"I was lucky, MSgt Thompson liked me so he reccomended to Maj. C that i re train into TACP with the option of coming back to the pj schoolhouse later. There are TACP recruiters right there on medina so you have to go talk to them, although i heard…"
"i agree with trenton...newman may be old but he still smokes alot of the young stud that show up there. i wouldn't worry about getting a whole lot of sleep because you're not going to get much. just use the cops as motivation, and an…"
"NEVER call super human Newman old.. no matter how funny it may seem at the time ;) how is it going so far? Im currently in Afghanistan as one of the million cops that washed or claim to have gotten hurt. Fortunately I at least get to talk to a few…"
"You will see Security Forces Trainees doing their stupid Jodies and yelling HUA!!! like a bunch of retarded-queers when your rucking past them. If you wash out of PJ you will be a cop. Trust me. I know. That should be motivation enough to do…"
"If i were you i would ge some fins and start finning a lot and learn lead arm trail arm if you dont know alraedy. Lots of finning. And water con sucks. So work on buddy breathing clearing the maskunderwaters anything you can. And start doing push…"
"Try to keep your ruck organized. Set up a system. When you have a few minutes and know you are going to the pool, move things around so your pool gear is ready. When you are on the bus and know you are going to need your field uniforms next, shuffle…"
"Don't panic in the water, remember they aren't going to let you die, and you can hold your breath a LOT longer than you think. Focus on something else just to get through things when it gets tough like a 'happy place". I know…"
Hi, My name is Nate Hoiness. I live in Billings, MT and am 18 years old. I just graduated from highschool and leave for the Air Force on August 4. I am looking forward to be pararescue in the next two years.
hey man you're off to basic and then indoc, huh? congratulations! Maybe someday we'll both be PJ's For now my knee (and hence running times) are all that's holding me back. But I'm getting there. Listen man, don't quit, make us proud!
I have been through some of the training. I am not involved with CSAR at the moment. Because I got hurt, I am in my old career field. I'll just have to start over later. I was at the very beginning of the pipeline. I was there long enough to experience some of the rough feelings and see the training philosphy though. I'll say that you can never be too physically prepared. More importantly, go in with the mindset that you'd rather die than quit or fail out of that school. Then you'll be prepared. Finally, the pool really does separate the men from the boys.
Hey bro, good luck with the pipeline. Do not get overconfident, and never feel comfortable with your fitness level. There is always something you can do to improve it, and trust me, when you get to the pipeline, you can never be over-prepared. Remember, mental toughness will get you through each workout at the pipeline, but good physical fitness will prevent injuries, and those are a worst enemy. It is not about how many push-ups you can do once, but how many you can do multiple times a day, every day, for 10 weeks. Stay focused, and remember, there are troops in the field that want nothing more than to see a PJ peering over them in their time of need. Be the "one". Good luck- Adam
No prob. Lemme know. you can hit my up on at firstname.lastname@example.org or on myspace too. I'm broken right now, so I'm not really totally into FF. I suggest you do the Fatal Fluid stuff as well. The pool will beat you down. I never touched a lap pool before I joined the military, so I know it can be daunting.
I'm originally from Hamilton. I was in the CCT pipeline a few years ago. I joined the AF in '03 and crosstrained in '06. I ended up washing out due to an injury, and never went back in because life just got too carried away to be able to put the time in and get focused. If you need anything lemme know. CCT and the PJ's train in the same facilities, live in the same dorms and follow the same programs.
Have you taken the PAST already or are you doing it at BMT? Indoc is no joke! AF PT is though. Two members of my flight and myself spent nights with lil sleep doin push ups, sit ups, and pull ups. Good luck! Hoo Yah Feet!(you'll see what I mean)
I do the DC's here, the swim/run workouts on FFLuid (which have really been helping me drop my times on both run and swim eval's, as well as water confidence), and I'll get whatever extra juice I need here and there, like on situps, etc., by doing "grease-the-groove", that is, hitting up a little burst of extra pt here and there throughout the day.