Basic: Okinawa, Japan 04/16/2022 07:00

April 16th, 2022 @ 7:00am JST

Basic: Okinawa, Japan 04/16/2022 07:00
About this event

Date & Time

Saturday, April 16, 2022 07:00

Start Point

Your start point will be posted to this page and emailed to you at least one week before the event date.

Battle of Okinawa

“I am no hero,” he explains. “I was just one of the lucky ones.”
― U.S, Marine Veteran Ralph Irwin

Typhoon of steel refers to the sheer amount of munitions expended and the amount of aircraft, ships, boats and vehicles deployed or destroyed during the 80 day war which lasted April-June 1945. Okinawa was the last island occupied as part of General Macarthur’s island hopping campaign to establish operational airbases that positioned Allied Air Forces within striking distance of the Japanese mainland. Okinawa was Japan’s last ditch effort to save the mainland. Aware of their impending defeat, Japan surged over 150,000 ground, air, and naval forces to Okinawa. Allied forces consisted of two US Marine divisions and two US Army divisions. The Allied Forces successful occupation of Okinawa enabled the allies to amass large numbers of bombers returning from the European Theater post V-E Day to start a prolonged bombing campaign on the Island of Kyushu. Unbeknownst to most, two flashes in the sky over Hiroshima and Nagasaki soon after would lead to the end of World War II in the Pacific and a formal surrender on 2 September 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. In summary, Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault of WWII resulting in 50,000 US casualties, the most in both theaters.

5+ Hours. Lots of PT. Lots of miles. Details not forthcoming.

Pain is the theme of all GORUCK Challenges. Our Special Forces Cadres will ensure it’s pain with purpose by pushing individuals out of their comfort zones and building each class into a team. Train hard and show up ready. It’s worth it.


  • A rucksack aka backpack (Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • If you weigh >150 lbs = 30 lb. Ruck Plate
    • If you weigh < 150 lbs = 20 lb. Ruck Plate
  • Hydration Bladder: Source 3L recommended
  • Nalgene bottle (1L) or equivalent (electrolytes recommended)
  • Oral Rehydration Salts (or comparable)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Reflective Ruck Bands (or equivalent) on your ruck
  • First Aid Kit (small)
  • Face Mask (Optional)
  • Gloves (1 pair) Not medical gloves, working gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes - 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
  • Windbreaker (only if the temperature is expected below 60 ℉)
  • Photo ID and $20 cash just in case
  • As a class, you need one (1) 25 lb. class weight and one American Flag. Use your event’s Facebook page to meet your class, organize training, and coordinate team weight details.
  • Flip-flops (not required) - upon completion of a GORUCK Light, it’s one of the seven great feelings in the world to take your shoes and socks off and put flip flops on. It also makes the hell-yeah-I-earned-my-patch beer taste even better. A fresh shirt or jacket can go a long way, too.


  • SRT Training Program
    • So you signed up - now what? Join us for daily workouts written by Cadre DS that are simple, but not easy. All you need is a ruck or sandbag. The SRT programming will get you ready. And your first week is free!
  • Check out our RUCK CLUB map to find people to train with


  • Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.


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April 16th, 2022 @ 7:00am JST
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Note: Your cadre will lead the class, teach team building-building and leadership lessons based on his time in Special Operations

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