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Posted: 10/24/2004 4:43:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:45:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 4:46:43 PM EST by thompsondd]
Great pics Lumpy. Thank you for continuing to do this for us.

BTW - Haiti looks like hell on earth. Worse than Iraq, which I thought was hard to accomplish.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:57:05 PM EST
Cool pics, Lumpy!
What kind of shoulder rig is that in the first photo?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:02:37 PM EST
Damn cool pics!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:04:39 PM EST
An Islamist website published a statement attributed to the extremist group led by Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi which claimed it carried out the massacre of almost 50 Iraqi cadets close to Baquba, north of Baghdad. AFP PHOTO/AWAD AWAD (Photo credit should read AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images)

how is this guy still alive?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:11:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:22:24 PM EST
Probably combat air controllers or some such ...
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:33:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 5:39:40 PM EST by gcpd19]
Actually, AF guys can go through Ranger Training and wear the TAB. My Superintendant in Security Police many moons ago was Ranger Qualified. I know the AF sends a certain amount of SP's through Ranger training every year, as for other AF personnel, I don't know. As for being a FAC (Forward Air Control) all the guys I ran into that were detached to Army Units also wore the unit insigna above their rank on their shoulder. So, no unit designation in that photo, I would assume probably Para Rescue? But if you look two photos up, the same far right is the same guy on the left. So, I would have to say no to PJ, and probably a FAC.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:47:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:41:07 PM EST by tangeant]
It's actully pretty common esp in Air Guard & AF Reserve, most are prior Army and are allowed to wear Ranger/ Pres 100 etc , Combat unit patch etc on AF BDU's.

These guys are probably AF reserve SP's...in one of the pics it looks like one has an Air Force Reserve Patch.



Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:47:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By QCMGR:
Does the AF SGT have a Ranger Tab?


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yup.

great pics lumpy!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:54:41 PM EST
Thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:57:03 PM EST
Great job.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:18:53 PM EST
Lookie what I see in this pic.........could it be??????????????




Great pics Lumpy..thanks
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:24:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Lookie what I see in this pic.........could it be??????????????



Yeah, he's only 4 feet away from his target, a Mini might still hit something at that distance.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:31:46 PM EST
Who Makes This Bullpup
manufacture?
Model?
CAL?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:37:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:39:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 6:40:19 PM EST by dpmmn]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51556235.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CB608CE4AF1E57322545EAE59D4D1B84A9C30E9B9B114­CE8

No one noticed the Hogue grip?





I did, being a "Grip Homo" and all it's just the pic of the Mini got me
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:40:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rob877:
Who Makes This Bullpup us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041023/capt.sge.umz32.231004200826.photo01.photo.default-275x374.jpg
manufacture?
Model?
CAL?



Fairly certain that’s an SA-80
world.guns.ru/assault/as22-e.htm
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:42:31 PM EST
Its an SA-80... standard issue British assault rifle. 5.56mm
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:53:03 PM EST
SA80
I say WE Import the Parts
Link In UK SA80 Parts for sale
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:02:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Lookie what I see in this pic.........could it be??????????????



Yeah, he's only 4 feet away from his target, a Mini might still hit something at that distance.



not just a mini, an a-team mini. and the motherfucker is in haiti! where's his m-14? lump, you've hit a new low.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:20:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Lookie what I see in this pic.........could it be??????????????



Yeah, he's only 4 feet away from his target, a Mini might still hit something at that distance.



not just a mini, an a-team mini. and the motherfucker is in haiti! where's his m-14? lump, you've hit a new low.



30-round mag ... I'm jealous.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:28:29 PM EST
Thanks Again!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:54:20 PM EST
Is it just me or does this kid look like Kerry?

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:01:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:14:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:15:56 PM EST by AirforceSP]
USAF SP's is the 820th, 821st, 822nd and 823rd (I think thats all of them) squadrons stationed at Moody AFB, Georgia regularly send troops to Airborne, Ranger, and the first half (Marksmanship portion, not fieldcraft) of Army Sniper school. I'm fairly certain the guys attached to AFSOC (Airforce Special Ops Command) like Pararesue, Combat Controllers, Tac-P, and Combat Weather can go through the same. However, during my stint as an SP very few people I knew actually WENT to the schools. There are only a handful of slots open for AF personel so you had to be squared away and be in good with the right people in your chain of command. Those SP's are probably 820th guys.

Thanks Lumpy for the pics, they are awesome as always.

Hope this helps.

Edited for clarification
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:33:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:27:43 AM EST
tag
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:56:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By gcpd19:
Actually, AF guys can go through Ranger Training and wear the TAB. My Superintendant in Security Police many moons ago was Ranger Qualified. I know the AF sends a certain amount of SP's through Ranger training every year, as for other AF personnel, I don't know. As for being a FAC (Forward Air Control) all the guys I ran into that were detached to Army Units also wore the unit insigna above their rank on their shoulder. So, no unit designation in that photo, I would assume probably Para Rescue? But if you look two photos up, the same far right is the same guy on the left. So, I would have to say no to PJ, and probably a FAC.



To wear the tab in the AF, you must first earn it (prior service or through the select AF spots) AND be assigned supporting a like Army unit. Many guys have earned it and continue to wear it, even though the regs don't allow it....
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:02:55 AM EST


For heaven's sake, let the guys carry a LOADED WEAPON. Crimony. An unloaded M9 is about the most rediculous thing you can do. The M9 is safe when loaded, and you can even mandate that they keep the safety on. But for pete's sake at LEAST let them carry the weapon loaded.

I also wonder about the popularity of shoulder holsters over there. I can understand them for pilots and for guys who drive/spend lots of time in vehicles, but everybody and his brother seems to have them.



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