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Forum: Basic Training 05-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,225
Posted By Mikelp
Can't think of anytimein basic where you have any...

Can't think of anytimein basic where you have any leisure for coffee.

Meals generally are "get in sit down, eat up, get out and train affairs."

You also will not get a personal drill sgt.
...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-19-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,754
Posted By Mikelp
I was Distinguished Honor Graduate, 45th Co,...

I was Distinguished Honor Graduate, 45th Co, Spring '67.
Funniest memory was the first day when they went around formation ripping off bandaids that covered airborne tats on guys who had not yet...
Forum: Basic Training 05-19-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,390
Posted By Mikelp
You didn't do BCT before you became an Airborne...

You didn't do BCT before you became an Airborne Ranger?
Forum: Enlistment Information 05-17-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Mikelp
I was told at my physical in 1966 that my flat...

I was told at my physical in 1966 that my flat feet might be a problem.

They bothered me a lot in basic, but I got past it.
I was Distinguished Honor Grad in my BAC class.
I spent the rest of my...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By Mikelp
Halo is very advanced stuff for very advanced...

Halo is very advanced stuff for very advanced people.
Not related to normal airbone operations, though you have to be airborne qualified.
A topic best left in the dark.
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-16-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mikelp
Wink Wrongo. I did SFTG in 1967, 6th group in 68,...

Wrongo.

I did SFTG in 1967, 6th group in 68, 5th group 68-70-two tours in a Cambodian border A Camp, and 7th group.

4years total service, 3 1/2 years USASF.
SFA member and other groups.
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-14-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mikelp
Lots and lots of school house stuff. Be ready...

Lots and lots of school house stuff.
Be ready for that.
Forum: Basic Training 05-08-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,958
Posted By Mikelp
These are gals that GIs are dumb enough, horny...

These are gals that GIs are dumb enough, horny enough, and sometimes connived into marrying and bringing home from all over the world.
No force involved.
This has happened as long as there have...
Forum: General Military Discussions 05-07-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,187
Posted By Mikelp
They did not think up those restrictions last...

They did not think up those restrictions last week.

You have to live within the world-it is not going to change to accommodate you.

Incredible to even suggest they change the colors of smoke,...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 05-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,443
Posted By Mikelp
[QUOTE=Exo1;81430]Grenades havent changed from...

[QUOTE=Exo1;81430]Grenades havent changed from what I can see, but why on earth would you do that to somebody.... what if he panicked?..


It ain't a game.
Sometimes that stuff gets real serious...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-27-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,443
Posted By Mikelp
Unless they redesigned hangernades, nothing...

Unless they redesigned hangernades, nothing happens til you let go the lever and the striker hits the primer which starts the fuse.
I have replaced pins and lived through it.

We sometimes gave...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,747
Posted By Mikelp
I see so many of these threads. What exactly...

I see so many of these threads.

What exactly disposes one to aspire to simply lurk in the bushes and kill human beings at long distances?

I suggest the military immediately begin hiring these...
Forum: Military Hardware, Gear and Technology 04-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,443
Posted By Mikelp
There is a blasting cap inside those critters. ...

There is a blasting cap inside those critters.
Like a dynamite cap.

I am unsure of the properties of the ones used today, but I would believe they are not real sensitive to shock of this type.
...
Forum: The Lounge 04-19-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,063
Posted By Mikelp
You don't have to read a lot of news to know that...

You don't have to read a lot of news to know that today's military takes the dimmest possible view on anyrhing like this.
Been several prosecutions to date.

This never has been an accepted or...
Forum: Politics 04-11-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,185
Posted By Mikelp
You guys, though having pactical thinking, are...

You guys, though having pactical thinking, are out of touch with the PC climate that has had a grip on our education system for a long time now.

The only thing taught about guns is how evil,...
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback 03-24-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,387
Posted By Mikelp
SF is a career endeavor. It is not an adventure...

SF is a career endeavor.
It is not an adventure exercise.
Getting your foot in the door and even making it thru selection is only the berginning of a long process.
They need folks who can and will...
Forum: Enlistment Information 03-21-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By Mikelp
What is your tribe's reaction to removal of the...

What is your tribe's reaction to removal of the tattoo?
Forum: Mobilization & Deployment 03-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,288
Posted By Mikelp
I never understand why thin skinned-I left out...

I never understand why thin skinned-I left out lily livered- folks insist on hanging around military oriented forums.
They invariably ask something of a controversial nature and then get their lace...
Forum: Enlistment Information 02-25-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Mikelp
You got your head on right. I remember the...

You got your head on right.

I remember the thousands of fine young women who served as Nurses during Vietnam.

You are an officer and have a career you can use anywhere as long as you live.
Forum: Enlistment Information 02-25-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mikelp
"Needs of service" trumps all. I once went a...

"Needs of service" trumps all.
I once went a year without leave due to training cycles I was in.

No idea how it works in the sandbox.
I would think thet have some type of R&R or leave rotation.
Forum: Education 02-25-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,580
Posted By Mikelp
Glad you are working at it. As posted, check...

Glad you are working at it.

As posted, check and be sure you are pursuing a legitmate goal.

Good luck.
Forum: General Military Discussions 02-16-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,159
Posted By Mikelp
Wink A zillion guys have been in your shoes. Suck...

A zillion guys have been in your shoes.

Suck it up and drive on. Most of us did, too.

Don't do anything dumb and screw up your life,

Home is never like it was when you left.

Set agoal...
Forum: Help and Assistance 02-16-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mikelp
Funny you have a lead in to the question. ...

Funny you have a lead in to the question.

Don't get caught hiding anything.
Forum: Help and Assistance 02-16-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikelp
I would stick it out and get a degree. You...

I would stick it out and get a degree.

You are in a process now.

Break or disturb it and you may never catch up or find yoursekf in position to regain it.

Take advantage of what you have...
Forum: General Military Discussions 02-16-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mikelp
Never be 1st, never be last. Never, ever,...

Never be 1st, never be last.

Never, ever, tell anyone you can type.

Especially beware of any 2nd Lt who has managed to get his hands on a compass.
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