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AZ5326 10 October 2019 09:07

In the Teams you could wear it on the shoulder of your BDU's.

AZ5326 10 October 2019 09:15

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WGH0922 10 October 2019 09:40

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Originally Posted by 8654maine (Post 1058819186)
Nope.

But I've heard of this happening.

Colonel Coates and SgtMaj Naughton's brief to me and Ripper Rutan the day before we flew to RS:

"You guys ready to roll?"

Yessir.

"You know my policy, Ranger tab or body bag!" :biggrin:

In 2001-02 of my 24 man FR platoon, 17 of us were RS grads.

leopardprey 10 October 2019 10:29

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Originally Posted by AZ5326 (Post 1058819218)
In the Teams you could wear it on the shoulder of your BDU's.

Never knew that. Good to go.

KW Driver 10 October 2019 12:07

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058819185)
So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..

I knew several Recon and FR dudes who did, and saw for myself.

AZ5326 10 October 2019 19:07

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Originally Posted by KW Driver (Post 1058819240)
I knew several Recon and FR dudes who did, and saw for myself.

From my understanding with the Marine grads, was that they sewed it under their pocket flap and in a short time of getting your cammies pressed and starched the outline of the tab would start to become very pronounced. Kind of like the outlines of the buttons in the pic I posted above.

KW Driver 10 October 2019 22:20

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Originally Posted by AZ5326 (Post 1058819284)
From my understanding with the Marine grads, was that they sewed it under their pocket flap and in a short time of getting your cammies pressed and starched the outline of the tab would start to become very pronounced. Kind of like the outlines of the buttons in the pic I posted above.

yep, exactly right, and I saw that too.

cj 11 October 2019 09:17

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058819185)
So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..

Mentioned this story before, but, when I went through Pathfinder school back in April 1984, I became friendly with a 2nd BN Recon dude who had already been through the Q-course, Ranger school, and some other Army schools. He carried around a small green towel with his pinned Army badges. He graduated Pathfinder school and merely pinned his torch next to the tab. At that point I learned a valuable lesson about the absence or presence of badges on uniforms. The dude was a pt stud and definitely switched on but he was very short and probably weighed less than 135 lbs.

usmc_3m 11 October 2019 12:19

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058819185)
So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..

My Plt Sgt had at least one set of BDUs with the tab sewn on like this. He also carried a tab in his wallet - said he would never be without it.

leopardprey 11 October 2019 17:16

^i can understand, earning the Tab still ranks as the top accomplishment I have achieved.

AZ5326 11 October 2019 17:58

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058819399)
^i can understand, earning the Tab still ranks as the top accomplishment I have achieved.

Seconded, but I'll say "one of the top three".

WGH0922 11 October 2019 19:13

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Originally Posted by AZ5326 (Post 1058819403)
Seconded, but I'll say "one of the top three".

Marine Corps Boot Camp and MC Sniper School are #1 and 2 huh?:biggrin:

schibbs 11 October 2019 20:04

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Originally Posted by cj (Post 1058819357)
Mentioned this story before, but, when I went through Pathfinder school back in April 1984, I became friendly with a 2nd BN Recon dude who had already been through the Q-course, Ranger school, and some other Army schools. He carried around a small green towel with his pinned Army badges. He graduated Pathfinder school and merely pinned his torch next to the tab. At that point I learned a valuable lesson about the absence or presence of badges on uniforms. The dude was a pt stud and definitely switched on but he was very short and probably weighed less than 135 lbs.

I went through RS with a couple of FR PT studs. The little one, Swafford, and I were always neck and neck in Benning and Darby. We got to volunteer for garbage duty in Darby by the mess hall. We probably ate 20lbs of leftovers!

AZ5326 11 October 2019 22:48

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Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058819408)
Marine Corps Boot Camp and MC Sniper School are #1 and 2 huh?:biggrin:

Smart ass mofo. :biggrin:

Number one was BUD/S, number two easily Ranger School (some aspects like chow deprivation and living out of your ruck for MUCH longer periods of time made it suck more in some ways), and a VERY distant third was the selection and six months under a microscope to get a slot on the full-time SWAT Team I was on as a Deputy Sheriff here.

leopardprey 12 October 2019 06:34

Ranger school is like BUDs/SEAL Hell week - just 7 weeks longer and less food. :biggrin:

Remember, SEALs are basically just Rangers that know how to SCUBA dive. ;)

AZ5326 13 October 2019 15:58

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058819436)
Ranger school is like BUDs/SEAL Hell week - just 7 weeks longer and less food. :biggrin:

Remember, SEALs are basically just Rangers that know how to SCUBA dive. ;)

Lol! My Ranger Buddy in Desert Phase said something similar. I told him he was nuts. We're just laying here in a hole for 12 hours a day, not going 110 MPH with zero rest for a week. Six months of BUD/S was a very long grinding selection process, RS was a very hard, fast snap-kick to the scrote. Apparently I got full benefit though since I got there in July and didn't graduate until December. Recycles. :frown:

WGH0922 13 October 2019 16:34

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Originally Posted by AZ5326 (Post 1058819650)
Lol! My Ranger Buddy in Desert Phase said something similar. I told him he was nuts. We're just laying here in a hole for 12 hours a day, not going 110 MPH with zero rest for a week. Six months of BUD/S was a very long grinding selection process, RS was a very hard, fast snap-kick to the scrote. Apparently I got full benefit though since I got there in July and didn't graduate until December. Recycles. :frown:

But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.

AZ5326 13 October 2019 16:50

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Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058819653)
My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia.

I'd die before I quit. Lol! That's hilarious!!!

1RiserSlip 13 October 2019 22:22

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Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058819653)
But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.

Thats fucking funny right there.

jhoover 14 October 2019 17:47

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Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058819653)
But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.

In 2001 time frame there was a Lieutenant that set up shop in the mountains as a student. Something like 8 months spent there. The running joke was that he had more walks than most of the RI's at the time. He recycled into my class then moved on to Florida with us. And I think the poor bastard did Florida a second time too.


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