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  1. There's a lot that bothers me about this...

    There's a lot that bothers me about this conversation.

    1. I take issue with papers - especially academic ones written by people with no military or operations experience. There's a lot to be...
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    Excellent vid. There must be a rule somewhere...

    Excellent vid.

    There must be a rule somewhere that if you're on deployment and come across a donkey someone must jump up on it and have their photo taken.
  3. Thread: Parachuting

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    Bub didn't I see recently in An Cosantoir where...

    Bub didn't I see recently in An Cosantoir where members of a Recce team parachuted in? So are there efforts to make some use outside of SF?

    Tim, just becuase the last major operations drop for...
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    How is it a baiting question? Ireland has some...

    How is it a baiting question? Ireland has some airborne capacity, would be good experience to send people to. There's no need for him to beat the DF with how good the UK's Airborne capabilities are...
  5. So the female in the pic obviously couldn't...

    So the female in the pic obviously couldn't decide what to wear ACU's or MultiCam so she went with both just so she could really stick out.

    And where the f*%k is the second guy's weapon?
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    The chest shaving thing was done (afaik) to...

    The chest shaving thing was done (afaik) to prevent ingrown hairs in that region etc. With all the body armor and heat it was a little more comfortable. Just sayin....
  7. Thread: Beret's

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    I don't recall the FCA Tab ever being "enforced. ...

    I don't recall the FCA Tab ever being "enforced. We had switched to the working dress around that time and so rarely wore our No. 1's. As for the green beret - I joined in '81 and that's what I...
  8. Thread: Beret's

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    The black berets were out long before the maroon...

    The black berets were out long before the maroon shoulder tab if memory serves me correctly. The FCA should patch was hated by all many refused to put it on as we aleady had the maroon shoulder tabs...
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    Who slated it? Was a post deleted or did I miss...

    Who slated it? Was a post deleted or did I miss something.

    I have nothing to add about the Steyer but I would think that utilizing any weapons system with your kit on and off would be vastly...
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    :-D

    :-D
  11. RGJ, It's not that they should be it's that...

    RGJ,

    It's not that they should be it's that I'm more concerned about those who are full NATO members who are unable or unwilling to do their part. There's a lot more to be gained from the NATO...
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    Brilliant stuff. The Ranger he was referring to...

    Brilliant stuff. The Ranger he was referring to who lost part of his arm is to receive the MOH.
  13. Jesus, there's handbags flying on this one isn't...

    Jesus, there's handbags flying on this one isn't there?

    OK so first off - welcome back Keef - glad you're back home safely. And so for my 2 cents....

    The reason those of us who have been...
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    Unfortunately that's sometimes true even in an...

    Unfortunately that's sometimes true even in an operational environment. We had cell phones as part of our comms plan in Afg. We actually used them during an attack as the units were so close we...
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    the US has different size ones. When we arrived...

    the US has different size ones. When we arrived in-country it was one of three required tasks (the others were weapons zero and IED lane). I'd done the Humvee one before. It's good training -...
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    The idea of using a tourniquet is for...

    The idea of using a tourniquet is for stabilization of the patient (where needed) so that he can be evaced back for more thorough care.

    In the case I mentioned above, from the time of the incident...
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    Yes he is, considering it was a double amputation...

    Yes he is, considering it was a double amputation (legs), and the disorientation of the blast itself, it is amazing he managed to stay composed and keep his head straight to be able to direct them. ...
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    Prior to our deployment at least 80% of the...

    Prior to our deployment at least 80% of the soldiers were certified in Combat Lifesaver. The training is good but like everything it requires constant reinforcement. What helps too is that there is...
  19. No, he had dark hair - black or dark brown -...

    No, he had dark hair - black or dark brown - maybe in his 30's
  20. I don't thinks so but I don't remember. What I...

    I don't thinks so but I don't remember. What I do remember about his was that he didn't have a typical Irish name - I want to say his last name was Greek sounding. We just said a quick hello as he...
  21. Not entirely true as I bumped into one on Bagram...

    Not entirely true as I bumped into one on Bagram (Province north of Kabul Province) - he was a C/S who was there to work with the CEXC teams (Explosive Forensics lot). So maybe they dig in...
  22. Thread: best LMG?

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    Frankie was a master with that thing. Great cook...

    Frankie was a master with that thing. Great cook too.
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    There used to be fast food joints on the major...

    There used to be fast food joints on the major FOBs - there was a burger king on Bagram when I got there but McChrystal had them closed down as his view that we weren't there on holiday. what he was...
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    No he got the boot for damaging comments made by...

    No he got the boot for damaging comments made by his staff in a national publication about the civilian leadership. That and getting rid of Burger King at the FOB's. ;)
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    We were were in our JRTC rotation we used some of...

    We were were in our JRTC rotation we used some of this stuff - ISR and a couple of other things. That is good stuff though - the screaming for the Corpsman when it's the corpsman that is wounded was...
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