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Lawman last won the day on April 25 2016

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  1. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    I mean... Wright Patt spent like 8 million dollars to build a bathroom on the golf course back in the 90s, so while it’s totally possible to spend that much I’m almost sure it’s because we’re stupid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Yeah I was just going off what was here and active stateside. Even if that monster could lift a Raptor it doesn’t help if it requires us to take it apart and move it here with 1 of a dozen available AN-124 charters.
  3. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Yeah looking at this if we’re thinking “are we taking an unnecessary risk” I think the smart Lowest cost highest payoff universal move is building on site protection. HAS, Purpose built hangers, whatever... I think this might make a military that has 20 silver bullets parked in Missouri that cannot be replaced go “hey maybe I can spend some cash on a better garage for my stuff.” for the cost of 1 B-2 or 2-3 Raptors..... what could you build...
  4. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    About 20-30k lbs over any reasonable slingload. 53K is the heavyweight champion for sling load, and even it barely trips the 30k mark.
  5. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    No personal offense... it’s a terrible idea. As the storm comes closer inland and gets over shallower waters the rise and fall in sea state increases drastically. This would be where any commercial cargo barge or slow wide flat decked ship you could crane and lash airplanes too would be. Boats don’t push inland during storms for good reason, unless you’re in a harbor that gives protection you’re better off out to sea where the wave action is less eventful running pumps wide open. Add to that a vessel like that isn’t made to go fast, so unless you’re keeping it at the place for a rainy day (bad pun unintentional) it’s very unlikely by the time you’d recognize the danger and issue the order to move it would get to you, get loaded, and get clear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Probably be better off building earthen structures that have that dome shape like the hurricane houses you see leftover from the 70s. Don’t need to be huge, just big enough for 2-3 planes... build 4-5 of them for the small number you always expect to be down. Same basic principle of a HAS just set out from the onset with storms in mind not 500lbs bombs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Finally replace the 1960s era plane along with all the other 707 based stuff? Is it crazy that it just might take an act of godly wrath to give that idea wheels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    What are you talking about.... if we’re professional enough 100% is the standard of success in all things... anybody that says otherwise isn’t a team player... 100% for OR rates.... 100% percent for PT tests... 100% participation in volunteer activities.... 100% online training.... Now please pass me some more of this fantastic grape koolaid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Air Force decides to cut its losses with Tyndall.... Tyndall foot print to be moved to new location to support mission..... Panel of experts chooses (after way too much political participation) Patrick AFB to receive most of Tyndall’s mission.... Billions spent to renovate Patrick housing and infrastructure reestablishung it as an active duty base..... 2022 Hurricane Season hits and rocks the everloving piss out of Titusville (almost happened multiple times when I lived there). ”God Dammit that’s Twice! Why the F didn’t we go to god damned Moody or something.....”
  10. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Same could be said with Dyess. Then again if Rainer ever blows it’s top, half the ground combat power in PACOM goes with it. Along with like 1/3 of the population of Washington. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Lawman

    Hurricane Michael

    Everything “built to withstand” was pointless with Andrew. NOAA only has best guesses at its maximum wind speed really was because whatever measurement equipment was out there it died in the process of doing its job. Well intentioned to at least try to protect stuff no doubt since you could and did eventually put the pieces of some of that stuff back together, but yeah that storm was a wrecking ball. This one would probably have been easily as bad except it’s path made landfall and didn’t hold or revisit water so it’s a one shot punch as oppose to Andrew which came across the peninsula and gathered additional strength from the gulf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Glue... Marines eat Crayons. We ate glue. And we don’t have any trouble telling who “the air force guys” are. Cmon guys it’s not like we can’t all pick each other out in a group with at least 3/5 accuracy. Hell I can about figure it out just by what watch when everybody is just wearing different colors of the same slack/polo combo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Wrong color helicopters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate bags or bag people, but we’ve got 99 climate culture problems and 1 piece vs 2 piece fixes none of them. To you guys that want to make this your hill to die on, you’re missing the forest for the tree with this. The military regardless of branch needs you right now. More than you need it for that point. If your gonna piss capital away on which uniform you can look cooler wearing during your next voluntold 179, I can’t help you. I’m more worried about big problems than looking cool at location X. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lawman

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    ABAV is a wide project, with SOAR using it as the stepping stone between current issue and the next step SOAR specific ALSE and Helmet. Air Warrior is simply what currently in the inventory in mass so while SOAR outfits 2/4 battalions as first priority ABAV and the previous SOAR vest that was piecemeal out in the conventional will start replacing air warrior to mainline CABs later in FY19/20. What’s important is that gone are the days of pinching your dick and or balls in a leg strap getting in/out of an aircraft.... understandably it’s mostly just a helicopter problem (gauntlet thrown). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk