Conservative's ForumConservative's Discussion ForumsConservative News Forum › U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Page Index Toggle Pages: [1] 2  Send TopicPrint
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) U.S. Army Goes "Old School"-- (Read 514 times)
oldcoot
CF Presidents Club
*****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 11,505
Location: Sacramento Delta
Joined: 08/30/09
Gender: Male
U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
02/13/18 at 20:55:57
Print Post  
-and about time.
When I was in the service NOBODY gave NCOs any crap.
Then, as time went on, one guy wrote a letter to his Congressperson complaining about the "treatment" he was being subjected to by his Sergeant.

If I remember correctly, the guy was transferred and the Sergeant was reprimanded.  To me, that was the beginning of the end of discipline in the Army.  I was discharged shortly after that incident, but I continued to read about the problems that kept coming up.

That's why I was glad to see this article.  It's about time the services reversed course.  Some of the services (and I won't name names!) have become so discipline shy, they work more like a business, than a service.

"Entitled" recruits
  

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."--Winston Churchill--
The 1st is Guaranteed by the 2nd!
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
IIIPercent
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 371
Joined: 01/29/17
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #1 - 02/13/18 at 21:36:42
Print Post  
OOORAH!
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Wayne
CF Global Moderator
*****
Offline

carpe beer!

Posts: 47,334
Location: St Clair Mo
Joined: 03/03/08
Gender: Male
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #2 - 02/14/18 at 07:28:28
Print Post  
  Good. I remember the first few days of boot camp. An NCO told us we would wake up one day and realize that this was a piece of cake.. It happened.. I remember to this day..
  

Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Marine 13
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Semper Fi!!

Posts: 708
Location: Virginia
Joined: 01/31/17
Gender: Male
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #3 - 02/14/18 at 07:40:21
Print Post  
IIIPercent wrote on 02/13/18 at 21:36:42:
OOORAH!


Nice, but this is about the Army and not the Marines.  So the correct term should have been "Hooah".  Navy and Coast Guard uses "Hooyah". 

Trust me, "hoorah" is NOT a Marine thing ...

"Oorah" is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is somewhat comparable to "hooah" in the US Army and "hooyah" in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. It is most commonly used to respond to a verbal greeting or as an expression of enthusiasm

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/can-you-define-hooah-hoorah-oorah-and-hooyah
  

No left turn on Red, White and Blue!!!


Once a Marine, always a Marine!!!
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
IIIPercent
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 371
Joined: 01/29/17
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #4 - 02/14/18 at 08:29:51
Print Post  
Marine 13 wrote on 02/14/18 at 07:40:21:
Nice, but this is about the Army and not the Marines.  So the correct term should have been "Hooah".  Navy and Coast Guard uses "Hooyah". 

Trust me, "hoorah" is NOT a Marine thing ...

"Oorah" is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is somewhat comparable to "hooah" in the US Army and "hooyah" in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. It is most commonly used to respond to a verbal greeting or as an expression of enthusiasm

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/can-you-define-hooah-hoorah-oorah-and-hooyah


I was a Marine, OOORAH is my cheer.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
oldcoot
CF Presidents Club
*****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 11,505
Location: Sacramento Delta
Joined: 08/30/09
Gender: Male
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #5 - 02/14/18 at 15:09:55
Print Post  
As an old Sergeant, I don't give a rat's what your "cheer" is.  What you did is what's under discussion.  Wink

When I was in, there was no "cheer", or other acceptable, enthusiastic response, other than, "YES, SAH'NT!" followed by scrambling feet!

If that WASN'T the response, the kitchen awaited!  Grin
  

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."--Winston Churchill--
The 1st is Guaranteed by the 2nd!
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
IIIPercent
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 371
Joined: 01/29/17
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #6 - 02/14/18 at 17:36:48
Print Post  
oldcoot wrote on 02/14/18 at 15:09:55:
As an old Sergeant, I don't give a rat's what your "cheer" is.  What you did is what's under discussion.  Wink

When I was in, there was no "cheer", or other acceptable, enthusiastic response, other than, "YES, SAH'NT!" followed by scrambling feet!

