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    The Army really seems to be discouraging the wear of any uniform other than ACUs or Dress Blues. Even in this picture, where every other service member is in a Class B or Class A uniform.
    No such thing in the USN as Class A or B uniforms..Those sailors are wearing "Dress Blues".

    I see National Guardsmen frequently here in Iowa..they always have on BDUs..always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He219 View Post
    That would look fun to crowd-surf on.
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    Till the part about accidentally slipping through a crack in the herd and being trampled to death, getting gored by one of those rams' horns, or both.

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    Damn fine pics HE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMT-Trainee View Post
    Damn fine pics HE!
    Thanks Amigo!




    SOUDA BAY, Crete - US Navy amphibious ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) will participate in Phoenix Express 2008 (PE 08), a U.S.-hosted, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional maritime partnerships and foster the ability to operate jointly, from Apr. 8-22. (Department of Defense file photo)

    The C-17 being greeted at RAF Brize Norton with traditional plumes of spray from the station's fire tenders
    [Picture: J Readshaw]

    The RAF's fifth C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft flew into RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, yesterday, Monday 7 April 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by IraGlacialis View Post
    That would look fun to crowd-surf on.
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    Till the part about accidentally slipping through a crack in the herd and being trampled to death, getting gored by one of those rams' horns, or both.
    What's more likely to happen is they'll eat everything off of you including your weapon, ammo, and clothing, and **** little goat pellets everywhere.

    Marc: I don't recall anyone (IDF) carrying a 120. It was always towed or mounted. 81mm was bad enough and took two people just for the tube, bipod and base, never mind the ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by He219 View Post
    RiP
    A former SEAL ?

    RIP Spc. Jankowski
    Can't quite tell, but U.S. Army, Sgt. Thomas C. Ray comes to mind ..

    RiP
    In this photo provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Thomas C. Ray in this undated photo. Ray, 40, a North Carolina National Guardsman and Navy Veteran was killed over the weekend when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle near Baghdad, Iraq, authorities said.

    Ray developed a love for military service early in life, having joined the Navy in 1985 after begging his mother to sign an early enlistment waiver. He was a medical specialist and served three years active duty.

    Despite being assigned to the 105th Military Police Battalion in Asheville, Ray had volunteered to go with the Rocky Mount-based 1132nd MP company when it mobilized in June.

    “He wanted to save lives and bring back the younger guys,” his wife, Linda Ray, said in a statement provided by the National Guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt-Col A. Tack View Post
    With improved armour...

    I don't know. I still don't think I'd want to be the guy manning the .50

    + I would hope they try to protect the Jericans better...

    Because Jericans do explode when hit by a (rifle) bullet right? Or just in movies?

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    [SIZE=5]
    Quote Originally Posted by He219 View Post
    Thanks Amigo!




    does anyone know how many C-17s the RAF is planning to get.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_I_AM_CANADIAN View Post

    [SIZE=5]does anyone know how many C-17s the RAF is planning to get.....[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=5]Let's See:[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=4]The new aircraft, ZZ175, arrived from the Boeing plant in San Antonio, Texas, where it went for additional work following the 'Fly Away' ceremony at Long Beach, California, in February 2008. ZZ175 has joined 99 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton and is the first C-17 of the five to be owned outright by the RAF, the previous aircraft having been operated under a leasing arrangement from manufacturer Boeing. However, as the lease terminates later this year, the other four aircraft will then transfer to full RAF ownership.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=4]The RAF's C-17 fleet has flown approximately for 41,000 hours since delivery, and in the five years up to the end of March 2008 these hard-working aircraft flew a total of 56,924 passengers and carried a massive 78,649,939 kilograms of freight, much of it to and from operational theatres. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=4]The sixth C-17 is expected to be delivered to the RAF around the middle of this year.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=4]http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...vesInTheUk.htm[/SIZE]


    \/ Below:
    22 Feb 08

    [SIZE=1]UK5 takes off on its first flight from Long Beach Airport in California, USA[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][Picture: MOD][/SIZE]
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    Tech. Sgt. Erwin Arguilla and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Graham follow Catherine Bell while filming a scene for an upcoming episode of "Army Wives" April 7 on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. Sergeants Arguilla and Graham both work in the 437th Airlift Wing Safety Office. Ms. Bell plays Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie for the Lifetime show "Army Wives." (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katie Gieratz)

    She played Lt.Col. Mckenzie On JAG a completely different series . She plays an army wife in "Army Wives" Either way she is hot.

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    This undated photo, supplied by the U.S.Army, shows Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Teachey, N.C., who the Department of Defense said Tuesday, April 8, 2008, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Baghdad. Pickett was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company in Rocky Mount and in civilian life was a police officer in Wallace. He died from wounds sustained during an attack that wounded 14 other soldiers assigned to his unit in Iraq. (AP Photo/U.S.Army)
    I scroll through these threads every day. It was a body blow when I hit this posting and saw a post relating to a unit I served in.

    My response:

    http://serellan.typepad.com/my_weblo...-still-th.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by angry cow View Post
    The Army really seems to be discouraging the wear of any uniform other than ACUs or Dress Blues. Even in this picture, where every other service member is in a Class B or Class A uniform.
    Trying to convey the "Army Strong" look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancero View Post
    Thanks LAWB!


    Did they find the little girl?

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    No they haven't found her yet, they believe someone has kidnapped her now and has arrested a man for that but he is still denying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMT-Trainee View Post
    Real quick, hot off the press Marine Recon

    Marine Recon is now using Glocks? Since when? or are these "trials/testing" for new sidearms?

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