Havoc1

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    • 6 years ago

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    • What happened to the Military Members thread?

      6 years ago

      Havoc1

      I was in there probably a week ago, I keep trying to go to it now and I get an error message saying I don't have access or the thread has been deleted.

      roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=217636...

      Anyone else can't get in?

    • Bread and circuses

      6 years ago

      Havoc1

      Not very optimistic right now for the future of a country whose Constitution I swore an oath to support and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. If we can't learn to control our appetites, we are headed in the direction of Europe.

    • 6 years ago

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    • Still alive, still advising, still craving beer

      6 years ago

      Havoc1

      Quick update, since I can't access RT from any of the regular computers I use and have to hike to the MWR area and wait in line.

      I finished work up in Bagram at the detention facility. It was turned over formally from the Americans to the Afghans on 10SEP. Very glad I wasn't there for that. It's a remarkable achievement, but there are challenges as expected because there are some tremendously dangerous people there. If you're on my FB feed, check the article I linked there. Serious business.

      I'm now employed as an advisor to an Afghan National Army kandak (battalion), and spend my days drinking tea, making jokes, and working to figure out what I can help these guys with when I'm on a 3-man team and they no longer have American partners. It's frustrating, but for a positive reason: these guys are nearly ready to operate independently. Truthfully, I'm focused on the small stuff because the big stuff actually works. That's very encouraging after my experience with the Afghan Uniformed Police inside Kandahar City, who have nothing--no training, no logistics, limited discipline, etc. They are steadily improving, but they are years behind their Army brothers.

      The officers and NCOs I advise are pretty good people. I genuinely enjoy my time with them, and while I'm frequently the only American around, it's good work, and I count on our strong relationship for continued safety. Doesn't mean I'm not ready for trouble though.

      On a different topic, it's the 11th anniversary of 11 September's attacks. I don't really care where you were or what you were doing on that day. What I'd ask is for you to take a moment of introspection and ask yourself a more important question: "What have I done since then?"

      If you don't like the answer, then change it. I did. You can too.

    • Recognize - National Airborne Day

      7 years ago

      Havoc1

      On this day in 1940, members of the Army's Parachute Test Platoon made their first official jump.

      I am intensely proud to have been a part of the One True Division--the one against which all others are measured. Imitated but never duplicated, yes, we're talking about the almighty 82nd Airborne Division.

      National Airborne Day! All The Way! H-Minus!

      airborne-september-challenge-military-se

      airborne_poster.jpg

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      "The poster is a photograph of a dirty, scrappy, tough paratrooper, PFC Vernon Haught, of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, marching in the dead of that cold, snowy winter with a rucksack on his back. Going to reinforce the retreating American forces in Belgium. His expression leaves no doubt about his determination. He is moving out to go toe-to-toe with the enemy in Belgium. As you look at the poster, it strikes you that nowhere in this photograph do you see a parachute. And you and I both know there doesn't have to be one -- you simply know from the look: he's Airborne.

      Under the photo is a quote from PFC Martin, also of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, who during the battle asked a retreating tank destroyer commander, "Are you looking for a safe place?" When the tank commander answered yes, PFC Martin replied, "Well buddy just pull that vehicle behind me -- I am the 82d Airborne and this is as far as the bastards are going." Imagine, an Airborne PFC telling a guy in a tank to follow him."
    • 7 years ago

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  • Comments (2746)

    • jtpeton

      8 years ago

      Read this link. I'd like an honest opnion.
      [link=http://]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120502145.html[img]

    • apachearmtdo

      8 years ago

      whoopassinside.jpg

      Don't know if youve already seen this, but I know you'd appreciate it smiley11.gifsmiley0.gif

    • armeav8r

      8 years ago

      In reply to Havoc1:

      Still the thought of somebody getting a lick in you would beat least mildly (if not very) amusing to watch. smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • armeav8r

      8 years ago

      In reply to Havoc1:

      You're in the Army. ALL OF IT is downhill. Welcome to my world. smiley1.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Fallout

      8 years ago

      Yeah, sorry. Its been so crazy with BOLC over the last few weeks that I never get on RVB anymore. I've got to change that. Yep, I'm here in Rucker for probably the next 1.5 years! I don't start primary flight until late FEB but I do start SERE on 10 JAN! What are you up to?

