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Another Life, a chicago pd fanfic | FanFiction

You can blame @thelinsteads for this one because she gives me these crazy fic ideas and leads me to believe I can totally pull them off with my writing. So; I give you a Linstead AU no one really asked for but; maybe at least somebody  needs? 

Another Life synopsis: Jay Halstead is a former Army Ranger turned high school history teacher and coach. He meets Erin Lindsay under the most terrible of circumstances; a shooting at his school. How will tragedy bring them together and will their bond be strong enough to survive the stresses of her job?

Originally posted by linsteadgifs

Word Count: 1332

Triggers: None 

Requested by @jacksnervesofsteel

“Well, it does make the most sense,” Sophie said, trying to win Nate over, “I have to con the mark, and I can’t do that from the hairstylist position; I’d be genuinely surprised if Parker even knew how to braid hair, much less style it; Hardison has no experience in that area; and sweetheart, you know I love you, but they probably would laugh in your face if you walked in with this mop on your head.” She playfully ruffled his hair. “So when you look at the facts, Eliot really is the only one.” Nate sighed.

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Captain Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel, 28, of Madison, Conn., died Mar. 11, of wounds received from small-arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Pedersen-Keel was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 2006. After graduation he attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course and the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Following his training, he was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Hood, Texas. In June 2008, Pedersen-Keel deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months with the 3rd BCT where he served as a company executive officer and platoon leader. Upon completion of the deployment, he volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. After completing the Special Forces Qualification Course and language training, he was assigned to the 1st Bn., 3rd SFG (A) as a detachment commander in August 2012. He deployed with the unit to Afghanistan later that year.

His military education includes U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Ranger School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Combatives Level I Course, Sniper Employment Leaders Course, Pathfinder Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, and the Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course.

Pedersen-Keel’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal,the Air Assault Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab.

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Originally, it was General Westmoreland who played a major part in establishing the most famous Recondo school of them all—MACV Recondo School.

In 1958, 101st Airborne Division commander Major General William Westmoreland gave Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Major Lewis Millet an important assignment. His task? Establishing a condensed, but intense, patrolling and raiding school for the division. Westmoreland was concerned that his division’s paratroopers needed more intensive training in raiding and reconnaissance patrolling, but was aware that the U.S. Army Ranger School was unable to provide training on the scale he envisioned for an entire division.

When conventional U.S. troop units began deploying to the Republic of Vietnam, the men of Project Delta (B-52) and its predecessor, Project Leaping Lena, had already honed their skills and gained experience in conducting reconnaissance and other special operations in Vietnam, as well as in training indigenous troops in these arts. It soon became evident that the conventional units would need a reconnaissance capability beyond their organic cav troops and infantry battalion recon platoons.

In September 1966, the 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division sent 10 paratroopers through Delta’s training program, and soon other units were begging to send some of their soldiers through the course. By August 1966, things were getting out of hand. Delta’s CO went to Colonel Kelly, who at this time was reorganizing and expanding 5th SF Group’s intelligence operations, and in the process of organizing and bringing online Project Omega (B-50), Project Sigma (B-56), and a group recon school.

In the midst of all this, Project Delta was also training LRRPs for the conventional units. Colonel Kelly went to General Westmoreland (by then MACV’s commanding general), and on July 1st, 1966, Major A. J. Baker was given the job of forming and commanding the MACV Recondo School, based on Delta’s recon experience and the 101st’s Recondo School. From that beginning, the MACV Recondo School at Nha Trang was on its way.

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device.

Domeij was a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

He was on his 14th combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.

Domeij was born October 5, 1982 in Santa Ana, Calif. After graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2000, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 2001 from San Diego, Calif.

Domeij completed Basic Combat Training and Fire Support Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning.

Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Domeij was assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment in 2002 where he served as a Forward Observer. He also served in Headquarters and Headquarters Co. (HHC), as a Reconnaissance Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Co., B as the Fire Support Noncommissioned Officer, and again in HHC as the Battalion Fires Support Noncommissioned Officer.

Domeij was also a Joint Terminal Attack Controller - Evaluator and was one of the first Army qualified JTAC’s, training which is usually reserved for members of the Air Force.

Domeij’s military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, the Warrior Leader’s Course, the Advanced Leader’s Course, the Senior Leader’s Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Joint Firepower Control Course, and Joint Fires Observer Course.
His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

He has also been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with three loops, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Ribbon with numeral four.

He will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah and daughters Mikajsa and Aaliyah of Lacey, Wash.; his mother Scoti Domeij of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his brother Kyle Domeij of San Diego, California.

Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Alexander Horns, 20, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device.

Horns was a Ranger automatic rifleman assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.

Horns was born Nov. 10, 1990 in Sumter, S.C. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 2010 from his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Horns completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning. Following graduation from Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Horns was assigned to Co. C, where he served as an assistant machine gunner and automatic rifleman.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.

His awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge. He has also been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon. Horns will be posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Combat Service, the Army Commendation Medal for Peacetime Service, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

He is survived by his parents Larry and Tamara Horns, and his sister Tiffany of Colorado Springs, Colo.

As Rangers, Domeij and Horns selflessly lived their lives for others and distinguished themselves as members of the Army’s premier direct action raid force and fought valiantly as they served their fellow Rangers and our great Nation.

- RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! -

These awesome women just Mulaned the shit out of the Army Rangers

For anyone who doesn’t know yet these two kickass women (Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest) just graduated from Army Ranger school which makes them the very first women ever. Needless to say it has created a shit storm amongst the sexist assholes that loiter around the internet and the whole thing has played out like this:

Haters be like:

Posting things like: 

To which the official US Army Fort Benning Facebook responds like this:

That’s right:

Here’s another hater: 

And the awesome response: 

Haha you tell em Fort Benning:

Meanwhile these women are just like:

While the rest of us are like: 

U.S. Army Soldiers during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, GA., April 21, 2015. Soldiers attend Ranger school to learn additional leadership and small unit technical and tactical skills in a physically and mentally demanding, combat simulated environment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paul Sale/Released Pending Review)


All 8 Females recycled Darby Phase, though that is the best phase to recycle. Those weekend Passes are nice. 

washingtonpost.com
History made: Army Ranger School to graduate its first female students ever
The women will graduate alongside male service members Friday in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga.
By https://www.facebook.com/dlamothe

“Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to ever complete what is considered one of the U.S. military’s most difficult and premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders, a senior Army official said.

The accomplishment marks a major breakthrough for women in the armed services at a time when each of the military branches is required to examine how to integrate women into jobs like infantryman in which they have never been allowed to serve. But even as the two new female graduates will be the first women allowed to wear the prestigious Ranger Tab on their uniforms, they still are not allowed to try out for the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, a Special Operations force that remains closed to women and has its own separate, exhausting requirements and training. [One step forward, one step …. - PF]

The women will receive the Ranger Tab alongside dozens of male service members in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., the home of Ranger School’s headquarters, a senior Army official said Monday night. The official spoke on condition of anonymity while the Army finalized a news release.

The event is expected to draw not only family and friends, but hundreds of well-wishers and media from across the country. The female graduates are expected to speak to the media for the first time Thursday alongside instructors and other soldiers at Ranger School.

The women have not been identified by the Army, but both are officers and graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Army officials said. The female graduates started Ranger School on April 20 alongside 380 men and 17 other female soldiers in the first class to ever include women. The female soldiers were allowed into Ranger School as part of the Army’s ongoing assessment of how to better integrate women.”

Read the full piece here

Congratulations to these “unknown soldiers”! Well, unknown until Thursday anyway when the women are expected to speak to the media.

Can we take a moment to realize that marching around in no clothes is not the way to fight for feminism. Women should be equal to men but we don’t see men marching around the street in their boxers. Try to push the gender barriers in more productive ways. 2 women recently became the first women to go to army ranger school proving that girls are just as tough as guys and can handle the same training. There are so many more respectable ways to handle gender inequality. Its people like this that give feminists a bad name. Feminists should be pioneers for women’s rights, not a bunch of people complaining about not being naked

washingtonpost.com
Army Ranger School has a groundbreaking new graduate: Lisa Jaster, 37, engineer and mother
By https://www.facebook.com/dlamothe

Late at night while going through preliminary training for the Army’s Ranger School, Maj. Lisa Jaster questioned one of the male soldiers in her class: Why was he so opposed to women being there?

The ensuing conversation at Fort Benning, Ga., took more than an hour, and cut into an already short night of sleep, she recalled in a question-and-answer interview on Facebook with fellow alumnae of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. She brought up the issue while observing that both male Ranger instructors and students were struggling to adapt to the idea the service was opening the legendarily difficult school to women for the first time, she said.

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“Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me”

On January 4th, 410 students reported to the winter Ranger School class. On March 6th, 2 months, 20 pounds, with 6 cases of frostbite and 5 of hypothermia later, 44 of the original students graduated.

I was fortunate enough to be placed in a great squad from the start, and with their help I won Enlisted Honor Graduate. With this course done and out of the way, It’s clear to me that everything up until this point was a precursor. Now the work can really begin.


Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite Soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other Soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hundred-percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained Soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

Rangers lead the way!

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GUESS WHAT YALL. YOU SEE THESE BOSS ASS BITCHES?? THESE HARDCORE LADIES ARE THE FIRST EVER FEMALE UNITED STATES ARMY RANGERS. ON THE LEFT IS CAPTAIN KRISTEN GRIEST AND ON THE RIGHT IS FIRST LIEUTENANT SHAYE HAVER. THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ARE MAKING HISTORY TOMORROW WHEN THEY BECOME THE FIRST WOMEN TO GRADUATE THE U.S. ARMY RANGER SCHOOL. THIS IS SO FUCKING HUGE. THIS IS A MASSIVE STEP FORWARD FOR WOMEN IN THE MILITARY BECAUSE THESE SWINGING DICKS CAN TAUNT AND MOCK AND DERIDE WOMEN ALL THEY WANT, BUT THESE FEMALES AND THE MANY MANY MORE THAT WILL FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS ARE LIVING BREATHING PROOF THAT WOMEN KICK ASS AND CAN DO WHATEVER THESE ARMY FUCKBOYS CAN DO NO QUESTIONS ASKED. I AM SO FUCKING STOKED ABOUT THIS YOU GUYS THIS IS MONUMENTAL. HISTORY IS BEING MADE. THESE WOMEN ARE PAVING THE WAY AND I AM SO FUCKING PROUD AND SO FUCKING EXCITED FOR THE EMPOWERMENT THAT WILL TOUCH WOMEN EVERYWHERE BECAUSE OF THEIR STRENGTH AND FORTITUDE.