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Well the day has come. Ol' roadstain will be leaving ya'll. Time for me to roll out. I'm headed back down to lovely Ft. Benning, Georgia. Time for some more good Army training. Then off to Iraq. Gonna see if I can't get a slot for the new and improved Army Sniper school. I'll do my best to pop in and say hello when I get a chance. It's been great to sorta get to know everyone and this is definately the best forum I've been on. Everyone take care and enjoy the new riding season.

~the super squid :squid: ~

SGT Hawk.

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keep your head down and safe and come back safe, thank you for your service and dedication.
 

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Best of luck, have fun in sniper training. Thanks for serving our country!

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Remember: head shots are quick and painless, but gut shots are a long slow painfull death. So when you got the next terrorist bastard in your sights, smile and put one through his liver.


Good luck brother...




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MILITARY WISDOM

Best of luck! :hello:

A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit."

- Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

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Aim towards the Enemy."

- Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher
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When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

- U.S. Marine Corps
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"Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."

- USAF Ammo Troop
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"If the enemy is in range, so are you."

- Infantry Journal
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"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."

- U.S. Air Force Manual
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"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

- General Macarthur
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"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."

- Infantry Journal
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"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."

- U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
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"Tracers work both ways."

- U.S. Army Ordnance
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"Five second fuses only last three seconds."

- Infantry Journal
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"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything."

- U.S. Navy Swabbie
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"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."

- David Hackworth
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"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."

- Infantry Journal
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No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."

- Joe Gay
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Any ship can be a minesweeper
... once."

- Anonymous
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Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."

- Unknown Marine Recruit
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"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."

- Your Buddies
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"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."

- USAF Ammo Troop
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"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death .. I Shall Fear No Evil.

For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."

At the entrance to the old SR-71 base Kadena, Japan
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"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."

- Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
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>"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

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"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky."

- From an old carrier sailor&bsp;
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"Without ammunition, the USAF
would be just another expensive flying club."
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"Never trade luck for skill."

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"Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."
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Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."
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"A smooth landing is mostly luck;
two in a row is all luck;
three in a row is prevarication."
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"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"
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"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the
purpose of storing dead batteries."

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"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten."
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"Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be held on a sunny day."
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Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: "When a prang (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the
vicinity as slow and gently as possible."
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"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum."

- Jon McBride, astronaut
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"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."

- Sign over squadron ops desk at
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ,
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"If something hasn't broken on
your helicopter, it's about to."
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Basic Flying Rules: "Try to stay
in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the
air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea,
trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly
there."
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As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks "What happened?".

The pilot's reply: "I don't know, I just got here myself!"

- Attributed to Ray Crandell
(Lockheed test pilot)
 

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Since most of those were USAF related, I might as well throw in my two cents....

Murphy's Laws Of Combat

1) If the enemy is in range, so are you.

2) Incoming fire has the right of way.

3) Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire.

4) There is always a way, and it usually doesn't work.

5) The problem with the easy way out is that it has already been mined.

6) Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.

7) Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.

8) The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions:

1. when you're ready for them.
2. when you're not ready for them.


9) Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at.

10) If you can't remember, then the claymore IS pointed at you.

11) The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.

12) A "sucking chest wound" is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

13) If your attack is going well, then it's an ambush.

14) Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.

15) Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.

16) If you build yourself a bunker that's tough for the enemy to get into quickly, then you won't be able to get out of it quickly either.

17) Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.

18) If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.

19) When you've secured the area, don't forget to tell the enemy.

20) Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.

21) Friendly fire isn't.

22) If the sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.

23) Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can sleep.

24) The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and a compass.

25) There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.

26) A grenade with a seven second fuse will always burn down in four seconds.

27) Remember, a retreating enemy is probably just falling back and regrouping.

28) If at first you don't succeed call in an air-strike.

29) Exceptions prove the rule, and destroy the battle plan.

30) Everything always works in your HQ, everything always fails in the colonel's HQ.

31) The enemy never watches until you make a mistake.

32) One enemy soldier is never enough, but two is entirely too many.

33) A clean (and dry) set of BDU's is a magnet for mud and rain.

34) Whenever you have plenty of ammo, you never miss. Whenever you are low on ammo, you can't hit the broad side of a barn.

35) The more a weapon costs, the farther you will have to send it away to be repaired.

36) Field experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

37) Interchangeable parts aren't.

38) No matter which way you have to march, its always uphill.

39) If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove ANYTHING.

40) For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. (in boot camp)

41) The one item you need is always in short supply.

42) The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.

43) The complexity of a weapon is inversely proportional to the IQ of the weapon's operator.

44) Airstrikes always overshoot the target, artillery always falls short.

45) When reviewing the radio frequencies that you just wrote down, the most important ones are always illegible.

46) Those who hesitate under fire usually do not end up KIA or WIA.

47) The tough part about being an officer is that the troops don't know what they want, but they know for certain what they DON'T want.

48) To steal information from a person is called plagiarism. To steal information from the enemy is called gathering intelligence.

49) The weapon that usually jams when you need it the most is the M60.

50) The perfect officer for the job will transfer in the day after that billet is filled by someone else.

51) When you have sufficient supplies & ammo, the enemy takes 2 weeks to attack. When you are low on supplies & ammo the enemy decides to attack that night.

52) The newest and least experienced soldier will usually win the Congressional Medal Of Honor.

53) A Purple Heart just goes to prove that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.
 

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Thanks for the support everyone. And all the posts are so true its kinda funny. I'm outta here a 1 tomorrow. I'll do my best to stay in touch.
 

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Stay safe man, its nice having another stunter on the sight, well all look forward to you posting again soon:thumb: :thumb:
 

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Hey!

I'm keeping your rack warm for ya! I am headed down South soon.....if you get access to internet.....let me know where you end up and maybe we can hook up and talk story for a minute......if we're lucky! Have a safe trip!
 
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