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#35091 - 02/04/10 12:03 AM Re: Semper Fi on High! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 2599
Loc: San Francisco, CA, USA
 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
 Originally Posted By: JWG
I'm set to leave for boot camp in South Carolina for the USMC in early June.

Speaking as one of the Army's first Space Officers, I think you should set your sights on becoming a Space Marine.

I'm not kidding, by the way.
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#35095 - 02/04/10 04:15 AM Re: Semper Fi on High! [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Baron dHolbach Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 162
 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
I'm not kidding, by the way.


Nice article and an attractive prospect. Transporting just 13 men seems to limit mission parameters but hell, it's 13 Marines, so maybe I should watch my mouth! \:\)

Unfortunately, the damn budget staked the heart.

We need to get a space nerd into the White House.
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#35105 - 02/04/10 08:34 AM Re: Semper Fi on High! [Re: Baron dHolbach]
Jake999 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 2230
 Originally Posted By: Baron dHolbach

Nice article and an attractive prospect. Transporting just 13 men seems to limit mission parameters but hell, it's 13 Marines, so maybe I should watch my mouth! \:\)


13 well armed and well trained men can do A LOT. A strike force doesn't have to be large do be effective, and in some cases, a larger team can jeopardize a mission.

When we deployed as an Advon Team (Advance Group to Set up forward operations) there were usually no more than 20-25 of us to set up a bare-bones air operation wherever needed. Once we were on the ground and set up, we could rapidly ramp up to several thousand troops with full equipment requirements in a matter of hours.
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