Last week, I was fortunate enough to catch Colonel Ruthain, Commanding officer of the Airborne’s 101 Division. He agreed to answer a few questions.
- How long have you been in the Airborne? What first attracted you to this branch?
I joined the Airborne on the 21 Dec 2010, so I've been here for over 2 years now. I suppose what attracted me first to the branch was all the cool people from Airborne that I met at mass attack times in the battle channel. And I was a big fan of Lieutenant Scheisskopf and his newspaper stars and Stripes journal which was a warfare analysis paper. The personalities I guess is the simple answer.
- Can you describe your career in the military?
For the first 6 or 7 months of my elife I was a lone wolf, just doing my own thing, messing about with companies and such. I then discovered the eUSA Military and signed up. I joined the Training corps and spent about a month there.
Because I had been training and fighting a bit in the 6 months before that I was strong enough to join The Mobile Infantry. My PCO at the time was Greenday4537.
I stayed there for 4 months or so then joined Airborne under 1st LT Bishop M in 82/3. I got promoted to PXO of 82/3 on 7th march 11 under yourself and a few weeks later I took over my own platoon in 82/1. I became DXO of the 82nd division in September that year under DeathAndDestruction before I stepped down due to injury and cut back on the game a bit before coming back as a private again. I started to work my way back up again and am now DCO of the 101st division.
- So you were about for V1, whats your fondest memory of that time?
I liked the battles back then and the strategy involved. Because you could only fight 5 times with a Q5 hospital back then and there was a gold buying cap. Every person made more of a difference.
When you think of the Hello Kitty battle, one of the great co-ordinated comebacks and the wall was only just over a million where as some people do over 100m in some mini-battles now.
Mass attacks were great back then too. Seeing all those US Military avatars going through and seeing the wall crumbling before us, it was a joy to be a part of.
Back then the economy module was good fun too.
- Have you had any unusual or particularly interesting experiences during your Airborne career?
There was one time Chubbzilla mistook me for a sheep and that was pretty scary. You always have to be on your toes here too to avoid the wrath of the broom-wielding witch.
- Are there any aspects of the branch that you especially enjoy? Any you dislike?
I enjoy writing articles for the Airborne and just hanging out in the Airborne private channel. Having a load of different nationalities there is always fun and there is always some interesting characters about.
I also like the supply system we have here that caters to everybody's needs whether it be all food or all tanks or anywhere in between you can get whatever you want. Can’t really think of any dislikes really.
- Would you like to add anything I have not mentioned?
Not really, just for anyone thinking of joining the Airborne should definitely do it as it was the best move I've made in this game,
Another of our Airborne brothers Achieved GOW rank last week. Billsworth has been with the Airborne a long time. He has served us in a number of capacities. Congratulations Billsworth!
If you want to become a full member of an active community, travel the eworld and do things many never do in this game, you should honestly start thinking about joining the Airborne. We are a fun and active community protecting the eUnited States of America. Heres a little info on our eUS Military branch and how to join today!
Airborne minimum requirements are Division 3 or 4
Not strong enough for the Airborne yet or have no experience with a military group?
Then join the eUS Training Corps!
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