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Old 07-12-2010, 10:27 AM   #81
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I was part of it for a while, but for some reason all I can see now are the 2 sticky's. I thought the others were taken off for some reason.

But yeah, it was at freedom rest. We got some weird looks driving up in our no-door, RWD, 4-seater, HMMWV hotrod. Thats thing's a beast. Drop it in low and you can spin donuts for days!!! When it rains we drift around nearly every corner, and some corners when it's dry too.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:03 AM   #82
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I ride to work in the back of an LMTV
No drifting there. Except if your cardboard slides and your ass starts to burn on the metal!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:43 AM   #83
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Hey, it beats walking in this heat. When we first got here I found a M1151 that wasn't on anybody's books. DEEBO!!! We used that for a while until it broke and we couldnt get parts for it because it wasn't on our books either. So we abandoned it and let someone else deal with it.
FYI, it's easier than you might think to get a vehicle from DRMO. You just get on the signature card and take it. I even took a stripped Ford Explorer just so I could run it over with my M88 But yeah, I am part of a Brigade thats on our way out, so there will be a lot of NTVs getting turned in, so if you keep a look out, you got a good chance of snagging one. Then you can cruise around in a F350 instead of your LMTV.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:53 AM   #84
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I'll be out of here before you! Two weeks baby! That's about enough time for the latest anthrax shot to quit hurting!

An M88 on an NTV? I'd like to see that! LOL

I'm just back and forth to the ECP every day. Our biggest excitement was watching a mangar (i think that's right) eat a pigeon that fell into the lake! PM if you want to check that out or contact me on FB.

Oh, and there are fewer jackals in Iraq now than there were a few months ago.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #85
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Hello Everybody,

It has been a few years since I have been around. Seeing as I am looking to purchase another FZ1 I thought I would poke in and see how things are going. Combine that with me finding myself in the desert again I thought this would be a good thread to start with.

I survived flight school and am now deployed as a UH60 driver. This time I am in the National Guard and we are currently in Kuwait. A completely different deployment from last time!

So I will reiterate from the original post:
With that said I am someone who will talk about anything with anyone, but I would rarely be the one to start the conversation. So if you have any questions please feel free to ask. If it is a question that may incite a heated debate please take it to the war room. Feel free to PM if you care.

~Sean
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #86
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Be safe over there, keep the sand out of your shorts and have some fun
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #87
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All I can say is "thanks"! Glad you're still around to talk about it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #88
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I know this quote is from a very old entry, but I want to remind any of the currently deployed members about OPSEC. This quote gave the enemy tons of easily accessible information. When you are speaking on forums, please maintain OPSEC because you put all our lives at risk by giving out key information. Thanks!!
This is very true. Amazing how far we have come in educating ourselves on this topic! Last deployment we were Reservist given 1 day notice before having to repeat for duty and I cannot recall anything about OPSEC and the internet. This time around at our mobilization station they had multiple classes that touched on OPSEC. Party of that is lessons learned and part the realization of how interwoven the internet had become.

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