, and BHPs for Saddam, Gadaffi, UBL, and the like has work again in North Korea making top fed PKMs and chroming the heck out of them, when he isn't making pistols for Korean commanders.

      My spring break is coming to an end, no beach trips or going to N GA mountains like hoped or planned. Did introduce a person to shooting, see Act Of Valor, drink a ton of Sam Adams Alpine Spring, and play a round of putt-putt with friends so it wasn't a total waste.
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    • Well damn.

      7 years ago

      HANSjurgen

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      8:42 Injury
      +40 mins enter ER
      +47 see first nurse 8 on pain scale, resting heart rate of 51, triaged a 3...
      +1:33 see an E-4 radiation tech for X-rays and then head back to ER waiting room
      +2:23 shift change new ER receptionist is willing to give my mom an ice pack to dull my pain since the previous receptionist said he couldn't give me anything "til I was seen by a doctor"
      +3:48 ice pack at room temperature mom gets another ice pack from receptionist
      +4:05 name called and taken to back room of ER
      +5:08 hobble into hallway find first person I see in scrubs "have I fucking been forgot back here?"
      +5:17 PA finally sees me but hasn't looked over my folder...
      +5:26 PA says its not broken just the worst sprain he's see in a while proceeds to tell me what I already know...RICE and I can't do the North Face Endurance Challenge
      +5:42 nurse gives me a shot wraps ankle, mom wanders down to pharmacy because she was told my stuff was already put in, it isn't...
      +5:49 sign my discharge papers and hobble down to pharmacy to meet mom
      +6:16 recieve meds from pharmacy

      This is the government run healthcare America wants...

    • 2 month update...

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Been stupid busy with school and the things keep piling on.

      My stupid CB&T checking account got compromised again, and when I went in to the branch to talk to them she told me I probably just downloaded something and to call the number for iTunes, who with the small amount of time I had on my lunch break weren't helpful. Apparently customer service doesn't like helping you if aren't a customer, especially if you are trying to take your money back...(this is a recurring theme apparently) some time over the weekend the card that I asked to get frozen Friday afternoon got used again and now I have some 122.67 of charges with some crap from half.com (an offshoot of eBay it seems) who after spending 20 minutes of navigating customer service automated questionnaires in circles literally getting rerouted to the same 3 screens every time- despite my attempts of saying I don't have an account to log in and I don't want to register I finally found an 800 number... customer service my ass...
      The gain from this is that I finally opened a USAA checking account (was able to transfer money from CB&T account that I asked to get frozen to open this, wonderful right?) and as soon as I get my damn money back I can close this account and quit my dealings with CB&T.

      I'm the Cougar Battalions assistant S-3 (one of 2) and basically the S-3s go to guy because well the other S-3 is a girl and she consistently meets the minimum standards. So she gets one training even to run (CWST) and I get LRC and our first Land Nav. Super. I also got voluntold I was gonna be our Ranger Challenge Team Captain, which means PT 2 more days a week and waking up 30 minutes earlier, again super. Sucks for the work load, but it does stroke my ego damn good that they skipped over 2 guys that used to wear tan berets that are seniors that don't have competition experience and a prior service 11B E-4 to go to me.

      Started planning my 2nd annual birthday run, this year my route will 23 miles (you know I need the 1 to grow on) since my running partner is now in Arizona doing Military Intelligence BOLC.
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      Trying to recruit people to either run with me in stages, or get a staged support vehicle so I'm not out on the road for like 3 hours alone. Either way it will be an awesome experience and I hope that I can keep it a birthday tradition.

      Just realized I never wrote anything about my Summer. My training at Ft. Lewis was alright, I had some people who I just didn't jive with personalitywise and some incompetent people (like the guy who got tasked by cadre as my ATL on both missions when I was a SL (on one of my missions he led my patrol off azimuth we couldn't find our trail for me to setup an ambush on...) I slipped up and told my squad that I enjoy hiking and running marathons so I ended up humping either the (non-functional) m60 or all of our squad's special equipment (CLS bag, grenade, claymore, at4) because that made sense.
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      If you look to the left of the big black guy, you can see someone's hand carrying an m16 by the magwell, I'm that guy, you can also barely see the antenna of my SINCGARS poking above the crowd. I lucked out and got to hump a 75lb ruck for our 10k victory march because I had one of 2 radios in the section- (the other is being carried by our PL, Jendrejewski, up front. He was an awesome guy, and on a random sidenote apparently is good friends with some of the SF guys that started the Go Ruck Challenge-

