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totalbodypilot  (D 18251)

Feb 23, 2006, 2:35 PM
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Thats right with 9159 jumps, i'm going to learn to jump & land the round parachute!
I enlisted (after a 15 year break from reg. army) into the Florida National Gaurd, as a Parachute Rigger, so in a couple of months, i'm off to Airborne School, then to Riggers School, HALO School. After i join up with my team with the 3bn/ 20th Special Forces Group then its off to sunny (classified)
Will send up dates, pic's, and if i can get any headdown time with a static line,....Laugh

Blue Skies, & Stay safe!
Colon Berry


dqpacker  (D 32043)

Feb 23, 2006, 3:18 PM
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How does this relate to freeflying?


mattjw916  (D License)

Feb 23, 2006, 4:03 PM
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OMGF!!! Don't tell 'em you are a skydiver... esp with as many jumps as you have... lol.

As for your HALO school, get video... and post it... I wanna see you "first jump" with your "instructor", lol.Laugh

Good luck, have fun! Hooah!!! Cool


hookitt  (D License)

Feb 23, 2006, 6:32 PM
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In reply to:
How does this relate to freeflying?

Colon Berry is one of the best. It relates.

Congratulations Colon. Remember. Don't let progress get in the way of 100 years of tradition. You'll see what I meaan when you start packin!

I'm very envious. Good luck!


outlawphx  (D 15712)

Feb 23, 2006, 7:18 PM
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Try to fake some door fear Laugh


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Feb 24, 2006, 6:47 AM
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haha...nice one. definitely a position that demands respect here.

break a leg over there colon. get a rag-head for us. oh, and the halo video idea, someone said above, was pretty good too.

did they actually make you a lance corporal? i thought i saw that on your collar while in zhills. shit man, is that the only way to get into combat these days or something. Unimpressed


ccowden

Feb 24, 2006, 7:21 AM
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did they actually make you a lance corporal?

Not in the Army they didn't.


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Feb 24, 2006, 8:10 AM
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sorry, what does the army call one-up one-down? where I come from, that is lance corporal. Tongue


ccowden

Feb 24, 2006, 8:12 AM
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Private First Class


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Feb 24, 2006, 8:19 AM
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that rocks


totalbodypilot  (D 18251)

Feb 24, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Thanks pep's! I'll keep my shiT wired tight! You Keep thedream alive and i'll read about it in the mag's!

Blue Skie,
Colon


WrongWay  (D 27371)

Feb 25, 2006, 6:41 AM
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Haha, they're gonna shit when you try to swoop those rounds. LaughTongue

OUTSTANDING!! WinkCool


sneaky

Feb 25, 2006, 9:34 AM
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hey Colon
why now after 15 years ? is it the lure of gay airbourne soldier sex or sex for money that your doing the rejoin?
Tongue
jc


totalbodypilot  (D 18251)

Feb 25, 2006, 1:50 PM
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1.Working with guys that get shit done without wineing about it.
2.a retienment
3. making new tracks in the snow so to speak,..doing one thing for 15 years gets old.
4. $20,000 dollar signing bonus.

i could go on but, it makes me happy i guess is the best answer.

Blue Skies,
PFC. Colon Berry

Oppertunity: You only get one shot,...make it count!


sneaky

Feb 26, 2006, 12:16 AM
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nice one colon ! I agree with number two, best wishes if you make it to the sandbox.
jc


Hawkins121  (A 48520)

Feb 26, 2006, 5:30 AM
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I hope you like the smell of Ben-Gay.


totalbodypilot  (D 18251)

Feb 26, 2006, 1:04 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean by that,....
Push-ups in 2:00 min 78
SIT-UPS IN 2:00 min 60
2 mile Run in 15:20

i believe thats with in the 17-21 year old reg.,...i'm 34 years old.

Blue Skies,
CB


loumeinhart  (D 30065)

Feb 27, 2006, 2:01 PM
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In reply to:
i'm going to learn to jump & land the round parachute!

and the EP's rock- like pulling the reserve out of the bag and hurling it to your side.

riggers motto: "I will be sure always"
have fun!


skygod7777  (D 24081)

Feb 28, 2006, 7:56 AM
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hey colon aren't you too OLD to join the army man...haha, j/k.

good luck with all that, go to halo school and show them what's up about freeflying.

later


kmcguffee  (C 26028)

Feb 28, 2006, 5:56 PM
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Thats right with 9159 jumps, i'm going to learn to jump & land the round parachute!

Landing will take on a whole new meaning under the military round. Smile

If the HALO instructors offer you donuts at school, don't eat them. I was visiting the wind tunnel at the school a few years ago. Above an empty box of donuts outside the wind tunnel was a Polaroid of an instructor with a donut, presumably from the now consumed box, shoved up his arse. Shocked

There was a lot of soul searching going on after seeing that picture. Smile


totalbodypilot  (D 18251)

Feb 28, 2006, 6:09 PM
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PT test today,...push ups 86
Sit ups,....77
2 mile run in 15:10 Sec YEA!

Bring it on, Olav Zippser you has a ne w challenge! Top that, and you owe me a marllbro RED! Love you bro! And Chuch Blue More!


AZMFFI  (D License)

Mar 1, 2006, 10:15 AM
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Good luck in all of your training. We'll see ya when you get out here to the MFF school!


Vertifly  (D 27236)

Mar 1, 2006, 11:53 AM
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15:10 is hauling ass dude. What, no pull-ups in the army? Slackers. Tongue


ccowden

Mar 1, 2006, 12:03 PM
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On the contrary! I remember having to do one pull-up to get into the Airborne School chow hall!Tongue


HellsAngel  (A 48616)

Mar 2, 2006, 12:39 PM
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I have fond memories of my time spent at Airborne school. I went in 2002 as a ROTC cadet, one of 25 females in a class of 400. Allow me to offer some helpful advice:

1. Be prepared for your neck to hurt...a lot. While you are learning how to PLF you will spend an enormous time on your back in a gravel pit with your Kevlar helmet on and your head not allowed to touch the ground.

2. Don't go commando the days you are in the swing harness trainers. A lucky Marine learned this lesson the hard way when the leg straps caused a pants malfunction. He had to hang helplessly in the breeze with his junk hanging out while the Sergeants Airborne threw rocks at it.

3. Round parachutes enjoy the company of other round parachutes and trees. Be prepared to dance on your buddy's canopy. Also, the DZ is huge. If you are one of the first ones out the door, Anticipate landing about a mile away from the pickup point. At least it seemed like a mile away to a 125 lb. girl hauling a giant parachute, reserve, stuffed rucksack with one broken strap, and a weapon carrying case with a plywood board in it across a giant field.

4. Sergeants Airborne are crazy.

I have so many interesting stories to tell, so if you'd like me to share them with you, send me a message. Good luck and AIRBORNE!

Shauna


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