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Posted: 5/4/2004 4:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2004 4:12:21 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Marines from the 3rd Battalion 24th Marines ride past a guard tower at the Abu Ghraib Prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, May 4, 2004. (AP Photo/John Moore)


FALLUJAH, IRAQ - MAY 4: Iraqi Captain Saleh Khalaf Farha (L) gestures as he makes a point to U.S. Marine Captain Jeff Stevenson in the railway waiting hall, as elements of the Iraqi Civil Defence Corps (ICDC) join U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment to man the key flashpoint Fallujah railway station May 4, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq. To end a bloody insurgency, Marines have struck a deal with former Iraqi generals of Saddam Hussein's regime to create the "1st Battalion of the Fallujah Brigade" to work with ICDC and Iraqi police units. U.S. forces have been under fire during a year of occupation of Iraq, and casualties have surged for the U.S. Marines, especially around Fallujah, making April the most lethal month yet for U.S. forces in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/Getty Images)


FALLUJAH, IRAQ: An Iraqi soldier of the "Fallujah Brigade" arrives with his national flag to replace a US marines position 04 May 2004 on the outskirts of Fallujah. The "Fallujah Brigade", is a temporary force formed after a deal with US marines to halt bloodshed and assure security in the restive city. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR


NAJAF, IRAQ: Muslim Shiite militiamen loyal to wanted Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr pose for a picture of what they claim to be a part of a helicopter they say they shot down during battles against US troops near the southern holy city of Najaf 04 May 2004. US army did not confirm losing any helicopter in the area. US soldiers set up a checkpoint again in front of their base in Najaf hours after a spokesman for wanted cleric warned that his militia would attack them. AFP PHOTO/Ahmad AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)


BAGHDAD, IRAQ: A US soldier puts on a special protective helmet as he gets ready to approach and diffuse an improvised explosive device (IED) 04 May 2004 on the highway leading from Baghdad to Abu Gharib prison. The deaths raise to 757 the number of US military who have died in Iraq since the US-led coalition's March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The figure includes 550 killed in action. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR


A special coast guard officer patrols at the main port of Piraeus, near Athens on Monday, May 3, 2004. Greece is spending about $1.2 billion on security, the most expensive preperation in Olympic history. With just 100 days left until the Olympics some venues, roads and urban transport are still being built but Olympics officials feel confident that the facilities will be ready on time. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)


Soldiers guard a cell at an abandoned paramilitary training camp in San Pablo, in the rural area of San Pedro de Uraba, in northwestern Colombia, Tuesday, May 4, 2004. The camp is placed near a farm where paramilitary chieftain Carlos Castano disappeared April 16 after an alleged attack by members of his own group. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)


Simon Trinidad, senior member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, shouts as he is escorted by soldiers at the military base in Bogota, Colombia in this Jan. 3, 2004 file photo. Trinidad was sentenced Tuesday, May 4, 2004, to 35 years imprisonment for aggravated kidnapping and rebellion, said the official, who read from the sentencing report provided by the courthouse. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, file)


PATTANI, THAILAND - MAY 4: Thai Police keep watch as Muslin families arrive in order to survey the damage and pay their respects at Krue Se Mosque on May 4, 2004 in Pattani province, southern Thailand. Thousands of Muslims from near and far are flocking to the Krue Se Mosque where 32 suspected militants were killed in a shootout with police on Wednesday. The Mosque is becoming a focal point for the Muslim community and has turned into a shrine with people travelling from Malaysia and Northern Thailand to pay their respects. More than 100 machete-wielding, suspected Muslim militants were shot dead during pre-dawn attacks on heavily armed security posts aimed at seizing weapons April 28, 2004. Three policemen and two soldiers were also killed in one of the bloodiest days in the modern history of the Southeast Asian kingdom, 2004. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Image


ATHENS, GREECE - MAY 4: An Evzone guard takes part in the changing-of-the-guard ceremony outside the parliament building on May 4, 2004 in Athens, Greece. Athens will host the 2004 Olympic Games in August 2004, as athletes from over 200 countries descend upon the city bringing the Games back to the county of their birth after 108 years. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:14:04 PM EDT
Ya gotta love those shoes!
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:23:38 PM EDT
Cool pics......
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:24:23 PM EDT
I wonder if that Greek guy got his M-1 Garand through the CMP Program?
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:24:33 PM EDT
I would prefer to look at the M1 Garand he is carrying.

