Jake was 19 when he enlisted in the Air Force. He had originally enlisted as a Para-Rescue, but after seeing his proficiency with a sniper rifle, he decided switching to a SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE role would be the best course of action. He hopped off the bus and met his Military Training Instructor, Hernandez. Hernandez was a strict and aggressive but understanding MIT. After three weeks of Basic Training, Jake was assigned a uniform and a rifle. His rifle, specifically a Tango 51, was to be his one, and only, true lover. For the next two weeks, he ate with his rifle, he slept with his rifle, and when he showered his rifle was right outside of the shower door. His rifle was his and only his.