      My follow on training at Fort Bragg, was pretty miserable. I had kind of lucked out at Lewis and got there right as the rain was finally disappearing (which add in a couple thousand cadets means all the grass on the FOB/AA died and it was a dusty clusterfuck of GP mediums) but when I got to Bragg, this awesome heat wave was sweeping the country so I spent my first few day on ranges (240/249, m9 [expert], m500, m320, and even got to qualify on another guys m4 [marksmen]) on when it was 116 with the heat index, and then got the good word that I was going to the field (because I wasn't burned out on FTXs from my 2 weeks in the woods at Lewis). The good thing was I was with a Cav unit so we had trucks to carry our shit, most of the time. I got a crash course in how much the IBA sucks by getting to wear one for days on end, I slept pretty much everywhere in and on an up armored HMMWV, got to lead a section on a mounted night-time live fire exercise (not a lot of cadets get this kind of opportunity I hear) in a village (you really learn to remember to call shift and lift fire signals when you can see tracers in the night zipping behind the building you and your team are moving to). Did a couple other cool guy missions, raids and what not (including at one point where we set a shoot house on fire because the platoon running the ammo supply point gave us tracers so we did the normal unit SOP of loading with mixed tracers for our rifles and the rounds continued to burn after we shot them in the rubber target backers in the house... building 1 on Range 77 if I remember correctly. That aside I learned a ton about mounted operations that I didn't know, more about calling for fire (than my previous fire on TRP 1 knowhow...), and as much as I dread it garrison operations for an officer (writing up a ground accident report for a private walking around in the dark when he got popped in the eyebrow by a 20ft whip antenna on a truck, writing memorandums of instruction for a ranges, etc. My only regret from CTLT was not getting to jump when I was with division, even after I tried calling a favor and talking to Havoc1, it still wasn't in the cards for me (after getting scrubbed from two previous jumps for guys that were pay hurt and got bumped as well when a bird had mechanical issues).

    • 8 years ago

      HANSjurgen
    • woops-

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      forgot to write anything-

      Won't have access again until mid July probably- and then I'll be at Bragg for a bit and then come home just before school kicks off-

    • Do I really need to go to PT tomorrow..

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Before I get into the things I learned from my run across Georgia, I'll give some numbers-
      17 relay teams started and were split into to start times based on their estimated finish times, with a wave at 0400 for the slower types, and 0600 for everyone else-
      We started at 0600 Saturday morning at the National Infantry Museum, and finished 37 hours and 2 minutes later on Sunday evening. We finished 4th of the military teams and 9th overall. This event was able to raise $60K+ for the House Of Heroes.

      In my opinion this race was less about how stupid fast you were and could hold and more with how your team managed the heat, hydration, rest/sleep, and food.
      The heat was killer with the temperature being 80+ for nearly 90% of the race and you were at full exertion with no shade unless it was dark out. We used these things called ice bandanas and had ice sheets at the checkpoints when we would change runners. We also used a racing hat that we throw loose ice in at regular intervals that would keep your head and rest of you cool. Hydration was an issue that most on our team underestimated, I would drink 20 oz of water mixed with cellucor C4 extreme 15 minutes before my leg, and another 20 oz of pacifichealth labs Endurox as soon as I finished, along with sipping powerade during my downtime while supporting who ever else was running and while running sipping water (to avoid cramping) and mostly using it to keep me cool. Sleep was hard to come by for most since the support vehicles were constantly stopping and lights coming on as people unassed the vehicle to get out and support the runner at whatever intervals the time of day/environment dictated. Sleep was usually accomplished on the later legs after an appropriate cool down time, I think I got about 3-4 hours of sleep during the race, which was on the lower end of what most got. Food became a stupid issue for most, we had tons of clif/power bars, pretzels, PB&J sandwiches, and grilled chicken. Some on the team didn't realize that the at least 6 hours before their next leg would be more than enough time to eat nearly anything and hit the wall Saturday night from not filling themselves with calories during the day. We also ran into issues with the lesser experienced runners not wanting to sip water during their runs and would constantly just trying to catch up on hydration, wouldn't want to wear their jerseys which were nice moisture wicking to keep you cool, and the sun on that much exposed skin would just sap your energy. We also had people that refused to use ice bandanas, wear a hat (much less put ice under it) and unfortunately their times and performance for the team reflected their willingness to take advice from others.

