|01-20-2011, 02:20 AM||#14761|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Litchfield, ME
|01-20-2011, 02:59 AM||#14762|
80's Civil Air Patrol Cdt
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wichita, The Air Capital of the World
Talking about vehicle drivers. I got my POC Vamp & FURY from HTS today.
I was comparing my multiple Corps ATK80 Command vehicles with the POC VAMP and was surprised to see that the Corps version is almost an "Armored up VAMP". I was just wondering how everyone denotes their Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicles [VAMP].
So far I went with the Chevy truck idea of VAMP designations.
A-1500, 25th Mk I (Mk II "Desert", Stinger, Tiger)
A-3500, POC Vamp,
A-4500, Corps Armored Up model
Cobra's got the Delta Station,
They're plantin' cubes throughout creation.
If we don't start RETALIATION,
We're sunk and that's no bunk.
-Roadblock, in Pyramid of Darkness miniseries.
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|01-20-2011, 01:02 PM||#14763|
Slayer Designs Staff
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cant spell USA
|01-20-2011, 08:33 PM||#14764|
Join Date: Aug 2008
|01-21-2011, 12:06 PM||#14765|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
That was a purely physical endurance test.
|01-22-2011, 01:25 PM||#14766|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I like to think that Joe Indoctrination is similar to the SAS, lots of grueling physical exercise that strips the recruit to their base personality, weapons and navigation training and lots of psychological tests.
I was watching a documentary on the Australian SAS recently and they made each recruit complete a 2 page essay on who they were.
All the recruits thought it was pretty stupid but then all the psychological evaluators and especially the cadre instructors used those essays to really grill those guys. They explained the aim is to strip a man down to his primordial personality free of bravado, false screens etc and really show who he is underneath. Also they wanted to see if things in their history would cause security issues and the like down the road.
It was interesting that some guys were cut even after completing all the physical tasks simply because they carried an air of arrogance.
|01-22-2011, 03:33 PM||#14767|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
|01-22-2011, 07:58 PM||#14768|
File Name: CLASSIFIED
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Myrtle Beach
I remember it well because I wrote that I was from a black hole of a town and joined the army to escape that hell.
About 2 hours latter, a DI burst in to the barracks,, shouting, "Where is Huff, and why is he talking shit about my hometown!"
Turn out he also went to high school with my dad.
Ah....the beginning of a beautiful friendship...LOL.
|01-22-2011, 10:58 PM||#14769|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Down on the corner, out in the street.
Heavy Metal and Rampage are actually the same guy!
check out the GI JOE Origins Map for easy comparisons!
|01-22-2011, 11:41 PM||#14770|
I Ride with Claymore!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
I completely agree with you.
If the Joes are supposed to be a Tier 1 Special Operations Unit - and possibly even more elite than Delta or DevGru because they select from all the Branches - it seems that they would have to have a pretty extensive Selection/Evaluation phase, and then a pretty strenuous training phase to make sure everyone was up to speed on "the Joe way of doing everything" and operating all the Joe equipment. Plus, just learning to know/work with the other Joes - if they're anything like Delta or DevGru, they would operate in pretty small teams.
So Delta S&T takes around 6 months... I suppose it's probably pretty similar for DevGru (does anyone know for sure?) - I would imagine that Joe S&T would take at least 6 months before they were assigned to the active Roster. It could even take longer because of all the Joes' weird equipment and mission parameters. It sort of like saying: "Yeah, you guys are supposed to be the premier counter-Terrorism/Special Ops Unit in the U.S. AND be able to do just about any job in the military in any situation".
Army Special Forces Training can take up to 18 months...
It might not be unreasonable for the Joes to be in "the training pipeline" for a couple of years.
Why aren't there more Joes from the Deep South?
And would it kill Hasbro to give us a Marine Corps Officer?
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