Extortion 17 – COP Mills Hero’s post

QIC: ducktales

Date: 08/20/2019

PAX: FNG-Pebbles, vsquared, sidekick, candu, sunburn, Derk, the count, peanuts, cliffhanger, backfire, ascot

AO: boneyard

weather: 100 humid, sticky! But no poop smell like at hill city


Windmills IC 12

Imperial walkers IC 12

Cherry pickers IC 12

Low slow squat IC 12

Merkins IC 12

Peter Parker IC 12

Plank stretches

Downward Dog while I started reading,

Recover will I read the following:

Extortion 17

On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter approached a landing zone in Afghanistan 40 miles southwest of Kabul. The helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was on a mission to reinforce American and coalition special operations troops. Insurgents fired at the Chinook, severed one of its rear rotor blades, and brought it crashing to the ground. All 38 onboard perished instantly in the single greatest moment of sacrifice for Americans in the war in Afghanistan. Those killed were some of the U.S.’s most highly trained and battle-honed commandos.  31 US service personnel, one canine, and 7 Afghans were on the flight.

The Thang

3 Stations, we moseyed by the 3 stations on Qs sundial we are at each station for 6 minutes, every minute the pax at each station take an 8 second break to rotate then preform next exercise until calls everyone to converge.

Station 1
Rucks by the Flag

  • 40 lb Ruck plate curls
  • Rucksacks squats
  • 45 lb plates KBS

After first rotation we moseyed together to bottom of hill to Tennis courts and bear crawled up to tennis court fence 75 yards.

Station 2

The Gym

  • LBCs
  • Dips on high or low bars
  • AMERICAN Hammers

After second set we ran to the shady corner and box jumped OYO 17

Station 3

The Island

  • Low Plank
  • Knees to chest
  • Mountain climbers

Wall Sit while I tried to read the following while passing the scenic city loaner 30 lb rucksack up and down the line.

CPO Stephen “Matt” Mills
Chief Petty Officer Stephen Matthew “Matt” Mills, was born Oct. 25, 1975 in Austin, Texas.
Shortly after his high school graduation, Matt enlisted and reported to the Great Lakes Naval Training center in Illinois in January 1997. Upon completion of basic training he was stationed aboard the USS KINCAID and served for three years.
Very early on, Matt knew he wanted to be wanted to be Navy SEAL and in June 2000 he entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.
Upon completion, the Navy commissioned Matt Mills as a SEAL reporting to SEAL team Three on Sept. 11, 2001. Mills later completed the process that it takes to become a member of the elite Team 6.
Matt Mills completed numerous deployments around the world in support of the Global War on Terror and was a highly decorated combat veteran, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned numerous awards including:
Two Bronze Stars Medal with Valor
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor
Presidential Unit Citation
Purple Heart

Chief Mills was an avid hunter and enjoyed anything outdoors. Matt is survived by his widow Keri, sons Cash and Bryce, daughter Zoe, his parents Steve and Cheryl, and siblings Michael and Ashley.


Silent prayers requested


  • Sidekick voices his option about running, we ran faster.
  • The Count almost took Q out for stumbling during reading, I kept my cool and kept MOVING Forward!
  • Timer was not working for my Starbucky hands due to the 100% humidity and morning due, so the last station was extended a few minutes and my group at station 3 took no breaks and did lots of dips
  • I called blowout, backfire, backblast, and other incorrect names. He loved it.
  • The count pre rucked for extra credit and is a machine
  • I EHed v square into taking the ugliest of F3 flags with him to the landfill for Saturday’s beatdown


  • V Square- very emotional for the entire PAX… we all got misty eyed. Passing the baton to Sunburn. V Square stepped up as the 1st AOQ of the boneyard and NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE THAT AWAY FROM MY BROTHER! I am extremely proud to know this man. He has been jet setting doing burpees while down range while on buses and even on planes…. I am inspired by his grace, his focus, and excitement that he always brings with him.
  • Blindsides VQ @ Hill City Thursday
  • Growruck 16 still time to get your mind right and sign up
  • Convergence Labor Day at beast ridge
  • Medal of Honor meeting Wednesday at the convention center lunch. The count had a table for us to attend Details video
  • This ship is at roses landing, I thought we were getting invaded when I saw it on the way to work….

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