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#21 franko

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 2109 PM

The tank at night is my panzer out amongst the yukka trees in Bliss, near Orogrande.

If you look closely at the front you can barley make out the loo.

The bus was actually driven out there from what we were told...but after the first attack it was all down hill from there.

If there was a way to host some video I could get that up as well. A few rolling around the dust...a battle run both day and night.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 2149 PM

They are Franko's Pictures, I am just posting them for him to share


That's what I meant; thank you for posting them. :)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 1908 PM

Well today was a good refresher on the .50 cal. Haven't touched one of them since 1990.

Completely forgot all the drills.

Talk about a reason to do more hands on, even though we don't use them at all on any of our vehicles anymore.

At least tripping accelerators on these are a hell of alot more easier to reset compared to the C5 (.30cal browning)

Unfortunately we won't be able to squeeze in any range time prior to Germany, hopefully it'll happen soon after we get back.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 1735 PM

When coming to Munster, do you think you'll have time for a meeting?
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 1810 PM

When coming to Munster, do you think you'll have time for a meeting?


Probably not. It's a pretty busy schedule and alot to become proficient in....in a very short amount of time.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 2006 PM

Well you know you're getting closer to deploying when the DAGin' starts.

The troops got their shots, dead guy pictures and other essential paperwork completed recently.

Went to the Clothing Stores to get our ARID CADPAT draw and, of course, there were soldiers walking away with nothing other than some barrack boxes.

They ran out of "normal/ average" sized combats and gitch...including socks and boots.

Seems that someone dropped the ball big time....we pre ordered all our sizes last fall so that wouldn't happen.

Hopefully that will be resolved soon.

Now kicking back with a cold Corona.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 2134 PM

Hey! Just noticed this thread. Was wondering what happened to Franko. I hope y'all there get to catch them prisoners - and by catch, I mean get them dead.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 0736 AM

Hey! Just noticed this thread. Was wondering what happened to Franko. I hope y'all there get to catch them prisoners - and by catch, I mean get them dead.


After the Supremes' most recent foolishness, the Yankeestanis may have to leave the pest control to the Canadians, since we seem to be going to catch & release--Good Hunting, Guys!
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 1122 AM

Well you know you're getting closer to deploying when the DAGin' starts.

The troops got their shots, dead guy pictures and other essential paperwork completed recently.

Went to the Clothing Stores to get our ARID CADPAT draw and, of course, there were soldiers walking away with nothing other than some barrack boxes.

They ran out of "normal/ average" sized combats and gitch...including socks and boots.

Seems that someone dropped the ball big time....we pre ordered all our sizes last fall so that wouldn't happen.

Hopefully that will be resolved soon.

Now kicking back with a cold Corona.

Regards

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#30 franko

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 2057 PM

Hey! Just noticed this thread. Was wondering what happened to Franko. I hope y'all there get to catch them prisoners - and by catch, I mean get them dead.


Yeah...just when I thought it MIGHT be a quiet tour the shit hits the fan a few months before we get there.

Meh....if they want a toe to toe fight, bring it.

The last time they tried that they had a few hundred dead.

On a lighter note....trying to pack my HLTA clothes 7 months early is a bit hard to do.

Mike....will do.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 0833 AM

Yeah...just when I thought it MIGHT be a quiet tour the shit hits the fan a few months before we get there.

Meh....if they want a toe to toe fight, bring it.

The last time they tried that they had a few hundred dead.

On a lighter note....trying to pack my HLTA clothes 7 months early is a bit hard to do.

Mike....will do.

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That was my thought when the CBC was doing their "We're all going to die!" shtick on the news last night. We should just let them gather in the largest numbers possible to develop a target rich environment.

Good hunting Frank.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 0856 AM

Congrats, Sar'nt! Do you get a batman?

In your OP, you mentioned "bombing up" with 105mm. Were you training in Leo 1s, was it a typo, or am I just ignorant of Canadian nomenclature?



I think the 105MM is a perfect choice for A'stan. The ammo selection is fully fielded and you have a greater choice of rounds to fit the menu. Willie Pete anyone? I believe Franko will fall in on 2A5's in country though.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 1756 PM

I think the 105MM is a perfect choice for A'stan. The ammo selection is fully fielded and you have a greater choice of rounds to fit the menu. Willie Pete anyone? I believe Franko will fall in on 2A5's in country though.


Ummm....we have 120mm. ;)

We also have cannister now....in 120mm


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Posted 18 June 2008 - 2201 PM

Lewis MacKenzie was on CFRA wondering what the fuss was..... 500 Taliban does not a force to be feared make. The Arty and Armoured types want the Taliban to gather without civilians so that they can try out their new Excalibur rounds and the 120 m gun on the Leo 2...

Good Hunting Franko

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 2209 PM

How much time will you give them to surrender? ;)
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 0558 AM

Being reported this morning that the Taliban have lost a lot of men and a large number of wounded have been captured

Two Australians were killed in the battles. RIP No reports of ANA casualties

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 0824 AM

From Mil.com this morning:

http://www.military....html?ESRC=eb.nl

Looks like Franko may have his quiet tour, after all.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 0830 AM

Was that 2 Australians KIA, do you have any more details?

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 1423 PM

From Mil.com this morning:

http://www.military....html?ESRC=eb.nl

Looks like Franko may have his quiet tour, after all.


56 out of roughly 500....it's going to be busy.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 1821 PM

56 out of roughly 500....it's going to be busy.

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The article said most were beating feet north...maybe you and yours will get to go hunting.
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