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Old Jul 03, 2010, 04:57 AM
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Thanks Laine!

Happy 4th of July!
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 06:04 AM
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Atta Boy Laine.
Wish I could be as proud of the numb-nuts in Wash. as I am of you (stands and salutes.Don't know if that is appropriate for a civilian but I did it anyway).
And now a question that needs answering... where we're the 0-6 and 0-5's when you weren't getting a response from your text or sat-com?
Let's be thankful you weren't calling for help!!!
Skies.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 07:58 AM
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Thanks guys... and Jay... they were in their air conditioned offices.

I agree with them on one point, I COULD have used a few more options to try to contact the BN. But, hind sight is 20-20 they say. Learning experience. In fact, I am learning ALOT about many people here right now too. Some good, some not so much. Taking mental notes on it all. Salute proudly returned Jay.

Thanks,

Laine.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Kudos too you Laine. Sometimes as PIC you have hard choices , you do the best you can , learn , move on.
Don't forget to "light up " some fireworks for the 4th ! I'm sure you have some impressive stuff !
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 12:54 PM
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I agree with them on one point, I COULD have used a few more options to try to contact the BN. But, hind sight is 20-20 they say. Learning experience.
No, you should be focusing on flying especially when fatigued. Besides, you should have been able to trust the guy that said he'd take care of everything. Yo gotta be able trust those guys with your life.

Great work!
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 09:57 PM
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Reminds me of a story a 2 tour Vietnam Vet Groundpounder (11B) told me one time, trouble with upper management, direct and indirect contact. According to him, most of the management suffered fatal wounds during the ongoing future firefights. But it was a little more hands on back then instead of someone sitting in an office. Learn and adapt. You did good. That soldier you guys took care of will remember the rest of his life. Be Proud!

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Old Jul 04, 2010, 12:55 AM
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wth? that sucks!!
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 12:42 PM
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2 weeks behind a desk for saving a man? Priceless!

shame for the command failure but God gives the rewards

Thanks for doing the right thing!

Robert
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 02:20 PM
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Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. Its not my place to decide what my punishment should be, so, I just have to suck it up and do what I do.

I'll do my 2 weeks, and then I'll head back to the flight line and get the goin on goin on with my boys!

Laine.
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 10:31 AM
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 02:43 PM
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As a retired CSM, I'd like to know this from your commanders, how in hell do you fight a war with such limitations on your people.

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Old Jul 23, 2010, 06:08 PM
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.....I'd like to know this from your commanders, how in hell do you fight a war with such limitations on your people.

Bill Sargent

was thinking the same thing
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 01:42 PM
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Yeah, I hear ya guys. But, my little portion of this operation is just that... my little portion. Im sure the "powers that be" have it all figured out. At least that is what I count on. So yeah, I guess you'd say Im a mindless drone in that matter. I basically just do my part and hope it all works out in the end.

Laine.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Yeah, I hear ya guys. But, my little portion of this operation is just that... my little portion. Im sure the "powers that be" have it all figured out. At least that is what I count on. So yeah, I guess you'd say Im a mindless drone in that matter. I basically just do my part and hope it all works out in the end.

Laine.
no, not mindless, you certainly have the right attitude given the situation

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Thanks. I can only control my little world ya know. Everything else, well, just gotta roll with the punches. And sometimes those are some pretty mean left hooks!

Laine.
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