      Anyway here's one of the cool pictures of me literally flying on a 6ish mile stretch that I started at the Four Winds Restaurant (home of the Ranger burger) in Cusseta, the guy to my left is from the Ranger team Sua Sponte and was trying to get in my head by drafting off my shoulder the whole leg, but him being out of breath 42 minutes later when I was done crushing that section was all I needed to get a big head early on in the race-
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    • My craziest race so far...by far...

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      This weekend I'm part of a 8 man team that is running from Columbus/Fort Benning to Savannah. 260~ miles, 40 hours, 3 cadets, 3 new lieutenants, and an E-5 and E-8 most of which have no major (distance) running background other than showing up and doing PT. 3 of us are experienced marathoners, and our other major competition (only the top military team gets an award) is Team Sua Sponte, a bunch of 3/75 guys that just got back from a deployment, which has us unsure of what to expect from them performance wise.
      Regardless of how we place, its gonna be awesome and its for a good cause.

      Race Information here including donation information, and tracking information for teams and runners.
      I'm on the Rowdy Pickles (our largest donor got to pick our team name...and he has a strange sense of humor...)

    • 8 years ago

      HANSjurgen
    • Finally an update-

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      This semester has been crazy so far. And these mid terms are kicking my ass. 21 credit hours sucks so good.

      Working at the rock wall has been awesome, the initial buzz of it has worn off and only the chill regulars come, combine that with being able to check out all the girls that come into to the gym to work out and its pretty much the best job I've ever had (not difficult to one up cleaning carpet, or washing dishes)

      Started trying to talk to one of my co-workers and things are going good, she invited me to go camping with some of her sorority sisters over spring break at a place where I've gone several times to rock climb and cave in N. GA. so thats pretty awesome. I forgot how it came up but one way or another it came out that she knows that I carry (when off campus) and she asked to see my carry gun and seemed really excited about getting to handle a gun (I guess she would be one of those people that aren't raised around guns but aren't anti or scared of them) so I half jokingly shot her a text telling her we could go on a date and she could shoot it- and she said yeah so that's a win.

      Not too long ago took the AFAST to try getting aviation as my branch, scored meh on it, but I did walk into with no prep so I don't know what to really take from that. Just got my dates for camp this Summer, going to be gone mid June through mid July at Fort Lewis and then as soon as I graduate LDAC I'm flying to Bragg to shadow a 2nd Lt. until 5 August... Other than XVIII Airborne Corps, Landmark Inn, and there is a possibility I can jump while there god cadet command willing, is all I know at this point.

    • Almost there-

      8 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      I've been really busy lately, stayed up to date with alerts and all just haven't have had the time to really type out a journal. Did my first marathon, and naturally I went full retard and within 2 hours of finishing the marathon I was on the pine mountain trail carrying 50lbs or ropes and equipment doing 10k on the trail to catch up with my scout troop to help instruct-
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      On Sunday after hiking out on the drive home I got "conned" by a friend into running with her so she didn't have to run in the dark at the park and put 4 more miles on my feet for a total of 36 miles over 36 hours.

      For about a week I felt like I sprained every muscle that supports the hundreds of bones in my feet.
      Lesson learned.

      Managed to get what I think is gonna be the best possible job for me at the time. Its for the school so they have to work around my schedule and the hours will be reasonable and when people aren't in there making me do work I'll be sitting behind a desk with a computer. And when I am doing work, I'll be teaching folks how to rock climb and belaying them. What I've been doing for fun and volunteering to learn how to do since I've been 12. Awesome.
      Tough day at the office.
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      Only bad thing is we have a week of unpaid training that we've been doing, but as an upside I'll have another certificate of training to add to my Boy Scout and .Mil credentials-

      Coolest thing we've done so far is learn lead climbing, something that I've never done in all my years. We also got to do lead climbing falls, which a quick youtube search will show is fucking awesome, when you do it right... When I was 30 feet up on the wall, on the far face the other guy got inverted and took a hell of beating against the wall. Really got me psyched to leap and fall ten feet before going into the wall.

      Today is my last day of PT and first final can't wait for this semester to be over, but strangely I don't want it to end quite yet. The first of some of my peers are graduating and moving on to other things- and I'm still stuck in college for another year.
      Edit: ZONK!

