Havoc1

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    • A case of the Mondays

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      In other news, if you happen to become, oh, say, a brigade training officer in the S-3 staff and you ever send a simple tasking down to all 6 battalions with the express directive to have the slides filled out and back before 1600 Monday, 6 days later, don't expect to see shit until 1730. Don't expect to actually have all the inputs until 1830. Don't expect to have all the correct inputs until the next morning. Don't expect to not be massively fucking pissed that an assignment which should have taken 2 hours of nug work somehow requires 6 days to complete and turn in late. Don't expect the fucking club on post to still be open for beer when you drag your ass out at 2000.

      Seriously, you'd think we were actually in combat or running an exercise or something from the ridiculous pace of work today. Everything went completely nuts at about 1100 (obviously, since I was about to go eat chow) and didn't stop until 2000. I ran away for a slice of old, dried out pizza at the mini-mall at 1630. There were a couple moments where I was near to pissing myself, but I was holding 3 phones and typing email.

      Seriously. Ridiculous. We're not even in the fight yet.

    • Happy MILF day?!

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      How gloriously inappropriate. And somewhat NSFW.

      Rained outside most of the day, so boo to that for ruining my plans to ride with the household criminal element. By the time it cleared up, I was knee deep in guns, cleaning everything that went out to the last few range visits. That took pretty much the last 5 hours between watching the kids, helping the kids to help me with bore snakes and q-tips, yelling at the kids not to take gun pieces into the yard, yelling at Lex for spraying Nate with CLP, yelling at Nate not to knock the dirtbike over while he was "cleaning" it, yelling at Nate for knocking the dirtbike over and getting squished between it and the workbench, etc. Come to think of it, I'm feeling kid of hoarse. (EDIT: No two-year olds were harmed during this sequence, though the thought crossed my mind. Nate managed to get pinned. The first I knew of it was when he called out, "Hey Dad, it's stuck!")

      With a little trial and error, I got the Mosin Nagants apart and cleaned out still more cosmoline that's still stuck in the nooks & crannies. I pulled the 1911 apart and, wincing with each tap, used hammer and a rag-wrapped 1/4" socket extension as a punch to drive a jammed A-Zoom snap cap out. I was using it for dry-fires as I've done a hundred times before with many weapons, but the lip of the casing sheared off and it was stuck in there good. Lesson learned after I had the same thing happen with my Benelli is to go with solid aluminum from now on.

      Found a set of front and rear brake cables for the LT80 on eBay, so I've got a bid on those. While I was at it, I got onto Brownell's and ordered a full basic load of Magpul Pmags and floor plates to take to Iraq, as well as bore snakes in .30 and .410 and a Pocket Pro II shot timer for future range visits and training.

      I've run out of weekend time again. I meant to go out and buy a new cross-cut shredder, and run some other errands, as well as sorting through the quickly growing pile of mail on my desk. Guess it'll keep another day. Happy Mother's Day all you mothers...and motherf---... smiley0.gif

    • Kicks like a mule

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      SunJa fired the Mosin Nagant M91/30 today. Twice! Both it and the M38 were big hits at the range today. Everyone wanted to shoot them, and considering that I had a spam can along, everyone got a chance. Lots of smiles, especially when explained how cheap I got them for. I put a few clips through Bikemancs' M1 while we were out there and reflected on how I need to buy an M1 but I'm still pissed at the price. There's just something cool about 8 rounds of .30-06 sitting there in that clip. Just looks mean. Feels that way too--after approximately 40 rounds of .30-06 and 7.62x54R, my right shoulder is, shall we say, tenderized.

      I didn't fire too much with the pistols, though I did run SunJa through some drills again and fired some demos for her. After brushing the cobwebs off, she was again firing controlled pairs and Mozambiques with proficiency. Not nearly as fast or accurate as me, but seeing as how she's been out for 3 range days total and fired under 500 rounds ever, she's pretty good.

      Oh yeah, had a malfunction with the M90/31 where the bolt jammed forward. It would rotate, but I couldn't pull it back, and I knew there was no round chambered. My first inclination was to kick-start it, based on the stories I've heard about those old rifles, but I had a moment of weakness and opted to take it home and check first. Sure enough, the consensus in the firearms thread was to apply brute force. One whack with the BF(rubber)H and the bolt snapped free. LOL. LOL more at AR vs AK vs Mosin Nagant.

      Thanks to HansJurgen for the link to this awesomeDiscovery Channel commercial. Very, very cool.


