MIL So this is how fobbits live.

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'm sitting in my CHU on the FOB in Baghdad, surfing the web, eating a freshly microwaved Cinnabon pecan roll, while my Platoon is out on their second day of a two-day mission.

    I feel like a fucking shitbag. :ugh:
     
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    potam que pasa?

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    I'm finally getting off this gay ass FOB.

    In my slightly-over-two months here in Iraq, I've spent my entire time on the FOB (aside from convoys)...and I was sent to Freedom Rest :hsugh: War is hell.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :rofl: I've come to the conclusion that for fobbits, deploying is the very best thing that could ever happen to them. Anyone that works in the Mayor's Cell is having all the sex they want. Their work schedule is set in stone, they know in advance what days off they get, and they have the time/energy/schedule to have a life outside of their work. AND they get combat pay for all that shit.

    fucking fobbits :madfawk:
     
  4. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :werd:

    I wouldn't mind being a fobbit for a few days, just to take a break from the mission cycle, but I don't think I would be able to stand it for an entire deployment. I mean - who wants to go through that many condoms? I'd probably develop an allergy to latex or something. :ugh2:
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    internet in your chu? fuck me, i had no idea it'd be like that....here i sat thinking that we would have to go to the cybercafe set up by mwr or some shit.


    sidenote, i was supposed to fly out today, but my flight got bumped....no projected date yet but rumor is next friday...so i figure what, about a week stay in kuwait then on my way to Baghdad...good times...
     
  6. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Yup. Wireless internet costs $65/month. Or if you and some guys get together, you can buy a satellite system. It will cost more, but you will get marginally faster speeds and no "big brother" looking over your shoulder watching your porns. :hsugh:
     
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    I can't wait to be a fobbit.
     
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    SiegG The real-life Dale Gribble

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    If you don't want the cinnamon roll email it to me. I'll give it a good home.
     
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    think about it, all the pogs that go on deployment, and just chill, all the while getting paid the same amount of money as grunts. the shit i have seen at camp fallujah, camp ramadi, and camp blue diamond blew my mind, it's pretty disgraceful and disgusting.
     
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    hey hey hey
    i don't try to be a fobbit, just my yob and chain of command keep me from having to go outside the wire

    i'm on leave right now
    i don't tell people what i do cuz i'm ashamed of my yob
    orderly room clerk :wtc:
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    I enjoyed my deployment to Iraq. Most exciting thing a buff crew chief will ever do.
     
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    It does suck that everyone gets paid pretty much the same while everyone endures different levels of risk and danger. I'm sure a good chunk of those people go home and make up stories just so they can be someone. I can't wait to visit a FOB and have someone yell at me for my uniform or hair. Fuck them. Stay safe dudes :bigthumb:
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    uniform not starched, where are your creases, wear your reflective belt, tuck in your pt shirt, etc etc. Might as well be in tech school.:ugh:
     
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    the best is when you're a marine, and you don't salute ever in a combat zone, and then get yelled at and in an argument with a an army officer because you didn't salute him. non saluting post!
     
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    should've slapped him.....i'll slap anyone that salutes me in a non-salute/combat zone.
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    LOL. Never been to Balad, have you?
     
  19. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I sleep where they tell me to sleep. :hsugh: FOB Loyalty sounds like where you were. It's a fucking bombed out shithole of a place. I was in the shower and noticed a bullet hole in the wall. I turned around and sure enough there was the exit hole. They get RPGs, SAF, mortars, and rocks thrown at them every single day. It took us several hours to get out once because someone had placed mines along the road leading out. :mad:

    :madfawk:

    I had two. I gave one to my room mate. He's a reformed fobbit. Everything I know about the Mayor's Cell and the ways of the Fobbits I learned from him. But he gave up that life of luxury and now he goes out on RC missions with me. But he's still a fobbit at heart. :hs:

    I feel ya, bro. I don't know what I would do in your case. :hsugh:

    Don't go to Camp Anaconda. That is one Garrisoned-up place. I saw a CSM standing outside their PX yelling at anyone that walked out without a reflective belt on. :ugh2:

    We were all :ugh: when we got here and found out that we were required to salute while on Camp Liberty. The officers that don't want to get saluted spend as much time as possible in their PT uniform. :hsugh:
     
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    PT uniform it is then....i hate being saluted for the most part by staff nco's....guess that's the former NCO in me....but that's silly to salute over there....might as well put a target on an officer's head in huge Arabic writing that says "Kill Me, I'm the HNIC"
     
  21. dura

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    Had I known signal was purely a deployed-garrison deal, I would've never bothered doing it.

    Also, nothing pisses me off more than seeing combat arms folks getting their asses chewed over stupid shit (goggles in the DFAC, unbloused boots, etc.) Get off their fucking dicks about it.
     
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    You're telling me. My favorite was having to take turns getting our food from the DFAC so we had someone to watch our gear. God forbid I walked in with my satch when I'm about to be sitting in the middle of fucking nowhere on a static post for 12 hours. Take it easy Nigerian security guard dude, I'm not going to steal all of your durka food, and no, I'm not going to clear my weapon out for you. The sign in english right next to your head says I don't have to.:fawk:
     
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    I'd say this counts as inter-army bashing. Everyone has their job, and they do just that. As an engineer, you do your RC missions, as a pilot, i fly mine. My mechanics don't don't ever go outside the wire, and i would never call them a fobbit. They keep my bird running, so i can do my job, so i imagine the same could be said about your mechanics. So why all the hate on the fobbits, cause none of you could do anything witout them.
     
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    and the first time i was on Liberty, I chose not to salute a Marine LTC, and he then proceeded to chew my ass, and lecture me about military customs.
     
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    I'll just bring up "we're in a combat zone, and it's custom not to salute in such a hostile area as to not to make any individual a target"...

    but you're right, still won't prevent the ass chewings from officers w/ that attitude.
     

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