  • Comments (1039)

    • maverickgtr

      10 years ago

      Looks like my schedule from last semester where there were ridiculous breaks between classes. Best of luck with bio and those other classes I couldn't Figure out

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      No. These pills are pure caffeine. While not being good for you, its the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. So... taking one every 4 hours is like drinking a cup of coffee every 4 hours.

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Well, you could do that just as a standard, but I would run my tires bald in the middle. Face it, you will never run the sides as much as you run the center, so when the center loses most of its tread, ditch them. To be honest, the head of a penny is about 50% tread on a sport tire. There is not much tread on a sport tire to begin with. One thing you really want to look at is the shape of the tires. Make sure there is no bulges, just like you would a car tire. ANYthing that makes you suspicious, red flag it. You only have 2 tires, if 1 goes, your on a unicycle. The tires are your most important thing on a bike.

      Also, look to see if the center is alot more worn that the outside. This will cause a very unsure feeling when you corner. Its alot to think about, I know... but its all so important. Safety is #1. Period.

      If it needs tired, I recommend Dunlop (my favorite, and seems to be the longest lasting) or Michelin Pilot Powers (just as good, lil more grip, lil worse on wear). Just to warn you, you'll be looking at about a minimum of $500 for a set of tires and mounting and balancing. And I was going through tires at about every4k-4500 miles for the rear, and double that for a front. This was one big reason I got rid of the bike. Tires are just too damn expensive. The CBR takes a 180 rear, and that, when i worked at the dealer, was pushing about $300 per tire. KEEP THIS LINK very close to you when purchasing parts. Go to your local dealer, get a good relationship going with them, and get them to price match. If they won't, order from here. I have ordered tires from them a few times, just because they were selling them under what my dealers cost was.

      If you have any questions, hit me up.

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Of course it is.

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      duuuuh

      of course

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      whuh?

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      and I just bought a paior!


      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Is there a comment from any of the mods as to why I am now banned from the garage? I have not received a message with the details or any sort of warning or hint to why.

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Nope. I don't watch them until i get them on DVD.

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Has nothing to do with cars.

      Also, said gift was inside of 2 other boxes as well.

    • falchion17

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I assumed it wasn't your writing since it started "My wife...." smiley0.gif

    • falchion17

      10 years ago

      Ok, thats good because I've just been modding every post on my profile smiley1.gif

    • falchion17

      10 years ago

      So what's up with the new site? Does everyone just have infinite mods to give?

    • M4LAngryGnome

      10 years ago

      Thanks, I'll look into it.

    • maverickgtr

      10 years ago

      Much thanks! The luck will be needed... Best of luck on all your finals as well!

    • greatbob

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the help in counter-acting the neg mod!

    • xnickerx

      10 years ago

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      Oh look! This one is personalized....

      and eggnog rocks. it is freaking yummy.

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Wait, the people that mess up get sent to the busy department? I would be all over pissing people off then.

      Firefighting is a traditional career, and its not until late that it has been evolving. The 'good ole boys' are finally getting out and retiring, and my generation is coming in and replacing them. The traditions are still there. Firefighting is very oriented toward white males, and after that, males in general. IDK, EEE will catch up to them, it happened in Peoria Illinois, and now all they hire are mexicans and blacks. Its so bad, that white people won't waste their time testing there. I am sure the service is horrible because of it... not saying colored people can't fight fires, but as a chief or a recruiter, you are supposed to build the best team possible, and i am sure that their people aren't the very best.

      IDK, i'm getting out while i can, and will be looking for somewhere else to train.

    • redvirginia

      10 years ago

      LOL on your comment to bikemancs on havoc1 profile! He is a fucking Noob and a fucking cherry!!!!

    • maverickgtr

      10 years ago

      Thanks!

    • SnideT_BIRD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      yeah, i mean shes right making us stay on topic, but if she cant be there consistantly and keep her temper, she needs to be replaced.

    • SnideT_BIRD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      i didnt want to say it in the thread itself but its not like pixie is there to do anything about it anyways.

    • Havoc1

      10 years ago

      What is the large black structure in the other range vids?

      Those are actually concrete dividers with anti-ricochet foam panels on them.

    • maverickgtr

      10 years ago

      Deitel can go die too. That book is worthless.