If that WASN'T the response, the kitchen awaited!  Grin


Did my share of MESS (KP) and if I said, "Don't eat the beans", to my friends,  Shocked it was a good idea to not eat the beans.

That's one thing  did in the Corps...


OOORAH OldCoot


  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
killermccoy
CF Vice Presidents Club
*****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 1,798
Joined: 11/30/12
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #7 - 02/14/18 at 23:58:50
Print Post  
Why doesn't the Army properly enunciate the word "sergeant"?  I've  always been curious because in the Marines, if not pronounced correctly, bad things can happen.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Viet Vet
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 419
Location: Central Kansas
Joined: 03/03/12
Gender: Male
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #8 - 02/15/18 at 08:34:19
Print Post  
I did my basic at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Our platoon Sargent was a "Cajun."

We had two black guys from Brooklyn.

I was from around Shreveport, (Marshall, Texas), and was appointed as the interpreter so the Brooklyn guys and the Cajun Sargent could communicate.  Smiley

Viet Vet
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
HK Fan
Senior CF Member
****
Offline

Conservative's Forum

Posts: 721
Location: U.S.A.
Joined: 07/08/14
Gender: Male
Re: U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--
Reply #9 - 02/15/18 at 09:07:15
Print Post  
Quote:
The United States Army will no longer require recruits to show they can throw hand grenades 25 meters because many of them can’t throw the explosive far enough, it revealed on Friday.
The Army says that starting next summer it will remove the requirement from its Basic Combat Training because it takes too much time to teach enlistees to throw grenades at an adequate distance.


Quote:
The army would not comment on whether there was a particular problem with female recruits passing grenade training.
But the criticism comes after women have physically struggled in other areas. 
Last September, the first woman successfully completed the Marine Corps’ grueling infantry officer course.
She was the first woman to do so after nearly three dozen others failed.
Author Kingsley Browne in his book entitled Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's War raised the issue of grenade throwing. 
Browne said many women have trouble throwing a grenade 25 meters, a necessary distance given the average blast radius is 15 meters.
He cited the case of Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester and squad leader Timothy Nein, two soldiers who came under attack while on tour in Iraq and won Silver Stars.
Hester gave Nein a grenade to throw because he had 'the better arm.'
She was able to hurl a grenade, but the farthest she was able to throw it was 15 yards, which is barely outside the average blast rad


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5392363/amp/Army-wont-require-recruits-t...
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: [1] 2 
Send TopicPrint
 
Conservative's ForumConservative's Discussion ForumsConservative News Forum › U.S. Army Goes "Old School"--


ConservativesForum.com
CF Forums
The NCO Club - Military Forum - Constitutional Issues - Political Polls - Candidates Action - Economy
Conservative News Sources Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin forums
Political Activism, Strategy, Blogs - Conservative Sites - Games - Sports - Health - Poetry - Cooking - Library
Gun Rights - Conspiracy Theories - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5


Conservatives Directory
conservative sites:
Daily Caller
Newsmax
Drudge Report
Sean Hannity Show
Rush Limbaugh
The American Thinker
Breitbart News
FrontPage Magazine
Right Bias
Rasmussen Reports
David Limbaugh
American Conservative Union
Accuracy in Media
News Busters
Newt Gingrich
Chicks on the Right
Mark Levin Show
Tea Party Patriots
Phyllis Schlafly Report
Conservative News
TruthUSA
Michelle Malkin
Right Wing News
Accuracy in Academia
Hotair
Powerline Blog
Conservative News Source
Conservative Activist

Conservative Blogs
Proudvet's Blog
Opinion Editorials
Political Polls
Twitter CF
Conservatives Directory Add Your Site
Conservative Blog Advertising
Forum Rules, User Agreement and Privacy Policy
Registering Information and Forum Rules