MIL going to Afghanistan

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  1. JoJoFine

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    Sometime before the end of the year they havent given us a date yet.

    I wish we were still going to Iraq because I really dont want to go have to rebuild fob's in the mountains
     
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    its gonna suck in the winter, but the weather in the summer there is 11ty better than hot ass kuwait/iraq
     
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    i wonder if they still have free fire zones
     
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    If by "free fire zones" you mean "kill everything in sight that isn't an American zone" then yes, they still exist.
     
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    looks like 3 of us from drum on here now...
     
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    Oh and your unit isn't officially on the patch chart yet...official notification will come out sometime this month. 2BCT will hopefully follow shortly later on in January.
     
  7. JoJoFine

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    meh i'd rather go to Iraq. A lot of people in our unit have 1-2 deployments there while theres only 8 people in our whole company left over from the last deployment to afghanistan
     
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    I just remember one preflight when they said "if it moves shoot it"
     
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    That's pretty much how 85% of my deployment has been. I love the ACE (our air element, not sure what the army calls it)... there's nothing better than being in a firefight and calling in air and no less than 3-4 minutes later two cobras come out of no where and decimate everything down below with hellfire's and huey's raining down with the minigun.

    Hardest part of the deployment was when there were no Taliban left to kill and the civilians who left the city started moving back in. Life was easy when we didn't need PID and anything with 2 legs that moved was hostile. I've been in Afghanistan for about 7 or 8 months now and the first time I ever saw a civilian was about 8 weeks ago when all the civilians who originally left the city started moving back in. That's when shit got hard and we needed PID to engage and our ROE's got really gay.
     
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    Well good luck when you do go.
     
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    what country sent in hueys?
     
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    We did, they're part of our ACE. I don't know if they're really huey's but that's what we call them because that's what they look like.
     
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    hueys are still used in some weird ass variants
     
  14. PlutoBHG

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    ah ok, well i guess its possible im just asking because to my knowledge all of our military hueys were decommed/sold
     
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    marines still have plenty of them
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Isn't one of the alphabet agencies using Huey's in Afghanistan for poppy field eradication?
     
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    I'm sure.
     
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    Someone said they were still being used the other day.
     
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    Something is coming out soon for Threadstarter and blackfox13 :o
     
  20. I saw hueys on the airfield at Ft. Bragg. they look like they can fly to me :dunno:
     
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    Ready for Agent Orange #2? :hsugh:
     
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    kilos of the finest afghan heroin?
     
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    cool, i guess i was just misinformed and i never saw any anywhere :dunno:
     
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    Last i heard, we weren't fucking with their poppies anymore. They seem to be much nicer when we leave their money making crops alone.
     
  25. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    The Taliban has to fund their religious war some how. I guess Allah overlooks the fact that they are funding their Jihad through drug trafficing.
     

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