Pentagon: United States Military Personnel Operating in Ukraine to Track Weaponry

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
I've never rode on a bear but did chase after a bear that had stolen a backpack full of food. That bear was scared something crazy. I got the stuff back. I was backpacking with a couple of rookies or that wouldn't have happened in the first place.
Your Indian name---Fearless Bear Chaser or is it Hungry Bear Chaser??

I think fearless cause I ain't never heard tell of anyone chasing a bear.
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
Your Indian name---Fearless Bear Chaser or is it Hungry Bear Chaser??

I think fearless cause I ain't never heard tell of anyone chasing a bear.
It's like Daffy Duck clobbering Taz,

I am a little coward, but a GREEEEEEDY little coward. When a bear takes your homemade teriyaki deer jerky, the gloves come off!

His T shirt says: MINE! MINE! NO TOUCH JERKY!

Wasn't that written on his front door or a wall somewhere? :hmmm
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
It doesn't take long to take the best military in the world and turn it into something that is not combat ready. It's too bad. It takes longer to make it great again.
Individually, for every week of training layoff, figure four weeks to get back to where one was.
Team of any kind (fire team or squad or equivalent), triple that or more.
Team of teams (platoon or company), triple that again.
Fortunately, at Battalion level and above, it's about one-for-one.

This is why a significant number of units that fail ORE/ARTEP/CAPEX/similar fail again after 90 days, and aren't deployable for a year :mad
Such a waste of manpower and resources, no wonder leaders get relieved when this happens.
And absolutely horrible for morale. Usually, morale is terrible in units that fail ORE/ARTEP/CAPEX/similar before they ever get there because training and resources are lacking, and leadership is poor. The only exceptions have been units that are just plain exhausted from optempo. Morale may or may not be bad, but exhaustion is exhaustion, and mission takes priority over training.
 

NewWine2020

Well-Known Member
Hmmm... very annoying.
So this wicked , incompetent, circus administration is making the decision(s) to go over to Ukraine and "track" weaponry and ammunition??
Oh I'm sure this is totally legit. Nothing to see here folks , move along...
We should of NEVER sent any weaponry and munitions to Ukraine muchless billions of dollars.
We left over 7 BILLION DOLLARS worth of military equipment behind in Afghanistan.
13 American servicemen lost their lives because we left as well as many Afghans. We left in the most dysfunctional , haphazardly manner .
Really?? Absolutely INCOMPETENT !
Now "they" want to create a form of accountability in regards to the billions of dollars (that we can't afford) of money and weaponry we sent them??



The only thing we should send is prayers .
Why not ,one can say? Shouldn't we help the Ukrainians fight against a group of people crossing over the border into their country ?
Funny one should ask...
America is at war within our own country.
1. Southern border CRISIS.
2. Public School System.
3. Transgenderism/ (Mutilation of children).
4. Diesel/ Gas fiasco.
5. Fentanyl.
6. Crystal Methamphetamine.
7. Addiction (in general).
8. Crime (in general).
9. Threat of Socialism.
10. Major deception and corruption.

We do not have the resources nor financial ability to support Ukraine. Were not even defending our own country!!!
Our borders are being overflowed with LARGE amounts of drugs and criminals. We need to focus on America . We need to focus on our compromised (by design) borders . We need to focus on our children!

I'm disgusted with all of it.

Agreed. We have more to gain by going to war against the progressive left in our own nation than we do fighting a war on behalf of a corrupt govt (Ukraine) that just sucks us dry of resources and money. Vietnam war but w/ nuke potential....
 

Footsteps

Well-Known Member
TT’s adventure has earned him the name Bear Chaser among Native American tribes. My encounter was different:
I was running at top speed to avoid being added to the bear’s food bag. I noticed that my top speed was lower than the bear’s. So I waited until the bear was six feet behind me, planted my feet, and dived directly to my right.
The bear just slid on by.

Disclaimer: The above narrative is not meant to encourage diaper users to leave their supply at home while camping.
Followup: I was successful in my claim for participation in the profits of the popular children’s toy Water Slide.
Sincerely,

Bear Whisperer
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
TT’s adventure has earned him the name Bear Chaser among Native American tribes. My encounter was different:
I was running at top speed to avoid being added to the bear’s food bag. I noticed that my top speed was lower than the bear’s. So I waited until the bear was six feet behind me, planted my feet, and dived directly to my right.
The bear just slid on by.

Disclaimer: The above narrative is not meant to encourage diaper users to leave their supply at home while camping.
Followup: I was successful in my claim for participation in the profits of the popular children’s toy Water Slide.
Sincerely,

Bear Whisperer
so what you're saying is

you left a bear behind.
 

Footsteps

Well-Known Member
so what you're saying is

you left a bear behind.
I am answering the question “Will a bear ****
in the woods?”
Answer: Yes, but he will stand still. Personally I
can now tell any Olympic track star, “I’ve seen better runs in my shorts.”
I will address the question “Is the Pope Catholic?”
in another thread.
 

ANewCreature

Well-Known Member
Individually, for every week of training layoff, figure four weeks to get back to where one was.
Team of any kind (fire team or squad or equivalent), triple that or more.
Team of teams (platoon or company), triple that again.
Fortunately, at Battalion level and above, it's about one-for-one.
Thanks, these are great stats abnd really help toput into perspective how hard it was to get going in the world wars when we entered.

Of coruse it was a little simpler then, but the factors of 3 probably still apply.

As to TT's story, I'm reminded of the old joke about the dog chasing cars and wondering if it has any idea what to dow hen he caught them.

I did have a dog once who succeeded in catching his tail, it seemed like he was treating it as a game of sorts, at least after the first time. That is, if dogs can plan ahead and think, "This looks like fun."

Of course, I also remember a dog staring at his behind after she tooted, as if to ask, "What in the world was that?"

I don't think that's why dogs chase their tails, though - I think dogs have enough sense to decide they don't really want to catch such a scent. On the other hand, one can also imagine a dog with a sophooring sense of humor wondering, "If I pull my tail, will it make that sound/smell? (I don't recall if I could hear the sound, though I do know I could hear a couple of dogs belch.)
 
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