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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1170 on: 30 August 2017, 16:21:18 »
Well I haven't posted here since April, so I doubt y'all will miss me, but I wanted to drop by and let y'all know: I got back in the National Guard in March, and will be leaving in about three weeks for Basic training(10 weeks), immediately followed by AIT(16 weeks).  So if you don't hear from me for a while, don't worry too much.
Sunrise is Coming.

All Hail First Prince Melissa Davion, cowerer of Dainmar Liao, Creator of the Model Army, Rescuer of Robinson, Patron Saint of the Regimental Combat Team!  May her light ever guide the sons of the Suns, May our daughters ever endeavour to emulate her!

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« Reply #1171 on: 30 August 2017, 18:36:16 »
I hadn't posted because I was selfishly hoping I could be at the top of two consecutive pages on this thread.

Regardless, best of luck my friend!

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« Reply #1172 on: 31 August 2017, 07:19:32 »
Well I haven't posted here since April, so I doubt y'all will miss me, but I wanted to drop by and let y'all know: I got back in the National Guard in March, and will be leaving in about three weeks for Basic training(10 weeks), immediately followed by AIT(16 weeks).  So if you don't hear from me for a while, don't worry too much.


Congratulations and best of luck
What role in the National Guard?


I'm off in a week or two to play true "weekend warrior" as the regional NHS is being invited to attend a military experience weekend
I assume that this is a covert recruitment attempt by the military but as I have now effectively been rejected by the British Army 3 times I am learning my lesson but it should still be fun and may involve things like getting to fly in a helicopter of some sort and see their other "toys"
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« Reply #1173 on: 31 August 2017, 13:38:26 »
My official title will be "UH-60 Helicopter Repairer", but the job duties will include not just repair and maintenance, but loading, serving as aircrew, door gunner, etc.  Basically anything you can do with a Blackhawk except fly it.  (Though hopefully I'll eventually be able to go to OCS and then flight school later).
Sunrise is Coming.

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« Reply #1174 on: 31 August 2017, 16:47:35 »
My official title will be "UH-60 Helicopter Repairer", but the job duties will include not just repair and maintenance, but loading, serving as aircrew, door gunner, etc.  Basically anything you can do with a Blackhawk except fly it.  (Though hopefully I'll eventually be able to go to OCS and then flight school later).


Cool!


I think the British Army's Army Air Corps treats the non-pilots in a similar manner
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« Reply #1175 on: 31 August 2017, 20:24:48 »
My official title will be "UH-60 Helicopter Repairer", but the job duties will include not just repair and maintenance, but loading, serving as aircrew, door gunner, etc.  Basically anything you can do with a Blackhawk except fly it.  (Though hopefully I'll eventually be able to go to OCS and then flight school later).
Good for you.  Aspire and achieve!
I'm off in a week or two to play true "weekend warrior" as the regional NHS is being invited to attend a military experience weekend
I assume that this is a covert recruitment attempt by the military but as I have now effectively been rejected by the British Army 3 times I am learning my lesson but it should still be fun and may involve things like getting to fly in a helicopter of some sort and see their other "toys"
Go have fun.  One of my wife's co-workers took a hop on an USAF KC-135 and while they didn't get to do any refueling she had a great time.  Back in '15, I sign my wife up to a Jayne Wayne Day on Quantico; she had fun too.

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« Reply #1176 on: 20 September 2017, 17:22:57 »
I saw this story on Quora and thought that my fellow BattleTechers might well appreciate it