      Hah, I just did the mosquito bite "biizzzzzzzzzzzz!" on Nate's butt as he ran by, naked and just out of the shower. He replied by turning and shaking his fist at me. Too cute.

      Oh, and if you're not squeamish, I highly recommend the Showtime series Dexter Ever think to yourself, "There are some people who are alive, simply because it is illegal to kill them." ?? Well, he's a serial killer who preys on people who deserve to be killed in the first place. Seriously, I've watched two episodes and it's awesome. Monsieur HowardRoark is spot-on as usual. Thanks for that, bro!

    • Birthday soccer game

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      I didn't play soccer today. But I thought about it. Sorta NSFW.


      Madness? No, simply genius.
      See you guys later.

    • Ronaldus Magnus FTW!

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      "The result was the most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space,"

      Now THAT is a cool story.

      I'm moving to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, effective next Friday, 16 May. Thank goodness. Too bad two more jumps I was manifested on were canceled due to the AF being unable to provide aircraft. I'm seriously never going to jump here.

      I awoke to a crash in the kitchen last night at like 0200. No alarm sounding, so WTF, ya know? Turns out Lex had decided she was hungry and was raiding the fridge. I advised her to take up a night time activity that doesn't result in armed response from Daddy and then tossed her back in bed.

      Speaking of Lex and sleeping, I keep threatening to make her sleep in the back yard. I'm just teasing, but she gets really pissed and starts crying. Then, an hour ago, I asked if she wanted to go camping in the back yard tomorrow. Eyes light up--yahoo!! So, I think we'll camp out in the back yard tomorrow. smiley0.gif

      More good stuff from the recently returned 2nd BCT today. The commander of their field artillery battalion served as a maneuver commander (basically, they were Infantry) and is one of the smartest guys I've ever heard speaking. Seriously, some of those dudes are extremely intimidating to talk to, because they're hyper smart. Still, most of what we're hearing about defeating IEDs, running company level intel fusion cells, and working the non-lethal targeting aspect that really makes us our money...most of that is just common sense. To me anyway. Marshall, I thought of you when his AFAR guys were showing a video of them doing a patrol and all the kids wanted to come out and high five or bump knuckles or shake hands. There's hope.

    • Ba-doom-boomp!

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      Went to the sex shop the other day and bought a Palestinian sex doll. When I got it home, it blew itself up.

      Word on the street is, I'm headed down to 1-505 on Monday. Maybe. Who knows. My old boss is gone (moving down to fuck up 5-73 CAV--I pity those guys) and the new (interim) boss is cool as shit. Wish I'd been working with him the last 3 months. I can't believe how much shittyness evaporated instantly when the last clown up and disappeared on Friday. Good riddance pal. I only wish that your jackassery wouldn't result in great danger to real Paratroopers.

      Headed out to the Range Saturday. Hopefully the rest of the brake parts for the LT80 will show up and that sucker will actually stop. Here's hopin'. My buddy Ron is going and he's bringing his hot wife. I need to bring SunJa just for safety.

      Speaking of which, one of the LTs I work with is married to a Korean girl that he met while she was in the States for college. She's back here now, and they're starting the visa process. Ugh. Of course, he picked her up and immediately went to the field. So I had SunJa call her yesterday and they got together to hang out this morning.

      Another 5-miler this morning. My lower legs hurt down to the bone. But I finished it by jogging into the gym, hitting the mats, and submitting a guy 10 years younger than me...and doing it two more times. Money! One of those was an omaplata, which is a move I've never successfully executed in a live fight or sparring session. I felt good about that, even if I thought I was going to shit on myself after last nights uber-spicy wings at dinner.

      Did I mention that I'm fighting in the Ft Bragg All American Week combatives tournament? Here's hoping I get past the first couple elimination rounds, because I want to fucking bang in the cage. Separated ribs (still--they hurt every day) or not, I'm fucking going for it. Not many people can tell you they're really cage fighters. I don't necessarily intend to make a habit of it, but it's one of those things I want to do before I die.

      Nate's at my side, dancing around and telling me that Lex should sleep in the back yard. Time to go traumatize my daughter.

    • Politics of triage

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      Havoc1

      Triage is an unfortunate reality for guys in my profession. I never really thought about the politics of it. You treat the people you're most likely to save. In a mass casualty situation, what good are heroic actions on a single casualty without a pulse when it will likely result in the deaths of multiple guys with traumatic amputations or wounds that result in rapid blood loss?

