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    Quote Originally Posted by omis View Post
    G'day all. just a simple question. why are the guts from US Soldiers from the 234th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas putting thier stack hats on before they get on the c17.
    IDK but I see dudes wearing knee pads and stuff. Did anybody tell these guys they are going to land in some big base in afghan and not in the middle of taliban country? relax dudes lol. Yeah PPE is required when flying into country but those soldiers took it to heart. I flew in a C130 to Camp Dwyer, and heck even the food there was better than the one in Camp Lejeune back in the states haha. Now, once they push out to their respective AOs, thats when the real deployment starts.

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    Very smartly turned out

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMAN View Post
    Awesome, MAS-36 still in use in Ivory Coast. Glad to see Libya isn't the only place they resort to a blast from the past.

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    Someone edit wikipedia for users.
    And where in good god does he find ammunition for it?
    Also I've noticed there are a LOT of VZ-58s in the Ivory Coast. Former French colony with Czech guns?

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    The EOD guy is wearing Merrell sneakers. Pretty sure same model as mine. As far as food goes, we get lobster every Sunday, and in general the food is amazing for being free messhall in a warzone.

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    Emergency personnel confer in front of Lowes Home Improvement after it was hit by a tornado in Sanford, N.C. , Saturday, April 16, 2011. Homes and businesses were badly damaged Saturday by a severe storm system that whipped across North Carolina, bringing flash floods, hail and reports of tornadoes from the western hills to the streets of Raleigh. In the Lee County town of Sanford, a Lowe's store was smashed by the storm. "The Lowe's Home Improvement has been flattened," said Monica Elliott, who works at the nearby Brick City Grill."It's totally destroyed."

    Sailors salute as seaman Benjamin Rast's flagged-draped coffin is removed from the airplane at South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend, Ind. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The military says Rast a 23-year-old Navy medic of Niles, Mich., died April 6 while on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand province.


    Sailor may be first U.S. service member killed by a Predator drone

    A U.S. Marine reservist and a Navy corpsman were killed in a drone airstrike in Afghanistan last week in an apparent case of friendly fire. Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith and Navy Corpsman Benjamin Rast were reportedly killed Wednesday by a Hellfire missile fired from a U.S. Air Force Predator in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Smith and Rast were part of a Marine unit moving in to reinforce fellow Marines under heavy fire from enemy forces outside Sangin in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

    The Marines under fire were watching streaming video of the battlefield being fed to them by an armed Predator overhead. They saw a number of "hot spots," or infrared images, moving in their direction. Apparently believing that those "hot spots" were the enemy, they called in a Hellfire missile strike from the Predator.

    It's believed that this is the first time that U.S. service members have been killed by a Predator in a friendly fire incident.

    Smith, 26, of Arlington, Texas, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division out of Houston. Rast, 23, was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division out of San Diego.

    The U.S. military is investigating the incident. Military officials say the families of both service members have been informed of the possibility this was a friendly fire incident.

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    U.S. Marines assigned to Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, stand alongside members of the Philippine air force before begining training in the use of the M203 Grenade Launcher and the Mossberg 500 Shotgun while participating in Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Lance Cpl. Jeremy Standifer, a native of Griffin, Ga., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, instructs a member of the Philippine air force on the use of the Mossberg 500 Shotgun during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and Philippine airmen during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Cpl. William McDougall, a native of Columbia, Ky., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, watches as 1st Lt. Jesse Glynn Garacruz of the Philippine air force loads the M203 Grenade Launcher during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and Philippine airmen during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Cpl. William McDougall, a native of Columbia, Ky., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, demonstrates the correct way to hold the M203 Grenade Launcher to 1st Lt. Ferdinan Floreca, a Philippine police inspector during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    U.S. Marines assigned to Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, and members of the Philippine air force gather for a safety brief before training on the use of the M203 Grenade Launcher and the Mossberg 500 Shotgun while participating in Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Lance Cpl. Jeremy Standifer, right, a native of Griffin, Ga., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, instructs Police Inspector, 1st Lt. Ferdinan Floreca on the use of the Mossberg 500 Shotgun during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and Philippine airmen during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Cpl. William McDougal, a native of Columbia, Ky., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, demonstrates the use of the M203 Grenade Launcher to fellow CLB-4 Marines and members of the Philippine air force during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and Philippine airmen during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Cpl. William McDougal, a native of Columbia, Ky., and currently assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, oversees a member of the Philippine air force as he becomes familiar with the M203 Grenade Launcher during a weapons familiarization seminar between U.S. Marines and Philippine airmen during Exercise Balikatan 2011


    Tucson, Ariz., native, 1st Lt. David M. Beehler speaks to his Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 4 prior to begining the familirazation of the M203 Grenade Launcher and the Mossberg 500 Shotgun with members of the Philippine air force while participating in Exercise Balikatan 2011

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    http://**********/tracks/4254396.html...3c890d07d06ea6
    a one point of view of war against Kadaffi. in russian leng.

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    What is that mounted on top the AKs? Some sort of optic?

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    Canadian's have seemingly been issued SORD kit on a larger scale than I was aware.
    the stacking of a water bottle in an ammo pouch on the flap of a 200rd pouch is interesting.
    He appears to be flying low as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred_engles View Post
    What is that mounted on top the AKs? Some sort of optic?
    These are Red dot locally made called "visor Vilma"

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    Thanks, everyone, for the great pictures!

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    nice to see at least one pic of North Carolina VAMAN its horrible to see whats going on over here, just got back from north Raleigh and its a disaster zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdriver View Post
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    Until today I used to think that "d" version (Longbow) of AH-64 has additional radar installed over it's main rotor...

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    There two kinds of "Ds", the Longbow has a radar while the "plain" has the provisions for it. It was to be called "C" IIRC

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