Fencing in the Army

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  1. The Terran

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    Does the US Army have a fencing team/organization/bunch of guys that fence?

    I'm planning on joining in a few years, and this might be a factor in my decision to join or not ^_^

    Input is apriciated.
     
  2. Inquartata

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  3. Army Fencer

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    West Point has a team.

    There's also the World Class Athlete Program for elite fencers.

    There are clubs near some posts, but you have to do some research for that information. The link Inq provides looks like it's a good one to refer to for that.

    A lot depends on what level you are and where you want to go.
     
  4. CvilleFencer

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    And of course the Air Force Academy has a very strong team with some of the top fencers in the country on it (plus being near a very strong club and the OTC!), should you decide that crawling through the mud and eating bugs is a less than appealing career track. Sorry Army Fencer, got to stand by my prior service branch! ;)
     
  5. Timacheff

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    Cody Mattern recently enlisted in the Army's program, and is in basic training right now.
     
  6. CvilleFencer

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    Egads the Army has Cody and Isaac?!? I think the USAF needs to grab Kolobkov and offer him some sort of bootstrap commision quick! Maybe Soren could be convinced to Aim Higher? :)
     
  7. Inquartata

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    Exactly what the Air Force is best at: standing by! While the Army is marching! :jester:
     
  8. CvilleFencer

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    That's because we arrived two weeks in advance of the crunchies, checked into our hotel rooms, secured all the hooch and liberated the local women. You crunchies are just angry cause we get to do all our killin' sitting down! :p Leaves more time for fencing that way when you stop and think about it. Easier on the uniform too. No pesky mud stains or bullet holes. When I was active duty one of the maids at my barracks in Oki got really cranky when the laundry I sent her had mud stains... ;)
     
  9. Army Fencer

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    The Army WCAP program is much stronger and much more supportive. Not only is the Army more organized, Army WCAP lets athletes in 3 years prior to an Olympic Games, instead to the 2 that the Air Force has.
     
  10. KD5MDK

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    I need to ask my friend if you could fit a fencing strip on a submarine. It seems like a reasonable idea.
     
  11. CvilleFencer

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    Only on a boomer! :)
     
  12. Black Jeebus

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    The bulkheads would be way too low for good fleche flicks!
     
  13. KD5MDK

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    That was pretty much exactly what I had in mind. Those long gangways between the missile tubes.
     
  14. Derstern

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    Thanks...I'll sleep (and fence) better at night :p
     
  15. CvilleFencer

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    For your peace of mind I will mention that on the way to our hotels on the other side of an enemy zone we destroy opfor communications and infrastructure, neutralize opposing airpower, destroy any large groups of opfor troops going to oppose the crunchies, implement intelligence and recon operations to help keep said crunchies from getting those pesky blood stains and provide direct awesome air based fire support (as in hammer of god, JSOW and MOAB among others) to forces on the ground in addition to keeping the skies clear so that medivac and crunchy resupply/reinforcements can arrive without the threat of enemy air power. We also build goodwill among the local populace by hiring them to tend bar, do the laundry, general chores and any other little thing we are much to highly qualified or busy to bother with. :cool2:
     
  16. sabre-swo

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    As noted West Point has a fencing team. But keep in mind that you can also participate in the Military Games (nationally and internationally) once you're in the regular service. If you want to do this make sure you find out who in your service is the POC. Talk to them about when their events are and how realistic competing is while in your first billet/position.
     
  17. Black Jeebus

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    Don't forget about the gratuitous back and butt slapping!
     
  18. Zelda

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    I am pretty sure you cant in the RN - though I know of RN subbies who took carbon foils onboard so they could practice during their TDY.
     
  19. Zilverzmurfen

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    Fencing on a submarine sounds a bit 'tight', roomvise. That said, a couple of friends of mine once fenced in a Hercules (whilst in air on 10 000 m's altitude).

    I've seen photos of it. Unfortunatley noone from the Guinness World Records were there to witness it... :p


    (Edit: Entering the search word 'fencing' returned these results.)
     
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