Kaos

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from San Diego, Ca

  • Activity

    • 8 years ago

      Kaos
    • PQM

      8 years ago

      Kaos

      Wow, been a while since I wrote anything here. I guess that makes me a terrible blogger (?). Well, I just finished the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for the Cobra. Heading down the street to the Stingers, and looks like a deployment early next year. Headin over to The Stan. Gotta say that's gonna be an interesting little adventure. Not all that excited to go fight or kill folks, cause only a fucking moron would be, but at the same time, I'm ready to do something else than train in the Marine Corps. Been almost four years and that's all I've done since I got in. With that said, I am ready to actually prove myself in my chosen field, you know, to be really really good at my job and have those I work with know it. That's the part I'm excited about. I do not relish the whole being away from family, and native country part for seven months, but *shrug, what ya gonna do?

      But before all that I get to take two weeks of leave (STARTING TODAY!) and go back to everyone's favorite republic on the Gulf coast. I think some fishing is in order. It will also be the first time I've seen my brother since he returned from Afghanistan himself, and since he got out. Hide the liquor and your daughters Houston.

    • 8 years ago

      Kaos
    • 9 years ago

      Kaos
    • 9 years ago

      Kaos
    • Solo flight

      10 years ago

      Kaos

      Well I finally got there. After being stuck for a month in the same block of flight training (basically waiting to fly for the better part of the month). I finally completed the block of training I was in, completed my checkride, and was given the keys to a T34 and given the go ahead to go tool around for about an hour and a half all by my lonesome. It was awesome. It was a rather quiet flight without an instructor in the back telling me how I was screwing everything up. Flew out of NAS Corpus and went to do touch and goes at the outlying field before cruising up to one of the high areas and hanging out for 45 minutes or so. Wasn't really authorized to do any aerobatics. But I start those on Monday and I'll get to solo three more times in that block of training, which will be a blast once I get to do that.

    • Happy 233rd Birthday Marines

      10 years ago

      Kaos

      A belated (by 3 hours) Happy Birthday to all Marines out there, I hope you're 233rd is going as well for you as it did for me. And also a heartfelt thank you to all Veterans for your dedication, time away from your families, and sacrifices that you've given to this great nation. I'm very proud to follow behind all of you who've come before.

      That being said, I'm incredibly excited because my brother is due to return home from Iraq sometime tomorrow! I probably won't get to see him till sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but needless to say when we finally get to hang out, beers, whiskey, rum and other forms of alcohol shall be consumed in ungodly quantities as to render one Sgt and one 2nd Lt (he's younger than me, kids, he's just been in longer and more shit-hot than me) completely incoherent or unconscious, it promises to be a good time.

      In other news:
      I've apparently perforiated my eardrum. I did this while doing a Penetration Pattern (and not the type I'd prefer, DN, I know if you or 82nd read this without clarification, snide comments will follow....hell its inevitable either way), which involves takin a T34 from ~13000 ft to ~3000 ft in about 2-3 minutes in a unpressurized cockpit. Now its important to keep up with equalizing the pressure in your ears, sinuses and Eustachian tubes inside your head by using a val salva manuever (look it up if you don't know) and yawning....well I got busy making sure that the plane screaming toward the ground at 180kts was doing what it was supposed to that I didn't do the proper pressure equalizing techniques. Mid-way down, I heard some POP! in my left ear. Well at the time I didn't think much of it. It hurt a little bit, but I was quite busy (i.e.: a little overwhelmed) flying the plane, so I didn't think much of it. Now this was about two-and-a-half weeks ago, and I've flown 5-8 times since. My ear has been hurting a little bit after ever flight, and I had been ignoring it, but finally decided to get it checked out by a flight doc. Turns out that I have a nice little hole in the my left eardrum. Bet you're all jealous. smiley7.gif

    • General Mattis

      10 years ago

      Kaos

      Lets face it. The man's insane. If you have no idea who I'm talking about, wiki-/google that shit. Seriously, educate yourself. The man is either bat-shit crazy or one of the most ingenious wartime generals since Patton. My bro (The Corporal) found this quote from him the other day, and I figured it needed sharing.