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

      8 years ago

      Yeah, it's drunk and disorderly. Or maybe it's just plain drunk in public even if you're orderly.

      And you're right. It's way too big brother.

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

      8 years ago

      "Pedestrian under the influence" is basically a don't be drunk in public ordinance.

      I mean, you knew that and everything, but it's just such a stupid ordinance I had to say it.

      Post edited 11/12/10 5:22PM

    • your_funeral

      8 years ago

      Havoc! Happy Veterans' Day, you ugly bastard.

    • armeav8r

      8 years ago

      2010 Titanium gray Goldwing. Nav system, premium sound etc included. The works. Keeping the crotch rocket though for short solo trips.

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

      8 years ago

      The picture in my journal is of Wil Wheaton, Wesley from Star Trek The Next Generation, and the you can't stomp on me thing is about the Rand Paul supporters who stomped on the head of a woman who supports Rand Paul's opposition in Kentucky.

      She has become or I should say the fact the Rand Paul supporters stomped on her head has become a cause celebre for some liberals who think the teapartiers are a bunch of radical, neo-nazis or whatever.

    • armeav8r

      8 years ago

      In reply to Havoc1:

      sounds about right... smiley0.gif

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Found an article that I thought you might want to read given its relevance to today's special occasion.

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

      8 years ago

      You know, I had no idea the swastika had to face a certain direction. Interesting.

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

      9 years ago

      I understand what you mean about a judge overturning a popular vote, but, let's face it, that is why the judiciary is there. When no one else will do so, the judiciary is often the last defender of the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

      And let's not forget that five judges decided the 2000 presidential race.

    • 82nd

      9 years ago

      Hey Havoc what's up?

    • HANSjurgen

      9 years ago

      In reply to Havoc1, #2:

      I'm sure you'll pleased to know that the black hats at AAS, didn't seem near as knowledgeable (IE hadn't memorized as well) during the class/demonstrations as the black hats/JMs at Airborne

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      You're alive????

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Agreed.
      And on another topic, how was Costa Rica?

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      As someone you has read the book "War" by Sebastian Junger, you have to read this article when you get the chance.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      9 years ago

      Looking back, the condescension was more towards the dude being overly protective about the whole matter and I kind of realized I was raging a bit on the whole matter due to personal bullshit going on at home. So that wasn't on you and for that, I apologize.

      However, it's not necessarily true that it "has very little support by those who would be forced to enact it."

      DADT Repeal Support

      www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_15335818?_requestid=1193791

      From the research I've done and from what I've heard from others, it's a spotty situation how much trouble they've gotten from other soldiers by being themselves. It seems that if they didn't get treated the same as always that any mistreatment was done via outings.

      Of course, since you'd be one of those dealing with the people that can't handle reality so good, you have a different perspective. But really, what's worse: losing soldiers or having some kid from Nebraska having a hissy-fit because gays exist?

      Post edited 6/21/10 10:14PM

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      9 years ago

      Just because your little buddy* is giving you a spit shine doesn't mean you have to jump on the pointless negathon. It's quite silly.

      *or Gilligan if you prefer.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      9 years ago

      seems ... ideally ... theoretically


      Clearly the idea of hypotheticals is beyond you.

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      Hey didn't we have someone on the military thread that was a recruiter? I seem to remember someone that was working in the Florida-Texas area.

    • GoldenZephyr

      9 years ago

      You're the CO, I'm the Gunny. One way or the other, if we keep putting those things off we're going to have to stop and take care of them because they will impact our duties at work. Usually at the most inconvenient possible moment for our duties. So I have no remorse. They squeeze blood out of rocks. Sooner than later the rock shatters and fucks up their plans so they can pay me back by letting me take some personal time on the company clock.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Interesting, thanks for filling me in on that Havoc!

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Hey Havoc,
      I've been meaning to ask this for a while but if you don't mind filling me in, would you mind telling me what the origin of the "H-Minus" motto is?
      The only information I've been able to dig up on it is that the motto was earned by the 505th for jumping into Normandy prior to their scheduled "H-Hour". However, being the clueless civie I am that information about "H-Hour" means next to nothing to me.