Shootist
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:29:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


cache.gettyimages.com/comp/50799311.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=D14BC0097DE49CA6B1225A0F8623CA61A9C30E9B9B114­CE8
NAJAF, IRAQ: Muslim Shiite militiamen loyal to wanted Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr pose for a picture of what they claim to be a part of a helicopter they say they shot down during battles against US troops near the southern holy city of Najaf 04 May 2004. US army did not confirm losing any helicopter in the area. US soldiers set up a checkpoint again in front of their base in Najaf hours after a spokesman for wanted cleric warned that his militia would attack them. AFP PHOTO/Ahmad AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)


Lets hope their shitty weapons handling will end with some fatal NDs.

Hoppy8420


Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:39:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2004 4:40:18 PM EDT by pathfinder74]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:



BAGHDAD, IRAQ: A US soldier puts on a special protective helmet as he gets ready to approach and diffuse an improvised explosive device (IED) 04 May 2004 on the highway leading from Baghdad to Abu Gharib prison. The deaths raise to 757 the number of US military who have died in Iraq since the US-led coalition's March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The figure includes 550 killed in action. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR



Hey, EODTech2000.... how come this guy is putting on his own bomb suit? W[here]TF is his P2?

Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:41:29 PM EDT
nice, thanks again!
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 4:56:20 PM EDT
Jeez that Greek man is wearing sheer pantyhose!
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:10:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2004 5:12:11 PM EDT by eodtech2000]

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: A US soldier puts on a special protective helmet as he gets ready to approach and diffuse an improvised explosive device (IED) 04 May 2004 on the highway leading from Baghdad to Abu Gharib prison. The deaths raise to 757 the number of US military who have died in Iraq since the US-led coalition's March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The figure includes 550 killed in action. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR



Hey, EODTech2000.... how come this guy is putting on his own bomb suit? W[here]TF is his P2?

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No shit, he needs to put a boot in the ass of his team members!!! I see Army EOD has gotten rid of the old piece of shit bomb suit that I remember back in 98, that was a labor intensive suit!!!

Must be a small device, I wouldn't even bother with that Hot f$%ing suit on a large IED, not like the suit will protect you from a 152mm HE round going off!!! But I imagine the "Genius's" up at Battalion (Control) and Group love to micromanage the Team leaders!

Remember the old TAPP suit with the beeswax impregnated undergarments, what a joy that was to wear unless you were getting showered with cool water via a hose!
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:22:46 PM EDT
Somebodt needs to tell that Greek to put his safety on.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:24:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
Somebodt needs to tell that Greek to put his safety on.



Hey - when someone mugs you for your snazzy shoes, you don't have time to mess with a safety!
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:31:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2004 5:33:17 PM EDT by Epsilon]
Okay how did that Marine in the first pic. get his vertical grip so close to the reciever? I dont think I see a mounting rail.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:34:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:47:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Okay how did that Marine in the first pic. get his vertical grip so close to the reciever? I dont think I see a mounting rail.



It has a KAC M5 RAS like most of the currently issued USMC M16A4s
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 5:48:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2004 5:56:15 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By Aimless:
-Do those Colombians have galils?



Yes. Colombia has been using 5.56mm and 7.62 NATO Galils since the late 80s.

Link Posted: 5/4/2004 6:23:28 PM EDT
Good job, Lump!

As usual......
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 6:34:15 PM EDT
lumpy, you are the shit. thanks.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 11:54:18 PM EDT
Lumpy is the man!!
Thanks lumpy!
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 12:04:47 AM EDT
Great pics again Lumpy
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 1:29:19 AM EDT
Outstanding as usual Lumpy.
Thanks
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 2:46:00 AM EDT
Do I spy a Czech VZ in that falluja rebel group photo?
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 5:21:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

cache.gettyimages.com/comp/50798729.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=D14BC0097DE49CA6B13A112B12DC1768A9C30E9B9B114­CE8

BAGHDAD, IRAQ: A US soldier puts on a special protective helmet as he gets ready to approach and diffuse an improvised explosive device (IED) 04 May 2004 on the highway leading from Baghdad to Abu Gharib prison. The deaths raise to 757 the number of US military who have died in Iraq since the US-led coalition's March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The figure includes 550 killed in action. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi HAIDAR



Hey, EODTech2000.... how come this guy is putting on his own bomb suit? W[here]TF is his P2?

www2.state.ga.us/gadod/202eod/eodart/crabbkg.gif www2.state.ga.us/gadod/202eod/eodart/52group.gif



No shit, he needs to put a boot in the ass of his team members!!! I see Army EOD has gotten rid of the old piece of shit bomb suit that I remember back in 98, that was a labor intensive suit!!!

Must be a small device, I wouldn't even bother with that Hot f$%ing suit on a large IED, not like the suit will protect you from a 152mm HE round going off!!! But I imagine the "Genius's" up at Battalion (Control) and Group love to micromanage the Team leaders!

Remember the old TAPP suit with the beeswax impregnated undergarments, what a joy that was to wear unless you were getting showered with cool water via a hose!



Was Seaman White still in Eglin when you went through. She was a corpsman and she'd always be out there hosing the guys down after going through their NBC tests... it was sheer bliss.

Yeah, the suit is only designed to keep your corpse in one piece. I have my suspicions it was invented by coroners and morticians. Robots are finally doing most of the work on IED's now. Someone finally pulled their head out of their ass and realized a big piece of metal, plastic, gears, and electronics isn't worth as much as a human life. Even if they do pay more for a robot than they do on SGLI. They're also finally SMUDing a lot of stuff with the Barrett. Those things have been sitting in the arms rooms for, what, a decade? Nobody ever trained on them because Group never let us use it in real world incidents, even in Bosnia/Kosovo. Well, now all those untrained shooters are finally getting shots out on them and group is paying for their negligence in the cost of excess rounds needing to be fired to actually hit the targets.
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 5:55:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


Must be a small device, I wouldn't even bother with that Hot f$%ing suit on a large IED, not like the suit will protect you from a 152mm HE round going off!!! But I imagine the "Genius's" up at Battalion (Control) and Group love to micromanage the Team leaders!

Remember the old TAPP suit with the beeswax impregnated undergarments, what a joy that was to wear unless you were getting showered with cool water via a hose!



Was Seaman White still in Eglin when you went through. She was a corpsman and she'd always be out there hosing the guys down after going through their NBC tests... it was sheer bliss.

Yeah, the suit is only designed to keep your corpse in one piece. I have my suspicions it was invented by coroners and morticians. Robots are finally doing most of the work on IED's now. Someone finally pulled their head out of their ass and realized a big piece of metal, plastic, gears, and electronics isn't worth as much as a human life. Even if they do pay more for a robot than they do on SGLI. They're also finally SMUDing a lot of stuff with the Barrett. Those things have been sitting in the arms rooms for, what, a decade? Nobody ever trained on them because Group never let us use it in real world incidents, even in Bosnia/Kosovo. Well, now all those untrained shooters are finally getting shots out on them and group is paying for their negligence in the cost of excess rounds needing to be fired to actually hit the targets.



Seaman White was there when I went through, shear heaven to be sprayed with cool water while in TAPP! None EOD types have no Idea how F'ing hot that suit was, 30 minutes in TAPP is like 10 hours in at MOPP 4!

The biggest obstacle to the Barrett was it was never added to the TO&E, there for we could never get any F'ing ammo to train with except for the 120 rounds that were really for improvised dearmer training in case you ran out of electric carts. 120 rounds of M33 .50 cal ball isn't going to cut it for a 21 man "Company"! Plus M33 .50 cal Ball sucks ballistically and sucks for SMUD, .50 cal API is the way to go! The 53rd EOD, we had a few guys go through the 1st SFG Hard Target course and brought that training back to the unit, the ballistic tables that 1st SFG uses ROCK!!! Another Tech and I, managed to get the unit 1000 rounds to train with one time. We engaged targets all the way out to 1000 meters, with the ballistic Tables, unless you can't shoot for shit, you can drill a target within two rounds at 1000 meters. The 53rd, when I was there was full of shooters, we used to all go out shooting together. We always felt that EOD also needed a M24 or M21 for smaller munitions, as the Barrett is not a precision instrument , its big, takes time to properly setup a good shooting position, and you cannot shoot it for extended periods (After about 20+ rounds, you will start puking from the pressure wave f'ing with your equilibrium).
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