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Posted: 9/13/2005 4:46:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 4:46:36 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:48:41 AM EDT
That's touching.


And on a completely unrelated note, that's an awesome tail flash on the viper.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:51:32 AM EDT
God bless him!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:52:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
That's touching.


And on a completely unrelated note, that's an awesome tail flash on the viper.



+1, on both counts.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:55:37 AM EDT
I think I got something in my eye.



RIP, Warrior.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:58:50 AM EDT
OK, here's a former groundpounder question: Those are AMRAAMS on the outboard pylons, or at least some type of AAM, right? Why does he need those in that environment? Is it just always done in a combat environment, even though therer is no air threat?

Just curious.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:00:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
OK, here's a former groundpounder question: Those are AMRAAMS on the outboard pylons, or at least some type of AAM, right? Why does he need those in that environment? Is it just always done in a combat environment, even though therer is no air threat?

Just curious.



They look like AIM-120s to me too. And I'd imagine it's better to have them and not need them than vise versa.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:03:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:11:35 AM EDT
Those are AIM-120's...

And as it was explained to me, some A/C actually fly better with the missiles on the wing tips because the A/C was designed to always have them on. Atleast such is the case with F-18's and Sidewinders.

As far as needing them on over there...they're for self defense because some of the neighbors are patrolling their borders.

IYAOYAS
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:04:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:24:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
I think I got something in my eye.



RIP, Warrior.



+1

Yeah, my allergies must really be acting up, too.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:29:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 8:29:30 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
Did the Dad volunteer to go back after his son was killed? Or was he already there too?

Either way. God Bless both of them.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:30:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
A local customer recently deployed sent me this pic.
www.adcofirearms.com/images/picturespeaks.jpg


www.adcofirearms.com/images/180FW.jpg

180th FW ONG


Oh damn.



Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:46:23 AM EDT
Even behind the shades you can tell how choked up the Dad was...Its just unnatural as hell having to bury your kid...I hope the pilot did his job.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:54:14 AM EDT
May God bring 'em all home safe.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:03:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:09:17 AM EDT
God bless his family.

To the recipients of the duly endorsed steel: Get some!


CWO
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:16:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Even behind the shades you can tell how choked up the Dad was...Its just unnatural as hell having to bury your kid...I hope the pilot did his job.


There's something stuck in my eyes too.

A parent is not supposed to outlive his children. My worst nightmare as a Father has become a reality for that man.

I hope the pilot unleashed hell on the intended target. Furthermore, I hope the complete and utter annihilation of the intended target helped make our troops safer.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:19:03 AM EDT
*gulp*


That's touching.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:23:25 AM EDT


Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:24:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
OK, here's a former groundpounder question: Those are AMRAAMS on the outboard pylons, or at least some type of AAM, right? Why does he need those in that environment? Is it just always done in a combat environment, even though therer is no air threat? Just curious.

The F-16 flies better with missiles on the wingtip rails. It's like a having a performance winglet that you can use to shoot at a bad guy.

Oh yeah, I agree with Lightfighter too! The pilot might end up chasing terrorists into Iranian airspace and he can rack up some target practice on Iranian planes to meet his training regimen.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:33:10 AM EDT
That one hurts. Wow.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:46:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 10:47:08 AM EDT by dpmmn]
Now that is what I call Avengement
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:48:43 AM EDT
To bad he couldn't write those words on an atomic bomb.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:49:13 AM EDT


BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:51:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Even behind the shades you can tell how choked up the Dad was...Its just unnatural as hell having to bury your kid...I hope the pilot did his job.



Hit me like a ton of bricks that did...and yeah...you can see his pain.
<deep breath>
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:55:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:58:59 AM EDT
I'm speechless here....


Dang allergies....



Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:07:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
I'm speechless here....


Dang allergies....






Must be going around *sniff**
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:17:45 AM EDT
That's rough.

GM
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:38:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 11:39:46 AM EDT by sterling18]


Dang pollen.

eta: Is there anything we (ARF Team) can do for him or his family?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:40:53 AM EDT
Ouch!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:42:59 AM EDT
May that bomb hit its mark and get just a little payback for Spc Spivey.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:30:13 AM EDT





May God comfort and bless that family.

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:57:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:45:39 AM EDT
I would love for someone to photoshop the guy's glasses something like Osama in the crosshairs, or the like...very touching picture.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:27:09 PM EDT
That photo really puts things into perspective... It reminds you the sacrifices people make to keep this country free and safe. God bless that man and his son.







Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:33:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
May that bomb hit its mark and get just a little A LOT OF payback for Spc Spivey.




RIP Spec Spivey.
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