      Is the "controversy" over this just a case of people never confronting reality? Note, I'm not sure you can even call it a controversy if I'm only seeing a "public health law expert" making a warning.

      Docs list who would be allowed to die in a catastrophe

      Public health law expert Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University called the report an important initiative but also "a political minefield and a legal minefield."

      The recommendations would probably violate federal laws against age discrimination and disability discrimination, said Gostin, who was not on the task force.
      If followed to a tee, such rules could exclude care for the poorest, most disadvantaged citizens who suffer disproportionately from chronic disease and disability, he said. While health care rationing will be necessary in a mass disaster, "there are some real ethical concerns here."

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    • Back in the routine

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      Left my damned boots at the house today when I went in to work. D'oh! Thankfully, SunJa was able to drag her ass out of bed at the ridiculously early hour of 0815 and get them to me before I had to go to an appointment to get gear issued. Oh yeah. I hobbled into work this morning for PT and told myself, "No, today you're not running." Then half the other officers from the brigade ops shop ran by and started the cat calls. And so it came to pass that I hobbled another 5 miles at an 8:15 pace. Surprisingly, I feel pretty good.

      So gear... Got a whole shitload of gear issued today under the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI). RFI is basically a whole bunch of shit you need to deploy but there wasn't, until recently, enough of it for everyone to get. So now I'm squared away. I carried my first MOLLE today. Don't like it. I'll hump ALICE any day, even though that mean bitch wears holes so bad in my lower back that the scars make SunJa shutter.

      Got my new IOTV issued as well. (Official talk. Putting it back together.) Initial reactions are that it is quite a bit more comfortable than the original IBA. The belly band could stand to be improved, but it does take some of the weight and shift it from your shoulders to your hips, and that, my friends, is money. Also, it fits to the body better and doesn't bounce around as badly. It's somewhat lighter (reportedly 3lbs for the size large that I wear), but, then again, you don't wear load bearing gear or an FLC with it and all the pouches go on directly, so that's going to be one heavy mofo to throw on. By itself, it weighed in at 33lbs on the scale a few minutes ago, which seems lighter than it felt, but whatever.

      OK, time to play with the kids. But, here's some pics to make you smile. SunJa and Namsuk took them out to some you-pick-it (like your nose) strawberry place and had a merry old time.

      They actually got some in the buckets
      P5050064LexNatestrawberries.jpg

      At first, Carl thought he had to pick everything.
      P5050053YouwantmetopickALLofthese-C.jpg

      Then he settled into a catch-and-release policy for the ones he wasn't eating.
      P5050058Carleatingstrawberries.jpg

      Lex is not a fan of Nate's screwing around. "Dalghi [strawberry] picking is SRS BSNS!"
      P5050062Lexstrawberrieshairyeyeball.jpg

      One more pic
      P5050051Kidsinthefield.jpg

      VIDEOS. Yep, that's Carl walking around.
      s91.photobucket.com/albums/k317/havoc_pointman/Personal/20080505%20Strawberry%20picking/?action=view&current=P5050054Carlmovinonout.flv
      s91.photobucket.com/albums/k317/havoc_pointman/Personal/20080505%20Strawberry%20picking/?action=view&current=P5050057Everyonepickingtogether.flv


      EDIT: By the way, this guy is all balls. Pretty fucking cool.

    • Bowlegged

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      No, not your mother, me. My legs...HURT.

      Just got in. Between dipshit Sunday-morning cagers and a failure to do a better map recon of my route, it took me about 9 hours to do 421 miles. I was also really tired at about 1400 and had to stop several times to wake up. In contrast, I did 370 miles in 6:15 on the way up there. Yeah, I was moving. But that was as much interstate as I could do, so my average speed was much higher.

      I highly recommend 441 north of Knoxville. The Smoky Mountain roads and the BRP are as I remembered them: beautiful, but frustrating because of the oblivious traffic and limited opportunities to pass. Next time I get out there, it won't be an out-and-back and I'll have time to visit the Dragon and some other good places. I think I need to get out to Suches to run the Wolf, just for the sentimental value of tearing ass on the roads around Dahlonega where I suffered so much, humping the mountains.

      Cherokee, just south of Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park would make me want to commit suicide if I was an American Indian. It's the worst type of tacky-ass tourist trap.

      US74 is actually I-26 for quite a distance, which is irritating, as that's the kind of riding I was attempting to avoid if at all possible. Really though, the worst is the median-divided highways that go through town after town. I'd rather be on the interstate for that kind of riding--at least you're not screwing with all kinds of intersections, stop lights, and local cops/speed limits. So, I'll take either the slab, or small US or county highways.

