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19 March 2005 @ 08:43 pm
Head space and Timing..  
Ok, so i'm the new Platoon commo guy. 3rd squad rolls back from a mission and the SQD LDR tells me all the radios went out midway through the mission. Yea, that's a bad first day & impression for me. So i go out there thinking it was a headspace and timing issue (metaphorically speaking.. they are having user problems, not commo ones). I found out one truck had a hot mic.. but on both radios. Even after i unplugged the handmic, WTF? So i start pulling the system apart and found a .50 Cal Headspace and Timing Gauge had fallen across the txmt & rxmt terminals on the backside. SGT Jones and I had a good laugh.. though maybe it's just funny for Army ppl.

We were interviewed today during a "sensing session" about various things going on. The Full Bird also came down and poked around. Both liked and didn't like what they found. I loved the part when he was trying to play down our job (i'd say that was what he was doing) and asked who has done something great for the people of Iraq. Everyone just kinda stood there and stared at each other. The Col then looked at Tac and said, what have you done? "Well Sir, I layed suppressive fire onto a sniper position the other day." I don't think that was the kind of thing the Col was expecting. He could have pointed at anyone and received an equivalent answer. Before he left, he seemed impressed at what we've accomplished and with so few resources. He gave Brewer (a gunner) an 18th MP BDE Combat coin. Apparently only two have ever been given out. Before the Col left he visited the Maint Company that helps us keep our trucks running (though not their job) and he thanked them all personally.

The SF ODA Team that is leaving has put in the paperwork to get us Combat Patches. This makes me so happy to think we've helped them that much. When the rest of the company is wearing 18th MP BDE patches, a select few will have the SF patch. It would mean a lot to me to wear something distinct and something that represents the hard work we are doing here.

I received a care package from Mom! It had all kinds of cool stuff, including Scooby snacks, fruit rollups, poptarts, and a Digital Camera! So expect pictures every few days. I'm going to try it out on tomorrow's mission.
Dan: bun-bun piratewarraven on March 19th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
awesome, my mom'll be sending one out next week, with goodies, gatorade and a few other things, i'll see if i can get those audio DVD's in there too ;)
Joshribcage1 on March 19th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
added you as buddy
Hey buddy hows it going? Just wanted to let you know that I added you as a friend on here. :)
mperson on March 20th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
glad you got the package
Hey, good to hear you got your package. Look forward to those pics... do a self-pic too!! we'd love to see you.

So... did those pop-tarts look like they'd already been in your pockets for a week???? crumbs? :)

ly, m
i.mousewings on March 20th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
Full bird?
Is that a monster avian creature? j/k :/ at him downplaying your jobs.

Oooh, pictars! Yes!
Dan: Military Policewarraven on March 20th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: Full bird?
it's termonology for a Colonel, since there is LTC (Luitenant Colonel) which is an O-5(Officer Grade), and a Colonel which is O-6, the symbol for a Colonel is an Eagle with its' wings spread. So Light Colonel would be a LTC, and a Full Bird would be a Colonel.

now you know, and knowing is half the battle ;)
Dan: sakewarraven on March 20th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: Full bird?
here's a chart :p

Danwarraven on March 20th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: Full bird?
ok, that didn't work :p
f34r on March 20th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
Love is such a tangled orchestra of trust and vulnerability. So I pose to you, is there any other way to love another except desperately?
Carnes: maha_head_tilttibman on March 20th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
A fatalistic love, lifting the fear of potential loss or the ability to prevent it. Souls dancing themselves into one being of completeness.

Inviting someone into your life is a good first step.
prettierinpinkprettierinpink on March 21st, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
capturing them and forcing them to remain in your basement of life is NOT a good first step.

i'm gonna send you a care package, too. just so i can be in on it.
Dan: kenya tigerwarraven on March 21st, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
as long as both parties share that fear of potential loss, then i think there is a common ground to work from. or maybe that's what keeps you in the relationship.. the fear that you'll never find anyone to be with ever again.

or in the case of mikey, his fear is getting beaten by sarah, we all know she can pack a punch ;) bwahahahahahaha

crap.. i think i just dug myself a hole :-\
prettierinpinkprettierinpink on March 22nd, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
a big, deep scary one
Dan: cheat raverwarraven on March 22nd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
you don't scare me!!! *runs away*
mpmsgmpmsg on March 27th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
Added as friend
Dan has finally convinced me to have a journal. I added you as a friend.

prettierinpinkprettierinpink on March 28th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
i just took a test in my intro to computers class, and guess what? i failed it...apparently i do not know the difference between a mouse and a keyboard. actually, someone hacked into the admin's computer and messed up the system that grades all the tests. this person is in my intro to computers class and i have decided i love him
Dan: dragonwarraven on March 29th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
hahahaha, sucks that ECC can't keep it's grades secure :p maybe an accident will happen to my grades, in the form of all A's.