Meanwhile in the OSUT barracks at Fort Leonard Wood...

Meanwhile in the OSUT barracks at Fort Leonard Wood...

Geez I miss scrambling a room with an unlocked locker. Brings back good memories, lol.

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Ahhhh the good old days lol

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Looks like Ricky Racoon has been busy. I used to love training Joe.

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I remember spinning around in circles with a bottle of baby oil in one hand and cleanser in the other spraying the latrine for finding a dirty sink, lmao. Ah the good old days, lol.

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Good times

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Good ole days

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Amazing how many demented things you can think up as a bored drill, lol.

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My best day was a cycle of females. 2nd or 3rd day of training they had left for the day and I found that they hadn't emptied the trash. When they got back there was all the trash cans on first floor with tampons and cotex all over the place. Never had a trash problem again that cycle. Lol

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Wow.. they should have the old steel racks that we had.. that shit looks way to comfortable

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I remember coming back from having the weekend off and finding out I was the only drill left who hadn't been relieved of duty. Seems my fellow drills decided to have MOPP Olympics. Suited the boys up in full MOPP, set 3 drawer chests in the hallway every 5 feet and had them doing hurdles over them for about 3 hours. All fun and games until the night duty officer from post came by and came in wondering why the lights were on every floor. 5 careers ruined real quick.

Well that was a bad idea

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Did this just happen?

Yes

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In my day that shit went out the window followed by Chinese fire drills!

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Those aren't the 21B barracks I remember...they look like the newer fancy MP beds of the Starship barracks......

Not 21B anymore either we are back to 12B as of a couple years ago

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What is that a fucking hotel room Jesus Christ fucking pussy army

And you served where.....

Here's Fort Leonard Wood in 84.

Metal bunks. 8 to a room.

It does look like a hotel now.

Drove through there about 2 summers back, nothing like 84. No one marching, getting smoked, not even a soul at any of the ranges. Reminded me of my age.

This is what I remember doug52692

You guys really have no idea how nice these things are too. Our privates are living in the lap of luxury here.

I served at ft Leonard wood but didn't have no fancy shit like that

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Lucky they have black shoe shine all over that floor

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You said a mouthful Ben! Basic and AIT is like nursery school.

I guess so lol. I had the ol school trailers which were much better

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I'm surprised they don't have carpet!

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Surprised the drills aren't required to read bedtime stories, LMAO

Give it another month it'll go right along with milk an cookies just before bedtime

LOL

Mines did, mark2002. He smoked the crap out of us while telling us a beddy-bye story. Then would have us sings some song, nursery rhyme or something, & would order us to keep pushing until he'd get back. Then he'd go to the other platoons and do the same thing. Whichever platoon sounded off the loudest got to go to sleep. That process took a while. If I remember correctly one night he just left. It took us like 2 hours to realize that he wasn't coming back to check on us.

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ive heard somthing about stress cards a while back to

That was an officers good idea to compensate for mental health problems that were happening with the soldiers back in late 2006. It was only instituted in a very few small units and never lasted more than part of the cycle. We have a cadre that runs the EST out here in Leonard Wood that was a drill when that happened

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Stress cards were tried for certain mos's then gotten rid of

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Those don't look like my 12B rooms, the boots tied together look familiar though lol

Nope. Those are the newer, nicer barracks. I think they started using them back in 2011 or 2012.

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I was taught basic and AIT is when you put soldiers under extreme stress so they understand what it is. Not find out about it when bullets are flying at them after their "training" is done.

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Stress cards? Is that so when the enemy puts them under a stressful situation they can toss out a card and take a break from the action? Or perhaps when they're disarming a antitank mine they can toss one of those babies out and have someone else do the job, lol.

Lol tried the stress card while clearing an ied overseas, then I realized I was by myself...

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kids today dont understand anything and unfortuntly the dis cant get into their faces from what ive been told

If they can't then that's reasonably new. Our drills got all up in our faces and occasionally went hands on with a few guys. If there was a crack in the system they exploited it.

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Good times!

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I left the trail in 89 and we were already so restricted on what we could say, do and even how much sleep they had to have. The biggest reason I left the Army after 12 years. Loved training soldiers but how do you do it with your hands tied? Seen very clearly where things were going and it disgusted me. How the hell do you train soldiers for combat when you cant put them under any kind of stress???? What you get is unprepared soldiers who end up dying, That's the horrible truth. Add to that watching good soldiers get passed up for schools and promotions because units didn't want to lose them or because there was a "quota" to meet and watch nitwits slide thru the system and it got very disparaging very quickly. People don't understand just how screwed up the system has gotten. Apologize for the rant guys.

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I can't believe how nice the barracks are. Even after the place was flipped.

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Wow, the first time I witnessed someone using a STRESS CARD was when I was at Ft. Eustis, Va. I saw a plt of Marine trainees and a couple of them were using them cards to sit down and take a break. I was in such disbelief. The year was 1994 in the middle of January, I was reclassifying as part of a re-enlistment option which I later regretted but nonetheless I lost control from laughing so hard. I had been in the Army 9 years at that time, 4 years reserve and then 5 years into my active career at that time. And these were the MARINES. Wow!!!!

