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(CNN)   Next time you get into one of those "who's better, Army or Navy?" debates, remember that the Navy has Seal Team 6 and the Army has these guys   (cnn.com) divider line 310
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2013-02-22 03:08:18 PM  

MFAWG: I don't go out with girls anymore
I live the life of danger
I sit in the woods and play with myself
WHEE! I'm a Ranger.


I want to be a forest ranger
I want to be like smokey bear
I don't want no life of danger
smoke my dope and grow my hair..
 
2013-02-22 03:08:24 PM  

maddogdelta: Charlie Chingas: ///And it's Marine Corps

Old Fark meme... one farker tried to claim that he was a "soldier in the marine core"... and was, ahem, called out on his bullshiat.


He then blamed the "typo" on the fact that his wife was supposedly typing the post on his behalf.  Good times.  Anybody have a link to that thread?
 
2013-02-22 03:08:56 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Pocket Ninja: Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.

Moot
Soldiers are in the Army, Marines are in the Marine Corps.
Marine Corps, not Marine core.
Green Berets is capitalized.


I guess you guys haven't been here that long
 
2013-02-22 03:09:04 PM  

lack of warmth: I heard Airforce has a special force now, but come on, they barely train their average soldier how to fight.  I had a coworker leave for the Airforce couple of years ago, saying he was going to be a ground troop.  I gave him the yeah right look, since the guy weighed a buck twenty.  He relented and confessed that he'll be involved with frontline communications, from a safe position.  I snickered and walked away.  He was one of those 'buy the real military gear to play paintball or airsoft' guys.


Air Force Cross citation for Senior Airman Jason Dean Cunningham, AFSOC:

Awarded  posthumously for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Senior Airman Jason Dean Cunningham, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Pararescueman of the 38th Rescue Squadron, 247th Operations Group, in action near the village of Marzak in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan on 4 March 2002. On that proud day, Airman Cunningham was the primary Air Force Combat Search and Rescue medic assigned to a Quick Reaction Force tasked to recover two American servicemen evading capture in austere terrain occupied by massed Al Qaida and Taliban forces. Shortly before landing, his MH-47E helicopter received accurate rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire, severely disabling the aircraft and causing it to crash land. The assault force formed a hasty defense and immediately suffered three fatalities and five critical casualties. Despite effective enemy fire, and at great risk to his own life, Airman Cunningham remained in the burning fuselage of the aircraft in order to treat the wounded. As he moved his patients to a more secure location, mortar rounds began to impact within fifty feet of his position. Disregarding this extreme danger, he continued the movement and exposed himself to enemy fire on seven separate occasions. When the second casualty collection point was also compromised, in a display of uncommon valor and gallantry, Airman Cunningham braved an intense small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack while repositioning the critically wounded to a third collection point. Even after he was mortally wounded and quickly deteriorating, he continued to direct patient movement and transferred care to another medic. In the end, his distinct efforts led to the successful delivery of ten gravely wounded Americans to life-saving medical treatment. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, and in the dedication of his service to his country, Senior Airman Cunningham reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


Action Date:March 4, 2002

Service:Air Force

Rank:Senior Airman

Company:38th Rescue Squadron

Regiment:247th Operations Group

Division:Moody Air Force Base, Georgia


Sounds pretty badass to me...
 
2013-02-22 03:09:11 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.


moot point
Marines aren't soldiers
Marine corps
 
2013-02-22 03:09:52 PM  
Fun fact: the special forces unit that flew the SEALs in and out were Night Stalkers, part of the Army.
 
2013-02-22 03:10:24 PM  
Scrotastic Method: .

Except it's a "moot" point, and it's the Marine "Corps."



Charlie Chingas:
///And it's Marine Corps

The hits keep coming!
 
2013-02-22 03:10:34 PM  

boloabs: Lt. Col. Dangerfield claims Rangers get no respect.


Came for this. Well done.
 
2013-02-22 03:10:37 PM  
Speaking of Army/Navy...

We have an Army Research Laboratory and a Navy Research Laboratory. There's also an Air Force Research Laboratory.

Anybody got a good reason for why? Why isn't there a Defense Research Laboratory? Put them all in the same house and that cuts costs. They would still accomplish the needs of the missions of each service.

/defense civilian
//that's not the only place we could consolidate
 
2013-02-22 03:10:48 PM  
There are two kinds of static-line parachutists.

Those that have LANDED in the trees, and those that are GOING to land in the trees.

Whether it's due to the Air Force. the winds, the Jumpmaster, or the DZSO, your destiny is sealed the moment you don that chute, and it's not a question of IF, but WHEN.

I've had to call the fire department and get them to use a ladder truck to SAFELY reach and lower a muldoon out there.

The trees on Rogers DZ ain't no joke.

Better than landing on tarmac though...usually.
 
