Thread: Dual wielding M249s
9/19/2006 6:15pm, #51
Originally Posted by jnp______
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9/20/2006 11:27am, #52
Chicken Tetrazzini isn't bad. Jambalaya is actually pretty good. I'm not a very picky eater, though.
P.S. -- Echo's 1SG was brewing coffee for some of us newbies yesterday, and when we went into his office to collect the bounty, he had cup a noodles, ramen noodles, and various other microwavable ramen stashed everywhere. I've never seen more ramen in my life, and I just got out of college. That's saying something.
Last edited by Cassius; 9/20/2006 11:31am at ."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
9/20/2006 12:55pm, #53
You're in boot camp and you have internet access? Jesus, we were lucky if we could get a phone call out.
9/20/2006 1:58pm, #54Originally Posted by Phrost
But don't worry, Basic is pretty much the Hug-A-Private program nowadays. Our company was hard-nosed about PT, but most aren't.
WARNING: To all those considering joining the Army for anything other than Infantry, DO NOT SHIP TO BASIC BETWEEN THE END OF MAY AND THE MIDDLE OF JULY. MORE THAN HALF OF YOUR COMPANY WILL BE MADE UP OF SPLIT OPS, AKA HIGH SCHOOLERS BETWEEN THEIR JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS. YOU WILL BE MISERABLE. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.
Last edited by Cassius; 9/20/2006 2:05pm at ."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
9/20/2006 11:21pm, #55
Thing I hate about the C9 (M249), besides how high maintence it is, is that it's given to soldiers almost as a punishment. The new guys up here always get the C9. Some people argue that it's to teach them how to use it but I don't really buy that. More often than not it's given to the private fresh off basic because no one else wants to carry it. The 2 M249s in a squad/section are 80% of the firepower, doesn't make sence to give it to a wide-eyed private. I'll always give them to the two best corporals when I'm making the decision.
I'm trying out all the american rations. Canadian rations are the prefered ones in Nato apparently, I can trade one Canadian Ration for about 3 or 4 american ones (or a million british) but it's something different. Little on the greesy side though but the M&Ms and tobasco sause make up for it, usually.
I can't get over how team orientated the americans are. No matter who you are or what your after they always go out of their way to help you out. You guys are fucking awesome to work with.
9/21/2006 8:03am, #56Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
9/21/2006 8:13am, #57
Going off topic a little (well maybe not) How is a marine squad organized? How many are in one and what do they use?
I thought I heard somewhere that a US army squad is 5 guys and the marines have 8 or 12?
We have 2 M249s and 2 M203s, personally I'd give the 249s to the more switched on guys. Unless you guys give the M203s to the first guy in the fire team because he's the team leader?
9/21/2006 10:34am, #58Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
So all together that makes 3 M203s, 3 SAWs, and 7 M16s.
Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
9/21/2006 12:09pm, #59
I carried a 203 in every single unit I served after AIT.
9/21/2006 12:30pm, #60
Originally Posted by Phrost
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Omelette with Ham, baby! **** yeah! ALWAYS the last **** left in the box after everything else was picked through. That and Corned Beef Trash.
Spaghetti was pretty good. I liked the hard-ass crackers with cheese (the secret to not having to **** in the field).