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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BFISA, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Interesting article.

    So, are we on the 3rd or 4th Barbary War ?
     
  3. Johnny Lightning

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    3rd I think...
     
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    Is Desert Storm the 3rd?

    That would make this the 4th. Right?
     
  5. turbo_turtle

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    Yes.

    Shamrock you are correct.

    Desert Storm was considered the third Barbary War and this one is the 4th.

    We added Afghanistan that is for the fourth Barbary War.
     
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    Afghanistan is the Army's largest weapons proving grounds.

    One big fricking target range.
     
  7. turbo_turtle

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    :icon_tease: :lol: :icon_rofl: I am sorry. That is too funny.:icon_rofl: :lol: :icon_tease:
     
  8. BFISA

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    And virtually no range fan!! :icon_eek: :lol: :icon_rofl:
     
  9. BFISA

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    White Sands East!! :yes: :lol: :icon_rofl:
     
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    I've never been on Post there, just driven past it. Between White Sands and Ft. Irwin, it would be hard to decide which is the bigger armpit. Probably Irwin. That place is hell on Earth.
     
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    Hell on Earth USA style.:yes:
     
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    Serious. It's about 30 miles North off I-40 (East of Barstow). There are a couple of "splits" in the little two lane highway, with poor sign markings. If you don't know where the hell you're going, or it's late and dark, you can wind up on some one lane dirt road with an Abrams rolling over your ***.
     
  13. turbo_turtle

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    Or worse get caught in one of the Tank traps and get a serious pancake action M1 Style.
     
  14. BFISA

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    I've never been "on post", but I've spent considerable time "down range". My A-Team did a lotta Laser-Target Designating in the early '80's.

    Irwin's were they do alotta tank stuff, idn't it?? :icon_shrug: :icon_huh: :unsure:
     
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    Yup.:yes:
     
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    Mech infantry and tank OPFOR. Good stuff, but the fuggin' scenery sucks.
     
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    Yeah, well whaddaya want, it's in the middlea the fuq'in desert!!:yes: :lol: :icon_rofl:
     
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    Seriously, that place fuggin sucks. It can be 110 during the day, and 25 degrees at night. Glad I didn't spend much time there - just visited for a couple days.
     
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    You're right about the temperature changes. I spent about 3 weeks at 29 Stumps (Palms), and it was Ed Zachary as you said.
     
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    I've delivered beef to the 29 Palms commisary. Only time I've been there.
     
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    I gotta weekend pass and took abuncha my buddiesta 'Dago for a family Luau...good ****!! :yes:
     
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    Frankly, I don't think quick enuff on my feet to be that creative. I'da prolly said summpm really un-PC, like, "I saw his head explode like a ripe August tamater!!"
     
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    Typical Media reporting:

    Are There Two Different Fort Bennings?

    *** QUOTE ***

    "Bush Cheered at Fort Benning: FORT BENNING, Ga.--President Bush, surrounded on Thursday by cheering soldiers in camouflage, defended his decision to send 21,500 more U.S. troops to Iraq and cautioned that the buildup will not produce quick results. 'It's going to take awhile,' he said."--headline and lead paragraph, Associated Press http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2788642 , Jan. 11

    "Bush Speaks and Base Is Subdued: FORT BENNING, Ga., Jan. 11--President Bush came to this Georgia military base looking for a friendly audience to sell his new Iraq strategy. But his lunchtime talk received a restrained response from soldiers who clapped politely but showed little of the wild enthusiasm that they ordinarily shower on the commander in chief."-- New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/12/u...39&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink , Jan. 12

    *** END QUOTE ***
    Best of the Web Today - January 12, 2007
    By JAMES TARANTO
     
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    Victory Drive ....... woooooooooo hooooooooooooo

    Tittay Bars !!!
     
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    Oh yeah, you're originally Infantry Branch!!:icon_eek: :lol:
     
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    IOBC 10-87
     
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    I was two years away from retirement!! :icon_eek: :yes: :lol:
     

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