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How many Combat Arms here?

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by Redhat, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Redhat

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    Enough with the Cop stuff, how many CATM are in the house?
     
  2. meeko

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    I am intermitently assigned to my CATM section. I was suppose to attend CATM school back in 99 but when I resigned my AGR position for a federal LE job "politics" removed me from it. I was staying in the unit in a traditonal capacity but thats the way it goes. I went through the federal LE academy firearms instructors couse for my agency and bring a different way to my SFS squadron. Don't know if that counts for you or not
     


  3. Redhat

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    Is this it??? Don't CATM guys like guns anymore???
     
  4. Instructor25

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    not with the forced retrains that I have seen come through lately!!!!!


    They're not all that bad
     
  5. meeko

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    Sad to say but I think the number of gun guys are down. I remember 20 years ago CATM was "the field" to work in. Teach in the AM and shoot your weapon in the PM. There were alot of private trigger jobs done on the clock in those days!
     
  6. Redhat

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    Well I'm an "old timer", so maybe we can get some of the "new breed" up to speed!!!
     
  7. Instructor25

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    I know a few instructors who dont like guns but they're CATM:shakehead:
     
  8. Instructor25

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    Well I'm an "old timer", so maybe we can get some of the "new breed" up to speed!!!

    Thats what I have been trying to instill out here at the schoolhouse
     
  9. Redhat

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    Sounds good,

    Where you do your shooting?
     
  10. Instructor25

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    usually at medina range before the students come out or I'll request a range for the weekend.
     
  11. meeko

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    Do you do the BMT students as well? My son in law just started BMT I believe WED (he left MON) depending on starttime etc. fourtunatly he listened to me and my daughter and is not going to be a cop!!
     
  12. Instructor25

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    I used to do the BMT errrs But not anymore. Your son-in-law should have been issued a bluegun already. The bluegun is a blue functioning M-16 with every part except the hammer. We dont need any Full metal jacket episodes at Lackland. He should qualify on his 4th week though. Ah good job on the cop part. I just hope he's not open general, because he will then have no choice but to become a cop!!
     
  13. meeko

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    Actually I warned him on that too. He is going into avionics
     
  14. MrMurphy

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    Avionics friend over my shoulder is now sobbing. :)


    If he as a Green Fatigue guy (retired CATM) with glasses and a beard teaching him shooting... he's my old boss at my gunshop. He went back to CATM a week before I left for basic, and I ran into him during Warrior Week and then during Area 2 for SF tech school.
     
  15. Instructor25

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    hey murf who's your old boss its not wes,russ bicknell cause I used to work with those guys????
     
  16. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Name is Greg, drives a goldish colored Nissan Titan with a matching colored shell.

    Can't remember last name (even when I worked with/under him he was just Greg). Fellowes? Sounds right.
     
  17. meeko

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    He asked me which field didn't deploy as much. We (my daughter and me) tried to get him to go into space and missle maint. I remember them from my Malmstrom days they had a good gig and were in MT, ND or WY. They don't deploy overseas and I would like somewhere to stay with good hunting. The downside there isn't really a big demand for them on the civilian side unless you work for one of the contractors at Vandenberg AFB etc. So he did something decent in my mind. He wont be a knucle draging cop like me, one step above doing the Geico commercials.
     
  18. DJ Niner

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    Retired CATM here, reporting for non-duty! ;) :supergrin:

    Actually, it was SAMTU when I started (Small Arms Marksmanship Training Unit)
     
  19. Redhat

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    Good to have ya! Retirees are especially welcome aboard!!!

    MIght help regain some lost knowledge!