2013-02-22 03:11:29 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Pocket Ninja: Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.

Moot
Soldiers are in the Army, Marines are in the Marine Corps.
Marine Corps, not Marine core.
Green Berets is capitalized.


Just highlight PN and enjoy his posts.  Don't let the hook scar bother you too much.
 
2013-02-22 03:11:50 PM  

HappyGryphon: Trainees in trees... So with a round chute you can't aim. with all you see spent on the f22 debacle... Why the hell don't our airborne folks get a better chute? At least we know those work.


It seems like these days the Airborne just does the parachute stuff for a historical sense.  Special forces uses their steerable stuff for all kinds of HALO and LALO jumps in small numbers, but combat drops are rare.

For example the last drop I'm aware of was in 2003 in Bashur.  The airfield was actually coalition held, but the Airborne Mafia had the 173rd Airborne Brigade drop (and then fought to have it called a combat drop) so they claim the military did still paratrooper stuff.

The deal is that if it is safe enough to float your ass down as part of a mass drop, it is also likely safe enough to hop of a helicopter.  About the only reasons you drop are because the C-130s can carry heavier equipment or the helis don't have the range.
 
2013-02-22 03:13:18 PM  

lack of warmth: I heard Airforce has a special force now


They're called PJ's... the guys who go in under hostile fire to pull out casualties. They've actually been around for many decades.

Met some while in Kandahar. Badass guys... walls of muscle, and facial hair to appear like one of the locals. Heh... the first shirt told them that if they wanted to stay in the AF compound for more than a day, they would have to shave their beards, get haircuts and abide by AFI 36-2903. I have never seen a shirt, or really anyone, get chewed out like he did.
 
2013-02-22 03:13:52 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.


Next time I go fishing, you're coming with me. That's some darn fine bait...
 
2013-02-22 03:13:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Hmm, yes, my colleagues and I do the same but we argue for Harvard vs. Yale.  The nerve of those Yalies!


A man from Harvard and a man from Yale are in a rest room urinating. Once they are done expressing them selves the man from Harvard goes to the wash basin and starts to was his hands. The man from Yale heads for the exit.

"Excuse me old chap" the man from Harvard remarks, " but at Harvard, they taught us to wash up after relieving ourselves ."

"Indeed!" Replies the Yalie, " At Yale, good sir, they instructed us to not piss on our hands!"
 
2013-02-22 03:14:43 PM  

meanmutton: Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.

moot point
Marines aren't soldiers
Marine corps


Haha! meanmutton meet Pocket Ninja.

/P.N. doesn't do those things by accident.
 
2013-02-22 03:15:41 PM  

opiumpoopy: Treygreen13: I see that some people think parachuting is a precise exercise.

Didn't Bear Grylls start one show parachuting into a tree canopy 100 feet up, and demonstrating how to get down...?


With the assistance of 6 guys, a film crew, and hotel half a mile away, sure.
 
2013-02-22 03:15:57 PM  

Charlie Chingas: Marine Corps


Pretty sure it's core.
 
2013-02-22 03:16:04 PM  
I went to PLDC in Ft Lewis.  Only non-ranger tabbed in my class.   It was a good time

Here in Idaho, we have smokejumpers.    Those guys land in trees all the time.  Experts at getting themselves out.    No one else is coming to get them if they don't get themselves down.
 
2013-02-22 03:16:18 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Rapmaster2000: Hmm, yes, my colleagues and I do the same but we argue for Harvard vs. Yale.  The nerve of those Yalies!

A man from Harvard and a man from Yale are in a rest room urinating. Once they are done expressing them selves the man from Harvard goes to the wash basin and starts to was his hands. The man from Yale heads for the exit.

"Excuse me old chap" the man from Harvard remarks, " but at Harvard, they taught us to wash up after relieving ourselves ."

"Indeed!" Replies the Yalie, " At Yale, good sir, they instructed us to not piss on our hands!"


Yeah that joke has so many different renditions with so many different rival organizations.

Guys, wash your farking hands. I have no intention of shaking hands with your penis.
 
2013-02-22 03:16:38 PM  
It's the Air Force's fault.
 
2013-02-22 03:17:44 PM  

Tommyknocker2121: lack of warmth: I heard Airforce has a special force now, but come on, they barely train their average soldier how to fight.  I had a coworker leave for the Airforce couple of years ago, saying he was going to be a ground troop.  I gave him the yeah right look, since the guy weighed a buck twenty.  He relented and confessed that he'll be involved with frontline communications, from a safe position.  I snickered and walked away.  He was one of those 'buy the real military gear to play paintball or airsoft' guys.