    • msenkarik

      9 years ago

      Please tell me yall are planning a Jump and Assemble for late tonight... i mean, you HAVE to!

      Happy D-Day Paratrooper, June 5th and 6th Cemented our role in history.

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

      9 years ago

      Well, yeah. That's what Molly was. My post actually was aimed at the whole Arizona debacle, not the war.

    • ah64mech13

      9 years ago

      Happy Memorial Day, have fun and drink a beer for all of us over here that can't! smiley0.gif

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

      9 years ago

      Your journals are incredibly engrossing :)

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      Hadji vision? nope, this was a full from the states smiley0.gif

      Oh, and Baskin Robbins is in the DFAC, no extra trip! smiley8.gif

    • Gael

      9 years ago

      Just to clarify, the medic wasn't at fault. He's the one who noticed and called attention to it. I'm going to wait on this one and see how things look.. the Shirt got involved long before I was notified, so I'm going to let him run with it.

    • jtpeton

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • ah64mech13

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday, you plane-jumping-outa-guy-with-guns!

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

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday bro.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday Havoc!
      Ya grumpy libertarian bastard! smiley8.gif

      Post edited 5/08/10 9:55PM

    • Sly1RCR

      9 years ago

      Ah The Globmaster.

      Unfortunately the only time I've been in one was to carry off my friends.

    • asianeyes

      9 years ago

      Lol... yeah. I got the humor.

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

      9 years ago

      Spent five years on the water with my back to the bow and oars in my hands. Then, I destroyed both knees during a game of basketball. A sport I literally played my entire life. The most rowing ever did to me was shred my knuckles, bite my calves, and introduce me to the concept of oxygen debt being really, really fun. Not once did I receive a permanent injury as a result of rowing.

      "Crew is like crack. It interferes with your sleep. It destroys your body. It introduces you to totally weird people. It's expensive. It takes you away from the real world and into a fantasy land. You start doing it way too much, as you build up a tolerance. You can't stop. You love it, but you know that you shouldn't. You stick with it, because you have this bizarre idea that life would just not be the same without it."

      "The time to be upset is during the race, when you can actually do something about it. Nothing could be done now. A thousand times I'd told them: the key to racing is to come off the water regretting nothing." -- Brad Alan Lewis from WANTED: Rowing Coach

      Post edited 4/20/10 11:04PM

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the advice man. PA is #3 if it does go on the list... but I am bouncing between IO and EWO.

      Thanks

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      Hey man, looking at Functional Designation changers

      Electronic Warfare
      Information Operations
      Public Affairs.

      Any input?

    • VocalDrummer

      9 years ago

      I don't care if my fucking language or crude behavior offends you. I've contributed far more than my share of blood and sweat to earn the right to NEVER be ashamed of who I am, what I do, or whom I associate with. The question you need to ask yourself is, "Have I?"


      Do you mind if I print that up and make it my personal motto/mission statement?

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

      9 years ago

      Hey, I'm all for being devious, yo.

      Unless she was rocking the seriously innocent look with a hidden surprise, she did not appear to be that kind of a girl. Of course, this is me offering analysis based on someone's physical appearance gathered while I was driving by at 25 mph.

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I have no idea how that happened. they are not my guys, not on my base...

      Ok, wtf is a GOMAR? General Officer Memo of reprimand?

    • Havoc1

      9 years ago

      Dude, do you know what you have to do to get a DNP OER? Probably need a GOMAR on your record.

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      Oh I forgot, talked to a old roommate in 18th ENG, they have 2 1LTs that did not make it. they had OERs marked "Do Not Promote"

    • bikemancs

      9 years ago

      I see the sequence numbers, but it concerns me a bit. There is zero reason why I shouldn't be promoted at my 18 month mark... However, I have one of the lower numbers I've seen on the list... makes me wonder what's going to happen for the 4ish months after I should pin...

    • armeav8r

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the Birthday call. It's about 3 weeks late, but it was great to hear from you.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      9 years ago

      Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


      Kudos to you, sir.

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

      9 years ago

      THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!

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