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  1. I have been to a shoot at Aberdeen with a group...

    I have been to a shoot at Aberdeen with a group of Congressional staffers. Sure there are a few lookie-lous and a few lookers, but most of them have their stuff wired tight and ask some very good...
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    Requests for old briefings

    Does anyone have copies of the "Oxygen" brief or the SOCOM Acquisitions/futures brief with the audio from Billy Connolly that goes, "We want this, and that, more of this, less of that, we want it...
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    Follow the money gentlemen. Is MFP-4 paying for...

    Follow the money gentlemen. Is MFP-4 paying for this? Is MFP-11? Who will be using the aircraft? They reference both ACC Rescue as well as AFSOC. Different pots of money.
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    Thanks for the plug on the book Malcolm. The...

    Thanks for the plug on the book Malcolm. The warriors load has been a major concern of mine for many years. Whether or not you are a fan of SLAM's the book, "The Soldier's Load..." is a good start....
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    This is unworkable on so many levels, especially...

    This is unworkable on so many levels, especially irt the press. I wouldnt expect this to last.
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    Yes, I know about it, but the point has already...

    Yes, I know about it, but the point has already been made that MARCORSYSCOM has yet to issue any sort of a standard for FR. I do know that they are considering a garment similar to the Crye...
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    Bill, thanks for laughing at the joke. What is...

    Bill, thanks for laughing at the joke. What is even funnier is that all of the non-airborne qualified soldiers in group continue to wear maroon berets.
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    The newer version of the old brown 5 button...

    The newer version of the old brown 5 button sweater is acrylic.
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    There are already folks doing it. The problem...

    There are already folks doing it. The problem is, there is no definition of what fire retardant is.
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    This is fantastic. When I was part of OEF-P in...

    This is fantastic. When I was part of OEF-P in 2002 we weren't allowed to even think about staging operations on Jolo.
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    I had to dig this one out of the archives and...

    I had to dig this one out of the archives and dust it off. Here we are over six months after the ban was put in place and the Marine Corps has yet to issue standards for fire resistance. What's...
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    I was on a SOT-A from 90-96 in 3d Group and was...

    I was on a SOT-A from 90-96 in 3d Group and was there when the change of berets happened and the reasons ran more than support guys getting into trouble. Suprisingly, SF qualified guys got into...
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    What I can't believe is the Marine Corps expects...

    What I can't believe is the Marine Corps expects Marines to wear full sized ESAPI plates as side protection...WOW! That is a lot of weight.
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    They already did once. During the activation of...

    They already did once. During the activation of 1st Group in the early 80s they had SF babies and they have been doing this on the active side for almost two years. The Guard never stopped doing...
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    That is what AWG was set up to do...

    That is what AWG was set up to do...
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    Interesting aside here, the Army doesn't even...

    Interesting aside here, the Army doesn't even issue natural fiber undergarments anymore...
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    Maj Strickland brings up a good point, but I...

    Maj Strickland brings up a good point, but I think that a PMC ISO of a commercial interest in Economy of Force to the nth degree. They attempt to accomplish the objective with the smallest force...
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    Executive Outcomes and Sandline certainly come to...

    Executive Outcomes and Sandline certainly come to mind.
  19. Thread: USMC and SOCOM

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    Dave, My info comes from a Det 1 guy. Eric

    Dave,
    My info comes from a Det 1 guy.
    Eric
  20. Thread: USMC and SOCOM

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    I understand Det 1 was stood down about three...

    I understand Det 1 was stood down about three weeks ago and that when they offered their 28 million dollars worth of equipment to MARSOC, the new CG wanted to know why they had all of that...
  21. Thread: USMC and SOCOM

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    Dave, FID provides access, losing the FID mission...

    Dave, FID provides access, losing the FID mission denies access.
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    I was just looking at that... A couple of years...

    I was just looking at that...
    A couple of years ago we began to notice a trend...
    We began to see certain SOF becoming more like OGA and other SOF becoming more like what we had traditionally seen...
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    There is alot more going on in FID than just...

    There is alot more going on in FID than just training some guys in basic infantry skills.
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