Air Force Cross citation for Senior Airman Jason Dean Cunningham, AFSOC:

Awarded  posthumously for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Senior Airman Jason Dean Cunningham, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Pararescueman of the 38th Rescue Squadron, 247th Operations Group, in action near the village of Marzak in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan on 4 March 2002. On that proud day, Airman Cunningham was the primary Air Force Combat Search and Rescue medic assigned to a Quick Reaction Force tasked to recover two American servicemen evading capture in austere terrain occupied by massed Al Qaida and Taliban forces. Shortly before landing, his MH-47E helicopter received accurate rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire, severely disabling the aircraft and causing it to crash land. The assault force formed a hasty defense and immediately suffered three fatalities and five critical casualties. Despite effective enemy fire, and at great risk to his own life, Airman Cunningham remained in the burning fuselage of the aircraft in order to treat the wounded. As he moved his patients to a more secure location, mortar rounds began to impact within fifty feet of his position. Disregarding this extreme danger ...


Look up William Pitsenbarger for an eeriely similar action in Vietnam.  Pits eventually was awarded the MoH.
 
2013-02-22 03:18:05 PM  
"According to the regiment's website, its members make up "the Army's premier raid force" and they are "always combat ready."

/Unless they are stuck in trees
 
2013-02-22 03:18:18 PM  

UsikFark: Charlie Chingas: Marine Corps

Pretty sure it's core.


Pretty sure you are wrong.   It is pronounced core, put it is spelled Corps
 
2013-02-22 03:18:29 PM  

lack of warmth: Article doesn't say if the soldiers were using the old airborne style chute or the skydiver wing chute ( I am not going to pretend I know the proper names), for the later would be embarrassing.  The former doesn't give hardly any control.

The question really isn't Army verses Navy when talking special forces, since the Army is used as a benchmark for how the other branches train their special forces.  The real question would be Marine verses Seal.  I heard Airforce has a special force now, but come on, they barely train their average soldier how to fight.  I had a coworker leave for the Airforce couple of years ago, saying he was going to be a ground troop.  I gave him the yeah right look, since the guy weighed a buck twenty.  He relented and confessed that he'll be involved with frontline communications, from a safe position.  I snickered and walked away.  He was one of those 'buy the real military gear to play paintball or airsoft' guys.


You "heard" the USAF has special forces now?  Well my friend you'd be wrong.  Green Berets are the only "Special Forces", everyone else is an operator.

/USN DEVGRU is catching crap for talking to the media and removing the secrecy from their image
//USAF Specops are smart enough not to do that.  That's why you don't know about them.
///Even SEALS have to call 911
 
2013-02-22 03:18:39 PM  
Seal Team 6 Army equivalent would be Delta Force
 
2013-02-22 03:18:51 PM  
lack of warmth:
 I heard Airforce has a special force now, but come on, they barely train their average soldier how to fight.  I had a coworker leave for the Airforce couple of years ago, saying he was going to be a ground troop.  I gave him the yeah right look, since the guy weighed a buck twenty.  He relented and confessed that he'll be involved with frontline communications, from a safe position.  I snickered and walked away.  He was one of those 'buy the real military gear to play paintball or airsoft' guys.

PJs (pararescue) are some of the baddest mother farkers around. Period. PJs are who SEALs and Green Berets call for medical evac and who are tasked with recovering pilots downed behind enemy lines. They are air force. Yeah.
 
2013-02-22 03:18:55 PM  

Forced Perspective: maddogdelta: Charlie Chingas: ///And it's Marine Corps

Old Fark meme... one farker tried to claim that he was a "soldier in the marine core"... and was, ahem, called out on his bullshiat.

He then blamed the "typo" on the fact that his wife was supposedly typing the post on his behalf.  Good times.  Anybody have a link to that thread?


No shiat? HA! Would love to see that thread myself. I don't normally brag about being in the Corps, but when someone misspells it, even Pocket Ninja, I must say something. To all my brothers out there reading this: OOH RAH!
 
2013-02-22 03:19:12 PM  

weiserfireman: UsikFark: Charlie Chingas: Marine Corps

Pretty sure it's core.

Pretty sure you are wrong.   It is pronounced core, put it is spelled Corps


No, I played CoD a lot, and it's Core
 
2013-02-22 03:19:44 PM  
www.militaryphotos.net
 
2013-02-22 03:20:11 PM  

vudukungfu: Charlie Chingas: Once a Marine, always a Marine.
//Specially trained 0311
///And it's Marine Corps

You must be very proud of yourself, miss.


Yes ma'am. I am very proud of that title. Earned it I did.
 
2013-02-22 03:20:13 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier

Marine in the Marine core Corps is worth a dozen green berets.

//ftfy
///Semper Fidelis
 
2013-02-22 03:20:25 PM  
Instead of parachutes, they should be fitted with those flying-squirrel-type jumpsuits.  I don't know how efficacious that would be in a combat situation, but it would look damn cool.
 
2013-02-22 03:21:01 PM  
Dear Pocket Ninja,

I tip my hat in your general direction.