      As I left in the morning, I stopped for my first McDonalds food in like 5 years, and nearly pissed myself when I came out to find an oil puddle under my bike. WTF?! What's the world coming to when you stop for junk food and come out to find that some low account bastard has switched your bike for a Harley?! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif Really though, I'd just topped off the tank and parked on a bit of a slope, so I had a bit of overflow. No issues, except for that momentary, "Aw shit..."

      With multiple jumps, Ranger school, and some significant combatives training behind me, my knees are about 10 years older than they were the last time I took a long trip about 3 years ago. Both are swollen badly. I almost couldn't get my feet down in time as I stopped to make the final turn-of to my house. Guess I'll go see the doc tomorrow and see how bad the damage is. For the moment, I've got ice packs on. PT should be fun in the morning.

      Only one encounter with a cop, as the Valentine worked its magic all through the trip. This guy must have eye-balled me while going the opposite direction going through some town, because there was never a chirp. He asked what my MOS is and, when I told him I'm an Infantryman, he told me that he was a cannon cocker in a previous life. Then he told me to be careful getting home. This was about 50 miles from the finish. Joy.

    • Move out!

      11 years ago

      Havoc1

      Leaving to make this ride in 20 minutes. Should be lotsa fun

      If I had a couple days to do it and I hadn't just made the "mostly interstate" version on Friday night, I'd stick completely with county highways. Alas, gotta work tomorrow and my knees hurt.

  • Comments (2746)

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Havoc.....I sure as hell hope the NCOs at Army boot camp are better than my math teacher......even when it comes to being total abnd complete bitches......we may both need it

    • bikemancs

      13 years ago

      Welcome to the army!

    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      nah it has a wider body than you realize from this picture. They are mainly being used for route clearing and are supposedly really good at it. and to put the height in perspective my head only comes up to the bottom of the radio antenna on the driver side

    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      they are of south african make. the army just bought a buttload of them. They are armored well and sit high (which is good for offroading and it keeps the body further off the ground and away from bomb blasts. Plus the windows are some insanely strong blast proof glass
      Who knows this might be the future

    • pt606

      13 years ago

      Hydrogen Dioxide, eh? You know, most of us just call it "Water." I know, I know, it's a newfangled name for an old drug, but go with it. It'll stick, I promise.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      You just had to stick in the short joke, huh? lol smiley8.gif

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Ah and yeah...I know about those hats...

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      I know that...I meant the wheelcap6 screenname

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      what's up with the screenname thingy?

    • DemoDiver79

      13 years ago

      Never used 'em, but our Master Diver and a couple Techs got to product test them. Good reviews from our guys, so I'm saving up for my very own. I HATE ICE CREAM HEADACHES! Ha. Take it easy.

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      ah

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      have xbl?

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      oh and I've grasped that idea a long time ago......considering how shitty my luck can get at times....I'm glad I did

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      I will man....

    • AKSHOOTER

      13 years ago

      So, he's going over to the Dark Side of the Force smiley8.gif . The Force is strong in this one, it's better to have him with you than against you smiley0.gif

    • GoldenZephyr

      13 years ago

      Missing Man Formation for you're fallen Air Force Brother...

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      It's ok...and yeah..he's there alright....

    • pt606

      13 years ago

      I found this comment from about a month ago from you:

      By the way, the man behind the camera has a voice that sounds disturblingly similar to mine. Weird!

      I thought I'd address the fact that the man behind the camera is none other than your friendly, neighborhood Pablo.

    • Praetorian13

      13 years ago

      Interests
      Antagonizing worthless hippy scumbags who'd rather badmouth their country than work to safeguard it.

      We have the same intrests.

    • DemoDiver79

      13 years ago

      To a certain extent, yes. We get initial issue (which is pretty Gucci, right now) ... and when we get to our Detatchments, if there is anything specific we need (...or WANT), we can pick and choose mission specific (and personal preference) gear. How 'bout you?

    • NOVAmonkey

      13 years ago

      lol, no it's not a mustache i was just eating some cookies

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      I know....and thanks

    • RedPeridot

      13 years ago

      I agree with you on hippies. Can we send them to blood gulch?

