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A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
It sounds like you need the good slides, the Glengarry slides.

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A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
My nephew is going to Poland.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

spacetoaster posted:

Hope he gets some free time. Lot's of cool historical stuff to see.

I hope his days are filled with unending makework Army bullshit while he's there.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
I have never seen someone as happy to see an American than when I was in Croatia/Hungary.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
How long does it take for a company to get through these new apfts? All morning?

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
Sit-ups were my best event.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Carteret posted:

The biggest load of poo poo I ever had to swallow was the "train as we fight" bullshit. Yeah, of course. Lets do that. I was a loving mechanic, why am I doing a 20k ruck in full battle rattle and a 203?

If I'm doing force marches as a 'H8 to an objective we are hosed. If I wasn't mounted I clearly wasn't very good at my job.

thanks for the disability for my back tho. Can't wait till I'm "old enough: in the eyes of the VA to do the fusion.

I only did my Army job 1 1/2 times (the 1/2 was not my MOS, but at least it was work that mattered) in a setting that really mattered. My time in Germany at least had me doing my MOS and the worst of the bullshit was kept to a minimum. Stateside I barely did my MOS and there was lots of extra nonsense (road marches, a month of grass duty, the usual bullshit) that made me long for my ETS date. The only time I actually enjoyed my enlistment was when I was deployed doing something that actually mattered. Everything else was at best boredom, and at worse bred resentment. I hosed my knees up, but at least I managed to avoid wrecking my back.

Seriously, what the gently caress good is a 63 series MOS going to contribute to the army in a road march, or pulling security on a perimeter? Those wrenches aren't going to turn themselves.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Bell_ posted:

Same, but while I maxed the event often I frequently feel in my back all the times I did them on pavement or slammed my back down for more repetitions.

I think the leg tuck was revenge for all the folks hitting the gym who struggled with the sit-ups because their upper bodies were so big; I struggled with the tuck because I have long legs and emphasized cardio.

At least we'll both have the plank now. I look forward to the explanation of which combat application that has!

We usually had PT mats when we did situps. :shrug: It wasn't so bad.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006
If uncle Sam wanted you to receive texts he'd issue you a cell phone.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

PeterCat posted:

We legit have one old guy who didn't so they either made him/provided him with a bargain basement one so he could stay in contact.

F in chat for that guy. I bet he died a little bit inside when that got foisted onto him.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Wrong Theory posted:

Looks like Sig is making the next gen weapons

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-selects-sig-sauer-next-generation-squad-weapon/

I had a chance to take an armorer class for the 9mm MPX and hopefully the XM5 shares a lot of the QoL improvements over other AR platforms. Other than that it doesn't seem to really bring any new technology. The XM250 (next gen saw replacement) has a reciprocating barrel that is supposed to absorb recoil. I can't tell from the pictures how to change the barrel though. And then there is the 80k max PSI for each round...

Reciprocating barrel? I see what looks like a gas tube or piston but a reciprocating barrel suggests recoil operation. What's going on here?

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Wrong Theory posted:

Watch the video on the site, you can see it moving backwards. The article mentions it as well, I am not entirely sure of the magic going on here.

That has to be recoil operated. What a throwback.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Wrong Theory posted:

Was on TDY all week to Benning and came back to Picatinny today and haven't heard anything about a new mask mandate. :shrug:

You're stationed at Picatinny? It seems like it'd be a pretty good duty station, if you can get it.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

MightyJoe36 posted:

So, Air Force Base I live near just went to masks all the time.

My non-DOD governmental facility just went mask on, too. I want to wish every anti-vaxer a very Watch Your Grandmother Drown on the Fluid in Her Lungs.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

General Battuta posted:

Hello army thread. Quick book research. Would anyone ever refer to someone by their pay grade? Maybe as a put-down? Like if you wanted to remind a petty officer that you (a master sergeant) outrank him, would you possibly call him 'E6'? Or is this nonsense and you would just call him by his rank or name.

It's a really specific put down. You could use it to refer to a higher ranking person but not where they could hear it. Face to face it's a pretty direct insult that can carry the implication that they're merely filling a slot rather than performing a leadership role if you're talking about or to an NCO or a commissioned officer.

If you're referring to lower enlisted, then it'll almost always be about the clique-ish E4s, which is the point where you know enough about how the Army works to game the system, but also know what the limits are, and don't have any real leadership responsibilities that you have to be responsible for.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Carteret posted:

Dropping the rank altogether when speaking to a subordinate above Specialist in the Army is a solid way to wave your dick around. It feels like "I don't even respect that you earned your rank"

That depends very heavily on context. It's not uncommon for people of different ranks to be a bit more casual when working together privately in an office environment, especially if they have an off duty social relationship. I've found that officers can quite often be very collegiate and are sometimes even on first name basis in the workplace.

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A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Mustang posted:

Haha true, I guess the big yellow stripe also just screams ARMY to me.

Or you could sew on a patch that says "Homest" right in front of ARMY.

You have to ask yourself 'Do you has the 5 bucks' before you do it, though.

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