      "I come in peace, I did not bring artillery. But I am pleading to you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I will kill you all."
      - Marine Corps General James Mattis(aka badass), to Iraqi tribal leaders during OIF.

    • Flight School's hard....who knew.

      11 years ago

      Kaos

      Yeah, so 4 weeks (or 5, I lost count) into API, which stands for something, I know it does....could tell ya if you paid me tho. But basically grueling 6 week long ground school. Aerodynamics, Weather, Engines...etc. Remember now, I am not a genius...in fact I'm quite the moron. So this stuff, particularly Aero is kickin my ass. Gimme another couple of weeks and I'm headed back to Texas to NAS Corpus Christi for Primary. And back to flying...eventually.

    • Landing Trouble

      11 years ago

      Kaos

      "But if she doesn't get us some more power to offset the burn-through this landings gonna get pretty interesting."

      "Define interesting."

      *shrugs "Oh God, oh God, we're all gonna die."

      "This is the Captain, we appear to be having a slight problem with our re-entry sequence and we may experience some slight turbulence...and then explode.
      Did you try changing the vector?"

      "I already did that, it didn't work."

      "Just get us on the ground."

      "That part'll happen most definitely."


      If I ever get the chance to use half of these lines in the cockpit, I'll die a happy man....at the scene of the crash.

  • Comments (47)

    • Raulboy

      5 years ago

      Did some training with the 13th MEU/VMM 166 a couple months ago... Made me think of you.

    • Raulboy

      7 years ago

      Damn straight! You fly the coolest helicopter in the world, and that's coming from an Apache pilot ;) Stupid Army... Afghanistan won't be particularly exciting. Hours of sitting like a sandbag in the front seat looking for dudes that won't show their face until you go away gets old after a while.

    • snypr_bytch

      8 years ago

      well i was a mech so i didnt actually do much training after the first yr. u gonna fly the cobra? ooo. zoom kaboom! Pendleton! nice. lots of dirt. lots of room. close to beachs and hot people tho. :) i was a Miramar for my 5 yrs. looking forward to Oceanside?

    • snypr_bytch

      8 years ago

      hey hey. so have you never deployed? wow. well it did take me 3 yrs of enlistment to get deployed. so watcha flying love? what's ur unit?

    • armeav8r

      9 years ago

      Bout due for a journal update then aren't ya? smiley0.gif

    • armeav8r

      9 years ago

      Naval Aviation student eh? What type you going into? Jets, Helos?

    • 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

      When they rollin' the Zulu out?

    • 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

      Oorah! Good shit, brother.

      You got what I wanted.

      Whiskey?

    • 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

      Do you know what Aircraft you're slotted for yet?

    • p3drit0

      10 years ago

      cool - sounds like you are where i was in 2001! i loved in it Corpus!

      do you get to do form solos? i have some sweet pics from the sandbag in the back of the instructor's plane! after my flight they stopped letting people sandbag like that so the pics of T-34 form solos are few and far between.

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

      10 years ago

      How competitive is it for Cobra pilot these days? Any idea?

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

      10 years ago

      How's life?

    • your_funeral

      10 years ago

      How is our favorite, ugly-as-sin butter bar doing?

    • DadHavoc

      10 years ago

      Congrats on the solo. Don't let those other guys (including me) spoil the moment. I remember my first solo at the Des Moines airport. I was scared to death, weaving in and out of commercial airliners trying to taxi to the runway. Then made the typical noob decision. There were two runways there, one about 12,000ft and the other about 6,000ft. When the tower asked which one I wanted, I took the longer one right ahead of the American Airlines flight to Chicago. The plane I was flying could have taken off in a parking lot but remembering my instructors hammering the most useless thing is the altitude overhead and the runway behind, I took the big one. Oh well. Have fun, stay safe and be home for Christmas. Cheers, DadHavoc

    • GoldenZephyr

      10 years ago

      Ran me $1635. Yes, that's a 4" picatiny rail.

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      sent it to ya in email

    • LtDan

      10 years ago

      exactly syphilis > communism

    • LtDan

      10 years ago

      Well do you want a rash of syphillis or communism going around?

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      email address?

