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albeham
05-10-2009, 21:22
My hats off to the team that was conducting a static display in DC today.
Meet the TS , TL, the 18A, and the teams 18E. They had it under control.


Took some time out with my family to talk a little shop with them and got a good look at some new gear, yep all of that lightweight stuff is still on the teams. :lifter

I have been out since 04, and just hanging there for a short, really cause me to think about when I was in. Yep I ant' that old, but I am not in the fight ether .

I kinda miss it....:cool:

Keep up the fight... Nice meeting your guys today... really you do have more firepower in your hand mic then your bravo can carry.. :D


BTW..The protesters only sang a few tunes, man did they suck at it..

FearMonkey
05-11-2009, 20:21
One of my teammates is part of the static display there. Their next stop is Las Vegas. I guess all details aren't created equal. :)

Glad to hear they are doing a good job.

abc_123
05-11-2009, 20:55
Vegas?

All we ever got for Mod Demo/Static Display tasking was USASOC and MacDill Air Show!:boohoo

albeham
05-11-2009, 21:13
One of my teammates is part of the static display there. Their next stop is Las Vegas. I guess all details aren't created equal. :)

Glad to hear they are doing a good job.


Yep that's what I was told too, Vegas, nice place. 5 times I been there do to the 5th .

Good bunch of guys... Glad I went to DC, even if I don't like the new law in town.

AL :munchin

wet dog
05-11-2009, 22:26
"I'm with the Flying Elvis', Utah Chapter!"

Can anyone guess the movie?

Go For Broke
05-11-2009, 22:30
"I'm with the Flying Elvis', Utah Chapter!"

Can anyone guess the movie?

"Honeymoon in Vegas" - although, not quite as good as "Fandango" ;)

wait - I am sorry, must be the 19th Group MFF video :D

Ret10Echo
05-12-2009, 05:18
- although, not quite as good as "Fandango" ;)




Fandango is by far the BEST instructional video on how to reach terminal velocity.........:D

rltipton
05-15-2009, 09:43
Those lucky stiffs! Hats off to them. The furthest we ever went for a mod demo was Range 37.

Team Sergeant
05-15-2009, 10:59
what's a demo? ;)

While on an un-named Halo team we were told we'd be doing a "demo" somewhere because the GK's were busy and some general wanted to see a military freefall team. (Not even the Team Sergeant was happy with this tasking) I told my Team Sergeant that we did the jump that I was going for the refreshment stand and would take it "out" in a blaze of glory!!!;)
We never did the mission.....

Another time we were "asked" to be a part of an Army recruiting commerical, they wanted to film a HALO drop! Not a problem, sure we'd do it, until we found out they wanted us to jump from the tailgate of a "parked" C-141 onto a mattress....... we "passed" on that detail.

Some guys get the good demos!

TS

rltipton
05-15-2009, 12:38
Another time we were "asked" to be a part of an Army recruiting commerical, they wanted to film a HALO drop! Not a problem, sure we'd do it, until we found out they wanted us to jump from the tailgate of a "parked" C-141 onto a mattress....... we "passed" on that detail.

HAHA! That was a good call to pass on that one TS. The guy that did that one is a good friend of mine. He said it was terrible...filmed exiting onto a mattress hundreds of times before they got it right. He is still serving. I seem to recall someone saying he made CWO5 recently.

Team Sergeant
05-15-2009, 12:59
HAHA! That was a good call to pass on that one TS. The guy that did that one is a good friend of mine. He said it was terrible...filmed exiting onto a mattress hundreds of times before they got it right. He is still serving. I seem to recall someone saying he made CWO5 recently.

LOL, I'm glad that "our" Team Sergeant had more "pull" then their Team Sergeant!!!;)

akunochi
06-07-2009, 10:10
Yeah that was some guys from my team as well as a few borrowed from certain specialty teams. It sounds like they had a great time. They just left for Vegas...poor fellas.

Team Sergeant
06-07-2009, 13:58
Yeah that was some guys from my team as well as a few borrowed from certain specialty teams. It sounds like they had a great time. They just left for Vegas...poor fellas.

At least they will be welcomed by past and present Special Forces soldiers, the Special Forces Association is currently in Vegas!;)

tom kelly
06-18-2009, 08:49
At least they will be welcomed by past and present Special Forces soldiers, the Special Forces Association is currently in Vegas!;)
THE team from the 1st SFG out of FT. Lewis WA. did a tremendous job of setting up the displays and explaining the the new equipment time after time. It made me feel proud that the current QP's are more intelligent and better prepared than the former SF soldiers such as me who are old enough to be there grandfather. At the present time Iam in El Paso TX. attending the 1st SFG reunion, There is a lot of history here, guys who were there when the 1st SFG started and others who put the 1st Group on the map QP's like Ike Camacho, Jake Jackobson, Ron Wingo, and Lowell Stevens. This is a great event that should not be missed by anyone whoever served in the 1st SFG. Regard',s tom kelly

Ret10Echo
06-18-2009, 10:53
what's a demo? ;)

While on an un-named Halo team we were told we'd be doing a "demo" somewhere because the GK's were busy and some general wanted to see a military freefall team. (Not even the Team Sergeant was happy with this tasking) I told my Team Sergeant that we did the jump that I was going for the refreshment stand and would take it "out" in a blaze of glory!!!;)
We never did the mission.....

Another time we were "asked" to be a part of an Army recruiting commerical, they wanted to film a HALO drop! Not a problem, sure we'd do it, until we found out they wanted us to jump from the tailgate of a "parked" C-141 onto a mattress....... we "passed" on that detail.

Some guys get the good demos!

TS

There are always new and exciting ways to get that "Perfect" shot....I recall while out in Yuma they were filming a new refresher video. The canopy control portion was problematic. At one point we had a weight bench in the back of a pickup truck (Big-Red) a harness and canopy attached. The truck drove down the runway while a camera shot up-angle a the "jumper"....We had control lines (heavy duty monofilament) tied to broomsticks and attached to the outside cells to try to keep the canopy open while running alongside the truck.

That was a hoot....a lot of things went wrong...

Richard
06-18-2009, 12:41
Sounds as if I was lucky to have never gotten beyond the Gabriel area or Mott Lake for any demos. ;)

Richard's $.02 :munchin