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Forum: Trigger Puller 08-23-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 132,540
Posted By tankersteve
Actually, this is an urban myth. For US...

Actually, this is an urban myth. For US military, SGLI pays out no matter the cause of death - suicide, not wearing PPE, etc. However, if he survives the wounds, the unit could court-martial him.
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Forum: Europe 07-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 70,231
Posted By tankersteve
-The U.S. has only has 10 infantry divisions, an...

-The U.S. has only has 10 infantry divisions, an armored division, and an armored cavalry division.-

Your math is suspect, and your understanding of the modular Army is out of date. The Army has...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-28-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 100,098
Posted By tankersteve
Gavin?!?!?

No such vehicle. There is the M113 APC, but no one is contemplating going back to them, as the Army is ready to phase them out.

This thread was started 5 years ago. Much of what you say does not...
Forum: The Whole News 03-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 33,048
Posted By tankersteve
Sorry for the incredible necro-post, but I never...

Sorry for the incredible necro-post, but I never saw this thread. There are a few inaccuracies in this post that need addressing.

First, as hot as the exhaust is, it really isn't THAT hot. I...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-07-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 77,752
Posted By tankersteve
With the excellent holsters commerically...

With the excellent holsters commerically available to hold the GL, the Soldier is better off keeping the M-320 system separate from his rifle. This enables better accuracy with the M-320 and keeps...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 03-18-2012
Replies: 155
Views: 37,670
Posted By tankersteve
I would guess (no personal knowledge of...

I would guess (no personal knowledge of individual referenced) that as snake eater is a common euphemism for US Army Special Forces, perhaps he is an aspiring candidate, looking to join SF.
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Forum: Training & Education 07-12-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 21,597
Posted By tankersteve
Ms iii

Kevin,

Talk to some fitness folks at your school about a PT program. Doing lots of pushups will get you better at doing pushups, but wow, is that boring. The weight room can help and so can...
Forum: Training & Education 07-10-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 21,597
Posted By tankersteve
Ms iii

Niel,

Good to hear from you. Hope you are enjoying your location. I am soon to be a month out of heading home.

Yes, it has been a long time since camp. As Niel said, help your peers out. ...
Forum: Training & Education 07-10-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 21,597
Posted By tankersteve
Ms iii

I would suggest working hard on the PT. A new 2LT is judged by his general fitness as much as anything else, when he arrives to his unit. In fact, at least when I went through OBC, PT was about the...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 06-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 27,767
Posted By tankersteve
Javelin Advantage

From what I can read on the internet, Javelin has a 10lb weight advantage, when considering the CLU and 1 missile. Ask an infantryman, this is a significant advantage.

Of course, maybe you don't...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-07-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 29,979
Posted By tankersteve
Best COIN KLE skill ever. :D Don't look bored,...

Best COIN KLE skill ever. :D Don't look bored, pay attention to the details, try to find some common ground.

Looking forward to this SOP.

Tankersteve
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-25-2010
Replies: 609
Views: 142,133
Posted By tankersteve
By JMA: Wow, that is a great method...

By JMA:



Wow, that is a great method there - firing without trying to identify a target. Sounds like a great TTP for the COIN environmetn. When you are training and fighting with indigenous...
Forum: The Whole News 09-10-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 13,777
Posted By tankersteve
Yes, to an extent, but the Stryker actually needs...

Yes, to an extent, but the Stryker actually needs refueling at levels similar to heavy armored vehicles when moving cross-country. Tanks and Bradleys combat radii are based on X-country moves.
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Forum: The Whole News 09-09-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 13,777
Posted By tankersteve
Fuel Consumption

Interesting discussion and I have been lurking in the back listening in. Two minor points I would like to add.

Stryker fuel consumption gets much, much higher when the vehicle actually moves...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-28-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 12,100
Posted By tankersteve
Unit Manning

Mike, Ken, et al:

While I agree with the trend toward mediocrity (the lack of selective promotions in the Army officer corps is a glaring example of this) exists and is rampant in our society,...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-25-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 20,504
Posted By tankersteve
Night ambush...

While this is probably not the norm, it is about as good as it gets in Afghanistan. CPT Howell was my counterpart at NTC. He didn't learn anything from me that allowed his unit to do this. ...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-24-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 53,128
Posted By tankersteve
A mix is nice...

JWater,

In Tal Afar, I started out with a completely mechanized heavy unit - 8 tanks and 8 Bradleys. Later, we got some HMMWVs and some additional M113s. This gave us a great deal of...
Forum: Intelligence 02-03-2010
Replies: 257
Views: 149,732
Posted By tankersteve
Cole, while interesting...

"It's not related to aviation and IEDs but the Israelis used to drag fences behind their patrolling jeeps to leave a unique pattern in the ground so anyone crossing it would leave footprints. "
...
Forum: Intelligence 01-24-2010
Replies: 257
Views: 149,732
Posted By tankersteve
Pete, 11 AHR wasn't airmobile...

They were conducting a deep attack against a brigade (I believe) of Iraqi armored forces. This was an AH-64 force. The attack was not coordinated well with any SEAD and the force got fired up quite...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 33,905
Posted By tankersteve
Eco

Any new developments on this thread? I am very interested in the 6-man fire team as a basis of any maneuver unit.

Just curious how this is developing.

Tankersteve
Forum: Intelligence 01-12-2010
Replies: 257
Views: 149,732
Posted By tankersteve
Poor mortarman

150 pounds, easily, on that kid's back. Feeling the pain.

Tankersteve
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-04-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 29,946
Posted By tankersteve
Not for rifle platoons

The pic of the Rangers carrying mortars on a 2 wheeled cart is great and the use is appropriate. I don't want to give anything to the rifleman - he has to carry his own equipment. More loadcarrying...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-22-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 29,946
Posted By tankersteve
Manpack carts - looking good

Just need a way for a narrow bicycle-style tire to be quickly replaced with a balloon-style tire when dealing with sand/muck. Make it out of lightweight aluminum, make it able to be disassembled for...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2009
Replies: 124
Views: 116,156
Posted By tankersteve
Defense of Canada

In my classes at the CFC, the great land mass of Canada is commonly considered indefensible, yet unassailable. :D

It is too much territory to cover, yet so big and open once landed on, it would...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-01-2009
Replies: 231
Views: 120,557
Posted By tankersteve
jcustis,

Absolutely. Anything over 40kph is a dream, not considering the typical age of the equipment we are operating, the typical age of the Operators :D, and ole Murphy getting involved. Add some traffic...
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