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      well the thing is...I'm starting the thing out with pilot talk to ground controller and then to the squadron....and I have no friggin clue on how to do it but....I'll send it to you via email

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      hey....I need help....on a writing project of mine...it deals with airplanes

    • Havoc1

      10 years ago

      Most jumps are at 800ft by the book. I was on one that was significantly lower--or at least it seemed that way. The 800ft threshold gives you enough time to deploy a reserve if your main chute fails to properly deploy, but it leaves you up in the air for a disturbingly long time when you consider the fact that people will be shooting at you if you do it for real.

      When you go to Airborne school, they train at 1200ft so you have longer to get your shit sorted out. Or longer to panic as you watch the ground come up to meet bludgeon you.

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      EVRAONE does

    • MarineTech

      10 years ago

      Yes, all the grips are composite on the AK.

    • MarineTech

      10 years ago

      Chivalry might not be dead....

      But it's definitely rolling on the floor, turning green, and coughing up blood these days.

      It's a vanishing commodity.

    • Havoc1

      11 years ago

      I believe that paint job was a community effort. Heck, she was about 18 months old in that picture--we hadn't gotten down to the finer art of blotch vs slash at that point.

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

      11 years ago

      Hey, Ben right? Don't know if I ever formally introduced myself. Patrick Rycraft.

      Question--How hard was OCS? I may be there in a year or two. Just curious.

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

      11 years ago

      Heh, I live to please.

    • Megan327

      11 years ago

      Nice. Too bad it looks like I might be leaving early next week. Could have shown you the stuff down by Chavalier Hall and NATTC.

    • Megan327

      11 years ago

      Nice. Are you in one of the appartment complexes or an actuall house?

    • Megan327

      11 years ago

      NAS; J Barracks. You?

    • Megan327

      11 years ago

      Where in P-cola are you? Corry Station or NAS?

    • snypr_bytch

      11 years ago

      are you always this witty? lol so what else is new

    • snypr_bytch

      11 years ago

      hey back. its never good to repeat yourself, right?

    • MJOLNIRarmor

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the good luck, and I will probably end up enlisting either at the beginning of this Summer or at the end of it. I am not too sure yet. I kinda wanna have some fun before I go in, its a big commitment, plus I have a girlfriend that kinda is starting to become pretty serious lol...she wants to move in...But most likely some time this summer.

      Semper Fi!

    • GoldenZephyr

      11 years ago

      Happy Birthday Marine!

    • MarineTech

      11 years ago

      Yes. Jericho is coming back. Season 2 is supposed to start airing some time after the beginning of the year I believe.

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

      11 years ago

      Congratulations, butterstick. =P Erm, Sir

      Bravo Zulu, nonetheless. ^_^

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      11 years ago

      You got commissioned? When?

    • Shura0107

      11 years ago

      Hey, nice to see you back on here again. We've posted much more than last time you checked! How are you doing?

    • DemoDiver79

      12 years ago

      Just a note on that H-53 pic:
      We did some fast-roping out of some Navy H-60's (Seahawks) and there were two flown by chicks and two by guys. The guys flew in nice and easy to the target building and we had about a 15-20 foot slide to the roof.
      The chicks both flew in hard and fast and you could feel the bird trying to shake herself apart during the "heeling"...up until the hover. I left the craft and was instantly on the roof...like 5 foot slide!! I looked up and could see the seams of the underbelly. Those girls flew like bats out of hell, man!

    • LtDan

      12 years ago

      read my journal and send it on

    • snypr_bytch

      13 years ago

      no apparently not. that's a full combat load(180) but they want us to carry more. smiley2.gif not like i'm gonna get to shoot any of 'em! smiley2.gifsmiley2.gifsmiley5.gif eh. smiley4.gif

    • OnlineGames

      13 years ago

      Nice name and Picture

    • Kaos

      14 years ago

      HELL YEAH!! We got robbed of a national championship this year, and especially when viewing the way Oklahoma played. I don't know if we could have beaten USC but we sure as hell coulda done a lot better than OU.

    • MattBrinker

      14 years ago

      You an Auburn football fan?

    • RoadDoggFL

      14 years ago

      He's not a Marine yet...

      But Kaos, if you make it through OCS alright look for me at Camp Smith, HI.

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