Just a suggestion, but you might want to take the PJ Media model. They offer free trial run for 30 articles or so... then ask you to subscribe. Your email is linked to the account. It is a way to read content and see how the system works without risk.
Just a suggestion...
4 months, 1 week ago on Why SOFREP is Switching to Subscription Membership & Going Underground
@ArcticWarrior @Recon6 @Eric Pope @hjw1dr Got to see an Apache up close and personal on the ground. (Texas national guard grounds) ... beer is definitely called for! :)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Combat Controllers Bring Doom on Al Qaeda & The Taliban
@ArcticWarrior Also ( @Tango9 will like this) he was thinking of doing a masters in physics and wanted to go into studying astrophysics. (that's smart---)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Combat Controllers Bring Doom on Al Qaeda & The Taliban
@ArcticWarrior Met an apache pilot (dated briefly) before he was deployed to Afghanistan 2011 and he was one of the most calm, quiet spoken, smart guys I've ever met. One of the most gentle, unassuming guys too.
@majrod @hjw1dr @Wingman Tone? No, your tone was fine. BUT I have seen your tone when you're really irked.... you have SUCH a winning style! ; ) (still laughing)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Fear That May Keep Women Out of Special Ops
@majrod @hjw1dr @Wingman I realized in my original post... I failed to put in one VERY important word before experimental (there should have been the word "failed" there...)
too much of a hurry today. Oh well. Discussion was started.
@majrod @hjw1dr @Wingman Hey, I guess I pushed a button on that one, Majrod! Good rebuttal -- I love stirring the pot of discussion! I'm not angry at all... actually I'm laughing! :)
It's just a prediction... nothing all that important. A gut feeling. I suppose the only way we'll find out how it rolls out, is by how it plays out. I'm cynical about political maneuvers, and I think you agree this is political. It has nothing to do with the efficacy of the policy. My point was the shortcoming were going to be swept under the rug, for political reasons. I don't think the Military is exempt from political maneuvers. However, I will defer to your experience with the pentagon.
But in my limited experience, stats are always ignored when the issue is political or ideological. The agenda is what counts... failed missions are the price. That is my cynical point of view. (not wishful).
@majrod @Wingman I predict you will have women pass the tests (for women). The military will claim success, then after a few experimental deployments, women will be relegated to other alternative or support combat roles. a few messed up missions will be the price. It will all be handled very quietly --
@LaBelleHelene @hjw1dr A white wolf And yes, there is meaning behind that picture. :)
I predict the comments will go over 500 on this one. Bring up women in SpecOps and it's like setting off a flare. Come and get it! lol
Good article, though. I've commented so often on this subject that I almost hate to repeat myself. Women want to serve. They want to have the same opportunity as men to advance their careers. This is not the way to do it however. Reality is a bitch sometimes.
Bravo! SSGT Kline. The recognition comes to all PJs. (About time)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Pararescueman awarded Silver Star
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@dm8471 @hjw1dr okaaaay. :) I was 15 yrs old and watched too many horror movies at the time. Let's just say my "elf" looked like a lumberjack carrying an axe dripping with blood. He liked to stand in the closet in my room, never moved. just stood there, staring at people as they walked in and out of my hospital room. I knew he wasn't real, but scared the shit out of me. I'll never take Percodan again.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on I Thought I Was Going To Die: An 18X Green Beret’s Story
@dm8471 @hjw1dr I guess it depends on your metabolism. In my case the reaction to the narcotic was not so funny either... but I won't go into detail.
@dm8471 Fred the Elf... dm,...what, you never had a visit from him? I had when I was prescribed Percodan once... damn annoying little bastard. Stopped the Percodan ASAP:)
Excellent! thanks for the link.
another thing to put on my 'must do' reading....
"I am a firm believer that a battle is won or lost before anyone ever steps foot on the battlefield. The preparation and attitude of the participants determines the outcome before two opposing forces meet. I have applied this principal to all aspects of my life. "
"This determination to succeed no matter what was a gift from God that was fostered and developed by my parents, brothers, wife, extended family and community. Everyone is given innate abilities from God, but they truly burgeon with the help of those around you. If it were not for the influences in my life that helped to foster my work ethic, I would have failed at my recovery."
@Recon6 @hjw1dr 6, just a guess on my part. I really don't know AW accept through here. LaurainKC might know more. She might. Or Red might know some... but I haven't heard anything.... out of that loop now! and happy to be out of it too. :)
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Esquire Is Screwed: Duped By Fake UBL “Shooter”
@Recon6 Hey 6! I have no idea if AW was involved with that. He's been in the hot zone before though. But even if he was, not sure he would announce it. you know.... OPSEC and all that. :)
@BrandonWebb Just an uninformed question here (hence the question to you as an expert). considering the helicopter crash in the compound during the UBL raid, how would that affect backup plans during the raid? DEVGRU is so highly trained, I assume the adrenaline download from the crash would ratchet it up a notch or two -- anticipated or not. then add destroying the copter, gathering sensitive information, other tasks that would have to be done to get out on a tight schedule--- anyway, how would that affect backup claims (as you reference above)? Or because DEVGRU is so well trained, it wouldn't be a factor?
No disrespect... just thinking out loud.
5 months ago on Esquire Is Screwed: Duped By Fake UBL “Shooter”
@blkreggren The worst are the types who claim valor in order to get folks to give to their false charity. The con men. Those are the ones I want to have the book thrown at, spend time in jail, and throat punched. BW has targeted a few. But they always come out of the woodwork at the worst moment... (Chris Kyle's death comes to mind).
5 months ago on How to Identify a Military Fake