It is well worth reading as it feels a lot like a mercenary unit might look



https://www.quora.com/What-was-the-coolest-military-unit-of-all-time?srid=wkw


link is partly broken - I copy and paste the answer I meant


American 83rd Infantry Division in World War II.
[/size]During the advance toward the River Elbe about 50 miles west of Berlin in 1945, the resourceful commander of the Division, Maj. Gen. Robert C. Macon gave the order to commandeer any German vehicle that moved, usually at gunpoint, no questions asked. As a result, the 83rd Infantry Division had an unbelievable collection of vehicles of different kinds, including everything from German military staff car, half-track, Stug III self-propelled gun, Panther tank, Tiger tank, King Tiger tank, … to civilian motor bikes, buses and ‘two cherished fire engines’. Every newly acquired vehicle got a quick coat of olive-green paint and a U.S. star slapped on its side; then it joined the 83rd.[/color]
[/size]A German King Tiger in service with the American 83rd Infantry Division (notice the presence of the stars in stead of swastikas)[/color]
[/size]This Stug III had stars too.[/color]
[/size]From the air, its columns showed no resemblance to either an armored or an infantry division and war correspondents began to nickname this division “The Rag-Tag Circus”. But who cared? The division’s wildly assorted collection of vehicles helped it to advance as fast as its competitor - the 2nd Armored “Hell on Wheels” Division. When leading elements the two divisions reached the River Weser at the same time on April 5, 1945, both divisions wanted to be the first to cross. Eventually, a compromise was reached: the divisions crossed together, by sandwiching their units.[/color]
[/size]At one point, the 83rd managed to capture an intact Me-109 fighter plane and even more impressively, found someone to fly it. When one seasoned soldier of another division saw obviously a German aircraft approaching his column, he yelled to his buddies “Me-109” then quickly ducked for cover. But to his surprise, the aircraft didn’t open fire, the soldier raised his head and saw that the plane was painted a blotchy olive-green and had the words “83rd Inf. Div.” under its wings. It was a prank of the 83rd to instill fear and confusion in its neighboring units.[/color]
[/size]The Germans were even more confused and surprises by the 83rd’s vehicles. Cornelius Ryan’s book “The Last Battle” told the following interesting story: One day as the 83rd was rolling along, a German Mercedes staff car was weaving in and out of the column, passing other vehicles. No one in the division really paid attention to it because, well, they had commandeered plenty of German staff cars the days before. But this driver kept honking his horn insistently, demanding other vehicles to make way for his so one American soldier took a second look and saw that the car was carrying a full load of German officers, including one general who was obviously in a hurry. The Germans had mistaken the 83rd’s column as a retreating German column! The Mercedes staff car was promptly stopped and the bewildered German officers were taken prisoners. Then the Mercedes, in top condition, received the usual hurried paint job and joined the 83rd.[/color]
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1177 on: 23 October 2017, 10:45:57 »
That's incredible.




In more boring military news, I'm coming home from Basic with a medical discharge.  Preexisting condition that I told them about, they let me in with, but then became an issue in training.
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« Reply #1178 on: 23 October 2017, 17:56:22 »
In more boring military news, I'm coming home from Basic with a medical discharge.  Preexisting condition that I told them about, they let me in with, but then became an issue in training.
AW, I am sorry to hear that.  I know you were looking forward to serving.

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« Reply #1179 on: 23 October 2017, 20:08:48 »
Sorry to hear that also AW.

However, I start a new job next Monday.

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« Reply #1180 on: 23 October 2017, 22:02:39 »
However, I start a new job next Monday.
Good for you.  What will you be doing?

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« Reply #1181 on: 24 October 2017, 16:05:55 »
Pants


Very sorry
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« Reply #1182 on: 26 October 2017, 20:51:04 »
Good for you.  What will you be doing?

I am a Test Engineer Charlie 6. The position works with my 22 years of Software Test Engineering.

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« Reply #1183 on: 25 December 2017, 18:28:19 »
Merry Christmas my fellow Davionists
Let us invade the Capellan Confederation!
New Year's Eve on Sian?
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« Reply #1184 on: 25 December 2017, 19:08:26 »
Merry Christmas my fellow Davionists
Let us invade the Capellan Confederation!
New Year's Eve on Sian?
Merry Christmas to you all!

