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Lawman

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Lawman last won the day on November 28

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  1. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    They’re still upset we finally bought an M9 replacement so now they can’t just run that story every 4th issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The only person happy about this new PT test is whatever A hole created it and got the Above Center of Mass rating on his OER. I give it 2 years before they issue a waiverable status to is where units can “in case of necessity” just use the old APFT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Same thing coming out of the field for the Army. Every call to the boss just goes ”I need a one time flight approval....” and 2 hours later there is a flight of 4 outbound from Irwin/Polk/etc where only is FMC and 1 should be flat out red X.
  4. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    It’s the ghost of BQzip... back to take his revenge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Why are you wasting your time here. You have so much to tell the guys at TCM. Don’t forget your suit... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Neither were you jackass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

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  8. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Dude not just an Apache guy (though former now), I was overhead at Frontnac We were useless. And that was a situation where I didn’t have to spend 8 minutes launching an aircraft while the horde closes in around me chucking grenade and small arms fire at my incredibly vulnerable aircraft. Yes despite the fact making fun of SF is fun, they do in fact have a point. Security is produced and maintained at the lowest level and will be made or broken there. Saying “who needs crew serves and other stuff we’ve got Apaches on the flight line we can launch” is something said by idiots. Either maintain and train a security personnel cadre that is equipped to deal with the real world threat (small team synchronized raid style attack not drunk mom in minivan breaching an ECP) which we could find both in COIN or as an asymmetric use in near peer (NK SF forces on OSAN for example) or just kill the mission entirely and pay the Army or somebody else to do it for you. Otherwise you’ve learned nothing that hasn’t been repeatedly demonstrated since the Rat Patrol first took the legs out from under the Luftwaffe in NA with nothing but a couple Lewis Guns and Jeep’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    No.... no they do not. I have been fighting this mentality for years. Even Army leadership doesn’t understand the error in this thinking. We were told the same BS this last rotation through Iraq with the security risks from some of our “partner forces.” Having Apaches or Cobras on the field did literally nothing at Bastion. They will do literally nothing the next place and time either. You’ve got an enemy dressed like the good guys fighting small pockets of good guys in close proximity with nobody aware of where anybody is. Even if you could get the aircraft launched under fire then what? I get to just start picking and choosing my best guess and laying out 30 and rockets? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Dude seriously... This... exactly what you just said is the attitude that fuels the notion the Army gets that the Air Force is disconnected and uninterested in supporting the warfighter. You say this to some Ranger riding in the back of a Chinook to the X night after night or to the poor bastard that’s rolling down Route 1 doing yet another IED clearance patrol and you get (and largely deserve) a complete scoff. To think otherwise means Kuwait is a Deployment, active combat operations actually ceased, and dudes getting IDF’d at Dahlke we’re tragic victims of some accident as part of a forward deployed “supporting effort.” Is it perpetual and self serving, absolutely. Does our collective leadership seem to be writing its guidance in sand/crayon... no doubt. Are we still actively engaged in combat with a military force who seeks to do us harm both there and abroad... to deny otherwise would be foolish. And no that attitude isn’t exclusive of service. God knows the Army Fobbits turning people away at the Independence Chow Hall because they have dirty uniforms don’t understand it’s a war either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    They did “sue” the Navy over that exact COA (and somehow won which I don’t get). Really the Marine thing is just stupid. They did the equivalent of the kid that gets handed the candy licking it all and saying the other kids couldn’t have any. Especially considering all they did was steal a Canadian pattern and with the help of some Army money “develop” and patent a unique pattern like we hadn’t been wearing the same pattern at the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Ah I misread that, yeah that makes more sense. Fair warning, the Velcro they use isn’t high quality. If you wash your stuff with the tapes/ranks in place it’ll fray at the stitching holding the back on after a while. If you remove the Velcro every time you wash it will quickly turn the Velcro it’s self weak and probably tear the stitching up as well. I’ve got it both ways for sewn on for “regular” and Velcro for “beater.” The prisoners making our uniforms are really sh!t seamstresses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    I’m surprised you’re allowed pin on. It’s not in the Army specifically because it “negates fire protection” by no measurable and meaningful amount. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Lawman

    Concept aircraft

    Edwards had one, but it went somewhere with DARPA. I recall they only built 2 of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lawman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The shit people forget is Bastion wasn’t the first attack. It was the 4th. Salerno, they hit it and got plastered. Just a poor combined attack and timing basically blowing their wad on the VBIED and then strolling in after the shock and audacity effect had already worn off. Frontnac, they hit well and got in but had no clear goal other than “attack!” Ended up dead but took the chow hall with them. Shank... huge VBIED cement truck. But they hit the bazaar and really only killed a lot of Afghans. After each of those we did... pretty much nothing. After Bastion people suddenly remembered this was a war and actions like the brigade at KAF put the pathfinders on the line in the dark because we had no idea if we were next. T walls instead of a cheap unguarded chain link fence. Crew chiefs were launching aircraft strapped, because of anything is more vulnerable than a parked aircraft it’s a parked aircraft with an APU and engines running. Really it was a wake up call to stop pretending just because you could go to the boardwalk and get ice cream you weren’t in a war zone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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