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Military Roll Call! Veterans, GTFIH!

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Thai Domi, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    I saw this story in that other thread. Having been in exercises like this though, I highly doubt we are getting the true story. The odds were probably stacked against the marines from the beginning. They probably weren’t meant to win. As elite as Royal Marines probably are, their small teams aren’t wrecking battalions of marine grunts.

    It reminds me of a big exercise that made headlines years ago about how marines stomped an airborne brigade. When I read into it, the marines had naval bombardments and navy jets take out all the Army helicopters before landing. Yeah wow. Real newsworthy. I’m sure this was the same kind of shit.

    These training events have value. That is likely how the Marines would go after a dug in army and they have to learn to coordinate these forces. The big headline though is a lie. The point of these exercises is never to determine a winner or who is better. That’s a waste of time.
     
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  2. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Happy Motherfucking Birthday Marines.
     
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  3. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Happy Birthday Jarheads, enjoy your fancy crayons today.
     
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  4. John Dutton You’re the trailer park I’m the tornado Double Yellow Card

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    Happy Birthday Gyrenes!
     
  6. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    How does the ball work for DIs?
     
  7. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    2 MEF to include Parris Island isn't doing one , which pisses me off, we haven't had one since 2019. Basically when we did it back then if you were I cycle they would Roger up a few good souls to be on the Platoons alone for a Day and half , then that allowed those that paid for a ticket to go. If you were on outpost or Quota you more than likely went to the Ball, it's like any standard ball but bigger , and a lot of drinking and dancing.
     
  8. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    I never went to one. Kinda regret that now.
     
  9. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    You missed out man , they were a great time with or without a date .
     
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  10. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    03 - SOI
    04 - coming back from Afghan
    05 - Iraq
    06 - took $200 from a dude to stand duty
     
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  11. San Marino Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Here we have the U.S. Army (OPFOR) giving hell to the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG), nicknamed 'The Welsh Cavalry.' The Regiment is the senior Cavalry Regiment, and therefore senior Regiment of the line of the British Army. JRTC, Ft. Polk, LA.

    @Darkballs
    @Blayt7hh
     
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  12. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    In the least, did they allow you to attend a mess night?
     
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  13. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    I don't think we ever had one because I didn't know what a mess night was until years after I got out. But it sounds pretty lame.
     
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  14. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    Depends. They can be a comedy shitshow, or traditional and formal.
     
  15. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    Happy Birthday, brother.
     
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  16. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    Being OpFor is fun.
    Being stationed at Polk has to be not fun.
     
  17. Brazilian HKD Brown Belt

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    I was in that exercise.
    The brits were with our CAV boys. Fine people. The weather was horrible even for jrtc standards.

    The G-men were on fire.
     
  18. Brazilian HKD Brown Belt

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    Well, they are not allowed to have beards anymore
     
  19. San Marino Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    I was at JRTC in August of 2004 attached to the 3rd Infantry Division as a Civil Affairs unit. This was prior to their deployment to Iraq. I did not get to play with the OPFOR. There was a small group of Canadian soldiers going through the rotation. Those boys were very good and professional. Ft. Polk is actually a nice post, better than Ft. Hood, TX. The barracks for visiting units sucked. It must have dated back to the 1950s. Cracks and holes on the floor. No hot water and the food was terrible. At least I wasn't sleeping in the field.

    * I had a chance to play OPFOR at Ft. Dix, NJ, back in 1991 as a new and very young 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry. Our team actually had one helicopter, an old Army Huey. OPFOR (red) always gets the advantage on the friendly forces (blue) in being told where they are at all times. Horrible weather (rain), MREs, and sleeping in the field. I had some top NCOs helping me out. Man, I can't believe that was 30 years ago.

    - Happy Veterans Day!
     
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  20. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    I like the history of Radio Recon. The initial RRT had no fucks to give and excelled.
     
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