    • jokingclown

      13 years ago



      On October 16th, 1975 Indonesia invaded a bordering country named East Timor. "Indonesian rule in East Timor was marked by extreme violence and brutality. It has been claimed that during the invasion and 27-year occupation, 100,000 to 250,000 people were killed in an initial population of about 600,000 at the time of the invasion".(1), (2)

      During the 1970s, the US Government sold arms to Indonesia. (3) After the invasion, the US government continued to support Indonesia with the sales of arms to Indonesia. In fact, the US Governemnt decided to sale more arms to Indonesia after the invasion took place. Furthermore, "US officials were aware of the invasion plans nearly a year in advance. They adopted a "policy of silence" and even sought to suppress news and discussions on East Timor, including credible reports of Indonesia's massacres of Timorese civilians". (4) In a private meeting on the subject of East Timor, Henry Kissinger asked, "I'm assuming you're really going to keep your mouth shut on this subject" (the genocide being carried out by Indonesia at the time).(5), (6). The violence continued in the Clinton years. In fact during the Clinton years (with Clinton's knowledge) the US trained Indonesian death squads. (7)

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      No matter how impersonable your words may seem, they still help quite a bit. Although the purpose of that journal was not to get sympathy from others, it's still nice to know that people care. smiley12.gif

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      the what time?

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      part of the oath was to do it because it is the right thing to do...and by my book...You still are a guy I'd admire for your sacrifice

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      journals done...tell me what you think and send it to your buddies

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      hey I think you're gonna like my next journal...check it out when it's done

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Way yak
      Way yak
      Way yak

    • Gael

      13 years ago

      Oh, it's definately personal. But I've tried writing in on myself in both places to get a feel for it, and am having a hard time coming up with a preference.

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      yeah I saw...gotta thank the guy that told us

    • Gael

      13 years ago

      That might actually the most useful thing anyone's ever said to me. You're either a very wise man, or you've got me all figured out. Either way.. thanks.

      Oh, and Capt Sammis went from smiling and happy to pissed off in 0.3 seconds at the mention of that name, lol.

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Padded Gloves are a go...and an easier anti-fogger is your own spit....works for SCUBA..and I'll follow that advice

    • Aleph

      13 years ago

      Smooth. ;)

      And I can never decide which is more asinine, real trends or e-trends. Either way, I'm a sheep and will wind up doing it anyway. Regardless of how much I bitch. I need to be shot...

    • GoldenZephyr

      13 years ago

      They did the intravenous sedation for my wisdom teeth. They were nice enough to put a sheet over my head so I couldn't see but I could still hear everything. I didn't care at that time but it still creeps me out.

    • GoldenZephyr

      13 years ago

      Too right. Not only does it break down discipline but you're right, you don't make the tough calls as easy with your "friends." Kinda like our saying, "The Duty doesn't have any friends."

      Post edited 2/04/06 7:57PM

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      I will spare the color Indigo...because I didn't hear the wierd voice sing it once

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Yep...I knew it...I'm gonna kill the Brady Bunch...and Annie...and Meow Mix cat, including the Color Spectrum

    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      truth be told I use an asep and have an mts messenger system

    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      we blew up a tanker full of jp8 (diesel fuel) too bad i can't post video because the video was awesome

    • Firedrayke

      13 years ago

      How exactly do "civilized people" settle differences with a walrus tusk?

      It's simple really.

      I deliver a smiting with the Tusk of Retribution, and all is settled.

      Unless you consider me uncivilized, in which case I am afraid we have "differences." Hold still for a sec ... smiley0.gif

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      My life is gonna suck all this week

    • pwokwild FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Mission first, People always?
      Lt. Gen Arnold (ret.) says that all the time! I work for him now as a civilian.... funny how those slogans seem to make the rounds!

    • clarence034

      13 years ago

      Or, even better, "Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck."

      --The Clarence

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      Unfortunatly, the teacher wants the review to be a basic summary of whatever nonfiction book we chose to read, with as little personal oppinon upon what the book is about....However....I'll try to fit what you gave me into the review....

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      aw crap...I hate writing intro paragraphs.....especially for American Lit....quick question...what would be a good thesis sentence if I'm doing a critical review of the US SOF?

      Oh and btw....my family still called those huge dust storms sandstorms even when they lived in Iraq

    • Xhyra

      13 years ago

      Shoot them with what?

    • 82nd

      13 years ago

      You know....I could prolly ask one of my relatives.....they might know....I bet they have been in a couple of those

    • Aleph

      13 years ago

      Thing is, Simon tried that penis hands thing with me too. Except with his penis...God that was an awkward sight to wake up to.

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