You’re not here to watch a fight, this ain’t UFC. You’re in here to motivate one another and keep each other going Hooah? HOOAH The only time I want to hear a ‘hooah’ is if one of your classmates deliver the proper strike. Until then, you’re gonna tell them what they’re doing wrong. Squared away, candidates? These last nine days of training have Can we do a proper push up? Have been… Just because I walk away doesn’t mean you get on your freaking knees, you. I can’t even think of a word to describe it. Take a seat and you can go home today. Not only overwhelming but Hey, straighten your legs, let’s go! Stressful. Very stressful. We’ll be here all freakin’ day, Ravens. Sound off. The biggest thing I look for in each trainee is heart. We can build muscle, we can make them stronger, we can make them faster. But at the end of the day, if a Raven comes here without any heart Then they’re useless to the program and our community as a whole. U.S. Air Marshals are the ones that protect that aircraft in the air We’re the ones that protect the aircraft on the ground. We got to a lot of hostile environments all over the world So we put students through a course that is high intensity To better prepare them for situations they might encounter down range. So we try to build that austere, adverse environment in our training with the PT, the discipline that we bring into the course. If you even get caught blinking in class – not paying attention for a second They’re on you. They know, they’re always watching. That’s what will prepare us for down range You let your guard down for a minute down there, and it could cost you lives. For some of these guys and gals, this will be the first time ever getting hit in the head. or getting touched, period. Make sure you try to make it as realistic as possible, but at the same rate – this isn’t a bar fight. It was beyond what I thought it was gonna be. They had a red man in each corner. They brought us in with a big circle and pads and they come at you hard. There were mouth pieces flying headgear coming off black eyes bloody noses They came at us hard. Reason being is when we’re down range and we’re fighting, nobody is gonna take it easy. It’s either him or me. And that’s how it’s gonna be. And if he gets me, that’s not gonna stop him from getting what I’m supposed to protect. which is other personnel and the aircraft. It started off bad for me. My initial fight – I wasn’t doing some of the techniques correctly So it came down to my last fight. either do it right or go home. To see an individual dig deep and you see them push through it You hear them scream, you see the sweat, you see the tears. It feels good to see people push through those hardships and then to see them walk across the stage knowing they earned their Raven number I feel like the turning point when we became a team was after that red man fight. Everyone came together and we realized that we can’t get through this alone. I look back and it is one of the defining moments of my life. One of the biggest accomplishments ever. absolutely surreal.