Fast is slow. Slow is fast.
@YankeePapa@5000area375Still have my pair.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Welcome to GRUNTSandCo!
"Official US policy is not to negotiate with terrorists.It is suspected he is being held in Pakistan."
LOL... Yeah, right. See: Oliver North.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Proof of life video of only US POW released
@ArcticWarrior@Tango9@LauraKinCADude, just reading the book.... I gave it to my cousin because after I was done I knew I'd never be able to read it again.I'm skared to see it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on My Buddy Passed Today
@LauraKinCA@Tango9@ArcticWarriorWe were going to go today because Broncos! and the movie theater will probably be empty... But think I'll catch it on a matinee in the middle of the week. Snatch the wife up from work in a kidnapping and sit in the back.
@ArcticWarrior@Tango9I was going to go see Lone Survivor this weekend, but gddam, you can only take so much lol
@ArcticWarrior@Tango9Yeah it never goes away. And maybe I'm a nut, but I don't want it to. Have a feeling you guys are onboard with that idea.
There's no words. Brother, I lost Nero two weeks ago. 14 year old german shep. He was all of 7 inches tall and stood with my best man at my wedding many moons ago. I can't sleep, have nightmares, it's been hell.I know what you're going through. Losing a friend sucks ass.
@majrod@YankeePapa@AllwetAt some point I will do an essay on the scandal that is Close Air
Support. There are levels of spite and hubris in the controversy that
would shock people. ---I know you've spent time around the 5-sided insane asylum. Brother, there's no fixing it. If, maybe, we had lifespans of 200 years you might have time to address it, but we don't. I still haven't figured out much more than the simple fact that smashing your face into an anvil doesn't affect the anvil.
2 months ago on The A-10, a hard plane for the USAF to kill
@YankeePapa@Tango9As it turns out, both Boeing and the Air Force have the same "gulag..." Minot, North Dakota...Oh, dude that was a beach vacation.If you really jacked up, you got sent to the DEW Line.You go there and never come home. You got those orders; you kissed your family and made sure your will was up to date.
@majrod@YankeePapa@bharrison You and I have been over this topic many times. Best place to be is a mid-level NCO, I'm still convinced.Company
grade officers have to put up with so much nonsense nowadays (PPT
Ranger!) that it's remarkable anything gets done. Senior NCOs; (most)
lose focus. Put a silver eagle on someone's should and it's tantamount
to a lobotomy.Politics is always there. You have politics at
home, you have it work. But it's not an excuse when people's lives are
at stake. Not directed at you, Will. We both think alike. Just
ranting a little.
2 months ago on Iron Man suits without the hype
@majrod@YankeePapa@bharrisonThere's a book to be written there. We need privates that think like generals and generals that think like privates.Won't happen, but it's nice to think about.
@ArcticWarrior@Tango9@Sh4d3I give you: The Bradley IFV.Which nicely encloses a full squad for immediate destruction.
I was an E-0 stepping off the bus at Lackland AFB, TX, 0340, Feb 7 1987.Within 24 hours I was told three things:1) Fulda Gap2) F-16s would replace A-10s3) The AF is a familyNone of which are true.
@Sh4d3We've all seen this movie. It's a no-go out of the gate and you hit many nails on the head:1) batteries (no one's solved it, won't likely solve it. It's just physics)2) throwing money down a crapper to get a starNeed I say more?
@ArcticWarriorRead "Of Arms and Men" by Robert O'Connell. Pay specific attention to the chapters that discuss the European adjustment to the crossbow.More armor != combat effectiveness.History is mocking us.
@majrod@YankeePapaheh. Some of us aren't welcome there anymore.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on USAFA Informant Story, A Leadership Black Hole (Update:15 Dec)
Hah... Paul, I'm a patch and coin junkie as well. My all-time most coveted is a PJ coin handed to me by (then) TSgt Wilkinson.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on I coin You!
Odd. I often shoot low and right. hmmm. Good article.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why am I Shooting Low and Left?
Reading "Raid on the Sun" atm. Highly recommend it. The IDF perspective is.... liberating? Best word I have.
4 months, 1 week ago on Iran weeks away from nuke grade uranium
@majrod @Tango9 I'll peek below but my first thought on reading your comment is: "that figures" lol
4 months, 1 week ago on New Aircraft Maneuver Conference 2013