Temperature was in the mid 70s, the humidity was high and the ground was soaked.
COP – 32 Body Builders in cadence.
THANG – Teams determined by age; old vs young. Oldest man assigned as Team Leader for each team and returned to vehicle with the Q. Leaders then drew gear; Body Armor, Kevlar helmet, Gas mask, weapon (rebar) and two weighted ammo cans. Relay race, but with all men on each team running each leg. Bear Crawl to sidewalk with all gear, run around farm house, execute rope bridge, low crawl under picnic tables. Upon returning to sidewalk, next man puts gear on and men move out for next lap as a team. Team Leader assigned one man to initially wear Body Armor, Kevlar helmet and Gas mask if so issued. Other team members would carry additional ammo cans and ALL men would carry their own weapon (rebar). After completing initial race where all members on the team wore the gear, the gear was exchanged for the other gear (Gas mask) and another race was held.
Mary – N/A
Count, Name, Announce, Pledge, Pray
Moleskin – 32 Body Builder in cadence to recognize 32 years of marriage for YHC. YHC introduced some gear that is standard for Marines to wear, but many of the Pax have not had the opportunity to be exposed to it. All embraced the craziness. This BC allowed men to work together as a team as well as push themselves as individuals. They were also able to experience a proper beat down without a lot of the normal exercises. Although not always present in today’s society, at times it is our own load to carry without assistance or sharing of the pain… Men with weapons and no ammo or ammo and no weapons are useless; train to carry your own load and expect the same from your teammates. TClaps to the Pax this morning for adjusting and embracing this portion of the suck. Running with a Gas mask on is no joke and probably better not to think about the idea that you may be the 5th man who had his face in the mask that morning. The men truly pushed themselves throughout the race and the entire BC. Great Job!