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  1. Happy Hazard

    Happy Hazard New Member

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    Hiya fellow military folks!

    Im new to OT figured id drop in here and /wave.

    US Army stationed in Belgium, tryin to enjoy Europe as best I can.

    :big grin:
     
  2. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Welcome! Nice first post!
     
  3. Happy Hazard

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    Haha thanks :p

    You know the "hi im new" threads are always odd.

    My buddy said he was an OT addict, so figured id head in here and check it out.
     
  4. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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

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    Welcome to Teh Barracks :wavey:
     
  6. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Sounds like someone broke rule #1. :down:
     
  7. Happy Hazard

    Happy Hazard New Member

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    Did I? :rofl:

    Tell you what, if you can use the info in my post to do myself, comrades or the US Govt any harm whatsoever, ill send you a Belgian beer.
     
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    TYVM. Looks like a great group of people here, can't wait to get to know everyone.
     
  9. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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  10. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    This is TurboMandible. He uses one word replies and hates the F-22. He practices his oak leaf smash daily and likes long walks on the beach with his dog. His sexual preference is unknown.
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Damn skippy
     
  12. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    No dumbass, rule #1 of OT. I know who it is and eroticpie will die a horrible death.
     
  13. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Oh we know his sexual preference.
     
  14. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    I was thinking SeaMack99 myself...
     
  15. Ranger-AO

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

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    a short trip to modcp for an ip check might settle it. :hsugh:
     
  16. Happy Hazard

    Happy Hazard New Member

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    Oh, thought you were referring to the rules posted in this forum... Beyond that I have no idea what you are talking about.
     
  17. Happy Hazard

    Happy Hazard New Member

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    Someone else posted here from Belgium I'm assuming?
     
  18. Ranger-AO

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

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    You apparently have never seen the movie "Fight Club".
    http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/russkafin/fcrules.html
     
  19. Ranger-AO

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

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  20. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    #1 - The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.

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  21. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=47019

    Lawmakers blast AF for Ramstein project delays​


    By Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes
    Mideast edition, Friday, June 29, 2007


    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and congressional investigators blasted Air Force officials Thursday for a “total failure” of management and oversight of the still-unfinished mall and hotel complex at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

    “U.S. project officials live and work every day next to the facility … yet it is over budget, behind schedule and falling apart,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “The Air Force has failed in its responsibilities to conduct proper planning and oversight.”

    In testimony before the committee, Brig. Gen. Danny Gardner, director of installations for U.S. Air Forces Europe, acknowledged the service has made mistakes in the four-year-old project, but blamed most of the cost overruns and delays on inefficient German contractors.

    The project, the Pentagon’s largest single-site construction in the world, was originally slated to be a $150 million facility completed in April 2006 to serve troops passing through the air base and families living there.

    Today the construction has no estimated completion date and controversy surrounding its total cost. Gardner said his office anticipates the final bill will be just under the $181 million Air Force officials have budgeted for the project.

    But Gregory Kutz, managing director of special investigations at the Government Accountability Office, told the committee that estimate was overly optimistic and unrealistic, saying the total will easily top $200 million.

    “It’s hard to believe you can have an accurate estimate without having scheduled a completion date,” he said.

    Reports from the GAO and an Air Force audit finished last week place much of the blame on the Air Force’s decision to accept risky contracts and procedures early in the project, and a failure to adequately monitor progress as time passed.

    Service officials opted not to use Army Corps of Engineers to supervise the project despite a lack of contracting and construction knowledge among its staff, the reports say. :ugh:

    And only eight administrators were charged with monitoring progress and handling cost issues, despite the project’s size.

    USAFE officials and Gardner said those issues are not the reason for the major problems that have plagued construction. Under international agreements, German authorities were given most of the site control for the project, and mistakes and possible illegal deals made by those contractors lead to the current problem.

    “Overall, we had trust in our contracting agent,” Gardner said. “Under international agreements, they are expected to build this within their own rights and own responsibilities.”

    The GAO report details numerous problems with the hotel and mall, including severe leaks in the roof, vandalism in unfinished rooms that went unnoticed by contractors, improper wiring in bathrooms and flammable sealant used near ovens in kitchen units. :eek4:

    Lawmakers blamed the Air Force for missing chances to catch those problems earlier, and criticized a decision to fast-track contracts and construction despite objections from other military agencies.

    Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., called it “bizarre” that officials didn’t ask more questions about more than 700 change orders seeking additional funding. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said he was baffled that others didn’t notice the project was behind schedule until just a few months before it the scheduled completion date. :ugh:

    “I don’t believe you’re going to do better next time, unless you start out with a better attitude on how to handle these projects,” Issa said.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Where's evan2 when I want to rub his nose in some shit? :mamoru:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    The Army has never botched anything.
     
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    Welcome to the barracks.
     
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