7 HIMs showed up despite the coin-flip chance of Thunderstorms this morning. It would have been all good, because a majority of the work was done under the cover of the Gazebo.
This month, Ruck It is focusing time to complete GORUCK’s August #RuckingChallenge in attempt to recognize the Green Berets who operated in the jungles, mountains and rice paddies of Vietnam. Here’s the link to learn more: https://www.goruck.com/august-rucking-challenge.
This week’s workout was the MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group). Special Forces’ involvement in Vietnam began just prior to, and during, the early days of President Kennedy’s administration. In small teams and detachments, SF supported CIA guerrilla operations in Burma and Laos 1960-1962. Then, in September of 1962, SF teams began arriving in Vietnam from the 1st Special Forces Group (based in Okinawa) and from the 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups (based in Fort Bragg, NC). By the end of 1962, SF had established approximately 30 Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) camps, known as A-camps. Many of these SF soldiers would become part of MACV-SOG, which was established through the “MACV-SOG General order #6,” January 24, 1964.
The exercises for this workout were as follows.
100 no push-up burpees (ruck on)
– THEN 2 ROUNDS of –
– 24 ruck swings
– 64 push-ups (ruck off)
– 24 ruck squats
– 64 sit-ups (ruck off)
**Each partner did half the reps, being split up however was choosen with
ONE person working at a time. IF YOU ARE SOLO, COMPLETE HALF OF THE REPS**
YHC had a false start and then tried to make it easier than it should have been. Thanks to Bitcoin for keep us straight both times.
The PAX finished shortly before 6, so we had time for 3 laps and then a lazy COT. No Mary.
If you haven’t ordered your patch, go and do it now – https://www.goruck.com/patch-guerrilla-ops/. It costs nothing other than honesty, hard work, and sweat. Even shipping is included, so there’s no excuse. If you missed today, go ahead and do this workout on your own and show up next week. Bitcoin will lead. Hopefully he doesn’t screw up because YHC won’t be there to help him. We know Bitcoin is solid though.