MIL it's official now...

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  1. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    i am now a fully qualified B-1B weapons systems officer :)

    i passed my checkride yesterday. it's kind of scary to know that i can now drop bombs without an instructor in the jet. shit, it's scary to know i can do anything without having an instructor there. they almost let me fly with a cadet yesterday on an incentive flight after my checkride (it got cancelled at the last minute) where i would have been the only WSO on the plane :eek3:

    now it's on to ellsworth AFB and a few more flights to get my combat mission certification :big grin:
     
  2. Hillabeans

    Hillabeans New Member

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    congrats
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    California could use some bombs.
     
  4. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    that's awesome. congrats!
     
  5. seven

    seven New Member

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    i just spent the a month in ellsworth AFB, it a real pretty base, and the wing commander there is really cool. A lil too rural for me, but everyone there loved it. Good job, being a wizzo is pretty badass.
     
  6. SupraTFassa

    SupraTFassa New Member

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    Bullshit. Im here and I fucking hate it. Not to mention its 110 fucking degrees here right now.:o

    /rant

    edit: congrats, now I get to haul the bombs that ur gonna be dropping.
     
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  7. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    congrats man.
     
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  8. seven

    seven New Member

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    Well i was there for only a month, but everybody i met loved it. I'll admit i'd rather not get stationed there.
     
  9. Ranger-AO

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

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    outstanding!!! :bigok:
     
  10. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    :bigok: congrats
     
  11. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    :bigthumb: Congrats
     
  12. MCDGexx

    MCDGexx Crazyquack

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    Congrats, but i'd rather be the guy pointing the laser at the target your bomb is going to hit. :)
     
  13. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    we're not laser-pod capable yet :o

    the sniper pod upgrade is only a few years away though :x:
     
  14. Ranger-AO

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

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    A penny pod only weighs ~35 pounds :hsd:
     
  15. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    it's not about capability, but the START (strategic arms reduction) that we signed with russia. we're not allowed to have any external munitions/stores/hardpoints on the B-1 (this is specific to the bone, it doesn't include any other aircraft). so they're working on "molding" the sniper pod so that it technically becomes part of the fuselage.
     
  16. Ranger-AO

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

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    Fuck Russia. Besides, didn't we sign that with the Soviet Union? :naughty:
     
  17. SupraTFassa

    SupraTFassa New Member

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    Who needs lasers when you have JDAMs :bigthumb: ... Besides, lasers fail a lot more often.
     
  18. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    SupraTFassa New Member

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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Yeah, but they dont create instant desert
     
  21. Ranger-AO

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

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    instant moonscape ftw :bigthumb:
     
  22. SupraTFassa

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    Well if thats what your going for a nuke will do the same job with a lot less BS :wiggle:
     
  23. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :nono: we cant just drop nukes... they are nukes! We can drop conventional bombs... even 21,000 pound, instant desert bombs.
     

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