Sincerely,

E. Slaptyback
 
2013-02-22 03:21:28 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: FlashHarry: Pocket Ninja: Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.

you misspelled bear-rays.

[i.imgur.com image 500x783]


god, i love the internets.
 
2013-02-22 03:21:42 PM  
What the fark did you just farking say about me, you little biatch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fark out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my farking words. You think you can get away with saying that shiat to me over the Internet? Think again, farker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're farking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shiat. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your farking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shiat fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're farking dead, kiddo.
 
2013-02-22 03:21:53 PM  
Both parents were Navy, I went in a different direction.  Duty, Honor, Country
 
2013-02-22 03:22:00 PM  

Arkanaut: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Not really -- as I understand, SEALs and Rangers are both geared towards quick-strike raids, whereas the Special Forces tend to do more long-term "adviser" -type stuff -- working with local guerrilla groups to fight against a common foe.

/ex-boss was a Green Beret.


Yea, this is sort of the case, but comparing Delta Force to the SEALs is probably the best analogy. They have similar fast-strike specialization. Just about any motivated infantryman can become a ranger, but only the top performers make it into Delta Force.
 
2013-02-22 03:22:01 PM  
I did this one in PLDC

♫C-130 rolling down the strip,
64 rangers gonna take a little trip.
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
I sit back down 'cause I'm Signal Corps♪

SGLs were not amused.
 
2013-02-22 03:22:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier in the marine core is worth a dozen green berets.


you, sir, win 9 out of 10 internets.
 
2013-02-22 03:22:40 PM  

rogiesangel: Pocket Ninja: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?

Whatever, man. The green berets don't even know what color their berets are anymore.

Anyway, this is all a mute point. One highly trained soldier Marine in the Marine core Corps is worth a dozen green berets.

//ftfy
///Semper Fidelis


i54.tinypic.com

/you missed "mute" point, too.
 
2013-02-22 03:23:16 PM  

casual disregard: Why isn't there a Defense Research Laboratory?


DARPA?
 
2013-02-22 03:23:40 PM  
The most relevant question:  Can the Rangers (or Delta, or whatever) keep their mouth shut about confidential missions after the fact?
 
2013-02-22 03:24:33 PM  

Bender The Offender: Ranger are the army's SEAL team 6? Thanks for that bit of stupidity subby, I would've thought Delta but I'm more interested in facts than being a dick.


I thought it was Delta Force as well.  Seal Team 6 was created to handle counter-terrorism and the extreme jobs that need ultra-specialized training.  They're the best of the best in the Navy.  Same thing with Delta Force.  To say that the Rangers are the Army's equivalent of SEAL Team 6 is like saying that Kraft Parmesan in a can is the same as well-aged Parmesan imported from Italy.

Arkanaut: Shostie: Wouldn't the Green Berets be a closer match to the SEALs?
Not really -- as I understand, SEALs and Rangers are both geared towards quick-strike raids, whereas the Special Forces tend to do more long-term "adviser" -type stuff -- working with local guerrilla groups to fight against a common foe.
/ex-boss was a Green Beret.


Sorry.  Incorrect.  The Navy SEALs during Vietnam did long-term "adviser" roles with the Cambodians on river operations.
Basing it on a single role they can play in military strategy is shortchanging the Navy SEALs and what they can do.  SEALs can do quick-strike raids, demolitions, and other roles on Sea, Air, and Land, hence the acronym.  As a whole, based upon everything--fitness, training, skills, etc--Delta Force is the closest to Navy SEAL Team 6.
 
2013-02-22 03:25:47 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: casual disregard: Why isn't there a Defense Research Laboratory?

DARPA?


Eureka?

/sorry
 
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2013-02-22 03:26:08 PM  
My wife's uncle got caught in a tree during a night jump in Vietnam. They told them if they got caught to not to make any noise or turn on any lights lest they draw the attention of the enemy. So he hung there for several hours in complete darkness. When there was enough light to see, he saw he was bout 6 feet off the ground. By that time his legs had no feeling. So he just cut loose and dropped. He said that the jump harness they wore had a strap that was about 30 feet long that could be deployed to climb down in case something like this happened.
 
2013-02-22 03:26:08 PM  

weiserfireman: UsikFark: Charlie Chingas: Marine Corps

Pretty sure it's core.

Pretty sure you are wrong.   It is pronounced core, put it is spelled Corps


ALL of you are WRONG

It's Spelled C-O-R-P-S-E.
images.rcp.realclearpolitics.com
 
2013-02-22 03:26:48 PM  

casual disregard: Anybody got a good reason for why? Why isn't there a Defense Research Laboratory? Put them all in the same house and that cuts costs. They would still accomplish the needs of the missions of each service.


Stargate Command isn't going to fall under anyone else's budget but the Air Force.
 
2013-02-22 03:26:54 PM  
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"I don't have that problem"
 
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