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« Reply #1185 on: 25 December 2017, 23:00:29 »
Merry Christmas my fellow Davionists
Let us invade the Capellan Confederation!
New Year's Eve on Sian?
no thanks you just want to attack twenty minutes latter......
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« Reply #1186 on: 26 December 2017, 10:16:24 »
but Wei have preparèd the logistics plan already - every soldier has lots of leftover turkey in their knapsack and tactical eggnog
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« Reply #1187 on: 22 February 2018, 06:33:33 »
The check that the bulbs still work, and blow dust off things post.....that this thread
needed.

Now returning to my normal lurking, up north I have to say is dull still.  Oh mighty
days, where did you go?  Not even a decent difference of opinions to be had, without
some new material.
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« Reply #1188 on: 27 February 2018, 21:33:27 »
Not even a decent difference of opinions to be had, without
some new material.
So let's go with a cosmic convergence...
On the same day the Harebrained Schemes announces the launch window for the Battletech computer game Palladium Books announces that they have lost the license for Robotech and will not produce the remaining Wave 2 rewards.

Come on folks, crappola like this doesn't happen everyday.

Also, I hope you all are well.

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« Reply #1189 on: 28 February 2018, 14:30:23 »
So let's go with a cosmic convergence...
On the same day the Harebrained Schemes announces the launch window for the Battletech computer game Palladium Books announces that they have lost the license for Robotech and will not produce the remaining Wave 2 rewards.

Come on folks, crappola like this doesn't happen everyday.

Also, I hope you all are well.


Well is a relative term... I'm just back at work after 3 weeks off sick with anxiety/stress


Also we are about to have snow-magedon in the UK apparently over the next couple of days and I have to report to a Canadian why I can't make it in if I can't...
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« Reply #1190 on: 28 February 2018, 15:11:58 »
Also we are about to have snow-magedon in the UK apparently over the next couple of days and I have to report to a Canadian why I can't make it in if I can't...

Reminds me of my wife's time growing up in Michigan. When she was in high school, the school's policy on snow was that if the district superintendent could make it to his office, no employees or students had any excuse.

He lived across the street from his office.
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« Reply #1191 on: 28 February 2018, 18:57:25 »
Reminds me of my wife's time growing up in Michigan. When she was in high school, the school's policy on snow was that if the district superintendent could make it to his office, no employees or students had any excuse.

He lived across the street from his office.


I live across the street from work
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« Reply #1192 on: 28 February 2018, 19:50:50 »
The check that the bulbs still work, and blow dust off things post.....that this thread
needed.

Now returning to my normal lurking, up north I have to say is dull still.  Oh mighty
days, where did you go?  Not even a decent difference of opinions to be had, without
some new material.

Well, the word (not The Word) is that this summer is supposed to grace us with Shattered Fortress.  Which provides some trepidation...

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« Reply #1193 on: 13 March 2018, 16:37:14 »
Looking at something random and unrelated, I found this


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capellen


Gentlemen (and Ladies) - we must invade Luxembourg
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« Reply #1194 on: 13 March 2018, 20:11:55 »
Looking at something random and unrelated, I found this


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capellen


Gentlemen (and Ladies) - we must invade Luxembourg
I agree.  I am motivated by Roman kilns.

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« Reply #1195 on: 14 March 2018, 12:25:42 »
Yes, we need bricks.

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« Reply #1196 on: 14 March 2018, 16:43:13 »
Weirdly, I think it is one of the few countries in the world that Britain has never fought in a war


We need to take this opportunity to work towards completing the set
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« Reply #1197 on: 14 March 2018, 16:44:37 »
Aren't they the ones who sent an army to war, that came back with more men than it left with?
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« Reply #1198 on: 13 May 2018, 15:33:12 »
Sounds very middle European, bribe your way to victory or something.

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« Reply #1199 on: 13 May 2018, 18:47:25 »
For those random readers out there, the previous three posts where made by excellent fellows.  Many such have posted here previously.  It ought to happen more.

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