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(Marine Corps Times)   In a move that will in no way annoy combat veterans, the DOD has announced a new medal for drone pilots, and it ranks above the Bronze Star with V device. Because having to sip warm Mountain Dew 10000 miles from the front lines deserves a medal too   ( marinecorpstimes.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Bronze Star, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Distinguished Flying Cross, combat operations, unmanned aircraft, Doug Sterner  
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2013-02-14 12:28:04 AM  
10 votes:

thermo: I just had a mental picture of a Top Gun remake..... "Top Drone"

Can those of you with Shop Kung Fu please complete my vision?

♫  IP to the danger zone... ♫
2013-02-14 12:07:46 AM  
8 votes:
Acceptance speech: Thank you, for this medal.  I could not have done it without the long hours of training and dedication to the mission.  Without that I would have gotten up to get a new Dew.  It got really tough when the Cheetos ran out all we had left was plain chips with no dip.  I almost bailed when I got the thumb cramp, it was killer.  I am glad I stuck with it and got this special medal to go along with the Purple Heart for the cramped thumb.  Also, don't let me forget to apologize to the one-legged soldier I bumped into as I walked up here.

/I am okay with not putting them in harms way, but they still deserve the snark
2013-02-14 04:02:23 AM  
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2013-02-14 04:16:19 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-02-14 12:21:01 AM  
3 votes:
It should be below a Purple Heart. Speaking of which, do they qualify if they get carpal tunnel or lower back pain?
2013-02-13 11:59:54 PM  
3 votes:
Chairborne Joystick Division

/aeternum spawn campus
2013-02-14 08:12:57 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-14 05:41:06 AM  
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2013-02-14 04:23:26 AM  
2 votes:
I just found a picture of it. Not bad.

2013-02-14 12:53:32 AM  
2 votes:
Bronze stars can't be that special.  Ms. Kowalski used to give me a gold star every time I did my homework.  I must have gotten dozens.  And what's a v other than a half-assed check mark?  Lighten up military folks, these aren't a big deal.
2013-02-14 12:25:42 AM  
2 votes:
I just had a mental picture of a Top Gun remake..... "Top Drone"

Can those of you with Shop Kung Fu please complete my vision?
2013-02-13 11:47:28 PM  
2 votes:
Those aren't soldiers. They're gamers.
2013-02-15 12:39:27 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-14 12:25:01 PM  
1 vote:
I would never argue such.  I'm having a very incomplete thought kind of
2013-02-14 11:59:21 AM  
1 vote:
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Coffee... Black
2013-02-14 09:42:25 AM  
1 vote:
farking Gamers they need an achievement for everything.
2013-02-14 08:50:51 AM  
1 vote:
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whar is my medals?

now if i can just land this farker, i should get a purple heart! :D

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2013-02-14 07:18:00 AM  
1 vote:
Pfffft. I got GOLD and Silver stars for homework in Kindergarten.
2013-02-14 05:36:52 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-14 05:27:17 AM  
1 vote:

platedlizard: It's not like playing video games, 17% of all drone pilots suffer from clinical depression related to their job and 30% are burned out.. http://www.npr.org/2011/12/19/143926857/report-high-levels-of-burnout - in-u-s-drone-pilots

So, it's JUST LIKE playing video games.

/probably should have checked to see if I'm the 5th person to make that joke.
//didn't bother.
2013-02-14 05:07:22 AM  
1 vote:
The generation that got medals for participating on sports day has grown up.

2013-02-14 04:33:37 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-14 04:24:14 AM  
1 vote:

Malky: I dont think it should be above a bronze star but those people should have a path for medals.  They spend a lot of time in intense situations.  They do KILL PEOPLE.  I couldnt imagine the stress of taking out a target and possibly taking out innocents as well.

You didn't kill any innocents, son. You killed the enemy. You did well. You prevented a good soldier from having to go out there and die, when you played a video game. In your reality, your real life, you will never see these targets. So, be thankful that we have this technology. These "innocents" you talk about, well, do NOT mention them anymore. Were they on the screen that you were commanded to monitor? Yes? I don't think you saw that son. Computer FI!
2013-02-14 03:56:02 AM  
1 vote:

Teknowaffle: Right before he retired from the Navy, my dad got a medal for figuring out a way to save the Navy millions of dollars. It also had a hand written note from Bill Clinton along with it.

Please tell me that the ribbon was green with dollar bill signs on it.
2013-02-14 03:54:54 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe they should get Xbox achievement points instead?
2013-02-14 12:59:54 AM  
1 vote:

namatad: OMG
bronze stars require you to be in a combat zone


Yeah, this is just all kinds of farked up.

It's like giving someone the Congressional medal of Honor for getting a really high score in Frogger.

Only, you know, dumber.
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