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Discussion in 'US Military Services' started by Blitzer, Feb 2, 2009.
More BS from those in the loop of responsibility.
Oh, those poor ****ing babies!! How the **** can the Army expect them to be deployed without Doritos? ****ing pathetic.....The COB I was on didn't have a PX...****, it didn't have a DFAC, we had a tent where the cooks served food when the supply trucks actually made it through to us...When that didn't happen (which was more often than not), we ate jam sandwiches...Two pieces of bread, a little bit of strawberry jam, and that was it....****ing worthless REMF POGUES....
Tell us how you really feel.
This is just one of many examples how our military is being pussified and we are losing Soldiers when we shouldn't be...It's just a ****ing game to everyone....They have all the comforts of home on their big FOBs or airfields...They sit around and play X-Box just like they did back home...90% of this Army is sitting on it's ass overseas eating junk food and playing video games while the other 10% are kicking doors everyday, searching caves, doing route clearances...
I had a military guy, who's being deployed to afganistan next week come into the store today looking for a .45acp glock. I asked dosent the military supply a beretta side arm? He responded that there is a shortage in sidearms and it was his responsibility to provide his own. Is this a common thing??
Unless he is with AWG (and I think they are solely operating in IQ for the moment) or is associated with SOF of some branch or other, then he's full of ****. He CANNOT provide his own. As to a shortage in sidearms, those that need them, get them.
I need to post the "Bob on the FOB" cartoons.
Most of this is just plain complaining from a bunch of Fobbits.
Yep. The guy is talking more crap than a haji radio station. Even AWG does not supply their own firearms and there are serious, complicated rules for those who are allowed to use non-standard weapons.
AWG and other SOF units have MORE than enough money t buy whatever they need. This guy would not need to buy anything out of his own pocket.
I speant a month last spring in Phoenix before shipping West. The guys in Phoenix are sooooo spoiled, and most of them have no concept of what the rest of the country is like. Thats particularly a problem for the brass, who seem to think that all of afghanistan is like kabul.
Maybe those guys in Phoenix will actually NEED care packages now, and begin to appreciate those of us who needed to wait two months for a package to arrive.
Never gonna happen brother....Spend any time at KAF? A bad day there is when the Burger King trailer runs outta food...
I've spent my fair share of time at KAF since coming to ARSIC S from the West. Actually, you are wrong. Its not BK; after all, that burned down last fall. The true disaster is when Tim Hortons runs out of stuff. the lines at Hortons are always longer than BKs ( which has re-opened, finally). Oh, there is now a Green Beans on the Boardwalk, as well as an Italian restaurant under construction.
*cue the Bob on the FOB picture*
Hey now, watch it..I stay away as much as I can..we go there for fuel, mail, and when we are told to. Too many CSMs running around telling you your boots needs to be bloused and you have too much shadow on your chin.
Everyone is going to have it harder than the one before. I will say that in OIF I we had nothing but a make-shift patrol base that is now FOB BrassFieldMora and another one we set up that was named FOB Poliwoda.... Of course in OIF III things got better as we had A/C and CHUs to sleep in.
My heart does go out to those folks who are in charge of closing down Iraq. Having been one of the folks responsible for closing FOB Mckenzie it is a PITA getting all that HET support and make 50 turns with 40 trucks & 80 trailers. Go figure how many turns it is going to close non-legacy FOBs or even LSA's...... that is going to be a serious challenge so let's keep that one in mind when there are only 40,000 troops in Iraq.
I've heard the rumors of the CSM that flew around the FOBs and made on the spots....I almost believe after some of the **** that I saw....Ever get a speeding ticket on the FOB? Or a parking ticket?
We blew through the gate one day, had already called ahead, told them we needed in ASAP with wounded, slowed enough so the guard could take a quick look in and then we were off.....By the time we got to the CTAS there was a whole damned Plt of MPs and brass running after us screaming at the top of their lungs....****ing jerkoffs had the nerve to issue a citation (they go straight to your Chain)....Ya know, excuse the **** outta me, but this guy is bleeding out and there is no air anywhere near us...
That, my friend, is Excedrine migraine #495
And the .gov is no better at getting family's care packages to troops.
Oh, I know (says .gov), we'll trade Russia all their re-expansion plans for a temporary safe passage for lettuce and Irish Spring.
We'll bomb any suspicious character in Pakistan but we won't practice robust convoy escort? Get it, I don't.
I wasn't in that A/O or time frame.We always got our "mail" rt as rain.1 "mail call" a week.We had a # limit but the system seemed ta work.'08.
*Not military* But I think my grandfather, who fought in the Bulge, is spinning in his grave right now with these guys worrying about Doritos. I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who serve our nation, but not getting their snacks seems a bit much. I could understand if it was medical supplies or ammo that was running low.
Dope, gas, and medical supplies all came in by air....we never had issues with that...food, mail, and nonessential gear came overland....when I left, they were currently getting a little less than half of our convoys through...ambushes, washed out roads, snow/ice, etc. etc.