MIL Individual Augmentee Counter IED

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  1. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    This is more for Navy personnel but how would you feel if you found out you were going to be a part of this?

    I mean it's the main thing that is killing our troops in Iraq and now you're on a team to find and counter IEDs. :squint:
     
  2. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Which part? The counter IED or the Individual Augmentees?
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I got a mental picture of guys in navy uniforms walking around stomping on suspicious packages on the roads in Iraq. :mamoru:
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    :rofl: I was thinking the same thing. IAs are getting tasked with anything and everything there is a shortfall on. They Navy is taking Sailors straight from bootcamp, shore stations, etc. to train them and send them to the Sandbox. Personally, I'd have to go UA if I was put on a counter IED team.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I'm picturing the old school landmine detail. Crawl on your belly with your kaybar, jamming it into the sand to see if you hit something metallic. :noes:
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    :eek3: You were there as an IA?
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    IA = individual augmentee aka Navy personnel to augment personnel shortfalls.

    I'm on the green side as a RP.
     
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    IIRC correctly there was a bit of a documentary on PBS that had "IED hunters" basically they flipped over tin, wood...dead dogs...anythign that could house an IED...

    they actually found a car in the middle of the highway...and being not so smart they pushed it with the Humvee....5 seconds later....BOOOM:eek5: no one was hurt but it was crazy....

    half those guys had added tons of extra body armor....i would too:rofl:
     

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