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Old 09-21-2006, 09:25 AM   #61
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Good luck and God bless you and keep you safe. You da man.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:00 PM   #62
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Hey Bro nice to have ya back stateside. I am in the National Guard and just returned from doing 8 months at Abu Ghraib and another 4 at Bucca. Welcome Home
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:08 PM   #63
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To all you GI's...Thanx for all you are doing. I pray that God will be with you all always. I'll keep you a spot between the white and yellow lines. John Elmo, 'Nam 2x MACVSOG River runner tadpole.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:22 PM   #64
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:09 AM   #65
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Pretty cool forum

Yeah pretty cool to have a motorcycle association that has a forum for military folk. I personally am finishing up my time in the Navy less than 90 days left then I'm out. Lil back ground, sign'd up for 5, been in Lemoore CA for 4 1/2 out of the 5. First deployment was jan to july of 06, 2nd was jan to april of 07, 3rd was end of may to end of nov 08. So yeah I know how the deployment thing goes, 3 in 3 years, not fun. Seen a few countries in the western pacific over my time. Job- f-18 mechanic.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:24 PM   #66
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:03 PM   #67
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Just wanted to say hello

1371 Marine Corps Combat Engineer. Sappers lead the way.

Specialize in dynamic entry, room clearance, urban explosives, and obstacle reduction.

Should be landing in Helmand Province this fall in support of a grunt battalion. Cant say much more, dont wanna violate OPSEC.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:06 PM   #68
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Specialize in dynamic entry


I can just imagine what the means in English.


"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"

**KABOOM**
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:55 PM   #69
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dynamic entry is the fancy term for, okay, you blockaded the door, or are trying to channelize us into a killzone, so we'll enter through;

A. your windows
B. Your walls
c. Your ceiling
D. Your floor
E. Reduce the home

We have a formula to calculate the net explosive weight to use on breaches, where P stands for Pounds of explosive. When in country, P=plenty.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #70
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More is always better, this coming from a former FISTER with the 82nd.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:17 AM   #71
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Former AF pilot here that spent years in the middle east. If you ever need anything give a holler. Both my younger brothers are army now. Thank you for stepping up to the plate in defending our freedoms and protecting us from tyranny.

I kinda wish in hindsight I would of done the total guard route in my past. I think that sort of organization would of been more appealing in the long run.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:23 AM   #72
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[quote=hiway;1610841

I kinda wish in hindsight I would of done the total guard route in my past. I think that sort of organization would of been more appealing in the long run.[/QUOTE]

I've always had the thought process of active duty then guard or reserve, but then I was active duty so I'm biased. I won't criticize anyone that has done their deployments A/D, Guard, or Reserve, and no I am not talking about the 2 weeks per year deal, more like full on gone for months at a time deployment.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:05 PM   #73
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Hey Sean -

It's been a couple of years - what are you up to now? Did you make it to flight school?

Give us an update !!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:47 PM   #74
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My son is in Iraq right now and I havn't had an e-mail in 3 months.AF.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:35 PM   #75
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Wow....what part of OPSEC do you not understand??? Please don't ever ask those question in a public forum, not good military form.

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What's your rank, which part of Iraq are you in now. What other battalions/companies are in there around you. Sad to know that you got deployed as a reservist. I did my active duty contract 4 years ago, was a tanker in 1-68 armor, and since the battalion's tanks are gone from the tank pool, I figured they should be somewhere in the Iraq. My ex-girlfriend finished her reserve contract and had one semester left to get her double engineering/math undergraduate degree. And then 3 months after been released she got called up to go Iraq from the inactive reserve. Kind of sad. Be safe out there

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:37 AM   #76
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Kbay, a good reminder but that was posted a few years back....
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #77
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Operational Security OPSEC

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As I was saying, we have begun packing things up. Our advanced party shoul dbe heading down to Kuwait in about 3 weeks or so and we will follow in another 3-4 weeks. By mid February I should be back home in St. Louis (after a five day stay in Ft Riley to de-mobilize). No one was injured earlier so no worries.

Enjoy the day,
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I know this quote is from a very old entry, but I want to remind any of the currently deployed members about OPSEC. This quote gave the enemy tons of easily accessible information. When you are speaking on forums, please maintain OPSEC because you put all our lives at risk by giving out key information. Thanks!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #78
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I know this quote is from a very old entry, but I want to remind any of the currently deployed members about OPSEC. This quote gave the enemy tons of easily accessible information. When you are speaking on forums, please maintain OPSEC because you put all our lives at risk by giving out key information. Thanks!!
Good info. And it is amazing to see the number of us enjoying the blue skies and gentle breezes of Baghdad at the moment!
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:40 AM   #79
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You have no idea how right you are. I've been her for almost a year and just found out there is a pool!!! So I went there today. Not a bad little setup. There was so much chlorine though that you can't even see your shorts under the water. Gotta make this water as safe as you can though. You never know what you could get swimming in it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:59 PM   #80
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Talking about Freedom Rest? I'm on Slayer. It's too much trouble for us to go uptown. We hang out in our no DFAC having PX barely open neck of the woods! LOL

PS: Look at my Sitting here in VBC post to see where we hang.
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