MIL Blindness or death.

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  1. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I am going to New Mexico as part of an team that will test some new laser system on a helicopter. Not much has been said about exactly what it is we will be helping to test, but the POC did say that they are very interested in our initial reaction to the new "system". We are required to have a extensive eye exam before and after to monitor any changes in the retina. We have been told numerous times that the "system" is completely safe and we have nothing to worry about, :eek3: But I have also seen the videos of the military testing nuclear weapons with people standing around watching the explosions. If I no longer post after May everyone can assume that I am either dead or blind. :hs:

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    pics of your wife?



    j/k --- that shit sounds like it will be an experience.
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I will make a massive thread of wife pics if I survive.
     
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    YYYEEESSSSSSS :x:
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    1 vote that I do not die to lose my eyesight. :bigok:
     
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    Hope you have fun doing that. Maybe LASIK can fix it for you if they do get fucked up...:hsughno: Just keep an eye on that crazy laser lol.
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Nope, didn't name exact location, exact date, system, platform, unit, ranks, POC, branch of service, or anything close to specifics.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Should be interesting and a once in a lifetime experience. Literally.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Bump for day crew.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    what does opsec mean?
     
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    Why does the Marine Corps get all of the hand-me-downs. Jesus..
     
  12. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    operations security: [The] process denying to potential adversaries information about capabilities and/or intentions by identifying, controlling and protecting generally unclassified evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities.
     
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    This is hinged on survival, not vision! :x:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Yeah, it should be cool.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Now you're just being mean. :wtc:
     
  18. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Laser Eye Exam ftl :eek3:

    They will dilate your eyes and then examine the back wall of your eyeballs while shining a fucking searchlight through your quarter-sized pupil. If you're lucky, they will show you a picture of your retinas when they are done.

    Anyone working with lasers has to have this done on an annual basis. :wavey:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    nope. the danger of working with the laser is that a stray reflection will burn the retina. The exam will give them a benchmark before he starts working with the experimental system. Then after he is done, they will check again to see what might have changed. Also, if he starts complaining of seeing spots, blurred vision, or blind areas in his vision, they'll probably do some extensive before/after comparrison.

    LASIK is just a technique for cutting/reshaping the cornea. It has nothing to do with the retina that Brackac might be damaging.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Just had the cycloplegic eye exam done two months ago. :down:
     
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    Combine that with a searchlight and you'll have an idea of what you're in for. :coolugh:
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    what if the "eye exam before and after" is really the laser testing...

    :eek4:
     
  23. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    You sir are an out of the box type of thinker.
     

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