    • AustinC

      10 years ago

      some time this week preferably

    • Havoc1

      10 years ago

      Standard packing lists my friend. Gotta have 'em. Squad leaders need to do a fucking layout with their people ahead of time, identify all deficiencies, and then give them to the PSGs to compile and get to the S4. Good thing is, once you do it once or twice, it becomes mostly a formality.

    • bikemancs

      10 years ago

      no idea on anything other than the form, I saw it first on my home state's Airsoft Association's boards, and then found it and put it on here. not my form, no idea where or when it was...

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      ...

      post updated with more links.

    • agentkansas

      10 years ago

      I love to paintball I have'nt gone in while cause my family just moved and theres no where to play.totaly sucks.

    • DadHavoc

      10 years ago

      I appreciate the Palin picture. The TV ad was definitely live fire. No doubt in my mind about that. While I am not a military weapons expert, the explanations being given sounded like BS. Actually, the way she was handling the weapon gave me a bit of a shutter! Not someone I would want to hunt with.

    • maverickgtr

      10 years ago

      Here's the pic gallery from last year's bed races.

      The huge pillow fight afterwards is sooo much fun!

    • BobSalawalatski

      10 years ago

      Somebody must be ugly :P


      HEY! >:U

      ...Yeah, ok.

    • Havoc1

      10 years ago

      OPSEC's a dicey thing. But in this case, it's been announced in the news, to include the Fayetteville Observer and the Army Times.

      Also, the deployment orders (actually the Temp Change of Station orders) have been cut and are in the hands of the Joes, who are using them to cancel leases and the like. Then, there's the BC's guidance: "Tell your families you're going to southeast Baghdad and you're going in March. And leave it at that."

    • burgundy

      10 years ago

      Yeah, my class will only interfere with about 30 minutes of work every Tu/Th.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Yeah, she is super pissing me off. I know I am getting a ban for the comment in the thread, but I'm gonna ride it out and hope she gets better.

    • maverickgtr

      11 years ago

      We have a parking garage in the middle of campus. But it's ridiculously expensive and you have to buy a special key, then you have to buy a special parking sticker. And if you don't do that, the price to park there for like a day is insanely high.

      We have motorcycle parking all over. Mostly in the middle of campus near the parking garage.

    • Havoc1

      11 years ago

      That's great stuff about the hi-power. I always met good guys at BRPC. Have you had an opportunity to do one of Ross Butler's training days? Great training for what he charges, and a great guy to deal with. He'll have you firing controlled pairs with split times under 0.2 seconds by the time you're done. Seriously, with a good trigger, my splits at the end of the day with him would be like 0.14. Ridiculous!

    • luckyslevin

      11 years ago

      yeah there was only 2 ACU helmets so i nabbed one fast

    • BobSalawalatski

      11 years ago

      How far are you from the ATL Motor Speedway?


      I have no idea...

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Lets see... I can get about 150 miles per tank, and each fill up is about $15. I would probably just camp somewhere in between, like at a rest stop or something, so I could cut it into like 2 6-7 hour days... would be strenuous, but fun nonetheless.

    • BobSalawalatski

      11 years ago

      I can only image the havoc on 4chan...


      There isn't much at all, actually.

    • Tarasque

      11 years ago

      so wait....you expect Jibber there to send you a link. when you have him blocked? You know i see why he thinks your an idiot. I love how you said he was being a hypocrite by telling you to save your money rather then spend it. I loved it because he has $800,000 worth of land once he gets the houses built on them. I dont know really were you get off being a dick but if everyone in the world would just not be like you then we could find world peace and maybe even cure all disease just by pooling resources. but whatever i guess its your choice to be a dick like 99% of the world. oh well normal people always do stupid shit.

    • FYAjibber000

      11 years ago

      wrong....i found a cheapy ACOG style scope at wal-mart...thank you for actually asking rather then being a dumb ass...oh wait...nevermind...and just btw....just so you know...come here...look right there....see that? do you? oh yea...no you can't....ok good....because i know how much getting the finger turns you on just by how you act

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      They are all either 17 or 18.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I am asking $3500 for the bike. Basically, the mods don't add up to anything, they never really do in motorcycles, just because every mod is tailored to the rider, like my springs are set to my weight, so if I am selling to a person heavier than me, well, the mods don't mean jack.

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      ah kk, looks like a right pain in the ass

    • uhhlala

      11 years ago

      hi :)

    • maverickgtr

      11 years ago

      I get three every summer and someone from Vector normally calls me.

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