I was shocked when I heard about the stress card. I was like WTF is that

Well they were marines so...

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What happened to all the metal bunks

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I had really shitty bunks and barracks...these look awesome!

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Lol ohh how I miss those days

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"it's good to be da king"

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That's it???really???...have u ever come back from the field have the whole companies foot lockers thrown outside in -10 degrees

Alpha 31st Assassin's

Y'all were Assassins back then? When I went through Alpha 31st we were Warlords!!!

09 nov-mar yupppp

Were where y'all at

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Where are the ARD cans?

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Where's the shaving cream and detergent spread on everything? And beds out side?

Stress Card!!! Black!!! That's too far...too far!!!

Those exist?

I guess so. I heard of them when I went through. I think I saw someone try to use one once but the drill sgt ripped it up. They have no validity in the Engineers.

That's good

What in the good Fuck is that pretty little bullshit card us 12B never seen or heard of such monkey fucking bullshit

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Nothing like that in 2006 besides being offered a stress card and wtf hell no was my thought what were things coming to

You got a stress card in 06 what were you a fucking 88M or mp

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I remember the day my Sargent Major did a pop inspection all the 3 floor stuff was out the window and all over the place. Lol

The windows in these barracks are too small to toss anything out of. The only other alternative is to toss everything in the hall and down the stairs.

The window were c\35th was back in 99 wasn't small because we clime out on them at night

Yeah i've heard. That's probably why they made the windows so much smaller. Lol.

They made us drag all of our gear, uniforms, mattress, pillows, bed linen and we threw it all in a pile in the war room. We were standing on top of a big mess almost what looked like a landfill getting smoked by a different platoons Drill Sergeant because they said that the DS were getting to sweet on the Privates. We got the meanest Drill of them all who was 1 of the Infantry Drills there. Awesome times! I really thought that the world was ending at that time. This was like weeks 7 or 8 so things we thought was suppose to ease up a little. Haha Ya it didn't. Good thing I went to Afghanistan just a couple months out of AIT which was a gift to me personally.

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Wow those are really nice beds and when did the walls get do nice and the lockers holy Shit this is a Hilton hotel compared to when I went

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The drills must have been too tired to mess up the barracks this looks like a gentle wind came through

Lol.

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They get to keep their phones

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That's not that bad

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I remember those kinds of times

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i bet you don't miss this lol

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Damn y'all living in the Hilton compared to my osut leonard wood days

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Damn those barracks are nice as shit #bravo35tholdbarracks

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No more steel bunk beds I see. New beds, new lockers. Probably don't have to buff the floors anymore either. Wonder if they get room service in bed too....

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Epic

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somebody fucked up and left their wall locker wide open lol

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Somethings never change. 1980, E-4-2, our drills did the same thing. This technique I'm sure has been used for generations. Keep up the good work Drill Sergeants.

A-4-2 1981

1985 E-4-2 Echo Exterminators!

1984 D-4-2. Delta Dogs.

1985 B-4-2 Bravo Bulldogs

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Dam has it changed sense i was there.

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Jake why

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It looks like a apartment i was in the steel huts.

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Fuck I would love to live there. How about the Barracks in Graf in Germany

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We had bunk beds

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Some of you are confused these are pictures of OSUT barracks you know basic and AIT. It's not Graf

Umm just to clarify when I did 12B osut I had a fucking trailer we were way the other side of chemical in the back 40 so not all osut went that way and we did both out of those trailers

I did OSUT in 1988. Delta 35th Bn in the red brick barracks. This is what our barracks looked like.

not the exact barracks but very similar

most of the time Graf and Hohenfels would be cots and living out of duffel bag and ruck. A couple of times we had the same steel bunks shown in the picture but no wall lockers.

Echo 31st

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Better than WWII wooden barracks at Ft. Bragg.

Those WWII barracks were the shit take them any day over those hotel rooms

Nope. Those hotel rooms got mighty comfy when it got cold in there. Especially when there was a tornado like storm outside. As long as the sirens & alarms weren't going off. Those sucked.

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Plush!

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Nothing like the WWII barracks we used in 1969

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Btw these barracks looks like paradise compared to the ones I was in.

They were.

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You grunts got beds and sheets...I slept on rocks and was glad they weren't wet

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Good luck with them boots

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What the fuck Carl?!? Lock your shit!!!

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If it wasn't for people like this, there would be a hell of alot less thievery in the world ain't that right PYLE!?

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Looks like fucking Chair Force barracks? My my how we've changed! Lol, wonder what their CEFTX will be like lol!

What was your CEFTEX like?

Shit, I went through in the summer of 03. It was hot, and the bugs tore us up! But the March out sucked, last 1.5 miles was up hill. The next 5 days we did demo missions, assaulted other platoons, and sweat our asses off!

At the end though, it's all worth it. You still doing your OSUT?

Still doing mine? No. I'm out already. I went through in 2012. It was similar for us. Ridiculously hot. Chiggers and ticks ate us up. We did 3 days of combat tactics in the woods, followed by 3 bridge reconnaissance missions, built a DSB, then linked u…#

I SAY HOOAH

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D-4-2 1982

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