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Recently it was announced that the USMC is deploying an armor company to Afghanistan. This has caused somewhat of a stir amongst those who are following the trends of the Global War On Terror (or The Long War if you … Continue reading
One of my guys was in downtown Kabul at Camp Eggers today getting a new ID card when this went down just on the other side of the wall: KABUL — Gunmen wearing homicide vests stormed a guest house used … Continue reading
For the uninitiated the first weapon system to engage the enemy in this film clip is the M242 Bushmaster 25 millimeter auto canon. It is mounted on its preferred platform… the M2 Bradley—-mother fuckin’—-Infantry Fighting Vehicle. It is indeed some … Continue reading
Friday marked the end of our second week at Fort Riley and the official beginning of the train-up. Inprocessing is behind us and starting tomorrow we begin the real meat of our training. I saw the draft calendar yesterday and … Continue reading
and just as I suspected, it gives a lot of lattitude to commanders on the ground and doesn’t direct anyone to “run away” from a fight. Here it is: Our strategic goal is to defeat the insurgency threatening the stability … Continue reading
We just finished up “Day 1” of training here—which really consisted of inprocessing. For the unitiated this was a round-robin set up where we did everything from update life insurance and wills, to getting inoculations updated and locking in our … Continue reading
I report for my pre-deployment training this week in preparation for my upcoming adventure in Afghanistan. The first couple of weeks will likely be consumed with inprocessing and other administravia. After that, we’ll get into the real meat of the … Continue reading
The discussion about General McChrystal continues, Mr. Herschel Smith from Captain’s Journal responds to my original post. He went into some detail, so I think it fair to respond to his arguments point by point. This writer has done a … Continue reading
Recently General Stanley McChrystal, the new ISAF commander in Afghanistan, announced that under certain circumstances units that are under fire will break contact with the enemy in order to minimize civilian casualties. This statement immediately generated quite a bit of … Continue reading
“It’s a lovely fucking war.” Thus spake Vampire 06. Or something like that anyway. Marcus
Go here. It won’t suck. Marcus
So, what’s going on? Well, in two weeks, we have a new sheriff in town (1 Cav Division), who promptly moved my boss to a different posting. Leaving me in charge. We’ve been scrambling to re-do all the signature cards … Continue reading
Finally settled down in our new digs. Internet is slow, and we’re working on it. I wish I could regale you with tales of derring do and macho shit like Marcus, but alas, tis not to be. We’ve hit the … Continue reading
Here in the land of sand and… ...more sand. So far, the only things to report are that Army bureaucracy is alive and well. Unfortunately. We have yet to have a training day, either back at Riley or here, … Continue reading
It makes me giggle. UPDATE: Two more of Allah’s Assholes fail 11C course (below the fold)
Blackhawk just headed off for Iraq today. Wish him luck. Hopefully he’ll post some of his mis-adventures here for us. That is all. Marcus
Firing FPF. As a Weapons Platoon Leader I always plotted a charge 0 FPF for the 81mm. A charge 0 FPF for 4.2 is pretty stout (or is it 120mm?).
courtesy of Drowning Pool: Marcus
One of these clowns will surely be the next Johnny Knoxville. Just sayin’. Marcus