greetings from fob ghazni

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greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:25 am

hey people happy holidays from cold ass afghanistan 10 more months to go till i can play bf3 internet sux here is slow as shit and due to opsec can't realy upload any of my pic i taken here well hope you all are doin well.

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby buzz on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:48 am

You must be on the same connection as Tai ... quit Torrenting

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby zel on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:00 pm

If you can't upload pics just draw stick figures of it maybe they'll let you upload that :P just don't pull a Geraldo Rivera.

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby -PC-Taishar on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:59 am

I'm at FOB Rob. Welcome to the shit hole.

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:28 am

-PC-Taishar wrote:I'm at FOB Rob. Welcome to the shit hole.

how much time u got left
i'll be in country till bout oct/nov i hear

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby buzz on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:29 am

I've always wondered.. What does your typical day to day look like out there in lovely Afghanistan? Do you hang out and wait for some shit to go down or are you always moving around shooting people?

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby MaDSpartus on Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:33 pm

I think a typical day if they leave the base and arnt just support staff is doing patrols, talking to locals to hear what is happening. Seeing if there has been any trouble and getting the details if there has.

I eagerly await to hear what someone who isn't guessing has to say though :P

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby -PC-Taishar on Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:19 am

I would gladly go into detail, but outlining day to day activities is a no no for operational security. So I'll speak generally. For me, on days we have patrols, my day starts early and I prep the comm systems in the vehicles making sure we are up on all nets. Then I prep the weapon system usually a 'ma duece' (m2 .50 cal) if I'm gunning, or a 240G if I'm a dismount. When the vics are ready, we head out to wherever it is we are going. Usually I'm just security for our CO when he needs to do meetings with local governors or elders. Sometimes we'll get a resupply mission, or sometimes I have to go to another base and unfuck their comms.

Days when we don't have patrols I usually have 3 hrs of TOC watch (meaning I sit in the op center and monitor everything...radios, gps, reports, etc) the rest of the day I assign myself tasks updating my network, keeping antivirus up to date, keeping my network diagrams good, creating ghost images for different types of computers on our tactical network and managing about 9 teams worth of comm assets. It's very 'helpdesk' ish. I can't tell you how many password resets I've done in my career.

Of course being part of spec ops means my typical day as a communicator may not reflect what big Marine Corps communicators do. Since I've never been to the 'big' Marine Corps I have a very limited idea of what their typical deployment consists of. Being on my third MARSOC deployment though I can say this one is very similar to the other two. Though I got a bit more action in my first one. Which is unfortunate, I sure would like to get into another good firefight, but the insurgents just won't fight anymore.

What branch are you in Cannibal?

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:32 am

army reserve . past two days been working in the BOM yard escorting trucks from ecp/ cool down yard bout a mile each way on foot trying to fix a gator :? soo we can get around in style. operate anything from a 10k forklift. aslo i'm was made a perm. driver for convoys soo i drive mrap. also i'm the polish translator but they don't pay me soo it sux. i got some cool pics but opsec suck, i'm also quite skilled at crack dealing.

a week back we (16 soldiers) were building a cop, our security was about 24 infantry guys who let a few of us fire a mortar, then we took small arms fire due to what we think was a chicken sale that went bad.

hmm my thoughts puting up hesco's sucks.... slepping in a mrap sucks(driver seat)... diging out a 7mil hesco by hand while in iotv sucks but its a hell of a work out.
all this and its only been 45 days in......

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby zel on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:04 pm

cannibal wrote:then we took small arms fire due to what we think was a chicken sale that went bad.


I don't know if I should laugh at that line or not, i mean its kinda funny when you read it :P

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:11 pm

zel wrote:
cannibal wrote:then we took small arms fire due to what we think was a chicken sale that went bad.


I don't know if I should laugh at that line or not, i mean its kinda funny when you read it :P


dude u can only eat mre's for soo long. we pooled our money together and got 2 chickens we were suposted to get 4 but the other 2 were retarded looking soo one of the infantry guys pointed his weapon at the dude and we only got to chickens and some afghan bread. few ours go by i'm top of a hesco wall and we get sniper fire.

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:12 pm

cannibal wrote:
zel wrote:
cannibal wrote:then we took small arms fire due to what we think was a chicken sale that went bad.


I don't know if I should laugh at that line or not, i mean its kinda funny when you read it :P


dude u can only eat mre's for soo long. we pooled our money together and got 2 chickens we were suposted to get 4 but the other 2 were retarded looking soo one of the infantry guys pointed his weapon at the dude and we only got to chickens and some afghan bread. few ours go by i'm top of a hesco wall and we get sniper fire.


also after eating mre's for a while u can't trust the normal anal functions ( don't trust a fart)

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby zel on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:08 pm

For a sec I thought some random chicken deal between locals caused a firefight and stray shots came your direction. Wasn't trying to be a dick, I just thought something else entirely went down and it sounded kinda funny :P my bad

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby cannibal on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:14 pm

nah i'm noy mad its just funny these people are a bit nuts here some are bat shit crazy

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Re: greetings from fob ghazni

Postby Kitty on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:45 am

cannibal wrote:
zel wrote:
cannibal wrote:then we took small arms fire due to what we think was a chicken sale that went bad.


I don't know if I should laugh at that line or not, i mean its kinda funny when you read it :P


dude u can only eat mre's for soo long. we pooled our money together and got 2 chickens we were suposted to get 4 but the other 2 were retarded looking soo one of the infantry guys pointed his weapon at the dude and we only got to chickens and some afghan bread. few ours go by i'm top of a hesco wall and we get sniper fire.


Oh FFS... tell me where to pick you up. I'm bringing you back home where you can trust your own farts a little more. >.<

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