S: Basic Combat Training September 8, 2012 - November 15, 2012
BC: I am an American Soldier. I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American Soldier. | Soldier's Creed
FC: Hunter James Jones | From Civilian To Soldier
1: "I, Hunter Jones, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." | Civilian to Soldier, The transformation begins...
2: Welcome to Fort Jackson Columbia, SC U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Center For Excellence
3: 193rd Infantry 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment " "River Raiders" | Charlie Rock | Wolfpack | Charlie Company
4: Ballistics and Rifle Marksmanship Fundamentals Personal financial management Law of Land Warfare Uniform Code of Military Justice Dismounted Land Navigation Fundamentals of Physical Readiness Nutrition Rappelling and navigating rope bridges Drill and Ceremonies Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Defense Fieldcraft Patrolling | Red Phase
5: Week 1 | “Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.” Woodrow Wilson
6: Ropes, Ropes and More Ropes
8: Victory Tower
12: Week 1
13: Week 2 | "Duty’s claim and country’s call Shall be conscience for us all! " J.L. Rentoul
17: Week 2 | NBC | No, not the television network...
18: Who is that masked man?
19: Name, Rank and SSN, can you say that without breathing? | Shake it off!!!
20: Fit To Win
21: “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
23: "Pressure makes diamonds." George Patton
25: Week 3
26: Ready... | Aim...
27: Aim | FIRE...
28: How many targets can you hit?
29: "In battle, the only bullets that count are those that hit." Rough Rider & President Theodore Roosevelt
30: "Marksmanship is the core of excellence for an infantry soldier."
34: Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship are reinforced Zero a rifle Engage targets at various distances Engage targets at various distances using three different positions Prone supported Prone unsupported Kneeling unsupported Engage targets at various distances with limited time Prioritize and engage multiple simultaneous targets at various distances with limited time Engage targets at various distances, with limited and variable amounts of time, with a changing number of simultaneous targets available at any particular time...passing this requirement is also known as Rifle Qualification. | White Phase
35: Week 4 | Integrity | Commitment | “Respect a man, and he will do all the more.” John R. Wooden
41: "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!" Henry Ford
44: Empty those rifles!
46: Week 5
47: I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.
48: Advanced Rifle Marksmanship: Engagement Skills Trainer
49: Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. | Advanced Rifle Marksmanship: Range 7
51: "In union there is strength" Aesop
52: “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
55: Blue Phase | Advanced Rifle Marksmanship (close combat and use of aiming tools such as lasers) Patrol and attack as a squad Maneuver and engage targets as part of a team Employ "crew-served" and more powerful weapons M240B Machine Gun AT4 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher M203 40mm Grenade Launcher Military Operations in Urban Terrain Convoy Defense Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Long-distance Road Marching with combat load Forward Operating Base (FOB) operations Control Point operations
56: Week 6 | “There is incredible value in being of service to others.” Elizabeth Berg
60: “Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.” Jim Rohn
64: From fancy blue ASUs...
65: Righton back to ACUs
67: Week 7 | “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” William Shakespeare
68: “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
71: Week 7
77: “A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.” Unknown | Week 8
84: Week 9 | "Courage is the virtue which champions the cause of right." Cicero
85: Rite of Passage Ceremony Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Return from Victory Forge FTX
86: Family Day 14 Nov 2012
88: Graduation 15 Nov 2012